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Occupational Therapist

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
You will bring the drive to develop yourself, your colleagues and your service in this post. Newly qualified Therapists will also benefit from undertaking the Trusts' Preceptorship Training Programme which covers skills across both Nursing and AHP's.

This 12 month Preceptorship Programme is an innovative programme, led by a multi-professional team of educators with a proven ability to be able to coach and mentor. Utilising your Preceptorship portfolio and by attending the programme, you can enhance your clinical expertise, master complex concepts, sharpen your critical thinking ability, promote career advancements and develop your leadership potential. In addition, your programme will provide you with further skills including quality improvement, resilience and mindfulness.

There will be a requirement to work across a 7 day service within the rotations, across various sites.

We would welcome OT students due to qualify to apply

Main duties of the job

To assess and treat patients referred to the team, with both direct/indirect supervision and guidance from Senior Therapists.

To participate in the Staff rotational scheme which involves, in a range of Ward settings and Outpatient departments across three sites. Rotations currently include the following: Rheumatology, Upper Limb, Elective Orthopaedics, Stroke Rehab, Reablement, Complex Rehab, Gerontology acute and sub acute inpatients, Medicine, Surgery, Critical Care, Palliative care, Major Trauma, Orthopaedics, Accident and Emergency, Vascular, ICB, Acute Stroke and Early Support Discharge for Stroke in the community.

To assist Senior staff in the organisation of work within a clinical area and supervising Occupational Therapy Assistants, Work Experience Students and Healthcare Cadets.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake Occupational Therapy assessment, clinically diagnose, implement treatment plans and evaluate care delivery according to health care needs for routine patients.

To undertake Occupational Therapy assessment, clinically diagnose, implement treatment plans and evaluate care delivery according to health care needs for complex patients with the support of the Senior Therapists within the team.

To participate in Clinical Specialist led clinics as required per rotation.

To participate in Occupational Therapy rotations as part of the Staff grade rotation programme.

To liaise regularly with senior colleagues regarding management of caseload, treatment progression and on-going care.

To take part in acute intervention weekend working (optional).

To participate in multi-disciplinary working and take an active part in MDT meetings.

To participate in teaching and advice giving sessions with patients, carers and other Health Care Professionals to ensure best provision of patient care.

To ensure effective communication with patients, carers and all Health Care Professionalsabout all aspects of patient care. This will include patients who will have difficulties in understanding and communication.

To carry out home assessments within the patients usual place of residence. Liaising with family, carers, multidisciplinary team and support teams within the community.

To make recommendations based on Occupational Therapy clinical reasoning, problem solving and risk assessment in order to maintain the patients functional abilities and quality of life within the community.

To liaise with statutory and voluntary agencies regarding social Care and housing, to provide equipment, recommend and arrange home adaptations to support independent living skills. To complete necessary documentation required by statutory and voluntary agencies.To plan, manage and evaluate aspects of own work as agreed with Senior staff and Managers.

To maintain accurate and timely records of patients treated by self, in order that relevant workload information is available to Therapy Managers at all times.

To identify changes in own workload, which may affect the running of the service, and inform Senior Therapist prior to any action taken.

* The post holder shall as necessary provide cover for and undertake duties of absent colleagues.

* The post holder shall follow all the policies and procedures of the organisation.To comply with the Health & Safety Policies of the Trust including attendance at mandatory training sessions as specified by the Trust.

To comply with departmental and organisational policies and procedures.

Ensure all accidents, incidents and hazards are reported and dealt with according to Trust requirements.

To comply with the College of Occupational Therapy standards and rules of professional conduct.

To be responsible for maintaining accurate and comprehensive patient treatment records in line with Trust and Departmental Standards of Practice.

To ensure treatments offered to patients are based on best available clinical evidence.

To comply with the Data Protection Act and Caldicott recommendations.

To participate in Clinical Audit as appropriate in each speciality area under the supervision of a Senior Therapist.

To gain valid informed consent in line with Trust and departmental policy.

To identify clinical risk within own patient case-load and liaise with Senior Therapist for appropriate support.

To be responsible for maintaining own competency to practice through CPD activities and maintain a portfolio which reflects personal development.

Assist with the induction and training of new staff and students assigned to the team.

To actively participate in the In-Service training programmes.

To attend relevant training courses as identified and agreed with Senior staff and Managers during staff appraisal sessions.

To disseminate information from training sessions as required.

To undertake regular training and mentoring sessions with Senior staff to monitor and develop clinical and professional skills.

See Job Description for further details.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration



  • NHS Experience (undergraduate or postgraduate) in a wide range of specialities including rehabilitation, acute medicine and musculoskeletal
  • Experience of functional assessment techniques and activity analysis
  • Documented evidence of CPD


  • Member of a Special Interest Group



  • Awareness of relevant legislation
  • Knowledge and application of current best practice in Occupational Therapy
  • Understanding of professional ethics and application in practice



  • Good clinical, planning and evaluation skills
  • Ability to manage own caseload
  • Good Time management skills
  • Effective communication skills


  • I.T. Skills



  • Ability to build effective working relationships
  • Motivation and proactive approach to CPD
  • Willingness to work flexibly
  • Ability to seek and use supervision appropriately
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Lower Lane


L9 7AE

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