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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We currently have an opportunity for a Band 5 Rotational Occupational Therapist to join our progressive and dynamic Occupational Therapy Department within a leading Foundation Trust teaching hospital.

We offer rotations through a wide range of acute clinical areas which include Orthopaedics, Surgery and Oncology, Neurosciences, Major Trauma, Older Person's Care, Medical, Rheumatology, Hand Therapy and Pain and Stroke and Rehab.

By working with us, you would be supported to develop your Occupational Therapy clinical expertise and promote the benefits of Occupational Therapy within the hospital. Therefore we are looking for applicants that are committed to providing a high quality of therapy provision and passionate about the profession.

There will be opportunities to be involved in a wide range of service development in shaping the care we provide to our patients.

We will provide robust supervision and there is extensive peer support across the multi disciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

This rotational, developmental post for new graduates will enable Occupational Therapists to build their clinical expertise and develop a good grounding of clinical skills. Youwill rotate at 6 monthly intervals through a selection of the main clinical areas of Community Rehabilitation, Major Trauma, Department of Medicine for the Elderly, Hands, Surgery and Oncology, Medical, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Frailty Front Door and Stroke and Rehabilitation.

You will ensure a safe, efficient and effective delivery of occupational therapy and work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams. You will be supervised by more senior members of the Occupational Therapy Team.

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.

This post requires relevant weekend working. Full Time, Part Time or flexible hours would be considered.

The advert will close at midnight on 4 December 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


  • Member of College of Occupational Therapists



  • Broad range of fieldwork placements
  • Application of all of the occupational therapy process - including personal care activities and discharge planning


  • Experience of working in an acute care hospital
  • Experience of working in community healthcare
  • Other relevant work experience
  • Experience of evidence-based practice
  • Experience of research / audit
  • Experience of assessing for and providing adaptive equipment
  • Experience of handling a caseload of patients



  • Awareness of current occupational therapy practice


  • Personal time management
  • Participation in service improvement



  • Effective communication skills
  • IT skills including email
  • Close team working
  • Self-motivated and eager to learn
  • Seeks guidance appropriately
  • Works under pressure
  • Able to complete accurate, objective and concise documentation
  • Work in a safe, effective and efficient manner


  • Awareness of needs of other members of the team (including Occupational Therapy Assistants)
  • Utilise reflective practice

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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