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Band 6 Occupational Therapist MSK outpatients

University Hospitals o
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
Competitive salary
Closing date
30 Jul 2021
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Occupational Therapist Band 6: Out-patient Service (Hand Therapy/ Upper Limb Injuries)
Leicester Royal Infirmary
Permanent position 37.5 hours

We are looking to recruit a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our established team of therapists at Leicester Royal Infirmary. The out-patient OT service is a dynamic and forward thinking team providing a service to a wide range of patients on all 3 UHL sites.

You will be:-
  • Treating patients with hand or upper limb injury, including trauma and elective orthopaedics, burns and plastics, rheumatology and paediatrics.
  • Using a variety of treatment techniques - e.g. splinting, pressure garments, various rehabilitation equipment.
  • Part of a close MDT, working with OT and Physio colleagues and medical/surgical teams including input to an MDT clinic.
  • Providing a splinting service to In-patients - to facilitate discharge or as support to the in-pt OT team.

Experience in this this clinical area is advantageous but not essential. Not only will you develop expertise in the clinical area, you will also develop your supervisory and management skills. Working alongside highly experienced team members you will have opportunities to develop the service and be actively involved in the clinical governance agenda including research and audit.

You will receive regular supervision and appraisal and there will be the opportunity to support and supervise other staff as well as provide practice placements for Occupational Therapy students.

You will be expected to participate in a roster system to cover our Weekend and Bank Holiday Service.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameKaren McMullanJob titleClinical Team LeaderAdditional contact information

Karen McMullan, Therapy Team Leader, 07929835611 or e-mail

or contact Liz Rose / Rosie Dear (Clinical Specialist OTs) on 0116 2586826

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Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

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COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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