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Band 6 Occupational Therapist Medicine

Job Reference: 358-3121825-CSI-A

University Hospitals of Leicester
Occupational Therapy
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

Occupational Therapist Band 6
Acute Medicine Leicester Royal Infirmary
Permanent position 30 hours (Flexible/Bank)

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic Band 6 Occupational Therapists to join our established team of therapists at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

These positions will be based on the Acute Medical Wards (for example, Frailty, Gastroenterology, Diabetes) and the Rapid Assessment and Discharge Service (RADS), working in the areas of Accident & Emergency (A&E), Emergency Frailty Unit (EFU), Acute Medical Unit (AMU), Acute Frailty Unit (AFU), Emergency Decisions Unit (EDU) and Short Stay Units (SSU).

You will complete timely interventions of patients referred to the service, with an aim to facilitate discharge from the acute setting as efficiently and effectively as possible. You will ensure excellent communication with patients, their relatives and carers, work effectively within a large multidisciplinary team, and ensure adherence to the five Trust Values at all times.

You will manage a caseload of patients with a variety of conditions,
therefore will benefit from experience in treating patients in many specialities.

You will have support to develop both your clinical and management skills from a Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist and Therapy Team Leader. You will join a supportive team of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists and will receive regular supervision and appraisal to promote personal development.

You will be actively encouraged to be involved in service development, audit and research within the team. There will be the opportunity to support and supervise other staff, as well as provide practice placements for Occupational Therapy students. There is also structured in-service
training in place within the team which you will be encouraged to be involved with.

We provide a seven day service and have a roster system to cover weekend working and bank holidays.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameCaroline FarthingJob titleClinical Team LeaderAdditional contact information

Caroline Farthing Therapy Team Leader for Acute Medicine and RADs – e-mail tel 0116 2585053


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 (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

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-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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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