A&E Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Occupational Therapist t to join our team at St Mary's Hospital with a passion for front end services to join our A& E therapy team.

We are looking for dynamic, forward thinking and passionate occupational therapist with excellent leadership, communication skills and advanced clinical skills, to join the team and deliver high quality, timely care. The post holder will be providing therapy assessment, treatment and interventions to assist with optimal transfers of care. The role will support discharge planning including specialist profession specific assessments and accessing other multidisciplinary specialist opinions where required.

As a senior member of a highly motivated Multi-disciplinary team they will be responsible for providing client-centred, goal orientated interventions to patients within the Emergency department.

Their intervention will combine a wide range of skills including advanced risk assessment skills to deal with the variety of problems identified, including those with cognitive decline. The objective is to maximise patients' functional ability for the facilitation of optimal discharges as well as the prevention of inappropriate admissions and readmissions. They will assist the multi-disciplinary team and community teams by contributing to the planning, co-ordinating, delivering and evaluation of Therapy input to the Acute and Emergency Medicine pathways.

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 relevant specialist interest professional development group



  • Over two years' experience in the acute inpatient setting, with relevant experience in acute medicine/ Emergency department or frailty.
  • Experience of treating patients individually and/or in groups as an independent practitioner in clinical situations
  • Experience in leading on staff supervision including appraisal ( PDR) documentation
  • Experience in supervising students and completing student placement documentation


  • Previous Band 7 Experience in relevant area.
  • Previous experience in leading Service improvement projects

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Advanced Clinical knowledge of common conditions/diagnoses and an awareness of less common conditions in Acute Medicine
  • Good awareness of integrated working
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to undertake physical activity involved with therapeutic handling of patients

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


St Mary`s Hospital


W2 1NY

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