Occupational Therapist

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke On Trent
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Basic Grade Occupational Therapy Vacancy (Full time 37.5hrs, Band 5)

Job Summary

Are you due to qualify for your Occupational Therapy Degree in 2023? Or are you currently practicing as a Basic Grade but are interested in the experience that an acute hospital rotation will provide? If so, we have the job for you!

We are looking for dynamic and enthusiastic Junior Occupational Therapist to undertake a post within the Therapy Teams at the University Hospital of North Midlands. This rotational post offers a wide range of opportunities to work in an exciting Major Trauma Centre across the medical, surgical and specialised divisions across both sites.

There are a wide range of rotational experiences available hand therapy, acute rehab trauma unit, emergency portals, cardiology and medicine, dementia and delirium, amputee rehab, critical care, oncology and renal. For more detail of the type of skills and experience you will gain, please see 'Main duties of the job' below.

Main duties of the job

Below outlines details of the clinical opportunities available on this rotation:

Hand therapy-Treat patients in an out-patient setting who have hand injuries including splint design and fabrication.

Acute Rehab Trauma Unit-Early rehab of neuro surgical and poly trauma patients including cognitive and functional assessments.

Emergency Portals-Rapid decision making for patients in A& E to support discharge planning, equipment provision and admission avoidance.

Cardiology and General Medicine-Treat patients with medical conditions such as MND, Cardiology and post Critical Care Step down.

Dementia and Delirium (Frail Elderly)- Develop skills in frailty and falls management and supporting patients with dementia and delirium.

Amputee Rehabilitation (Surgery)-Treat patients following lower limb amputations including wheelchair and environmental assessments.

Oncology and Renal Treat patients with oncology/renal conditions, including fast track discharge planning, manual handling assessments and equipment provision.

Critical care- Develop skills in anxiety management, cognitive assessments and early functional rehabilitation in a high dependency environment.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job responsibilities

You will be part of a large combined therapies team, which can offer a wide range of learning and development opportunities. Supervision will be provided by a Senior Therapist and continuous development is supported through appraisal, internal training and external learning.

Training opportunities across University Hospital of North Midlands include access to an on-site simulation training lab. Close links with Staffordshire, Coventry, Derbyshire and Keele universities for support with external learning, apprenticeships at level 6 and 7 and research support as well as internal in-service and journal clubs.

The University Hospital of North Midlands is located on 2 hospital sites, Royal stoke and County providing learning and development opportunities across a large therapies team. The Therapies team offers an excellent 7 day provision with staff working weekends and bank holidays.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy or nearing completion
  • Registered with HCPC on commencement of post


  • Evidence of relevant CPD



  • Broad range of clinical placements as a student
  • Demonstrate relevant work experience in general areas within the NHS


  • Experience in an acute setting

Skills, Ability & Knowledge


  • Motivated to self-develop
  • Good communicator - in writing
  • Ability to liaise with other professionals/agencies
  • Mental Health/Acute/Community Experience

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

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke Site

Newcastle Road

Stoke On Trent


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