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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Per year
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a newly qualified, returning to practice or an experienced Occupational Therapist (OT) looking for an opportunity to develop your skills across a variety of services? Then the Rotational Occupational Therapist role is for you.

There are eight rotation placements across a variety of areas within the Trust. Our placements offer opportunities to work with CMHT's with adults or older people who experience mental health problems and with Psypher, our first episode psychosis team, a new addition to our rotation this year.

There are opportunities to work with people with learning disabilities in the CTLD, in secure services, in a mental health crisis home-based treatment team, in a mental health rehabilitation service (STaRS) and in our CAMHS Inpatient Unit (Inspire). Each of the placements offer the opportunity for learning and development and provide support for the successful candidate to practice of holistic occupational therapy skills across a range of settings and diagnosis.

The rotation has recently been successful in securing an across service rotation with CHCP and Hull City Council, therefore we are now able to offer the opportunity to support the development of OTs in both mental and physical health services.

Please note that we welcome applications from students nearing qualification or awaiting their HCPC registration.

Main duties of the job

This Rotation offers OT's the chance to consolidate their knowledge and develop both OT specific and generic skills that are transferable across teams and service user groups. We are therefore looking for people who will take the opportunities afforded by this, and who can foster effective working relationships with professionals and with service users.

The post-holders will be expected to assess and deliver evidence-based OT interventions, to facilitate wellbeing and optimise independent functioning in self-care, productivity and leisure activities, from an occupational perspective.

Interventions can take place in home environments, community settings and in-patient units, with flexibility of working required to meet service user needs.

There may be an expectation to be involved in projects or service developments happening within teams allowing the post-holder to develop their skills within this area.

All Occupational Therapists have access to supervision, CPD networks and the Rotational OT's can participate in a monthly Band 5 OT Development Group.

The Trust has a very good Preceptorship programme, which dovetails well with more specific OT preceptorship requirements. Training is supported, together with leadership development programmes. We are committed to undergraduate student education, with occupational therapists encouraged after a reasonable period, to undertake the SLiP training and facilitate student placements

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. Find out more on our website

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

From city to countryside, market towns to moors you'll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy please see the attached Job Description, Person Specification and team information.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council
  • A broad understanding of relevant policy, legislation drivers and their application to clinical and service area
  • Knowledge of occupational therapy models of practice, standardised assessments and their use
  • Basic IT Skills


  • Willingness to consider undertaking the training required to be a Practice Placements for students
  • Evidence of current CPD/formal qualifications at an advanced level e.g. degree or post graduate level or equivalent knowledge/experiential learning



  • Successful completion or willingness to undertake and complete preceptorship
  • Appropriate knowledge/experience of working in relevant service area
  • Understanding of caseload management and care co-ordination responsibilities


  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at specialist level of care
  • Evidence of specialist practice skills and able to demonstrate the impact of this on practice change/development
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active user/carer involvement/participation

Skills and Competencies


  • Effective inter-personal/communication skills
  • Work within the culture of improving working lives and working time directive
  • Ability to demonstrate ethical values and attitudes within a culture of equality and diversity
  • Manoeuvres patients/service-users and or equipment.
  • Requirement of frequent concentration e.g., assessments, care plans
  • Provide working hours to support the service needs


  • Good time management skills
  • Completion of mandatory training to support safe practice and the management of violence and aggression
  • Awareness of leadership/management skills and qualities
  • Ability to manage daily operations and maintain a safe working environment
  • Working knowledge of Trust policies and procedures.

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Trust HQ


HU10 6ED

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