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Band 6 Occupational Therapist Elective Orthopaedics

Job Reference: 358-3413342-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Occupational Therapy
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
£32,306 - £39,027 £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
Elective Orthopedics - Leicester General Hospital
Permanent position 30 hours (Flexible/Bank)

Are you a Band 6 or an experienced Band 5 Occupational Therapist interested in working in Elective Orthopaedics?

We have an exciting opportunity for an OT interested in Musculoskeletal conditions to join the Elective team at Leicester General Hospital.

The case load is a mix of patients who have had joint replacement surgery, upper and lower limb surgery, spinal surgery, and some Trauma cases. The team provides a service to two wards, a pre-assessment clinic and day-case patients.

It is a fast paced specialty with OT staff working with patients both pre-admission and on the wards to ensure safe and effective discharge. You will be working with patients with complex clinical needs. You will be required to manage a varied caseload and undertake functional assessments. You will need to work with patients, families and the multidisciplinary team in a sensitive and professional manner for the benefit of the patient. Sound prioritisation, time management and organisational skills are essential in this acute hospital environment.

You will have the opportunity and support to develop your supervisory and leadership skills. 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.

This is an exciting time for this specialty. Due to the pandemic the waiting list for surgery is high, which is advancing many different service initiatives such as changes to surgery to move patients to days case and exploring ways Therapists can facilitate and support flow through this specialty.

You will receive a comprehensive Trust and departmental induction, regular supervision and appraisal and be actively encouraged to be involved in service development.

You will be required to work on our weekend roster, including bank holiday rosters.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Cheryl Woodford - Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

0116 2584067


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.

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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 (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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