Rotational Occupational Therapist

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We currently have an opportunity for a Band 5 Rotational Occupational Therapist to join our progressive and dynamic Occupational Therapy Department within a leading Foundation Trust teaching hospital.

We offer rotations through a wide range of acute clinical areas which include Orthopaedics, Surgery and Oncology, Neurosciences, Major Trauma, Older Person's Care, Medical, Rheumatology, Hand Therapy and Pain and Stroke and Rehab.

By working with us, you would be supported to develop your Occupational Therapy clinical expertise and promote the benefits of Occupational Therapy within the hospital. Therefore we are looking for applicants that are committed to providing a high quality of therapy provision and passionate about the profession.

There will be opportunities to be involved in a wide range of service development in shaping the care we provide to our patients.

We will provide robust supervision and there is extensive peer support across the multi disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

This rotational, developmental post for new graduates will enable Occupational Therapists to build their clinical expertise and develop a good grounding of clinical skills. You will rotate at approximately 6 monthly intervals through a selection of the main clinical areas of Major Trauma, Older Person's Care, Rheumatology, Hands, Surgery and Oncology, Medical, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics and Stroke and Rehabilitation.

You will ensure a safe, efficient and effective delivery of occupational therapy and work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams. You will be supervised by more senior members of the Occupational Therapy Team.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

This post requires relevant weekend working. Full Time, Part Time or flexible hours would be considered.

The vacancy will close at midnight on 7 June 2023.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • -Occupational Therapist registered with Health and Care Professions Council -Degree of Diploma of Occupational Therapy


  • -Member of College of Occupational Therapists

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent. -Able to work weekends or on-call as needed -Ability to travel with or without patients throughout the district on a regular basis



  • -Effective communication skills -IT skills including email -Close team working -Self-motivated and eager to learn -Seeks guidance appropriately -Works under pressure -Able to complete accurate, objective and concise documentation -Work in a safe, effective and efficient manner


  • -Awareness of needs of other members of the team (including Occupational Therapy Assistants) -Utilise reflective practice



  • -Awareness of current occupational therapy practice


  • -Personal time management -Participation in service improvement



  • -Broad range of fieldwork placements -Application of all of the occupational therapy process - including personal care activities and discharge planning


  • -Experience of working in an acute care hospital -Experience of working in community healthcare -Other relevant work experience -Experience of evidence-based practice -Experience of research / audit -Experience of assessing for and providing adaptive equipment -Experience of handling a caseload of patients

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

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road



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