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Occupational Therapist


We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). This is an exciting opportunity working in a large acute teaching hospital which offers development, training and support.


This is an opportunity to join our large Band 5 rotation. Rotations are 6 months in duration and offer an exciting opportunity to develop clinical skills and knowledge in a wide variety of clinical areas including Medicine, Orthopaedics, Hands, Cardiothoracic, Surgery, Medicine for Older People, Cancer Care, Neurology, Stroke, and Paediatrics.


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.


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 between hospital sites for necessary patient visits. You would also need to be willing to work flexibly including weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis.

We welcome new graduates as well as staff with experience.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust's in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You'll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


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.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 15 July 2020.

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 will be provided with either park and ride access or an onsite permit. Eligibility for an onsite permit is dependent on the nature and requirements 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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You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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  • Ad ID:  14870710
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  02/07/2020, 02:53
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