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Band 5 - Rotational Occupational Therapist

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Old Age
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you looking for a rotational post which will allow you to develop clinical skills across a range of specialities?

New and exciting opportunities across a newly created Band 5 rotation are now available at Leicestershire Partnership Trust.

We are looking for Band 5 Occupational Therapists who would like to develop their skills within Physical Rehabilitation, Mental Health Services for Older People and Community settings. We are looking for someone who possesses a professional approach, good communication and problem-solving skills, and has a positive approach to multidisciplinary team working and person-centred care.The four areas that the rotational post include are on our:
  • Medical step down and rehabilitation ward at Coalville hospital, caring predominantly for frail elderly and/or medically unwell patients.
  • Stroke Rehabilitation Ward at Coalville Hospital.
  • Hinckley Community Therapy and Home First team,and with our
  • Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) post working within our Community Mental Health Team in Hinckley.

Skills developed on each rotation will support your growth as a clinician and enable you to widen your scope of practice.

Please note: we will close the advert when we have received sufficient applications, so please get your application in as soon as possible.

Main duties of the job

This rotational post would give the rare, and sought after, opportunity of gaining a variety of clinical skills in physical rehabilitation, community mental health services for older people and community settings. The rotations are for 9 months each. Shift patterns differ for each rotation with the Community Therapy team providing a 7-day service, the others being Monday-Friday.

Ideally you will need to be able to have your own car, as two of the rotations are community based, however the Trust does have Lease car schemes that can be accessed.

The successful post holder will be working as part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team and will be joining established, supportive and welcoming teams of occupational therapists. If you are newly qualified member of staff, an international recruit or returning to practice we provide a structured AHP Preceptorship programme alongside regular supervision and appraisal as well as opportunities to attend in-service training.

So, if you are motivated, organised and above all have the passion and drive to have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of patients within Leicestershire then we would love to hear from you.

If you have any questions or wish to find out more details, please contact: Claire Turvey, Professional Lead Occupational Therapist, Community Health Service, 07825 720 543 or

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Experience Essential
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Previous experience of working with the patient group.
Standard Requirements Essential
  • Commitment to Equality & Valuing Diversity Principles.
  • Understanding of Confidentiality & Data Protection.
  • Understanding of the service users of the Trust (which could include lived experience of conditions the Trust deals with or of receiving services relevant to those the Trust provides).
Personal Attributes Essential
  • Team player.
  • Resourceful and able to use own initiative.
  • Able to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, carers, outside agencies etc.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Record keeping and report writing skills.
  • Basic group work skills.
Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy or Final Year Student about to qualify.
  • Registration with the Health Care Professionals Council or pending qualification.
Mobility Essential
  • The candidate must be able to use their own transport or a suitable alternative for the purpose of this post.
  • Dependence on public transport is not suitable for domiciliary roles.

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