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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/06/2020.

Band 5 Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 358-2148186-CSI-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Occupational Therapy
cross site, Leicester
£24,214 - £30,112 per ann

Occupational Therapist

Band 5 rotational position

Full time – 37.5 hours per week - Monday to Sunday (including Bank Holidays)

The University Hospitals of Leicester, Occupational Therapy Service are excited to offer the opportunity to join our extensive Band 5 rotation.

Working as a Band 5 in UHL, you will have the opportunity to rotate across a range of diverse specialties in this large acute teaching Trust.

We offer opportunities in specialities including acute medicine, emergency department, reablement ward, stroke (acute, rehab and early supported discharge), neurology ward, Brain Injury Unit, Neuro Rehab Unit, cardio respiratory, trauma, elective orthopaedics, surgery, renal, oncology and paediatrics.

Rotational posts are of six month duration. You will have the opportunity to work on each of the three hospital sites (Leicester General Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital).

You will be responsible for managing your own caseload, carrying out functional assessments, treatments and interventions to facilitate safe and effective discharges.

You will demonstrate excellent communication and time management skills, be able to work on your own and as part of a team.

You will receive regular supervision, appraisal and will benefit from a comprehensive induction and preceptorship package.

The OT service has over 120 staff in total, comprising support staff grades, highly skilled senior therapists and clinical specialists and an established therapy management team.

UHL Therapy service is passionate about research and the professional development of our staff. All staff are encouraged to participate in our local in-service training sessions and are expected to take an active role in their own continuous professional development. There are excellent career development opportunities within the trust.

For further information please contact:

For further details / informal visits contact: 0116 2585053

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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