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Specialised Occupational Therapist

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum pro-rata incl HCAS (inner)
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
St George's University Hospital Foundation Trust is looking for an enthusiastic full-time Occupational Therapist to work as a Band 6 within our acute and rehabilitation services. The post offers the opportunity to be part of a friendly, dynamic and forward-thinking teaching Trust.

St George's occupational therapists work in specialist multi-disciplinarytherapy services that have a strong focus on patient experience and continual improvement. We are looking for a dedicated occupational therapist who is motivated and keen to develop their clinical specialist knowledge and skills.

Main duties of the job

The post is part of a Medical rotation. This includes, Senior Health, STAR,Neuro-Medicine, Hand Therapy, Ortho-Geriatrics, Vascular and SurgeryOncology, Acute Medicine, Trauma and Orthopaedics and Amputee Rehab.

As a Band 6 occupational therapist you will benefit from peer support andsupervision programmes as well as access to multi-professional clinicalspecialists in a range of clinical areas. You will have opportunities to develop advanced clinical skills and knowledge.

You will also be encouraged to be involved in service development, researchand audit, and supervise both students and junior staff, developing yourteaching and leadership skills.

About us

The multi-disciplinary therapy team provides a high quality therapy serviceover 7 days. You will be required to participate in a weekend rota aligned toyour clinical area which involves working a weekend shift once approximately every 6 weeks with compensatory rest days.

The hospital is situated in a vibrant and diverse community in South WestLondon and benefits from onsite facilities such as restaurants and coffeeshops as well as other local amenities and easy access to public transport.The Amputee Rehab post is situated at our site at Queen Mary's Hospital,Roehampton

Job description

Job responsibilities

***Please refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for further details regarding the vacancy***

Please ensure you read the job description and person specification beforeapplying. Applicants will only be short listed if examples are given of how youmeet all the essential criteria.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HPC Registration
  • Continued Professional Development including evidence of reflective practice, and clinical experience gained


  • Fieldwork educators course



  • Able to alter their working patterns to include working extended hours, unsociable hours and weekend working. This may be via additional hours or a shift pattern.


  • Car driver
  • BAOT membership
  • Member of Specialist Section / Interest group



  • 18 months post-qualification Occupational Therapy clinical experience, at least a year of which must have been in an acute setting.
  • 1 year's previous NHS experience either as a qualified Occupational Therapist (substantive or locum) or as an undergraduate Occupational Therapy Student.
  • Working as part of a MDT team within a clinical environment.
  • Delegation to support staff.
  • Experience of general assessment and intervention with patients in a physical setting (e.g. medical, surgical, trauma and orthopaedics and neurology patients).


  • Student supervision
  • Clinical Audit / Research
  • Involvement in service development



  • Good Clinical Reasoning skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritise and delegate
  • Ability to document legible and accurate notes in English using the SOAP note writing system according to local standards
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language.
  • Basic Wheelchair Assessment and Prescription skills
  • Group work skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexible working approach
  • Initiative
  • Able to work at moderate to high levels of physical activity involving the delivery of manual therapy, therapeutic handling of patients and the assessment, demonstration and installation of adaptations and equipment.
  • Competent IT skills


  • Basic Splinting Skills



  • Clear demonstrable understanding of the OT process
  • Clear understanding of Evidence Based Practice.
  • Working knowledge of functional and standardised assessment tools
  • Knowledge of current OT and Government initiatives.
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of the working as a healthcare professional
  • Have understanding of Clinical Governance and implications for Occupational Therapy services including experience of quality issues and audit
  • Able to work within Trust's policies of data protection, equal opportunities and Health and Safety to meet the needs of the patients

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St George's Hospital

Blackshaw Rd


SW17 0QT

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