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Rotational Occupational Therapist

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

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Rotational Occupational Therapist

Band 5, �28,407 - �34,581

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. We offer several development opportunities for staff to progress their development and careers.

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

Hand Therapy

Acute Stroke Unit

Inpatient Trauma & Orthopaedics

Complex Medical

Respiratory & Surgery

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.

Interview Date: Week commencing 05.08.2024

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

90% reported feeling trusted to do their job and always knowing their responsibilities (NHS Staff Survey 2023).

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.

To comply with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Attend relevant training that is required in order to satisfactorily undertake the duties and responsibilities of the job.

To be responsible for attending and participating in formal supervision, including clinical supervision, in accordance with Trust policies and procedures and the standards of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists.

To ensure compliance with organisational and departmental policies and procedures and to follow the general professional guidelines and standards from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and Health Professions Council.

To exercise good personal time management, punctuality and consistent reliable attendance.

To adhere to all Trust and departmental policies and other statutory requirements such as Infection Control, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, Safeguarding procedures, COSHH, Fire Safety, Complaints and Accident Reporting.

To undertake any other duties that may be required in negotiation with service management to support service delivery / development and which are applicable to the grade of the post.

Please refer to the job description for further details.

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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