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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/08/2020.

Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 358-2272986-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Occupational Therapy
£31,365 - £37,890 £31,365 - £37,890

Occupational Therapist Band 6
Are you an enthusiastic and dynamic Occupational Therapists looking for a new experience or the next step in your career? We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our established team of therapists at Glenfield Hospital.

This position will be rotational between cardiology and respiratory and includes specialist areas such as Clinical Decisions Unit (CDU), respiratory short stay and acute ventilation. You will also gain the opportunity to work in Vascular, Cardiac surgery and Thoracics.

You will manage a caseload of patients with a variety of conditions by completing timely assessments of patients referred to the service and develop individualised treatment plans. You will develop and maintain a high level of knowledge of community services with the aim to facilitate discharge from the acute setting as efficiently and effectively as possible. The acute and community therapy services are working collaboratively together to improve the services for patients by developing better ways of working across the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland sustainability and transformation partnership (STP). This is likely to provide an opportunity for rotational posts in the future between University Hospitals of Leicester and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, enhancing the experiences and knowledge of staff.

As well as your direct clinical role you will get opportunities to deliver training and education to the therapy team and the wider MDT. There will be opportunities to supervise other staff as well as provide practice placements for Occupational Therapy students. There is also a structured in-service training in place within the team which you will be actively encouraged to be involved in. Service improvement, audits and research is encouraged and you will have the opportunity to be part of the established Therapy Research, Audit and Service Evaluation group (TRASE). You will benefit from a comprehensive and supportive induction, supervision and appraisal package to aid personal development. We provide a seven day service and have a roster system to cover weekend working and bank holidays for which you will receive appropriate training.

If you are keen to work within an innovative team, are highly motivated with good communication and organisational skills then we are keen to hear from you.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Clare Whittingham (Therapy Clinical Team Leader)


Jo Spare (Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist)

0116 2583389

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

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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.

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