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Band 7 Advanced Occupational Therapist

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 Per annum inclusive of outer London HCAS
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This exciting Rotational B7 post is a chance to work within our highly specialist teams within Queen's Hospital Hyper-Acute Stroke unit and our Regional Neurosciences Centre. You will have opportunity to use high level clinical skills across the Stroke pathway: Hyper-acute stroke unit (HASU), Acute Stroke unit (ASU), Rehabilitation ward (Daisy) and our Early Supported Discharge (ESD) community service.Within Neurosciences you will experience a wide range of elective and acute conditions across our wards, including spinal trauma, spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, neuro-oncology and acute neurology.The post-holder will be delivering clinical care, providing team support and helping to develop the service across acute wards, critical care, elective and community pathways across our sites. Queen's is a busy new-build hospital situated on the fringes of London with access also into the countryside of Essex. If you want a rewarding opportunity where you will be encouraged to influence and develop whilst being valued and supported then apply today. *There will be consideration of a Band 6-to-7 Development post for applicants displaying the appropriate levels of skills and knowledge.

Main duties of the job

To perform a highly advanced Occupational Therapy assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions, to provide an accurate clinical diagnosis and develop and deliver a highly specialised treatment plan. To hold responsibility for own caseload and assist and monitor the caseload of your team.

On rotations you will acquire a wide range of clinical skills and experience across a range of speciality areas including: acute /sub-acute Stroke, neuro-rehabilitation and (ESD) community provision. You will develop your use of specialist cognitive assessments, upper-limb management and splint use, seating, and tone management.

Within Neurosciences rotation you will work with both acute and elective conditions: brain haemorrhage, acquired brain injury, SCI, spinal surgery, neuro-oncology, and acute neurology and develop knowledge of collar/brace use. You may be required to offer support to the Neuro Outliers team along with B7 colleague.

To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner working without direct supervision. Supervision is largely self-driven through seeking advice from Clinical Specialists and peers.

Supervise, educate and assess the performance of staff within your team to ensure the standards of practice of the department are met.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a 6 month probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Rebecca Hills, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708435000 ext 5937. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy.
  • H.C.P.C. Registration.
  • Evidence of CPD.


  • CSP Membership
  • Evidence of completion of Trust statutory training.
  • Leadership training.



  • Sound knowledge of relevant Stroke, neurosurgical and neurological conditions.
  • Ability to work in ward and intensive care settings.
  • Ability to organise, priortise and delegate.


  • Competent IT skills.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Evidence of developing service provision.



  • At least 12 months clinical experience as a Neurological Occupational Therapist.
  • To have at least 18 months experience at Band 6 level (or above) or demonstrate significant relevant other experience.
  • Training of junior staff in relevant conditions/ treatments.


  • Training of Occupational Therapy students on placements.
  • Community experience.
  • Experience of neurosurgical caseload.

Personal Qualities


  • Leadership qualities.
  • Team worker.
  • Flexible approach.

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Queens Hospital

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