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Rotational Occupational Therapist

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting a Band 5 Occupational Therapist (OT) to join the rotational scheme within UCLH NHS Foundation Trust. We welcome applications from qualified OTs and OT students that have received their final year results / awaiting HCPC registration.

This rotational post covers an acute hospital (UCLH), Neurology (National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery) and community teams (Barnet - Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH)). Rotations are six-months and are generally worked on a 5 day, Monday - Friday rota. However, some rotations cover 7-day services.

Rotations include:



Elderly Medicine

Acute Therapy (A& E/Acute Medical Unit)

Elderly Rehabilitation (CLCH)


Neuro Rehab (ABRU)

Neuro Rehab Unit (NRU)

Intermediate Care (CLCH)


We are looking for a dynamic and motivated OT with excellent communication skills, with an innovative and flexible approach. This role provides an excellent opportunity to consolidate your knowledge and gain new clinical skills within a supportive, friendly environment.

We are looking for OTs who can demonstrate in their application and at interview: relevant hospital experience including autonomous decision making, acute assessment, discharge planning, and high-level communication and interpersonal skills.

We are committed to supervision and continuing professional development with well-established support, training and development available within the Trust.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide high quality Occupational Therapy input including assessment, treatment and advice to patients in a variety of settings.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills with a range of stakeholders including patient's family members and MDT
  • Provide patient centred care to ensure a holistic and individualised treatment/intervention is delivered
  • Perform safe manual handling tasks, fitting and delivery of ADL equipment, and basic IT skills.
  • Participate in evidence-based audits and service development projects in conjunction with the Senior Therapists (OT/PT) in order to ensure high standards of care & service development are maintained and improved.
  • Demonstrate time management and prioritisation skills to effectively manage own caseload
  • Responsible for accurate and timely documentation in line with RCOT and trust guidelines
  • Compliance with the Trust's Equal Opportunities Policy. Avoiding behaviour which discriminates against service users and fellow employees/potential employees on the ground of sex, sexuality, marital status, race, age, colour, nationality ethnic origin, religion or disability
  • Be an integral member of a team assuming delegated responsibilities for supervision of students and assistant members of staff as required.
  • Be flexible and provide cover within the therapy department during periods of staff absence.
  • Ensure an understanding and adherence to trust values, policies and guidelines
  • Participate in 7-day services as appropriate for the rotation

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Therapy Service at UCLH is a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking. We are enthusiastic and passionate about providing high quality care to patients. Our staff are committed to service development and continuously improving patient experience through quality improvement projects, research and engagement with patients.

The department is made of OTs, Physiotherapists and Support Staff, who are divided into specialty therapy teams. Teams join with similar specialties for education, training and service development. There are extensive opportunities for staff training internally and funding for external courses. We support opportunities to showcase work at national and international conferences.

Creating an inclusive and welcoming work environment is a key priority for us. The department aspires to be a warm, friendly and supportive place to work, enabling all staff to maximise their potential. We encourage staff to contribute to departmental and Trust staff groups including equality, diversity and inclusion sustainability staff wellbeing and patient and staff experience. Feedback consistently highlights the approachability of leadership in the department, staff feel they are always treated as individuals, given time, listened to and supported.

The Therapy Service aims to live the UCLH trust values of Safety, Kindness, Teamwork and Improving and welcomes applications from people who embody these in their working life.

Previous applications need not apply.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications


  • Degree/diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration in Occupational Therapy (Actual or Pending)


  • RCOT Membership (Actual or Pending)



  • Completion of core student placements including: Care of the Older person, Neurology/Rehabilitation, Mental Health
  • Knowledge of general conditions seen in Occupational Therapy including Dementia, orthopaedics, neurological and care of the older person
  • Experience of working in a Health or Social Care setting


  • A wide range of student placements including: oncology, orthopaedics, community, Mental Health

Skills & Abilities


  • Able to present written and spoken English in a clear and logical manner including the ability to meet UCLH Trust documentation guidelines
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills including prioritisation and delegation.
  • Involvement in learning contracts/appraisal scheme
  • Knowledge of professional organisations
  • Competent IT skills for communication and presentation of information


  • To effectively advocate for patients and communicate outcome of OT assessments in meetings e.g. ward handover& case conferences
  • Evidence of working as an autonomous practitioner in a supportive environment.

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



235 Euston Road



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