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Occupational Therapist

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year PRO RATA
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Hull University Teaching Hospitals are seeking to recruit band 5 occupational therapists to join our diverse team of allied health professionals who work across a range of clinical specialties within an acute care setting.

The post holders will work alongside colleagues to support the assessment of need across a range of clinical conditions which present with varying degrees of complexity. As an occupational therapist you will have direct input into the assessment, treatment and reablement of patients who present within acute care, delivering evidence based interventions to facilitate recovery, promote well-being and optimise independent functioning as far as reasonably possible in all areas of life.

We are seeking people who can adapt to changing environment and work well in a team. You will be expected to be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team and build social networks working in partnership with other agencies to identify and address the immediate need.

Current or pending professional registration (HCPC) is required for this post hence applicants will need to hold (or be awaiting) a Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy.

Band 5 to 6 development programme available for suitable candidates with relevant experience, knowledge and skill.

Main duties of the job

Our current band 5 rotations operate across two hospital sites. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to gain direct clinical experience in the following areas:

Medicine for the Elderly, General Medicine, Respiratory, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery (Trauma and Elective), Oncology, Acute Stroke/Neurology, Hand and Upper Limb, Reablement / Intermediate Care Unit

The post holder will be self motivated and aspirational, be able to assess in an effective and timely manner in a rapid paced environment. Confidence in enabling patients in positive risk taking, personalised care, assessment of capacity, manual handling, functional assessments and knowledge of the SAFER principles will be enhanced and nurtured within this role.

About us

The Humber Health Partnership is one of the largest acute and community Partnership arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Partnership has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Partnership and our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled Worker Visa sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. You can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post by assessing your circumstances against criteria specified on the website.

Person Specification



  • Working towards or Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HCPC registration or application for in progress


  • Accredited wheelchair prescriber
  • Completion of recognised professional practice educator course
  • Full clean driving licence



  • Evidence of required level of knowledge and skill on the basis of clinical placements
  • Documented evidence of continued professional development


  • Post registration experience in a variety of clinical settings

Skills, Knowledge and Ability


  • Knowledge of the key concepts of Occupational Therapy models of practice
  • Ability to demonstrate/discuss Occupational Therapy process
  • Ability to analyse, select and apply appropriate assessment and treatments using a range of modalities
  • Awareness of National guidelines and legislation relating to health and social care
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Ability to analyse and evaluate information collected to formulate recommendations, organising own caseload and prioritising / delegating as required
  • Ability to work as an MDT adopting a flexible approach to working practice
  • Experience of supervision


  • Contributed to the development of students and staff Previous involvement in research and aud

Employer details

Employer name

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Hull Royal Infirmary

Anlaby Road



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