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Occupational Therapist

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 a year pa inc
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Occupational Therapist, Band 5 Permanent, full-time 37.5 hours per week

The service is a Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Service that is specialist in Neurological Conditions. It is community-based and community-focussed, providing a specialist rehabilitation service to the person in the place most suited to their current need, which includes, but is not limited to, their place of residence, day centre, place of work. The service also provides a small outpatient gym.

As the successful candidate, you will join a forward looking and supportive MDT neuro rehab team, including OTs, Physiotherapists, SLTs, Rehabilitation Assistants & Specialist Neuro Nurses. We provide multi-disciplinary, evidence-based intervention to clients living in their own homes, care homes and within the local community, with regular opportunities for joint goal setting and intervention.

Our service actively encourages and supports continued professional development, with regular in-service training. If you are a newly qualified OT, you will be actively supported through a well-developed supervision structure and be part of Oxleas established preceptorship programme.

Main duties of the job

With support and training from the OT team, you will provide specialist neurological OT assessment and treatment to adults presenting with highly complex neurological conditions including stroke, MND, MS, head injury and Parkinson's.

You will have experience of a range of practical placements, experience of using standardised OT assessments, have worked in a multi-disciplinary team and ideally provided individual and group work. Experience of working with adults with neurological conditions and recent training with a rehabilitation/neurology emphasis would be ideal, but is not essential. You need to have a strong understanding of the role of OT, be able to work autonomously, have high level communication skills, a flexible problem solving approach and demonstrate you are efficient with your caseload and time management.

So, if you are a versatile and enthusiastic OT who would like the opportunity to develop within our expanding, friendly team and you share our commitment to high quality, holistic client-centred care, we would love to hear from you.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

*******Please see attached job description for full details and responsibilities for this role*******

Person Specification



  • Degree/diploma in OT
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD


  • Member BAOT
  • Undertaking further relevant studies/training



  • Car owner/driver



  • Range of placement experience
  • Experience using OT standardised assessments
  • Some clinical experience including individual and group work
  • Experience of working in an MDT



  • Ability to establish rapport with service users/carers
  • Ability to build effective working relationships.
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Ability to work autonomously, set own priorities and manage time effectively
  • Knowledge of the OT process, frames of reference and models of intervention
  • Computer literate


  • Presentation/training skills

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Mary's Hospital

Frognal Avenue


DA14 6LT

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