The CUH occupational therapy department

What are the advantages of working in occupational therapy at Addenbrooke's?

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) is one of the largest and best known NHS Trusts in the UK. It is a teaching hospital with close links to the University of Cambridge and several occupational therapy teaching programmes. Our dedicated occupational therapy team delivers a patient-centred service to over one thousand patients in a specialist treatment centre with a worldwide reputation.

The Department is team based and team members benefit from senior and clinical specialist support. There is a strong emphasis on evidence-based practice and continuous professional development (CPD) and as a member of CUH occupational therapy team, you'll have access to a wealth of formal and informal teaching and learning opportunities, including training programmes, research groups, and the University of Cambridge medical library.

We are proud to offer a vast range of general and specialist six-month rotations for band 5’s and ten-month rotations for band 6’s as well as static posts.

At CUH, we use the Canadian Model of Occupational Performance - Engagement (CMOP-E) to guide our practice when assessing a patient’s occupational performance. Goals and treatment plans are made in collaboration with patients in planning their occupational therapy input and discharge from the hospital setting.

How is the department organised?

The department is large and vibrant with staff working in 11 clinical teams based at Addenbrooke’s. These are:

  • Department of Medicine for the Elderly
  • Acute Care Hub
  • Hand Therapy
  • Major Trauma
  • Medicine
  • Neurosciences
  • Orthopaedics
  • Peri-operative Review Informing Management of Elderly (PRIME)
  • Rheumatology and Pain
  • Surgery/Oncology
  • Stroke and Rehabilitation

Each team is led by an advanced occupational therapist.

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