Advanced Specialist Occupational Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Division B - CASEE
Band 7
Fixed Term for 12 months
Full and Part Time
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B
£31,696 to £41,787 p.a. pro rata
22/02/2018 23:59



Our Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

Calling all Occupational Therapists – an opportunity to cover maternity leave for the recently established Communication Aid Service East of England (CASEE) has arisen.

CASEE is one of 14  regional specialised Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Services commissioned by NHS England to provide a consistent, equitable AAC Service across England and is managed within the CUH Speech and Language Therapy Service.

Our service works closely with local therapy teams to provide a service to children and adults who are eligible for a specialised AAC assessment across the six counties of the East of England.

This is an opportunity to join our specialist multi-professional team comprising Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Clinical Scientist, Rehab Engineer, Advisory Teacher and Clinical Technician.

Ideally, you will be highly experienced in working with people with complex needs who require AAC to support their communication.

You will be familiar with high level assessment, working as part of a multi-professional team and bringing your unique professional expertise to create a range of AAC solutions. You will also be confident in providing training to professionals and families and be able to communicate effectively with a broad range of individuals.

Whilst high level AAC skills and experience is desirable, we welcome applications from Occupational Therapists who have an interest in AAC and who are committed to quickly develop the necessary specialist knowledge and skills.

Individual personal development needs will be identified and supported.

Part time/ job shares are welcomed.

This post is due to close on 22nd February 2018.

Interviews are due to take place 8th March 2018.

This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS clearance and as a result, you will be required to pay the associated fee of £47.50. This fee will be deducted from your second month’s salary.

Benefits to you
We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.
We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

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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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Catherine Hale, Acting Lead Clinician on 01223 349401 or

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