Rotational Occupational Therapist

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
February 07, 2023
Offerd Salary:£27,055 - £32,934
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Rotational Occupational Therapist Band 5

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Band 5




Full time - 37.5 hours per week

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Southampton General Hospital




£27,055 - £32,934 pa

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07/02/2023 23:59

Interview date

Job overview

We are excited to announce we have several opportunities for qualified Occupational Therapists to join our friendly therapy team at University Hospital Southampton as a rotational band 5.

ABOUT THE TEAM Successful candidates will join our large Band 5 rotation which consists of 6 month rotations in a variety of specialist clinical areas at a forward thinking acute trust. Rotations are an exciting opportunity to develop clinical skills and broaden your knowledge in a wide variety of clinical areas

These areas include; Medicine Orthopaedics Hands Cardiothoracic Surgery Medicine for Older People Cancer Care Neurology Stroke Paediatrics AMU and ED

We are now welcoming applications from those due to graduate in Summer 2023.

Main duties of the job YOUR MAIN DUTIES

You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.

Working for our organisation WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WHAT YOU'LL DO

You will be working alongside advanced and specialist clinicians in all areas and will have access to regular supervision, training, development and a personal development plan. Our excellent appraisal programme also includes a one year preceptorship programme for new graduates. Our band 5 Occupational Therapists can gain experience in a supervisory role including opportunities to support students. This allows development of their leadership skills and help support career progression.


The successful candidate will need to be enthusiastic, motivated and resilient. You must be a team player whilst being able to work autonomously and have the ability to champion the needs of your patients. Good communication, prioritisation and organisational skills are essential and we are looking for staff with sound clinical reasoning skills, who thrive on problem solving in partnership with their patients and multiple agencies.

You will need to be a car driver, with full driving licence, or ability to travel independently between hospital sites for necessary patient visits. The post holder would also need to be willing to work flexibly including weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis to support our 7 day service model.

If this exciting opportunity sounds of interest to you…. apply now!

We are now welcoming applications from those due to graduate in Summer 2023.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Interviews will be held on Monday, 20 February 2023

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification Qualifications Essential criteria
  • MSc/Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Current or pending HCPC registration
  • Experience Essential criteria
  • Work with a variety of physical and mental health conditions/multiple pathology during student placements/other B5 posts
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of fitting a range of equipment
  • Experience of working with support staff
  • Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience at Band 5 or equivalent level
  • Skills Essential criteria
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional manner
  • Proven time management and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive information
  • Ability to recognise own limitations
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Special requirements Essential criteria
  • Ability to travel to different sites as required
  • Advanced DBS check
  • Able to work flexibly over 7 days, including weekends according to the rota
  • Values Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Patients First
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Always Improving
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values Working Together
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

    For more information about our Trust

    Head to our careers portal where you'll find information about:

    - Our values and vision - Our services and teams - Benefits we offer our staff - UK professional body registration - Information about our city - Relocating to Southampton - Our fantastic staff and their work

    To find out what our staff think about working here, you may also wish to look at our most recent friends and family test and NHS staff survey results, or our latest CQC report.

    Getting to work - our travel promise

    Getting to work should be as easy as possible and that's why we have introduced the UHS travel promise – a commitment from the Trust that we will provide reasonable travel options for every member of staff. Every member of staff can apply for a permit to use our park & ride facility. Eligibility for on-site parking is dependent on the nature and requirement of the role. All staff can also access a range of discounted benefits relating to travel including reduced price bus tickets, purchase of salary sacrifice bikes and ultra-low emission cars.

    Our commitment to equality

    Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

    UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

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    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.

    Documents to download
  • Job Description (PDF, 207.3KB)
  • Personal Specification (PDF, 205.5KB)
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    Further details / informal visits contact


    Polly Brown

    Job title

    Advanced Occupational Therapist

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    [email protected]

    Telephone number

    023 8022 2777
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