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Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge Bio Medical Campus
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Start your OT career with UK's leading heart and lung hospital.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a rotational occupational therapist to join us. At the Royal Papworth Hospital, we put patients at the centre of our practice, utilising our dual-training in physical and mental health to maximise occupational performance. We offer a growing range of occupational therapy interventions, which will enable you to unleash your creativity.

We are looking for an occupational therapist who wants to be part of an innovative department, to help drive forward our ambitious vision of shaping the future of Cardiothoracic Occupational Therapy.

You will develop your Occupational Therapy expertise and leadership skills within the following areas clinical areas:

*Cardio-thoracic surgery

*Heart and lung transplant

*Critical care


*Respiratory medicine

Main duties of the job

We will provide you with regular supervision, appraisal and offer attendance on a preceptorship programme if required. You will have opportunities to develop professionally through a full competency package and in-house training, as well as participation in service improvement initiatives.

This post requires contribution to Bank Holiday and Weekend working. This post is advertised as full-time, however we will consider part-time applicants to job share.

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge. We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure.

Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future. Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today. The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & interactions. Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality.

The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification



  • BSc Physiotherapy, /Grad. Dip. Occupational Therapy
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration


  • Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)



  • Managing acute patients within a hospital environment
  • Weekend working
  • Audit, service improvement projects and / or research projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in verbal and written form
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and delegate effectively to others
  • Evidence of on-going professional development demonstrated by a profile
  • Ability to undertake manual handling tasks


  • Evidence of on-going professional development demonstrated by a profile.
  • Teaching and presentation skills
  • IT skills
  • Knowledge of common cardiac and respiratory conditions
  • Working knowledge of current NHS priorities and initiatives
  • Awareness of the current evidence base research relevant to specific areas

Additional Criteria


  • Please provide evidence of your commitment to uphold the Trust's values: Compassion, Excellence, Collaboration
  • Proactive interest in cardio-respiratory occupational therapy
  • Highly motivated and committed to personal and service development
  • Flexible approach to working hours to meet needs of service

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus



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