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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year per annum inclusive 15% HCAS
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to be part of a dynamic thriving organisation to consolidate and further advance your career and skill set?

We are looking for a motivated and flexible occupational therapist to join an exciting cross trust rotation in Hounslow and Richmond covering community rehabilitation , inpatient rehab, mental health, neuro and wheelchair services.

This is an ideal opportunity for new graduates, those who are qualifying in the next 6 months or current Band 5 occupational therapists looking to build on their experience within a supportive, friendly environment. It will give you an excellent feel for how modern health care is delivered in different settings across the local boroughs of Richmond up-on Thames and the Borough of Hounslow.

Band 5 Rotational Occupational Therapists receive regular supervision with senior clinicians, monthly band 5 CPD meetings and rotation specific training as part of the band 5 competency program.

Main duties of the job

Rotations include: Wheelchair Services, Community Recovery Service-Reablement/Rehabilitation, Integrated Community Response Team ,In-patients Teddington Memorial Hospital, Richmond Response and Rehabilitation Team, Hounslow Community Neuro , In-Patient Adult Mental Health and Discharge hub . In future there will be an opportunity for placements in the acute.

Each rotation is for 6 months however the post holder may be required to rotate at an earlier or later date depending on service need.

To manage own caseload, assess plan and implement and evaluate interventions using evidence based/best practice, working towards patient centred goals in the context of the speciality and as part ofthe multi-disciplinary team.

About us

Community healthcare is unlike any other part of the NHS. It's personalised care that helps people to retain their independence. It's the NHS at its best and the difference you make is truly tangible.

Our colleagues often describe us as a family, and we know how important that sense of belonging and support is when you start a new job. It's simple - happy, engaged staff provide better services. In 2018, we were named'Best Place to Work for Employee Satisfaction'by the Nursing Times. The same year, we won the Workforce category at the HSJ Awards. In the latest NHS Staff Survey results 2020, we had the best response rate amongst community trusts nationally.

We are the top community trust in the country on the theme Quality of care for the third year. We had the highest percentage of staff who felt they are able to deliver the care they aspire to and are satisfied with the quality of care they give to patients or service users.

Infection Control

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full information please refer to the Job description and personalspecification attached please.

There may be fixed term contract/ secondment/part-time/ bank positions available too.

Welcoming applications from students who qualify in the next few months

Person Specification



  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC achieved or in process
  • Continue Professional Development including evidence of reflective practice and clinical experience gained

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to the HRCH values (Care, Respect, Communication )
  • Understanding of team / group dynamics. Able to work harmoniously with a diverse workforce to deliver a quality service to people from different backgrounds.
  • Ability to act on own initiative. Good organisational ability - self management and flexible approach.
  • Health and safety and risk awareness. Able to work at moderate to high levels of physical activity involving the delivery of manual therapy, therapeutic handlings of patients and the assessment, demonstration and installation of adaptations and equipment.
  • Competent IT skills, word-processing and internet / email skills. Excellent written and verbal communication in English language.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member both with the OT team and the multidisciplinary team


  • Group work skills
  • Training and presentation skills
  • Ability to drive



  • Experience in Mental Health & Physical Settings during student placements
  • Use of functional assessment and activity analysis



  • Some knowledge of current best practice



  • Clear understanding and knowledge of the OT process
  • Perceptual functioning
  • Cognitive functioning
  • Activities of daily living
  • Clear understanding of evidence based practice
  • Basic understanding of health legislation and implications for practice (e.g. child protection). Able to work within Trust's policies of data protection, equal opportunities and health and safety to meet the needs of patients.
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice.
  • Basic understanding of clinical governance and implications for Occupational Therapy services including experience of quality issues and audit.

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

Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Healthcare Trust



Thames House 180 High Street


TW11 8HU

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