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Rotation Occupational Therapist

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a full time Band 5 Occupational Therapist (OT), to join our Neurosciences Occupational Therapy rotation. This includes rotating every 12 months in the following clinical areas: Acute Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Neurosurgery, Complex Rehabilitation and the Community Stroke Team.

This would involve rotating into Leeds Teaching Hospitals for some rotations. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience or develop existing knowledge and skills in both acute, rehab and community settings giving you a unique, holistic experience. You will have access to supervision, appraisals and training and the opportunity to participate in service development.

Some weekend working may be required.

Car owner/driver or suitable alternative transport to enable you to undertake the job (it is unlikely that public transport will meet this requirement). Reasonable adjustments can be considered in accordance to the Equality Act.

Main duties of the job

As a rotational member of the OT team, you will be expected to a carry a caseload in each clinical area and have the skills and experience to work as an autonomous practitioner as well as key team player.

You will have the opportunity to develop your clinical skills and evidence-based practice in fast paced teams. You will have experience in managing a case load, leading on discharge plans, undertaking positive risks, attending weekly MDT's and being an OT representative to the whole OT service.

You will get the opportunity to develop your leadership skills such as managing your own caseload, delegating to others and supervision of non-registered staff.

Experience within Neurological settings and environments, as well as understanding acute and community pressures will be advantageous.

About us

Working for Leeds community Healthcare NHS Trust

Who are we?

Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.

We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated Good, with our Adult Services rated Outstanding for caring.

Perks of the job

Our benefits range from generous annual leave to access to NHS discount sites. You can find the full list of attractive benefits and rewards at click on the Join Our Team Tab.

Right to Work

This role is based in the UK. Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK - either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and the role does not meet eligibility for sponsorship, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for their designated workload within their speciality area with access to the support, advice and management from a senior clinician whilst not directly supervised. In doing so, they will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient centred programmes of care ensuring that they practice within their sphere of competence and knowledge. The post holder will work to professional protocols and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times ensuring that their practice is grounded in the best available evidence based theoretical and practical knowledge.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Clinical

1.1. Demonstrates a broad theoretical and practical knowledge of common aetiologies, pathologies, conditions and presentations

1.2. Demonstrates the ability to apply theory to practice at a proficient level when assessing, planning, treating and reviewing using a holistic philosophy

1.3. Highly developed physical skills in order to demonstrate accuracy and dexterity when delivering care and treatments essential to clinical role e.g. preparation of medications, manipulation of equipment

1.4. Makes judgements requiring analysis, interpretation and comparison of options and ensures clinical reasoning is reflected accurately in case records

1.5. Engages and actively involves the individual and, if appropriate, their family/carer, in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of treatment and/or care by using person-centred techniques to promote a culture of involvement and empowerment

1.6. Works to standards of proficiency identified by their professional and regulatory bodies performing clinical treatments/procedures to a competent standard

1.7. Prioritises their own workload within agreed objectives deciding when to refer to others as appropriate.

1.8. Approaches each individual with care, compassion and sensitivity ensuring that these values are reflected in the management of any complaints and compliments

1.9. Provides and receives complex, sensitive or contentious information where motivational, persuasive, empathetic, negotiating and reassurance skills are required whilst demonstrating an understanding of barriers to communication.

1.10. To comply with the organisations Infection Prevention and Control requirements, including bare below the elbows dress code for staff with a direct care delivery role.

2. Leadership

2.1. Ensures that a professional service and image is maintained at all time, thereby acting as a role model to all staff

2.2. Provides a leadership style which is underpinned by strongly held values around equality, diversity and openness effectively builds and maintains relationships with direct reportee(s) and other key individuals across the organisation.

2.3. Ensures the effective and efficient use of resources within their own sphere of responsibility.

2.4. Demonstrates clinical leadership in everyday practice through identifying creative and innovative solutions, engaging in leadership development appropriate to level and encouraging development as part of the team.

2.5. In the absence of senior clinicians, the post holder will be able to delegate, organise and prioritise to ensure the safe delivery of the service including the management of referrals and discharges utilising locally agreed support mechanisms e.g. on call manager

2.6. Demonstrates resilience when responding to challenge, change and complex or difficult situations

2.7. Inspires others to be positive in their support of continuous improvement.

2.8. Ensures that individual objectives are clearly defined within the wider Directorate framework and in line with Trusts objectives, using the appraisal process as a vehicle for this.

2.9. Takes responsibility for their own and others health and safety in the working environment.

Person Specification

Skills and Attributes


  • Assessment, planning and evaluation skills
  • Competent IT skills e.g. word processing, email in order to maintain electronic patient records
  • Able to work under pressure, dealing with peaks and troughs in workload
  • Demonstrates values consistent with those of the Trust


  • Experience in research and/or clinical audit



  • Pre-registration experience in the clinical field or a closely related clinical area
  • Working as part of a wider multidisciplinary team


  • Working in community or primary care based teams
  • Experience of facilitating clinical supervision



  • Professional degree or diploma in relevant field
  • Appropriate statutory professional body registration


  • Supporting Learning in Practice (SLIP) or equivalent

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust


St. Marys Hospital

Green Hill Road


LS12 3QE

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