The job "Occupational Therapist" has been saved.

I don't have a CV - Guest Apply

Ready to apply?

Please confirm your email to start the apply process.
Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Please ensure you read the 'Information for Candidates' document prior to completing your application form.

You will be able to track the progress of your application via NHS Jobs. If you have been successful at shortlisting you will be invited to interview via NHS Jobs using the e-mail address you have registered.

If you have not heard within 6 weeks of the closing date, your application has been unsuccessful.

We are looking to appoint a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our in-patient Occupational Therapy team. The successful candidate will work in the acute hospital setting in a range of specialities.

The Occupational Therapy team is based in a busy acute hospital where there is opportunity to develop knowledge and skills and gain experience of multi-disciplinary working.

The successful applicant will carry their own clinical caseload and will be responsible for planning and implementing OT intervention to facilitate safe and effective discharge of patients from hospital. The successful candidate will assess functional performance, providing advice, education and equipment to promote independence and ensuring the patient has adequate support on discharge from hospital. The post includes some visits to patient’s homes, and attendance at multi disciplinary meetings and case conferences when required.

Clinical supervision and support is provided by a Senior Occupational Therapist and a Band 5 OT support group is available within the Trust.

The hospital has an on-site staff gym, post graduate standard library facilities, a purpose built training and education centre and a multi-storey car park.

Candidates must have a degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy and be HCPC registered.

Applicants should be motivated, reliable and flexible, and have experience of working with people who have disabilities, illness or injuries. They should have effective organisational and communication skills, the ability to move and handle patients and hold a current clear driving licence.

This post may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Scheme check at Enhanced or Standard level and will be determined on appointment.

City Hospitals Sunderland is positive about disability. We also wish to be known as an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sectors of the community. The value we place on our employees will be reflected in our commitment to improving the working lives of our employees.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test . The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post by visiting the UK Border Agency website.

Please quote the job reference number in all correspondence.

Please note this advert may close early should a high volume of applications be received.

To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

Job Requirements