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Occupational Therapist

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Occupational Therapist

Therapy Department

Band 5 �28,407 - �34,581, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

Hours: Full Time - 37.5 hours/week

The Therapy team at MKUH are looking for enthusiastic Band 5 Occupational Therapists to join our cohort of rotational staff on a fixed term contract basis.

The rotations are 6 months in duration and include the following clinical areas:

Hand Therapy

Acute Stroke Unit

Inpatient Trauma & Orthopaedics

Complex Medical & Surgical wards

Frailty Team

Staff are supported through a range of methods including an initial 2 week supernumerary period, Preceptorship, clinical supervision, monthly 1:1 competencies, mentor, clinical leads, In-service training programmes and our Therapy Practice Education team.

You will have the opportunity to support student education and attend practice education training at our partner universities to prepare you for being a student educator after your first 12 months.

If you want to progress your career in a forward-thinking therapy department where your voice matters to shaping our future services and where person centred compassionate care is at the heart of our services, then we want to hear from you.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Gemma Sanderson via email at

Interviews: w/c 17th June 2024

Main duties of the job

  • To manage a defined caseload, using evidence based/patient centred principles to assess, plan, and deliver individual treatment programmes, evaluate interventions and maintain clinical records.
  • To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To communicate effectively and work collaboratively with medical, nursing and therapy colleagues as well as outside agencies, by sharing patient-related information to ensure the delivery of a coordinated multidisciplinary service.
  • To utilise the expertise of senior staff in order to develop skills and knowledge and consolidate learning.

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be professional and legally accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients in your care.

To undertake assessment of patients, using clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques in order to diagnose clinical need.

To formulate, deliver and evaluate individual occupational therapy treatment programmes based on a sound knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options, using clinical assessment, reasoning skills and knowledge of treatment skills.

Carry out assessments and manual treatments of patients with moderate physical effort on a daily, prolonged basis.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for more details on the role and responsibilities.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

By applying for this role, you accept if successful, that information from your application will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) system. Your personal data may be transferred from the Trust to another NHS organisation where your employment transfers within the NHS. This is in accordance with the streamlining programme which aims at saving you time and improving efficiencies within the NHS when your employment transfers.

Upon commencing employment with the Trust, all employees (except Medical & Dental Staff on national terms and conditions) are subject to a probationary period lasting a period of six months with an option to extend for a further six months to a total of 12 months.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with UK Health Care Professions Council


  • Member of BAOT



  • NHS experience
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development in clinical field relevant to this post


  • Experience of working in an Acute Occupational Therapy Department



  • Ability to build and develop effective working relationships
  • IT literacy (Microsoft word, email and internet)
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good personal organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to cope with unpredictable and emergency situations
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Ability to interpret, analyse and respond effectively to complex information
  • Ability to appreciate the sensitivity and complexity of patient cultures and be able to provide a service appropriate to individual needs


  • Presentation skills

Personal and people development


  • Be able to reflect and critically appraise own performance and acknowledge own needs and limitations



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence others
  • Ability to deliver sensitive information in a tactful and empathetic manner
  • Competent in the use of IT including proficient in emails

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
  • Car driver with valid licence and access to car for travelling across Milton Keynes to visit patients homes or to other bases [As applicable to post]
  • Willingness to work flexibly

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Rotational Therapies (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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