Rotational Occupational Therapist

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The successful applicants will join our established band 5 rotations atNUH working with dynamic, forward thinking teams . We offer multiple rotations including Medicine and Surgery, Health Care of Older People, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Neurology and Spinals, Paediatrics, Surgical and Critical Care, Medicine and Cancer, Stroke, and Neuro rehab across two hospital sites in Nottingham. This post would be suitable for those looking to work within a Trust with the support and supervision of an experienced and dynamic team of OTs. We invite applications from both OTs graduating in the summer and those with previous experience.

Our NUH Therapy department is committed to supporting your development, including a Preceptorship training and support programme, reflective Action Learning Sets with peers and ongoing CPD for all band 5s.

NUH supports seven day working to benefit patients and you will be required to work flexibly across seven days and across campuses within this post.

Main duties of the job

The post is that of a Band 5 Occupational Therapist on a 6 monthly rotational scheme.

As a Band 5 OT you will be required to work autonomously and hold a caseload of patients. Within all clinical areas we offer a variety of assessments and treatment interventions to our patients and take a lead on efficient and effective discharge planning. You will need to have an enthusiastic approach, be forward- thinking and have a problem-solving approach to patient management. You will also require good time management and prioritisation skills. You will also need to work effectively with MDT colleagues to provide an efficient and effective OT service to our patients, supporting NUH Trust's objectives. You will be supervised and supported by a senior Occupational Therapist within the team.

About us

As a large acute teaching hospital over two main sites, NUH has a range of fantastic opportunities for staff to develop their careers in healthcare.

Therapies and Rehabilitation Services is one of the pathways that together make up the Clinical Support Division at NUH. We are a diverse pathway of AHPs and support staff, employing over 600 staff who work together to deliver the high quality care we aspire to. Our HCPC registered AHP professionals comprise of physiotherapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, orthotists, prosthetists and speech and language therapists, and our other staff encompass professionals such as nurses, psychologists, administrative and clerical and support workers. We have a Chief AHP to lead us on our strategic direction, and many of the pathway leadership team have pathway AHP backgrounds to support our staff. There are also Practice Development Therapists to support career development for all.

Job description

Job responsibilities


1. To work in line with the occupational therapy service core purpose.

2. To comply with clinical minimum standards and criteria set within the occupational therapy service.

3. To work only within the area of competence agreed in liaison with the respective supervisor and to seek training, help and/or guidance on all other occasions.

4. To maintain and update personal knowledge, taking responsibility for evidencing continuing personal development (CPD) as required by the Health Care professions Council (HCPC).

5. All staff working under the title of occupational therapist must maintain registration as a member of the HCPC and subscribe to membership of the British Association of Occupational Therapists.

6. To demonstrate professional behaviour at all times in accordance with the College of Occupational Therapists Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (2005) and the College of Occupational Therapists series Professional Standards for Occupational Therapy Practice (2003).

7. To comply with both legal requirements and the occupational therapy guidelines on documentation and confidentiality.

8. To comply with all Trust policies, procedures and guidelines.

9. To comply with all occupational therapy service procedures, guidelines and protocols.

10. To participate actively in the Personal Development Review (PDR) process, whether as an appraiser or an appraisee using the Trusts PDR documentation.

11. Support the training of occupational therapy students on practice placement as agreed with the named practice placement educator for a named student.

12. To maintain appropriate statistical returns as required.

13. To maintain a high standard of housekeeping within the occupational therapy service, the main departments and satellite areas.

14. To undertake any other duties that may be reasonably required.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Dip COT or BSc (Hons) OT
  • Current state registration



  • Demonstrates relevant experience and transferable skills (relevant to area of work).
  • Demonstrates reflection on previous practice and learning outcomes.
  • Experience of working with people from a wide range of backgrounds (e.g. patients, carers, other professionals).
  • Experience in following procedures, policies and guidelines (e.g. documentation).

Comm'n and relationship skills


  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively, clearly and appropriately
  • Demonstrates an understanding and respect for the individual

Analytical & judgement skills


  • Demonstrates an understanding of the Occupational Therapy process
  • Demonstrates competencies in OT core skills
  • Problem solving skills

Planning & Organisation skills


  • Demonstrates self management skills (time management/prioritising)
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt

Physical Skills


  • Sound back care and handling skills
  • Experience of using Information Technology

Other requirements


  • Demonstrates a commitment to Lifelong learning
  • Enthusiastic
  • Commitment to support the Trust's values

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Across both sites

Derby Road / Huckanll Road



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