Senior Occupational Therapist Emergency Medicine

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa Inclusive
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Fast forward your career by joining as a specialist Band 6 Medicine Occupational Therapist in Emergency Medicine at Charing Cross Hospital. Our Therapy department is full of opportunity for enthusiastic and highly motivated Occupational Therapists wishing to expand their skills in the exciting area of acute medical care and embed the ethos of campaigns such as the RCOT's 'Value of OT' and NHS England's 'AHPs into Action'.

This is a static post in Accident and Emergency but will be working as an integral MDT member of OPRAC team (Older Persons Rapid Access Clinic) and you will have the opportunity to work within Acute Medicine, on acute assessment wards as required.

We aim to provide innovative and comprehensive assessment and acute rehabilitation through the whole patient journey from the front door to discharge planning. We are an improvement and education focussed team and you will have access to a robust in-service programme, clinical supervision and wider training and learning opportunities.

You will have the opportunity to develop complex assessment skills, risk management and rehabilitation skills in the areas of frailty, falls, dementia, and delirium and other long term conditions and multi-morbidities. You will also have the opportunity to lead and collaborate on Quality Improvement initiatives as well as Occupational Therapy and multidisciplinary team education as part of this forward thinking clinical team.

Main duties of the job

The role would provide therapy assessment, treatment and interventions to assist with optimal transfers of care and discharge planning including accessing other AHP specialist opinions where required.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • HCPC Registration
  • Degree/diploma in Occupational therapy


  • Practice placement educator training
  • Member of RCOT and it's specialist section
  • Clinical /student practice placement educator training



  • Experience in an acute assessment setting, short stay ward, Emergency department or Frailty
  • Experience in dealing with mental health and cognitive issues associated with the clinical caseload


  • Being a student placement educator

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Core Occupational Therapy skills
  • Clinical knowledge of common conditions/diagnoses and an awareness of less common conditions in Medicine
  • Knowledge of current good practice in the Emergency department
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to undertake physical activity involved with therapeutic handling of patients


  • Wheel chair assessment

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