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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Band 5

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317 Occupational Therapy - Corporate
Band 5
Fixed term: 7 months (until 26 September 2021)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37 hours 30 minutes/week)
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317 Trustwide
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
Salary period
18/04/2021 23:59
Interview date

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “Healthcare at its best with people at our heart”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.72 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has been twice rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

We are an Outstanding NHS Foundation Hospital Trust at the forefront of delivering high quality acute services at a local, regional and national level.

We are seeking to appoint  Band 5 Therapists to join our dynamic group of Occupational Therapists.

You will be based within a specialist team at one of our locations within the Trust providing occupational therapy assessment and intervention for patients within the defined specialist clinical area, gaining experience of working in a variety of settings and working as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team.

Teams include Medicine (Including Older People’s Medicine) Surgery (Vascular, Plastics and General Surgery), Orthopaedics (Trauma and Elective), Major Trauma Rehabilitation, Adult Oncology, Paediatrics, Neurosciences.

You will receive regular supervision supporting both your clinical and professional development, and will also be able to utilise peer support from the Band 5 support group. Applicants must also be willing to participate in internal and external learning opportunities.

Applicants need to be state registered and should have an excellent knowledge of occupational therapy core skills, well developed communication skills and be able to work as part of a team.

Experience of working with a wide range of physical conditions in an acute physical, fast paced environment is desirable.

Full time 37 hours 30 minutes/week - several fixed term posts available

Interview Date: Friday 30 April 2021


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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

Judith Finlay
Job title
Advanced Occupational Therapist
Email address
Telephone number
0191 2137236
Additional information

Judith Finlay

0191 2137236