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Highly Specialised Community Occupational therapist

West London NHS Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 a year per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health, Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist and are passionate in the delivery of the NHS vision; \providing patients care at the right time in the right place? Are you ready for a new challenge in utilising your clinical knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving skills? If you are, this role maybe ideal for you.

West London NHS Trust is delighted to have been awarded the contract to provide community services in Ealing over the next 10 years. We have formed a partnership (Ealing CommunityPartners) with Centraland North WestLondonNHS Trust (CNWL), The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust and a number of other partners to provide community services throughout Ealing. We have an ambitious vision for integrated health & social care services across Ealing and will strive to deliver high standards of care with the aim of improving access to services and the quality of life for all of our patients.

Our staff are central to delivering the service vision and we are keen to recruit high calibre staff who will be offered the support required to fulfil their roles as well as being provided with the training and experience to further their skills and build a career of which they can be proud.

The Intermediate Care team consists of; community admission avoidance team, discharge to assess(D2A), admission avoidance beds, therapy beds, neurological beds, End Of Life (EOL) and twilight Nursing.

Main duties of the job

We are currently recruiting a B7 Highly Specialist OT/PT to join our diverse and dynamic Rapid Response Team in Ealing. The role involves predominantly assessment and treatment of patients in their homes, using the Top-Down assessment model and providing personalised evidence-based therapy interventions to maintain function and avoid hospital admission. It also includes referral triage, provision of supervision, line management, lead on service improvement and provide teaching to the MDT.

This service is a Consultant led and well supported by our medical team, therefore any medical input required can be provided outside hospital. We run a multidisciplinary team meeting to ensure all members of staff are supported in delivering the service in a daily basis.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description

Job responsibilities


We offer an extensive reward package to our staff alongside an exciting and fulfilling career with our Trust. Some of the benefits you can enjoy when you join our team are:
  • A competitive relocation package meaning you can claim up to �8k in expenses when moving over 40 miles to join the Trust.
  • Up to 33 days annual leave as well as the opportunity to buy even more days or sell some leave days that you dont need.
  • As a member of staff you will be able to request up to six shifts off work per rota
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Support towards career development and promotion opportunities within the Trust.
  • A supportive environment to develop clinical skills.
  • Access to a comprehensive online library of training, development, and resources.
  • Discounted gym membership from �10 per month at our on-site gym! (St Bernards site)
  • Staff discounts at high street retailers.
  • Paid DBS application upon offer

We welcome enquiries about this role before or during your application process. If you would like to know more about this opportunity and working at West London NHS Trust, please contact:

Intermediate care & community hospital

Brich Gurung, Matron

For further details regarding the role and responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Occupational Therapy /Physiotherapy Degree or Equivalent
  • Health and Care Professions Council registration
  • Post graduate education in relevant field


  • Member of CSP
  • Advanced assessment skills



  • NHS Experience at band 6 level to include acute and/or community/outpatient setting e.g. experience gained through Band 5 rotations in medical, surgical, orthopaedic, neurology, care of older persons.
  • Experience of managing complex pathways and pathway simplification
  • Experience of working with sub-acute patients
  • Experience of clinical audit and service evaluation
  • Experience of clinical supervision of staff
  • Experience of manually handling patients and/or equipment safely to attain positioning necessary to perform safe and effective clinical assessments and treatments.
  • Successful completion of field work educator training course and/or first line management course.
  • Evidence of involvement in service development and/or service redesign programmes

Knowledge and Skills


  • oKnowledge and ability to provide patient assessment, treatment planning and goal setting in varied conditions
  • oIn depth anatomical knowledge.
  • oA sound theoretical knowledge of manual dexterity skills and therapeutic manual handling techniques
  • oKnowledge of general health and frailty
  • oUnderstanding of community support agencies, NHS services, and other professions, and ability to work and liaise with them.
  • oComputer skills.
  • oEvidence of good organisational skills including prioritisation of workload and time management skills, and ability to work independently.
  • oDemonstrates ability to work effectively in a team and to lead a team.
  • oAbility to generate written communication, which is relevant, concise, accurate and legible.

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