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Occupational Therapist

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an early career Occupational Therapist (OT) looking to expand your experience? Or are you about to graduate and looking for your first OT role?

We're looking for passionate, caring OTs to join our Combined Acute and Community Care Therapy Services department, where you'll have the opportunity to rotate between clinical areas and gain a wide variety of skills and experience working with different patients.

The Therapy Services department provides integrated Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy to patients referred to us from across Sheffield, South Yorkshire and beyond.

Day-to-day, you'll work in a multidisciplinary team to provide personalised OT assessment, care, advice, and interventions to make a difference to patients, and help them adapt to day-to-day tasks and improve their quality of life.

Main duties of the job

You'll have the chance to complete 6 monthly rotations across a variety of different clinical areas across both acute and community care settings, including neurology, orthopaedics, medicine, surgery and community teams making this a fantastic opportunity to develop in your OT career and increase your clinical experience and confidence.

With the Trust providing multiple specialist and regional services, we're a fantastic place to develop your OT career. Examples include regional neurosurgery, spinal injuries, haematology, cancer and infectious diseases departments.

With access to multiple specialities to widen your skills and experience, we're a fantastic place to develop your career. We're proud to invest in our OT staff, with the chance to undertake preceptorship programmes, local specialist training, student supervision and there are a wide range of champion roles within the departments.

To apply, you'll need to hold or be due to gain an appropriate Occupational Therapy qualification (BSc/Diploma in Occupational Therapy or equivalent) and be registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes a firm commitment to professional development of it's staff together with the provision of an excellent health and well-being support service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • BsC/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration or working towards



  • Student fieldwork experience relevant to the rotations offered by the Trust


  • Work or life experience in healthcare or teaching practical skills
  • Work or life experience in organising and managing multiple tasks
  • Clinical Governance or Health & Safety

Further Training


  • Evidence of continuous personal & professional development
  • Good basic knowledge of therapy practice for medicine, orthopaedics, neurology


  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Clinical Governance

Special Skills/Aptitudes


  • Competency in Occupational Therapy clinical reasoning, processes and practices
  • Effective interpersonal, communication and team working skills
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to act on own initiative, organise and prioritise work and manage multiple tasks
  • Able to maintain accurate written records & statistics
  • Calm approach to changing work situations
  • Able to teach and motivate others
  • Motivated to learn


  • Understanding of therapy in an acute hospital
  • IT literate

Other Factors


  • Flexible and reliable approach to working practices
  • Positive attitude to patient care and teamwork


  • Car Driver

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital


S5 7AU

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