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Occupational Therapist (XR05)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical area: General Rotational

Base: Trust wide across the following Leeds Teaching Hospitals Locations:

Leeds General Infirmary, St James Hospital, Chapel Allerton Hospital and Seacroft Hospitals

Are you an innovative, dynamic, enthusiastic Occupational Therapist ready for the challenge of being an integral part of our trust wide rotation working across our Adult and Childrens Occupational Therapy Teams?

We are offering a fantastic career opportunity to work as an Occupational Therapist in one of the UKs largest and most prestigious hospital trusts with an international reputation for excellence.

The Occupational Therapy service has over 100 staff, providing cover to both in and out-patients from a wide geographical area across a variety of clinical areas.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your clinical and professional skills within supportive teams working with expert Occupational Therapists by joining our general rotation which offers 6 monthly rotations across a number of clinical areas including:


Older people



Trauma Orthopaedics

Elective Orthopaedics


Stroke rehabilitation

Neuro Complex Rehabilitation

Wheelchair services and Acute neuro

Assessment and rehabilitation Teams

Main duties of the job

Rotations are allocated related to service and staff requirements so you may not experience all of these areas but we will ensure you have the opportunity to work in variety of clinical teams across our LTHT hospital sites. OT will support your continuing professional development and you will have access to regular supervision, regular objective setting and appraisal with tailored training / preceptorship opportunities.

Expected Interview dates = Wednesday 11th / Thursday 12th October

For further details please contact: Ruth Stevens. Occupational Therapy Clinical Service Manager via email:

To work within the Occupational Therapy service, providing effective intervention to various clinical areas.

To manage a clinical workload at a novice level assessing and treating patients and maintaining associated records.

To provide a patient-focussed service following the Occupational Therapy process (screen referrals, assess and plan treatment programmes, implement and evaluate treatment programmes, monitor and discharge) and using Occupational Therapy core skills.

To delegate work to and assist in the supervision of support staff

To assist in the supervision and education of Occupational Therapy Student

To act as an Occupational Therapy resource for colleagues, carers and patients

The trust acknowledges and supports the statements laid down by the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct (College of Occupational Therapy).

About us


Our values are part of what make us different from other trusts, so we see this as a strength, as well as a responsibility. They have been developed by our staff and set out what they see as important to how we work. Our five values are:






All our actions and endeavours will be guided and evaluated through these values.

Additionally the following are core values which relate specifically to this post:

a. Listening to patients and carers in order to understand their needs, values, interests and aspirations.

b. Promoting personal identity and empowerment by giving information and choices to patients.

c. Working together in a supportive environment that values the contribution and proactivity of every team member.

d. Respecting each persons individuality, and treating others with the highest degree of dignity and equality.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities


1. To accept clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients.

2. To deliver a service using the Occupational Therapy process (screen referrals, assess and plan treatment programmes, implement and evaluate treatment programmes, monitor and discharge) and core skills

3. To establish capacity, gain valid informed consent to treatment, and have the ability to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent.

4. To assess individual patients, plan and carry out effective intervention in the most appropriate environment taking into account each patients individual physical, social and emotional needs.

5. To interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical information across a range of conditions.

6. To use investigative and analytical skills to formulate and manage intervention

7. To use clinical reasoning, critical thinking and analysis to develop individual goals and intervention which optimises functional ability

8. To plan and prioritise clinical work

9. To delegate work to support staff and to obtain feedback from delegated tasks

10. To use a range of verbal and non-verbal tools/strategies to communicate appropriate information effectively to patients/carers. This may include patients/carers who have difficulty understanding or communicating

11. The information may relate to prognosis and rehabilitation outcomes

12. To utilise strategies of persuasion and motivation to encourage patients engage in intervention

13. To adopt a key role in discharge management, communicating appropriate information and acting as an advocate for patient/carers

14. All recommendations should focus on occupational performance and risk management in the patients own environment

15. To refer to internal and external agencies relevant to the patients needs using designated referral systems

16. To liaise with and work in collaboration with internal and external agencies

17. To act as a resource for information and support to patients, carers and others

18. To to ensure safe use of equipment by self and others

19. To be able to work in a stressful environment

20. To be able to impart difficult and unwelcome information regarding rehabilitation outcomes and support services.

21. To be able to deal effectively with emotional and/or aggressive patients/carers

22. To participate in ward rounds, case conferences and meeting as required

23. To record interventions accurately and timely using team/ trust documentation. Complying with Occupational Therapy guidelines and legislative requirements.

24. To complete activity data using team/trust documentation and outcome measures

25. To provide written reports conforming to Occupational Therapy guidelines and legislative requirements

26. To promote Occupational Therapy as a treatment medium and ensure high Occupational Therapy Profile.

27. To participate in clinical governance and evaluation of work and current practices through the use of audit and outcome measures, either individually or as part of a clinical team.

Education and Training

1. To take responsibility in agreement with line manager for personal development by ensuring that Continuous Professional Development remains a priority.

2. To provide evidence of ongoing personal development.

3. To undertake all mandatory training required for the role.

4. To take an active role in in-service training and coaching colleagues, ensuring the sharing of information and reflection on learning experiences.

5. To participate in audit and research.

6. To provide spontaneous and planned advice/training to relatives, carers and other professionals, to promote understanding of the aims of treatment plans and achievement of objectives.

7. To provide spontaneous and planned advice/training to relatives, carers and other professionals regarding the use of equipment, therapeutic procedures and handling of patients.

8. To assist in the management and supervision of Occupational Therapy students and students from other disciplines.


1. To participate in supervision and appraisal processes in line with Occupational Therapy and Trust Guidelines.

2. To assist in the supervision and development of support staff.

3. To comply with professional codes of practice, departmental and trust policies, procedures and guidelines.

4. To carry out administrative and housekeeping duties connected with the day to day running of the department.

5. To communicate all relevant information regarding the service and individual patients to the Occupational Therapy Team Leader/Supervisor

6. To contribute to policy and service developments as required.

7. To demonstrate an understanding of Risk Management and apply to working environment and clinical intervention.

8. To evaluate and prioritise clinical and non-clinical responsibilities.

9. To manage time effectively.

10. To comply at all times with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust policies and procedures.

11. Undertake any other duties delegated and appropriate to the grade

12. To be aware of the boundaries of the role and not work outside these responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Demonstrate continuing professional development



  • Clinical fieldwork experience within a variety of settings
  • Understanding of Occupational Therapy process and core skills
  • Able to apply relevant theory and models of Occupational Therapy practice


  • Multi-disciplinary team working
  • Awareness of clinical governance

Additional Requirements


  • Initiate and take responsibility for personal development
  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for the post (with reasonable adjustments if necessary), including clearance on blood borne viruses in compliance with Trust Policy

Skills & behaviours


  • Flexible
  • Enthusiastic
  • Approachable and friendly
  • Team Worker
  • Time management
  • Able to prioritise
  • Communication
  • Ability to move and handle patients and equipment according to service and Trust guidelines

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


St. James's University Hospital

Beckett Street



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