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Acute Services Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Occupational Therapy
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full and part time hours
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£24,214 - £30,112 per annum, pro rata
03/11/2019 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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At  the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) we are passionate about delivering high quality patient care which we are able to do in our world class teaching hospital which has  state of the art facilities for modern patient care.

The Occupational Therapy Services are looking to recruit dynamic highly motivated Occupational Therapists to join our team of over 90 Occupational Therapists, Assistant Practitioners and support staff as part of our established Band 5 rotation.

We offer a broad range of experience across 18 rotations these include front door services, stroke, neurology, respiratory medicine, general medicine, surgery, orthopedics, rheumatology, hand therapy & paediatrics.

Norfolk is a great place to live & the NNUH is a great place to work– this is what one of our current team says about us:

My favorite part about working at NNUH is the support and encouragement that I have received from the teams that I have been based in. In each team I have made a good group of friends, ensuring that we all feel supported in the workplace and allowing us to meet outside of work as well’

We will support you in developing your skills by working alongside our friendly forward looking teams. You will receive regular supervision including preceptorship, annual appraisal and have access to peer support and encouragement to take an active role within your own learning beyond registration

Our modern hospital is set just outside the vibrant city of Norwich, in the beautiful county of Norfolk - the land of big skies, stunning beaches and rolling countryside. Our busy and evolving hospital is the 6th largest Trust in the UK & provides care to nearly a million patients each year and our passion for research and development is supported by our close links to the Norwich Research Park and University of East Anglia

If you  think this is the place for you or would like to know more then do please get in touch -  contact  Anne Clark, Occupational Therapy Deputy Service Manager

As post holder, you will:

  • be responsible for assessing and treating your own designated caseload of patients and maintaining their records as an autonomous practitioner
  • carry out day to day supervision of unqualified staff
  • assess risks relating to the discharge process to ensure a safe and timely discharge of patients to the most appropriate setting
  • provide advice and information to patients/ carers including instruction and training regarding use of equipment issued

Seven day working - Hours to include participation on the weekend rota.

Driving license required (adjustments will be considered for candidates with a disability).

** full and part time hours available **

Interview date: 21st November 2019

Open for applications: 8th October 2019

Close for applications: 3rd November 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Anne Clark - Deputy Occupational Therapy Services Manager

Tel: 01603 288192