Occupational Therapist

West London NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum
Closing date
16 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Thank you for taking interest in this exciting new opportunity for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist or for an Occupational Therapist looking to develop up into a more senior role, with an interest in inpatient acute Mental Health care.

We are searching for motivated and innovative Occupational Therapist to work within our inpatient services in Hammersmith & Fulham Mental Health Unit. Join us and you will play a central role within committed and dynamic teams that are passionate about making a difference to peoples lives.

This is an incredible opportunity to establish a career with West London NHS Trust, in one of the countrys most exciting and progressive mental health providers. You will be supported with dedicated supervision and encouraged to develop your clinical competencies within a stimulating learning environment.

You will become part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team, using your skills and experience to help define and deliver intervention to people on one of our wards that helps them on their road to recovery. We believe that with our help, people can improve their mental health, to recover independence and return to their local community.

We will encourage and help you to learn, develop and grow in this role. This role is also suitable for an experienced Band 5 who is keen to develop up into a Band 6 as we offer developmental opportunities.

Main duties of the job

To provide a client-centred occupational therapy service to a defined caseload of service users with complex needs, within the local services working with multi-disciplinary team members and the occupational therapy team.
  • To actively develop and implement a framework of care, which reflects a holistic approach to service user needs, and the seven pillars of clinical governance.
  • To use evidence-based principles to apply clinical skills and reasoning in occupational therapy, assessment, treatment planning, intervention and evaluation which include individual and group orientated approaches.
  • To be a resource for the team, providing, occupational therapy professional guidance, and to lead on the evaluation and continued development of the occupational therapy service
  • To provide leadership and taking responsibility for the direct supervision for less clinically experienced staff, support staff and students including conducting Performance Development Review (PDR) as appropriate.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health, physical healthcare and community services commissioned locally and nationally. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of only three high secure hospitals in the country and one of the highest profile mental healthcare settings in the world.

Our medium-secure and forensic services care for patients from across the South of England. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs - Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow. The Trust employs 3,770 staff, of which 47% are from Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) background. Our turnover in 2019/20 was �314m.

In recent years there has been a trust-wide step change in culture, performance and ambition. The Trust is now rated as 'Good' overallby the CQC, and the rating for our Forensic services has improved from 'Requires improvement' to 'Outstanding'. Rigorous financial management has been central to our ability to deliver service improvements. The Trust has delivered consistent surpluses since 2009, totalling more than �77m. In parallel, we have also improved efficiencies by reducing length of stays and improving patient flow, with almost no out of area placements in recent years.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To ensure that the professional standards and ethics as set out by the College of Occupational Therapists (COT) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) are adhered to at all times.


  • All interactions with service users should be underpinned with empathy and a clear understanding of the effects of disability in the areas of productivity, leisure and activities of daily living (ADL).
  • All interactions should be sensitive and responsive to the service users ethnic, cultural and social background, using a range of communication and engagement skills as appropriate to the context.

  • To critically evaluate referrals to the occupational therapy service for occupational therapy intervention, particularly identifying priorities for treatment intervention.

To provide a comprehensive assessment and interpret a range of complex clinical findings to develop appropriate, treatment plans intervention and evaluation of the occupational therapy programme that includes risk assessment with particular reference to service user need within the speciality

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent occupational therapy qualification
  • HCPC Registration



  • Achieved Band 5 OT KSF sub-set (usually through 12 month preceptorship programme)
  • Achieved full KSF outline for Band 5 OT (usually second year post qualified)
  • Relevant post-qualified OT experience in Mental Health
  • Multidisciplinary team working


  • Involvement in research and clinical audit
  • Experience of supervision of students and staff
  • A minimum of two and a half years post qualified experience as an OT (or equivalent role) in a health or social care or 3rd sector setting



  • Mental health diagnoses/presentations
  • Ability to articulate and apply relevant experience to mental health setting
  • Research methodology
  • Awareness of need to work within appropriate boundaries
  • Relevant current legislation, NICE guidelines, CPA, risk assessment and risk management


  • Clinical/case supervision training

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