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Specialist Occupational Therapist in Cancer and Palliative Care

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This post is only open for applications for individuals employed within the Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Care System Organisations within scope are as follows: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board Southern Health Foundation Trust Portsmouth Heath University Trust University Hospital Southampton Solent NHS Trust South Central Ambulance Service Isle of Wight NHS Trust Hampshire Hospitals Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust and its designated regional cancer centre treats patients with a wide range of cancers and haematology disorders. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our Combined Haematology and Oncology inpatient unit. Are you an empathetic and skilled Occupational Therapist seeking a fulfilling role in to help individuals enhance their quality of life, with a specialist interest in cancer and palliative care?

Main duties of the job

As part of an integrated Therapy Team, the post-holder will have knowledge of and implement specialist Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions to manage complex physical, functional, social and psychological consequences of cancer and its treatment.

About us

Here at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care for our local population. We are ranked as the third in the country for research, embedding education and training across the organisation. Our main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals on the south coast employing over 8,700 staff. Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for getting it right for patients, colleagues, and our community, you will find a home at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a dynamic Occupational Therapist, you would play a pivotal role in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team and specialist community teams to ensure holistic care, contributing to the rehabilitation and well-being of individuals under your care. In addition, you would be expected to deliver training and provide supervision to non-registered staff and students. Regular clinical supervision and peer support will be provided from clinical leads and Occupational Therapy peer support groups. Team members are encouraged to undertake continuing professional development to ensure best practice and quality patient care. You will also have access to training, networking opportunities, and support from our Practice Education team. Our newly refurbished Macmillan Centre, located within the hospital, offers support and information to anyone affected by cancer, including support for staff members, Health and Wellbeing events and education. Apply now to bring your skills and passion to a fulfilling role as an Occupational Therapist with Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust. Please do not hesitate to get in contact with us to discuss the post further, or arrange a visit to meet us. Please contact our friendly administrative team on 02392 286141, who will happily direct your enquiries.

Person Specification



  • Health Care Professions Council Registration
  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy, or equivalent



  • 18 months - 2 years post qualification experience
  • Relevant post-registration experience as an Occupational Therapist

Employer details

Employer name

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust


Queen Alexandra Hospital

Southwick Hill Road




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