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Band 5 Occupational Therapist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
2 Jan 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Occupational Therapist Rotational position

Band: 5

Full time - 37.5 hours per week -Monday - Friday (plus weekend and Bank Holiday roster).

We are looking for Band 5 Occupational Therapists to join our extensive 3 site rotation. Our rotation has increased in size due to the expansion of our services and inclusion of new clinical areas.

The majority of our rotational posts are of six month duration. You will have the opportunity to work on each of the three hospital sites (Leicester General Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital) which allows for different learning opportunities.

Working as a Band 5 in UHL, you will have the opportunity to rotate across a range of diverse specialties in this large acute teaching Trust, these include - acute medicine, Emergency Floor, stroke (acute and rehab), acute neurology ward, Brain Injury Unit, Neuro Rehab Unit, cardio respiratory, trauma, elective orthopaedics, surgery, oncology and paediatrics. We also are developing rotations in Critical Care and Hand Therapy.

Main duties of the job

The OT service has over 120 staff in total, comprising support staff, highly skilled senior therapists, clinical specialists and an established therapy management team.

You will be responsible for managing your own caseload, carrying out functional assessments, treatments and interventions to facilitate safe and effective discharges.

You will demonstrate excellent communication and time management skills, be able to work on your own and within a team.

You will be supported both formally and informally by senior staff and the wider team. We ensure regular clinical supervision, one to one meetings and have a robust appraisal process. We encourage you to participate in our Therapist development training programme.

The service is passionate about research and service development. Each clinical team also has a local in-service training schedule, addressing the particular learning and development needs of staff within that team. We have a successful Preceptorship Programme within UHL for all newly registered staff or those returning to the HCPC register. These posts are also subject to a training agreement, whereby the successful candidates will be expected to fulfill all core competencies within the first six months of employment.

There are excellent career development opportunities within the trust. If you are motivated and passionate about providing high quality care to patients and want to join an enthusiastic, forward thinking team we would love to hear from you.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:

o We focus on what matters most

o We treat others how we would like to be treated

o We are passionate and creative in our work

o We do what we say we are going to do

o We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: (

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Develop, maintain and promote effective professional working relationships with other disciplines and members of the Occupational Therapy Team.
  • Be responsible for managing a clinical caseload from assessment to discharge/transfer of care within defined protocols, in order to facilitate a timely and safe discharge from hospital.
  • To liaise with Social Services, NHS Community Occupational Therapists and other community agencies with regard to provision of equipment, treatment and/or support for patients on discharge.
  • To be aware of medical and therapeutic developments affecting the Occupational Therapist's role.
  • Carry out all professional duties in accordance with the code of professional conduct as issued by College of Occupational Therapists.

Please see attached job description for more information.

Person Specification



  • Degree in occupational therapy
  • HCPC or final year student



  • Communication skills

Team working


  • Experience of working in a team

Enthusiasm for post


  • Understanding of role / expresses enthusiasm

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


University Hospital of Leicester



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