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Occupational Therapist

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Hull University Teaching Hospitals are seeking Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapists to join their diverse team of Allied Health Professionals who work across a range of clinical specialties within acute care.

You will gain experience of working in a large busy acute teaching hospitals which has defined links with Hull University and is itself a Major Trauma Centre.

The post holder will work alongside colleagues to support the assessment or need across a range of clinical conditions which present within acute care with varying degrees of complexity.

As an occupational therapist you will have direct input into the assessment and treatment of patients, delivering evidence based interventions to facilitate recovery, promote well being and optimise independent functioning as far as reasonably possible in all areas of life.

We are seeking applicants who can adapt quickly to changing work environments and work well within a team.

You will be expected to be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team and build networks to enable appropriate partnerships with other agencies involved in patient care to both identify and address immediate and ongoing needs.

The positions on offer are currently within Hull Royal Infirmary but there is an expectation that the post holder would be willing to work across hospital sites as and when the need dictates

Main duties of the job

You will have the opportunity to gain direct clinical experience in the following areas:

Acute Medicine including Frailty Intervention

Emergency Department and Admission Avoidance

Intermediate Care / Reablement unit

The post would suit a band 5 occupational therapists who has completed their core rotations and feels ready for the challenge of a senior post. Band 5-6 development will be considered for the right candidate

You will be self motivated and aspirational, be able to assess in an effective and timely manner within a rapid paced environment. Confidence in enabling patients in positive risk taking, personalised care, assessment of capacity, manual handling, functional assessment and knowledge of the SAFER principles of care and Discharge to Assess will be enhanced and nurtured within these roles

Support will be provided to enhance operational management skills and you will be supported to contribute to service planning, development and teaching. As a senior occupational therapist, the post holders will need to be a role model for their team and pride themselves on delivering high quality care, motivating their team to do the same.

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled Worker Visa sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

You can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post by assessing your circumstances against criteria specifiedon the website.

About us

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately �500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000 staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area, extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively

Our vision is Great Staff, Great Care, Great Future, as we believe that by developing an innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver great care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Trust and our community.

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
  • 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

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration
  • BSc Occupational Therapy or Dip COT


  • SLiP or equivalent course for student education



  • oAbility to demonstrate consolidated clinical experience at senior level in both acute and/or community in relevant clinical specialities
  • oAble to work alone and as part of a team


  • Experience working within an acute hospital setting
  • Supervision of students



  • oMust be literate, numerate and possess advanced verbal communication skills
  • oAbility to manage highly complex caseload
  • oAbility to analyse, select and apply appropriate interventions from a range of modalities
  • oGood working clinical knowledge of specialist and standard community assistive equipment prescribing (including wheelchairs)
  • oDemonstrate ability to prioritise caseload and delegate clinical and non-clinical duties to staff of a lower grade


  • Actively contribute to the development of students and other staff
  • Advanced communication skills

Employer details

Employer name

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust



Anlaby Road



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