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Bank Band 6 Occupational Therapist for Future Opportunities Full Time

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£24.03 an hour Inclusive of holiday pay
Closing date
11 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Full Time
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust provides occupational therapy support in the following clinical specialities: Neurosciences, Elderly Medicine, Cardiology, Renal, Trauma Vascular Surgery Amputees and Surgical rehabilitation, Private patients, General Surgery Trauma & Orthopaedics and Medicine.

When providing occupational therapy within this Trust you will be expected to be professional, efficient, effective, with a commitment to evidence based practice and continuous professional Development.

The post holder will be required to participate in the weekend service cover arrangements including, unsocial hours and overtime (specific rota details are held locally within departments). Staff will do so once they have completed the relevant induction and achieved the required competencies.

Main duties of the job

1.1 To identify referrals appropriate for OT, prioritising and allocating these according to team procedures, seeking advice from Senior OT as appropriate.

1.2 To select and apply OT assessments for a designated caseload to establish clients' physical, cognitive, perceptual, psychological and social functioning, utilising specialist OT tools where appropriate.

1.3 To plan and implement individual and/or group intervention, in collaboration with the patient, using graded activity to achieve therapeutic goals.

1.4 To deal with complex cases and seek appropriate advice from a Senior OT and/or other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

1.5 To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment for clients with multiple needs in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention.

1.6 To demonstrate and apply a broad level of understanding of the effects of disability.

1.7 Agree goal orientated programmes in conjunction with the client, his/her family and other professionals involved in providing appropriate intervention.

1.8 Liaise with and refer appropriate clients to other services as applicable.

1.9 Participate in team meetings and case conferences as necessary.

1.10 Adjust the environment to suit clients' needs by recommending appropriate equipment and/or adaptations to the home in accordance with relevant policies and procedures.

About us

We are absolutely committed to ensuring that our patients have the best possible experience within our hospitals. We are looking for people who are committed to delivering excellent patient care, whatever their role, and who take pride in what they do. We place a high value on treating all patients, customers and colleagues with respect and dignity, and seek people who strive for excellence and innovation in all that they do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

2. Communication

2.1 To demonstrate effective communication skills with clients and carers, team members, OT colleagues and other agencies, including use of e-mail correspondence.

3. Documentation

3.1 To ensure written and electronic patient records and reports are maintained in accordance with Trust and Professional standards.

3.2 To ensure activity data is maintained in line with Trust policy and departmental standards.

4. Professional Ethics

4.1 To comply with the College of Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and national and local procedures.

4.2 To respect the diversity of both patients and colleagues and to contribute to the provision of a service sensitive to differing needs.

4.3 To demonstrate the ability to reflect on ethical issues.

5. Leadership, Supervision & Appraisal

5.1 To review and reflect on own practice and performance through effective use of professional and operational supervision and individual performance review.

5.2 To undertake the supervision and individual performance review/appraisal of junior staff as delegated by Clinical Lead.

5.3 To demonstrate leadership skills through the management of designated projects.

6. Training Staff & Students

6.1 To participate in the induction, training and education of students and other staff in this setting.

6.2 To regularly be responsible for the supervision and written assessment of occupational therapy students on practice placements within the Trust.

6.3 To actively participate in departmental and multidisciplinary in-service training.

7. Service Development & Delivery

7.1 To participate in the delivery of the occupational therapy business plan.

7.2 To assist in raising the profile of occupational therapy within the Trust and local community.

7.3 To contribute to audit activity within the speciality, with guidance from a senior member of staff.

8. Professional Development

8.2 To apply increasingly complex skills and knowledge in order to establish professional competence and fitness to practise as a Senior OT.

8.2 To demonstrate ongoing personal development through participation in internal and external development opportunities, recording learning outcomes in a portfolio.

9. Clinical Governance

9.1 To contribute to the Trust's, Clinical Programme Group's and team's clinical governance arrangements and quality agenda.

9.2 To participate in the planning, evaluation and audit of practice, clinical pathways and protocols within speciality areas, in conjunction with Clinical Lead.

9.3 To demonstrate understanding and application of national guidelines and legislation relating to health and social care.

9.4 To ensure practice is evidence based, e.g. through the use of standardised outcome measures, as designated by Clinical Lead OT.

9.5 To contribute to the collation of an occupational therapy risk register.

10. Line Management

10.1 To exercise good personal time management, punctuality and consistent reliable attendance, whilst being aware of and following Trust and departmental policies and procedures.

10.2 To be aware of and follow the departmental procedure for maintenance of stock.

10.3 To have an awareness of resource management within the department.

10.4 To manage resources responsibly within the department.

11. Research & Practice Development

11.1 To broaden research and development skills through participation in local audit and research projects relevant to OT and/or service area, disseminating findings as appropriate.

11.2 To demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate research evidence and apply this to practice, disseminating findings at a local level.

12. Other Duties

12.1 May include providing cover for colleagues, as appropriate, assisting in ad hoc project work, and undertaking any other duties requested, as appropriate to the banding.

12.2 Weekend Service Provision: To participate in the weekend rotas and duties in accordance with the Trusts on call framework agreement - version 3

12.3 Unsocial hours: You will be required to work unsocial hours as detailed in the specialist rota, in accordance with agenda for change.

Person Specification



  • Occupational Therapy degree or equivalent



  • At least 6 months NHS experience

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


The Bays

S Wharf Road


W2 1NY

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