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Occupational Therapist - Band 5

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Band 5
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit onto our Band 5 Occupational Therapy rotation at Grantham District Hospital. We are seeking a motivated and proactive full time Band 5 Occupational Therapist join our team.

This post is a rotational post covering Elective Orthopaedics, surgery, General Medicine including the Emergency Admission Unit and The Hospice in the Hospital and there is also opportunities to a new multi purpose ward area home to Frailty SDEC patients . In addition there will be the opportunity to work in hand therapy clinics. This is a Trust wide contract but the successful candidate will based at GDH.

The successful candidate will be required to independently manage a defined caseload with indirect supervision from a Senior Occupational Therapist. They will support patients to achieve their individual goals enabling them to gain and/or maintain independence in their chosen occupational performance activities. They will be someone who is committed to meeting best practice standards and providing person-centred care.

The role will allow the successful candidate to develop a broad range of skills in both assessment and rehabilitation in a supportive team of Occupational Therapists. You will receive regular supervision and appraisal and actively encouraged to be involved in service development, audit and research. You will receive a comprehensive induction and there is a structured in-service training programme in place.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be required to support patients to achieve their individual goals enabling them to gain and/or maintain independence in their chosen occupational performance activities. Working as part of the Multidisciplinary Team the post holder will then assist patients in preparing for their discharge from the hospital setting into their identified place of discharge (e.g. home or community based rehabilitation settings) while taking into account their individual Occupational needs.

The department is a well-established team with Bands 3-8 working within inpatient, outpatient and closely with our Discharge to Assess and rehab partners in the community. There is plenty of opportunity to develop. The department offers an established in-service training programme, clinical supervision and support through preceptorship, performance development review & peer group support.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (22/23) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description and if you like what you see then please apply. We are more than happy to give you further insight into the role and the team if you would like. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution.

Person Specification



  • DipCOT or BSc OT
  • HCPC Registration.


  • BAOT Member.

Previous Experience


  • A range of Practice education experience



  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team


  • Teaching Skills

Specific Requirements


  • Knowledge of and commitment to the profession


  • Ability to travel around the county for meetings and home assessments.

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Grantham District Hospital

Manthorpe Road


NG31 8DG

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