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Occupational Therapist

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent

Hours per week: 37.5 hours

Are you a graduate Occupational Therapist looking for an opportunity to develop your skills in a rotational post?

Are you HCPC registered, or will you be imminently?

The graduate rotational scheme offers the chance to have varied clinical experiences in front door, acute inpatient and rehabilitation settings. We have enthusiastic and experienced clinical teams who'll support your post graduate development, at a pace to suit your needs.

You will work closely with the team across the hospital, allowing our patients to benefit from a strong and vibrant MDT approach where patients come first in all we do. As a role model, you will influence further developments in OT across the hospital, acting as a liaison point, and contributing to the development of health and wellbeing across the organisation.

All new graduates will start at Band 5 if there is confirmation of the completed degree and just awaiting HCPC registration. If not yet received confirmation of your degree, we can commence you at Band 4.

The ability to transport yourself & equipment across the locality during the course of a normal working day is beneficial for this vacancy.

This exciting role will enable you to develop extensive skills in clinical areas, leadership & people management within the NHS environment, whilst receiving excellent support for both your personal and professional development. We offer & support both in-house clinical & professional training.

Main duties of the job

We offer rotations of a 6 month duration in a structured manner, to ensure you will get an opportunity to experience clinical practice in all key areas of work.

We will accept applications from qualified staff, & any students who will graduate and be eligible for HCPC registration.

We are always happy to give an overview of our service and team. With the relaxation in COVID restrictions we are happy for people to visit the hospital site and have an informal chat, although we can't support shadowing opportunities on the wards.

As well as a robust local induction and probationary period provided within the Therapy team, you'll also be joining the 12-month Multi-Professional Preceptorship Programme alongside other AHP and Nursing colleagues to support you to feel part of the wider Trust. All preceptees are also able to reclaim their first HCPC registration fee.

We are proud to offer our Multi-Professional Preceptorship Programme to all newly registered practitioners. This is a wonderful opportunity to welcome you into your new teams and our Trust, providing you with support and guidance as you develop in confidence and competence whilst transitioning from student to autonomous professional.

Preceptorship lasts 12 months and you'll be assigned a preceptee who will support coach, mentor & guide you through regular meetings, alongside a programme of structured learning

For more information please see documents attached or contact the Preceptorship team

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • Diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HCPC Registration


  • Membership of professional body
  • Evidence of CPD Portfolio
  • Evidence of post graduate study in relevant area
  • Accredited IT training

Experience & Knowledge Required


  • Experience in a wide range of student placements with at least some in a physical environment
  • Working Knowledge of a broad range of conditions
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary health care team
  • Knowledge of the OT process and it's application in clinical practice


  • Experience of NHS Acute care work, complex discharge planning
  • Good working knowledge of Occupational Therapy assessments, interventions, outcome measures and models of practice
  • Involvement in audit

Skills and Attributes


  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate engagement with others and understanding of the impact of good and poor communication
  • Ability to work as an effective member of multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to present information, written and verbally in a clear and logical manner
  • Ability to transport yourself and equipment across the locality during the course of a normal working day is required for this vacancy

Aptitude & Personal Qualities


  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Demonstrates professional demeanour at all times

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Scarborough Hospital

Woodlands Drive


YO12 6QL

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