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Rotational Occupational Therapist

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our Band 5 rotation at York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We are seeking motivated and proactive Occupational Therapists to gain experience and develop their occupational therapy skills within various specialties, including the acute hospital (elderly care, trauma orthopaedics, acute stroke, surgery, and medical), inpatient general and stroke rehabilitation and community therapy.

We would love to hear from interested candidates who have a range of occupational therapy experience, which could include clinical student placements as well a post graduate practice.

Rotational posts are a great opportunity for your own personal and professional development. Interested candidates are encouraged to get in touch to find out more.

Servicesare delivered over a flexible pattern of working, including weekends.

On your application please clearly state the Occupational Therapy area you have had experience in, and why you are interested in working in a rotational post within our organisation specifically.

Main duties of the job

The role will allow the successful candidate to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in both assessment and rehabilitation, and there are opportunities to work alongside experienced clinicians and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

The Trust is committed to on-going staff training and development, including a brand new preceptorship programme. You will have regular access to clinical and managerial supervision. Opportunities to participate in service improvement projects are available, and we have a well-established Band 5 peer support group.

For International Applicants Only

We offer an excellent relocation package built specifically to welcome new international recruits to our family, which includes:
  • Reimbursement of your HCPC registration fee and RCOT membership
  • Flight and airport transfer
  • 2 months' accommodation
  • Welcome pack including groceries and UK sim card

Our dedicated on-boarding and pastoral care team will be on hand to support you through the process from the moment we receive your application. They will plan your journey and arrival and help to ease your transition into life in the UK. We understand how daunting it can be as you begin your life here in York and Scarborough, and we have a network of friends across our Trust and the wider community who are waiting to welcome you.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A generous relocation package of up to 30% of salary (capped at �18k) to support with relocation expenses for hard to fill positions where relocation would be an expectation to undertake the role fully. If you would like to discuss a potential relocation package, please speak to the recruiting department/manager at interview stage.
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Please note that if a high number of applications are received this advert may close early. You are advised to submit you application at the earliest opportunity.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • Diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy


  • Membership of Professional Body
  • Evidence of Post Graduate Training in specialist area
  • Accredited IT training
  • Evidence of CPD portfolio

Experience and Knowledge Required


  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary health care team
  • Experience in a wide range of student placements with at least some in a physical environment.
  • Working knowledge of a broad range of conditions


  • Experience of NHS Acute care work, complex discharge planning
  • Good working knowledge of Occupational Therapy assessments, interventions, outcome measures and models of practice

Skills and Attributes


  • Ability to present information, written and verbally in a clear and logical manner
  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate engagement with others and understanding of the impact of good and poor communication
  • Ability to present information, written and verbally in a clear and logical manner

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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