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Occupational Therapist

Band 5

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Band 5
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Job share
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (None)
Job ref
Hull Royal Infirmary
£28,407 - £34,581 PRO RATA
Salary period
09/06/2023 23:59

Job overview

Hull University Teaching Hospitals are seeking to recruit band 5 occupational therapists to join our diverse team of allied health professionals who work across a range of clinical specialties within an acute care setting.

The post holders will work alongside colleagues to support the assessment of need across a range of clinical conditions which present with varying degrees of complexity. As an occupational therapist you will have direct input into the assessment,  treatment and reablement of patients who present within acute care, delivering evidence based interventions to facilitate recovery, promote well-being and optimise independent functioning as far as reasonably possible in all areas of life.

We are seeking people who can adapt to changing environment and work well in a team. You will be expected to be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team and build social networks working in partnership with other agencies to identify and address the immediate need.

Current or pending professional registration (HCPC) is required for this post hence applicants will need to hold (or be awaiting) a Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy.

Main duties of the job

Our current band 5 rotations operate across two hospital sites. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to gain direct clinical experience in the following areas:

Medicine for the Elderly, General Medicine, Respiratory, Vascular Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery (Trauma and Elective),  Oncology, Acute Stroke/Neurology, Hand and Upper Limb, Reablement / Intermediate Care Unit

The post holder will be self motivated and aspirational, be able to assess in an effective and timely manner in a rapid paced environment. Confidence in enabling patients in positive risk taking, personalised care, assessment of capacity, manual handling, functional assessments and knowledge of the SAFER principles will be enhanced and nurtured within this role.

Working for our organisation

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust strongly encourages new starters to have the Covid-19 vaccine.  However it is not a mandatory requirement to work for us.

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000  staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust’s secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively. 



Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Working towards or Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HCPC registration or application for in progress
Desirable criteria
  • Accredited wheelchair prescriber
  • Completion of recognised professional practice educator course
  • Full clean driving licence


Essential criteria
  • Evidence of consolidation in one or more areas of practice
  • Documented evidence of continued professional development
Desirable criteria
  • Post registration experience in a variety of clinical settings

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sharon Murray
Job title
Deputy Head of Therapies
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