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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/10/2020.

Occupational Therapy Technical Instructor

Job Reference: 358-2625829-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£21,892 - £24,157 per annum

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust



Band 4 Occupational Therapist, Trauma Orthopaedics

Hours: Full Time 37.5 hours

Mon – Sun (includes weekends and bank holidays)


We are pleased to be able to offer this exciting opportunity to join our friendly and supportive Trauma Orthopaedics Team at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

The Trauma Unit hosts a wide range of orthopaedic injuries and includes a spinal ward and a dedicated fractured neck of femur ward. Excellent prioritisation skills will be required as you assess and treat patients in this fast paced area to facilitate a timely discharge and make onward referrals where appropriate. Flexibility is essential and the ability to problem solve effectively as you manage your own caseload under the guidance of the qualified Occupational Therapists.

The team work very closely with Physiotherapy colleagues and Discharge Nurses and have excellent working relationships with the wider MDT. Evidence of supporting and teaching others is desirable as you will assist in the education of students and support other team members as required. Your personal development will be supported through appraisal, induction and in-service training. There is also a robust competency package for Technical Instructors to facilitate the training within the role.

You must have previously worked as a therapy support worker (band 2, 3 or 4) or equivalent and demonstrate an understanding of the role and purpose of Occupational Therapy in the acute hospital setting. Experience of working within a team plus GCSE (Grade C or above) for both English and Maths (or equivalent) is also required. Previous experience of clerical/admin tasks and computer skills are desirable.

Please note that this vacancy will close as soon as sufficient number of applications are received. If you are interested in this post we advise that you apply as soon as possible.

Successful candidates from the interviews for this post may be considered for future support worker vacancies in other therapy teams within UHL. Full and part-time hours may be considered.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameGill BelcherJob titleClinical Specialist Occupational TherapistEmail addressgillian.belcher@uhl-tr.nhs.ukTelephone number01162585271Additional contact information

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further or to arrange an informal visit please contact Gill Belcher, Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist,, 0116 258 5271, or Caroline Timms, Therapy Clinical Team Leader,, 0116 258 5271


Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments 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 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 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. As 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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