Specialist Fall Prevention Occupational Therapist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,448 to £47,965 a year inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Full Time
Due to an exciting new development we are looking for a new Occupational Therapist to join our renowned Tri-Borough Falls Prevention Service within CLCH. The service sees residents of Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham who are at risk of falls. We offer comprehensive assessment within AHP-led and Consultant Geriatrician-led falls clinics and clients' own homes and deliver evidence-based strength and balance classes as well as one to one rehabilitation.

We a seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic B6 Occupational Therapist, who is passionate about the care of older people and who has experience of managing people at risk of falls in a variety of clinical settings. The post holder will work in domically and clinic settings, will supervise lower banded staff and students and will take an active part in the continued development of the service through quality improvement projects.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work alongside a team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Assistants and will be supported by their team lead and the Falls Clinical Lead. The Tri-borough Falls Service provides an excellent in-service training programme and regular clinical supervision. We pride ourselves on being at the cutting edge of evidenced based falls prevention management and have a national reputation for excellence.

The post holder will work within professional standards and clinical guidelines to promote best practice and will undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner. The post holder will build up and maintain key relationships with referring services across CLCH and will be responsible for supervision of junior staff, rehabilitation assistants and Physiotherapy students.

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

  • Be an active member of the Tri-borough Falls Prevention Service.
  • To provide comprehensive multi-factorial falls assessment, treatment and evidence based programme of rehabilitation to all clients who have fallen as part of an inter-disciplinary service
  • To hold a clinical caseload delivering a client centred, evidence based occupational therapy interventions
  • Work within professional standards and clinical guidelines, promote best practice and to undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner including assessing and treating own caseload of patients/clients and maintaining professional documentation
  • Build up and maintain key relationships with referring services across CLCH including the other Falls and Bone Health Services in CLCH, Acute Falls Clinics at St Marys and Charing Cross Hospital, Community Rehabilitation Teams, Intermediate Care Teams, GPs, District Nurses, A& E, Ambulance Services and other community service providers to facilitate appropriate referrals and an understanding of the role of the Occupational Therapist in the Falls Prevention Service
  • Be responsible for the supervision of junior staff, Rehabilitation Assistants and Occupational Therapy students as the opportunities arise.
  • Work in a variety of settings including clinics, clients own home, community centres, extra care sheltered housing and continuing care homes
  • Support self and service development through active participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and by participating in any audit or research being undertaken by the service

Please refer to the attached Job Description for full list of responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HPC Registration
  • Post Graduate qualification in relevant field or equivalent combination of degree, short courses and experience
  • Evidence of CPD relevant to the treatment of people with physical disabilities and those with falls risks factors.
  • Up to date CPD Portfolio


  • Training in appraisal and clinical supervision
  • BAOT / RCOT Membership
  • Member of Specialist Body e.g. COT SS-Older people
  • PSI (Postural Stability Instructor) Accredited Training



  • Minimum 2 years post registration experience
  • Experience of working in a falls team / working with clients that have fallen or who are risk of falls / sound knowledge of falls.
  • Experience in a wide range of clinical areas, e.g. rehabilitation with older people, in-patient and/or community rehabilitation, orthopaedics
  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of teaching and training to a wide range of people both formal and informal
  • Experience of using outcome measures
  • Experience of service development or working on quality initiatives


  • Experience working with social services
  • Experience of research and clinical audit
  • Experience of successful project management
  • Experience of report writing and production of business reports
  • Experience of supervising/appraising Junior therapists, unqualified staff or students

Skills and Knowledge


  • Knowledge and understanding of complex medical conditions and their relation to people who fall
  • Knowledge and understanding of National Service Framework for Falls, NICE guidance for Falls
  • Knowledge of bone health and its relationship with falls
  • Knowledge of outcome measures and evidence based practice associated with people with physical disabilities
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical governance
  • An understanding of involving service users in their treatments and in service development
  • Advanced communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team as an autonomous practitioner
  • Ability to prioritise clinical caseloads against service demands.



  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to self motivate
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Flexible, adaptable and reliable approach to work
  • Sound IT skills competent using Microsoft Word, Power Point, Outlook and Excel

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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


Colville Health Centre


W11 1PA

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