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Occupational therapy

Our team of over 130 people includes staff from band 2 to band 8 working in a range of clinical and non-clinical roles, with lots of opportunities for progression at all levels.

We care for people of all ages across our inpatient and outpatient services in all three UHL hospitals, covering a wide range of clinical areas. We provide specialist services in cardiac and respiratory, renal and urology, neurological rehabilitation and many more.

We work in the following clinical areas:

  • Cardiac
  • Respiratory
  • Glenfield outreach therapy team
  • Renal and surgery
  • Vascular and surgery
  • Oncology
  • Critical care
  • Acute medicine
  • Rapid assessment and discharge service
  • Acute stroke
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Early supported discharge service
  • Neurology
  • Specialist neurological rehabilitation unit
  • Brain injury unit
  • Paediatrics
  • Trauma orthopaedics
  • Elective orthopaedics
  • Hands, burns and plastics outpatients
  • Pain management.

We also offer positions within research and practice learning and there are always new roles developing.

Our teams

Our teams are usually structured as below:


Support for team members

The occupational therapy teams offer a fantastic support system of highly skilled and specialist occupational therapists who support new starters and other colleagues, helping develop their clinical and research skills.

Our staff all have a dedicated supervisor with one-to-one monthly meetings to provide ongoing support and development. You will have annual appraisals and regular reviews to identify your learning needs and outcomes and your supervisor will assist you with the appraisal process.

Qualified staff will be given opportunities to develop experience and confidence in becoming a clinical educator and there are opportunities to support and supervise team members as well as work experience students.

Continued professional development

Our team members are all encouraged to participate in their own continued professional development (CPD). There will be opportunities to attend in-service training and journal clubs, to assist in local and national audits and to join internal and external courses. Staff on the band 5 rotation will also be involved in the preceptorship training programme.


As a Trust, we are very keen to help develop and support research activity. We have a research lead and over 20 members of occupational therapy staff who have been or are actively involved in research activities. We have been successful in obtaining funding to support research and regularly present at conferences, write publications and collaborate with universities. We are looking for graduates who have an enquiring mind and would like to get involved in our research studies.

Join a great team

We are a friendly group and often organise social nights and events. Wellbeing at Work also offers discounted and free activities and therapies to all staff to help achieve a healthier lifestyle

Find out more

Read Kathryn’s experience of being an occupational therapist at Leicester’s Hospitals.

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