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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A sought after opportunity has arisen for a Senior Therapist to join the Occupational Therapy department in Addenbrooke's Hospital.

We are looking for an innovative team player to join the rotational programme which covers a wide variety of clinical areas - Surgery and Oncology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Older Person's care, Medical, Neurosciences, Stroke and Rehab, Major Trauma and Rheumatology and Pain.

You will be an experienced Occupational Therapist with good communication and clinical skills and an interest in developing service improvement projects.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to effectively and creatively carry a full caseload without direct supervision whilst developing supervisory and project / service delivery skills. The post will require close collaborative working within a multi-disciplinary team, Division and Occupational Therapy department.

As a Clinical Educator, you will play a role in providing placements to Occupational Therapy students and take part in our education programme.

You will provide occupational therapy to patients, working autonomously and without direct supervision. You will ensure safe and effective delivery of occupational therapy and work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams.

If you are experienced at working in acute care with complex patients, committed to improving patient care and patient flow, practice evidence based therapy and enjoy working in a team then this is the job for you.

In return, we can offer you a friendly and supportive environment in which to develop and excel in your career.

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.

The advert will close at midnight on 26 November 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
  • -Evidence of Continued Professional Development


  • -Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • -Member of Specialist Section / Special Interest Group
  • -Fieldwork educators certificate



  • -Experience in this specialist field of practice
  • -Teaching experience
  • -Varied clinical experience
  • -Experience of working in either NHS or social care
  • -Evidence of student supervision


  • -Experience of supervision of Occupational Therapy Assistants and students
  • -Experience of giving presentations
  • -Experience of working in an acute care hospital
  • -Experience of audit / EBP / research process



  • -Participation in project work/working in groups
  • -Reflective practitioner



  • -Effective communication skills
  • -Close team working in a variety of settings
  • -Good interpersonal skills
  • -I.T. skills including email
  • -Effective prioritisation and management of workload pressures
  • -Able to manage caseload independently
  • -Moving and handling of patients
  • -Flexible
  • -Self-motivated
  • -Positively promotes Occupational Therapy

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

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B

Hills Road



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