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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/10/2020.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Job Reference: 358-2645513-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Occupational Therapy
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata

The Therapy service at the Leicester General Hospital has the opportunity to recruit a part time (25.5 hours per week including bank holidays and weekends on a rota basis) Occupational Therapy assistant to work within the Therapy team. This post will be based at Leicester General Hospital, working alongside qualified Therapy staff to provide treatment for Elective Orthopaedic patients within an acute hospital setting.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Occupational Therapists, assisting them to assess and treat patients undergoing major joint replacements, upper and lower limb elective orthopaedic surgery, trauma, spinal surgery and amputations. Our purpose is to enhance the patient’s functional independence and safely discharge from hospital.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in a competency-based training programme to allow them to carry out particular treatment techniques with patients under the guidance and supervision of a qualified Occupational Therapist. The post holder will be expected to carry out administration tasks, maintenance of equipment and its stock levels and general cleaning duties within the Therapy team.

You must have equivalent of Grade C or above at GCSE in English and Maths. Clerical experience and the ability to use computers are desirable in this post.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Karen McMullan - Therapy Clinical Team Leader


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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