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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are an Occupational Therapist with a passion for rehabilitation, strong communication skills, and the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team? Then this post might be the challenge you have been looking for!The CLCH Outer Northwest Bedded Rehabilitation Units cover a sites in Brent and accept patients from the boroughs of Brent and other neighboring boroughs. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home. Our current Band 7 Team Lead Occupational Therapy vacancy is predominately based at Furness Ward, Willesden Centre for Health and Care, NW10 3RY. Furness ward is a 19 bedded unit accepting adult clients with a variety of conditions/diagnoses.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team of Occupational Therapists across the Furness rehab ward. They will also be responsible for the everyday running of the units alongside the Band 7 Team Lead Physiotherapist and will be well supported by the Clinical Lead. This post will offer applicants an exciting and challenging opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients, engaging in comprehensive assessment, patient centered treatment and rehabilitation. So what do you need to join our team? o Significant post graduate experience of multidisciplinary team work in an NHS environmento Strong knowledge and expertise in working in adult/ older people's rehabilitation, neuro rehabilitation and musculoskeletal/orthopedic serviceso Experience of working in close collaboration with community services, social care colleagues and other voluntary sector organizations in order to deliver safe transition of care from the rehabilitation setting to discharge destination/homeo Experience in directly managing other members of therapy staffo Experience in service development and in organizing and implementing training/teaching programmes for healthcare professionals and clients

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

As an NHS trust,we are committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

We have a number of staff networks: Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN), Race Equality Network and the Rainbow Network which supports LGBT+ staff. Each network has a champion who is an executive director at the Trust and they hold regular meetingsto discuss issues andmake plans to improve CLCH .

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be an active member of Aster Rehabilitation Unit, providing a comprehensive, specialist rehabilitation occupational therapy service aimed at maximising functional ability and independence.
  • To use advanced clinical skills to lead in the assessment and evaluation of programmes of care for patients who meet the eligibility criteria for the rehabilitation unit
  • To provide a high standard of therapy and rehabilitative care to patients using an evidence-based approach
  • Having a clinical caseload of people with complex multiple pathologies who exhibit a range of physical, psychological, neurological, emotional, behavioural, social problems or age-related conditions.
  • To provide line management, clinical supervision, and training to junior and assistant staff as appropriate and to students on clinical fieldwork placements.

Please refer to the attached job description for full list ofresponsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HPC registration
  • Evidence of CPD relevant to the treatment of adults with physical disabilities
  • Up to date CPD portfolio


  • Membership of BAOT
  • Member of COT specialist section(s) e.g. SSNP, OTOP
  • Training in appraisal/supervision
  • Post graduate qualification in OT, rehabilitation or other health related topic

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Willesden Health Centre


NW10 3RY

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