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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Looking for a great place to start you career and looking to embed your learning into practice? Luton and Dunstable University hospital has fantastic rotations that will give you a broad range of learning opportunities and a chance to learn and develop your skills.

Our Band 5 Rotational Occupational Therapy posts are a great opportunity to experience the acute hospital and outpatient settings to their full. You will work with a wide range of patients and multi-disciplinary team members giving you a great opportunity to practice and enhance your OT skills across multiple specialties.

We have 6 month rotations across the following specialties: Acute and Emergency Medicine, Orthopaedics and Surgery, Neurology, Hand Therapy and Complex Medicine. Each rotation will give you an opportunity to work with a variety of highly skilled staff that will help you to develop your knowledge and clinical skills.

The acute setting is fast paced and requires quick and decisive decision making. Although this can be challenging we have great support structures and learning opportunities in place to support new staff to develop their skills.

We are open to application for permanent positions, which can be full-time or part-time.

Applicants who are awaiting HCPC registration can still apply.

Main duties of the job

1. To perform therapeutic assessment of patients with diverse and varied physical and psychological conditions, to determine a diagnosis and formulate and deliver an appropriate individualised treatment programme.2. To hold responsibility for own caseload and be responsible for a specific area or ward, working without direct supervision. Access to advice and support from a senior occupational therapist is available when required. Clinical work is regularly evaluated by a senior occupational therapist.3. To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.

4. To supervise work experience students on observational placement, ensuring confidentiality is maintained at all times.5. To contribute and participate in evidence-based audit and research projects to further own and team's clinical practice and improve service delivery within each clinical area. Make recommendations to senior staff.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification provided. If further information is required, please speak to our contact on advert.

Person Specification



  • Dip COT or BSc (Hons) in OT
  • HCPC registration or student
  • Evidence of Continual Professional Development maintained in a portfolio


  • Membership of the British association of Occupational Therapists and College of Occupational Therapists (BAOT/COT)



  • To have a broad base of clinical experience obtained through practice education
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of working within an acute hospital setting

knowledge and Skills


  • Developed working knowledge of a broad range of occupational therapy assessment and treatment techniques


  • IT skills to include word processing and e-mail

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey Road



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