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Occupational Therapist

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our rotation across the Cornish Health Community. We are looking for a team member who can provide decisive and effective Occupational Therapy input

This is an entry-level post working the equivalent of 37.5 hours per week.

This post holder will join the Occupational Therapy Band 5 rotation scheme. This is a scheme, which spans across different health setting and different areas of practice.

Within this rotation you will develop specialist skills in the following areas: Front door, Physical medicine, learning disabilities and adult mental health, under the guidance of the senior staff. Work base will change with site changes.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard Occupational Therapy service topatients within each area.

To provide assessment, treatment, and goal setting of patients within eacharea. Some patients may have complex and/or chronic presentations. Todetermine clinical diagnosis and Occupational Therapy treatment indicated.

To maintain records as an autonomous practitioner.

This is an entry-level post.

This post is part of the Occupational Therapy Band 5 rotation scheme and will commence in the Front Door Therapy Team

This is an entry-level rotation scheme, which involves working across thehealth community's sites, in a range of ward settings and out-patientdepartments and in the patient's own home.

You will develop specialist skills in the following areas: Physical medicine, learning disabilities and adult mental health, under the guidance of the senior staff. Work base will change with site changes.

Flexible 7 day working and commitment to the weekend rota

About us

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:

Identity Checks

Professional registration and qualification checks

Employment history and reference checks

Work health assessments

Criminal record check standards

Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • HCPC registered/Pending


  • Membership of the College of Occupational Therapy.



  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team, an understanding of their roles and respect for the other professionals within the team.
  • Experience of working in a team of people.


  • Experience working in an NHS setting in the following clinical areas: Trauma & Orthopaedics, Medical, Respiratory, Neurology, Mental Health



  • Up-to-date clinical skills. Entry level assessment skills.
  • Good understanding of roles with Multidisciplinary Team.
  • Computer literate
  • Evidence of clinical audit/research activity
  • Presentation Skills

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital



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