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Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking to recruit a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to become part of our integrated Medical HSEP (Health Services for Elderly People) Therapy team.

As a team of therapy support workers, occupational therapists, dietitians, speech and language therapists and physiotherapists, we are dedicated to providing and improving our excellent quality of care for older patients and those living with frailty and dementia.

The successful candidate should be an enthusiastic and passionate therapist, who is keen to develop their specialist clinical knowledge and management skills. They should be forward thinking and able to demonstrate excellent organisational and clinical skills within the fast-paced in-patient setting, to facilitate safe discharges and provide excellent quality of care.

There are many opportunities to lead on and participate in Quality Improvement Projects and assist in setting new directions for our service. Good communication skills and the motivation to encourage and facilitate best practice is required. You will be joining a well-established and supportive integrated Therapy team and work closely with, and be supported by the Clinical Lead and an Advanced Frailty Practitioner.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an excellent communicator with clinical expertise in frailty and dementia services, and a flexible, problem solving approach to their work. The ability to work well with all members of the multi-disciplinary team is essential, as is the ability to promote the role of physiotherapy and the implementation of evidence-based practice.

The post holder will provide leadership, supervision, teaching and support to more junior members of the team and will liaise closely with the other specialist teams within the therapy service. They will provide day to day operational management for the team alongside the other team leads, and will have excellent prioritisation and organisational skills.

It is a requirement for this post-holder to participate in the 7-day working roster and bank holiday cover.

About us

The Therapy Department holds a high profile within the Trust and is committed to staff and service development. We offer a large range of in-service and external training to suit individual's learning objectives and the needs of the service. You will be encouraged to develop your clinical, teaching and managerial skills within Trust values and CPD guidelines.

Specialist support and supervision will be provided to increase your skills in managing patients living with frailty for example, advanced communication skills including 'What Matters to You' and Advanced Care Planning, Delirium recognition, management and nutrition.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, and we are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them. Enthusiasm for advancing equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities is essential.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Education & professional Qualifications


  • Current HCPC Registration
  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Demonstration of commitment to life long learning


  • UK driving licence (manual)
  • Fieldwork Education Certificate



  • Evidence of C.P.D in relevant areas of practice
  • Post registration experience relevant to clinical area including work in an acute health setting and discharge planning.


  • Experience in supervising/teaching staff/student/volunteer
  • Relevant other associated work experience

Skills and aptitudes


  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability integrate clinical knowledge into practice and be able to problem solve using clinical reasoning.
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good organisational skills and ability to manage own workload

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