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Acute Services Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Occupational Therapy
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week. Part time hours considered,
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum, pro rata
09/08/2020 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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Are you an Occupational Therapist who is passionate about providing high quality patient care?

Are you newly qualified or looking to extend your experience?

If the answer is yes then you are the person we are looking for to come & join the over 90 members of staff currently working within the Occupational Therapy Service at NNUH who share your passion.

Due to career progression we are looking for enthusiastic & motivated Occupational Therapists to join our established Band 5 Rotation scheme and help us ensure that we meet the Trust’s vision to provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most.

We are able to offer a broad range of experience across the following clinical areas:

  • Neurosciences
  • Respiratory /Cardiology /Medicine/Older Persons Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Surgery/ Trauma / Orthopaedics
  • Rheumatology
  • Hand therapy
  • Paediatrics

We will support you to develop current/ new skills with access to in-service training and professional development. You will receive supervision and annual appraisal; have access to peer support and encouragement to take an active role within your own continuing professional development. If you are newly qualified our OT preceptorship team will work with you as an individual across rotations to help you to consolidate your career progression.

Our busy and evolving world class teaching hospital is the 6th largest Trust in the UK, we have state of the art facilities for modern patient care of 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 where our future Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses, Speech & Language Therapists, Physiotherapists & of course Occupational Therapists are trained.

The Trust has excellent facilities and the hospital is situated on the outskirts of the vibrant & historic City of Norwich which has all you might wish for – shopping, entertainment, sports facilities & cultural events. Norfolk is a great place to live as well as work – we have big skies, stunning beaches and beautiful rolling countryside. It is so great that like many of us you may never want to leave.

If you are enthusiastic, forward thinking and wish to deliver high quality patient care, then we would love to welcome you into our team.

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 time: 37.5 hours per week. Part time hours will be considered.

Interview dates: 26th & 27th August 2020

Open for applications: 28th July 2020

Close for applications: 9th August 2020

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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
Additional information

Anne Clark - Deputy Occupational Therapy Services Manager

Tel: 01603 288192