Specialist Occupational Therapist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking to develop your Occupational Therapy skills in inpatient rehabilitation. This role offers an excellent opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering client centered evidence based care.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a supportive and innovative multi-disciplinary team. You will have a role developing your Occupational Therapy practice and deliver evidence based rehabilitation and assessments for clients within community hospitals.

You will be given the opportunity to build and maintain key relationships with acute and community referrers to the services as well as partners in the community, across CLCH, including the community Falls Prevention Service, Stroke and Rehabilitation Units, Parkinson's Unit, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases team, Learning Disabilities, Falls Services, Wheelchair services and Musculoskeletal Outpatient services.

This post will be responsible for the supervision of junior staff, rehabilitation assistants and students, participate in any audit or development being undertaken by the service.

Main duties of the job

It is essential that you have current HPC registration and recognized qualifications as an Occupational Therapist. You should have experience working with a variety of patients and rehabilitation experience.

Can clearly demonstrate skills for specialist assessment and treatment of clients with a range of presentations and comorbidities, and a variety of other conditions (including MSK, geriatrics, falls, Parkinson's, amputees and orthopaedics).

Experience will include working in multi-professional teams and across a range of different agencies to achieve the optimum outcome for service users (including working in the community). You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a positive and innovative approach to service development and have a commitment to multi-disciplinary team working/skill sharing. You will also have the ability to support and develop more junior staff and the responsibility to deliver training and use all relevant research and audit data to ensure the service meets the evidence base requirements.

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

As an NHS trust,we are committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

We have a number of staff networks: Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN), Race Equality Network and the Rainbow Network which supports LGBT+ staff. Each network has a champion who is an executive director at the Trust and they hold regular meetingsto discuss issues andmake plans to improve CLCH .

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the provision of Occupational Therapy on the general rehabilitation ward, ensuring that services support the appropriate discharge of patients by providing rehabilitation and discharge planning
  • To fully support initiatives aimed at reducing length of stay
  • To work as a fully integrated team member sharing in the Key worker, administrative, co-ordination and liaison responsibilities as appropriate
  • To work flexibly, being willing to work on other ward areas if/when required.

Please refer to the attached job description for full list ofresponsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Current AHP with UK HCPC registration
  • Degree / diploma in Occupational Therapy


  • Evidence of other post-registration education and training



  • Significant post graduate experience which should include - Elderly Care Rehabilitation Intermediate Care / Community Rehabilitation MDT working Falls prevention


  • Experience in an acute hospital setting

Skills and Knowledge


  • Good communication skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Flexible approach to working
  • Demonstrate a problem solving approach
  • Able to delegate work and supervise staff
  • Student supervision / teaching skills
  • Able to prioritise and manage own time
  • Able to present information both written and verbal
  • Aware of current issues in Occupational Therapy/NHS
  • Awareness of legal responsibilities of the profession
  • IT Skills



  • Interest of rehabilitation and elderly care
  • Member of a Special Interest Group
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development maintained in portfolio
  • Evidence of involvement in the management of difficult situations and conflict resolution
  • Able to provide evidence of where you have demonstrated the Trust's Values and Behaviours
  • Able to demonstrate excellence in Customer Service
  • Able to meet the required IT skills for the post


  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Finchley Memorial Hospital


N12 0JE

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