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Band 7 - Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and experienced Neuro-Occupational Therapist (OT) to join our band 7 rotations within the well-established and dynamic Neurosciences department at the Royal Free Hospital, London.

Main duties of the job

The 18-month rotations enable further skill development and expertise in the assessment and management of complex neurological conditions across the patient pathway, including critical care, acute stroke and neurology, and inpatient neurorehabilitation.

Our 46 bedded Intensive Care Unit (ICU) includes a cohort of patients with highly complex neurological presentations and an ICU OT competency-based programme has been developed and presented at conference. Our acute stroke unit has consistently excellent SSNAP ratings, and our neurology beds offer exposure to acute, chronic, long-term, and rare neurological presentations. The well-regarded Neurological Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) provide specialist level 2 inpatient neurorehabilitation, based at Edgware Community Hospital with access to a therapy garden, kitchen, and specialist robotic upper limb equipment.

Therapy Services at the Royal Free are truly interdisciplinary with a strong emphasis on active learning, development, and staff wellness. You will be well supported by Clinical Lead Neurosciences Band 8 OTs across both sites and provided with opportunity to work on projects. We also have regular in-service training programmes, a dedicated therapies education team and a dedicated therapies R&D team.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A&E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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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


  • BSc Degree in Occupational Therapy or Diploma or equivalent
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Occupational Therapy registration
  • Evidence or portfolio of post-graduate continued development in specialist clinical area
  • Membership of specialist interest group e.g. SSNP

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values



  • Knowledge and clinical experience in stroke/neurology
  • Knowledge and experience of a wide range of approaches for the management of patients with acute, chronic and progressive neurological conditions
  • Experience of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary working
  • Previous experience of staff & student supervision/ clinical education
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Experience of clinical audit and/or research
  • Experience of teaching to groups / other healthcare professionals, patients, and carers
  • Evidence of active involvement in service development & contribution to change within the workplace
  • Evidence of post graduate training / study in clinical area
  • Highly effective written communication skills
  • Able to manage own clinical caseload by prioritising effectively and support others to do the same

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