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Occupational Therapist

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
London - Ilford
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p/a pro-rata plus hcas
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The post holder will be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust's Values in their day to day work. These are the 5P's:
  • Putting people first
  • Prioritising quality
  • Being progressive, innovative and continually improve
  • Being professional and honest
  • Promoting what is possible - independence, opportunity and choice
  • Leadership
  • To prioritise workload, delegate and to supervise including rehab assistants and students, to aid provision of high standards of patient care
  • To work flexibly and assist in effective and efficient delivery of the service
  • To provide regular supervision (planned and to colleagues within the multi-disciplinary team

  • Main duties of the job

  • To be legally, professionally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work
  • To assess the occupational needs of a defined patient group and establish and evaluate appropriate treatment plans. This includes chronic, acute and palliative care within own competencies, recognising own limitations and seeking advice when necessary.
  • To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment for patients with multiple in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of effectiveness of treatmen
  • To select and apply occupational therapy assessments for a designated caseload, addressing occupational performance and skill deficits, enabling patients in the areas of productivity, self and leisure
  • To be able to initiate referrals to other health professional specialist services and agencies
  • To provide patients and relatives with information and education thus ensuring they have meaningful choices that promote dignity, independence and quality of life
  • To ensure practice is supported by research, evidence based practice, literature and peer review

  • Communication
  • To have a wide range of knowledge in approaches to communicating and managing patient care
  • To be able to effectively communicate with colleagues, peers, senior managers and clinical leads within the Trust
  • To be able to communicate complex patient related information facilitating positive outcomes and ensuring collaborative working

  • About us

    COVID-19 Vaccination

    We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff, and their families.

    Probationary Period

    This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

    Starting with NELFT

    NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process, new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop-in sessions focusing on engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

    High-Cost Area Supplement - London

    This post also attracts payment for High-Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436).

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please Read through attached Job Description Health & Safety Employees must be aware of the responsibilities placed upon them under the Health & Safety at Work Act (1974) and subsequently published regulations to ensure that the Trusts Health and Safety policies and procedures are complied with to maintain a safe working environment for patients, visitors and employees. Infection Control Each staff member has a duty to take personal responsibility for the prevention and control of infection, in accordance with Trust Infection Prevention and Control Policies, which reflect the statutory requirements of the Health Act 2006 Code of Practice for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infection. They must attend mandatory training in Infection Control and be compliant with all measures required by the Trust to reduce HCAIs. Risk Management You will be responsible for adopting the Risk Management Culture and ensuring that you identify and assess all risks to your systems, processes and environment and report such risks for inclusion within the Trust Risk Register. You will also attend mandatory and statutory training, report all incidents/accidents including near misses and report unsafe occurrences as laid down within the Trust Incidents Safeguarding Children and vulnerable adults North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults and to protecting them from the risks of harm. The Trust recognises its responsibility to ensure that safe working conditions and systems are in place for staff working with children, adults and families in their care. Staff are required to comply with Trust policies on Safeguarding. Standards of Business Conduct & Conflict of Interest The NHS Code of Conduct and Standards of Business conduct for NHS Staff require all employees to declare all situations where you or a close relative or associate has a controlling interests in a business [such as a private company, public organisation or other NHS or voluntary organisation] or in any activity which may compete for any NHS contracts to supply goods or services to the Trust. All such interests must be declared in the Trusts register of interests either on appointment or when such interests are gained. As an employee you are required to make yourself aware of and adhere to the Trusts governance policies, such as Standing Orders and Standing Financial Instructions. Sustainability All staff has a responsibility for delivering high quality healthcare in a low carbon environment, where energy is used wisely and not wasted. It is the responsibility of all staff to minimise the Trusts environmental impact by recycling where possible, switching off lights, computers, monitors and equipment when not in use, minimising water usage and reporting faults promptly.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and experience


    • HCPC qualification


    • RCOT registration



    • experience/ placement on adult rehab


    • experience with NHS

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    395-AR261-23 B

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