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Occupational Therapist- Inpatient Rehabilitation

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annumn pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The community is the place to be! This exciting opportunity within intermediate care will provide you the opportunity develop skills and work as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team with the opportunity to work with patients in different settings.

This role is within the Intermediate Care Service - Inpatient rehabilitation (pathway two) where you will work within a multidisciplinary team to rehabilitate patients in an inpatient rehabilitation ward setting. You will have the opportunity to follow-up patients in their own homes following discharge and to support colleagues within the community based intermediate care teams (pathway one).

The role is based at the City Care Centre and you will work closely with your colleagues in other localities and across the system that provide Intermediate Care for the population of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Main duties of the job

Intermediate Care strives to deliver outstanding patient-focused specialist care and therapy which collaboratively optimises a person's potential to achieve their individual goals.

As part of the role, you will:

provide assessment and occupational therapy interventions to patients admitted for rehabilitation from acute hospitals and from the community.

implement therapy plans as well as delegating to therapy assistants and integrated care workers.

develop your skills in sub-acute rehabilitation and discharge planning working with ward based MDT and colleagues from other pathways, social care and the voluntary sector.

work autonomously in a variety of settings to include travelling across the community completing access visits and seeing people in their own homes

We offer excellent professional support, and you will have the opportunity to work alongside other specialist teams within CPFT.

About us

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health and social care organisation dedicated to providing high-quality care with compassion to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting andempowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services, not only via inpatient and primary care settings, but also within the community. These services include children's, adult and older people's mental health, forensic and specialist mental health, learning disabilities, primary care and liaison psychiatry, substance misuse, social care, research and development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high-calibre candidates who share our vision and values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people and members of ourethnic minority andLGBTQ+ communities.

For further information on CPFT, please visit our website at

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • To work towards the acceptance of clinical responsibility and professional autonomy for a designated caseload of patients, from referral to discharge.
  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work, including the management of patients in your care.
  • To accept responsibility for ensuring the effective selection, use and fitting of equipment.
  • To independently plan and carry out assessments in a variety of settings.
  • To take responsibility for appropriate delegation of tasks to therapy assistants.

You must hold UK HCPC registration for this post. A driving licence is desirable but not essential for this post.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Degree/ equivalent qualification in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Documented evidence of own continuing professional development


  • Member of RCOT



  • Broad range of undergraduate experience in a variety of settings


  • Clinical experience working with older people and long-term conditions

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to demonstrate commitment to providing high quality care
  • Ability to work flexibly as part of a team.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise workload
  • Ability to pass skills and knowledge to others

Knowledge and Understanding


  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others.
  • Recognises limits of own authority within role
  • Seeks and uses professional support appropriately.



  • Ability to use the CPFT Trust Values to guide behaviour to patient, carers, and colleagues

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Intermediate Care Unit - City Care Centre

Thorpe Road



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