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Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist in Critical Care

Job Reference: 358-2652486-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Occupational Therapy
Cross site role, Leicester
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum, pro rata






Band 7

37.5   1.0 WTE


Are you looking for a new and unique clinical challenge? Are you keen to use all of your core Occupational Therapy skills? Do you have a passion for acute rehabilitation? Then you could be the person for us.

We are seeking an experienced Occupational Therapist with an interest in Critical Care. The successful applicant will be instrumental in the on-going development of this service and as such experience in service development and evaluation would be advantageous.

The successful post holder will be required to work on all three Critical Care Units across the three sites in order to innovate and develop clinical excellence through audit, research and evidence based practice.

Alongside developing this pioneering service you will also carry a complex Critical Care caseload. You will provide assessments and interventions on the Intensive Care Units, outreaching to base wards and being part of the MDT Critical Care and ECMO Follow-Up Clinics. You will be required to draw upon both your physical and psychosocial core skills of functional rehabilitation, anxiety management, splinting and cognitive/perceptual assessments to improve the patients’ quality of life post critical illness. You will work closely with the physiotherapists as well as the wider MDT in order to maximise patient’s functional outcomes and on-going independence.

The ideal candidate will have the confidence, passion and creativity to develop and promote the benefits of Occupational Therapy within such an acute medical setting. You will be joining a large motivated and enthusiastic therapy team which provides experienced peer support.

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country, incorporating the Leicester General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary Hospitals. The Trust is made up of more than 15,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

As a large, acute NHS Trust with strong links to the University of Leicester and De Montfort University there is a strong focus on teaching and development of staff, including qualified, non-qualified and multi-disciplinary staff.

Occupational Therapy provides a seven day rostered service, including bank holidays, and the successful candidate will be required to participate in this roster.

We would encourage interested applicants to contact Sam Rossiter, Therapy Clinical Team Leader or 0116 258 6825 for further information.












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

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

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