Highly Specialist Neurological Occupational Therapist

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Band 7 Neurological Occupational Therapist to rotate between the RNRU (Regional Neurorehabilitation Unit) Level 1 Unit and the Stroke Unit at Homerton Hospital. Whether you are an experienced band 6 or an existing band 7 we will support you to develop your neurological Occupational Therapy expertise.

Our specialist multi-disciplinary teams consists of Nurse Specialists, Neuro AHP Consultant lead, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapist, Dieticians and Rehabilitation Assistants. Colleagues from Social Work, Clinical Neuro Psychology, art therapy, music therapy, leisure coordinator, Rehabilitation/Stroke Consultants and Drs. We work closely together to provide a high quality, client-centred, goal focused, efficient, responsive and intensive service for our service users & families.

If you are interested in applying, but would like more information, we would be very happy to speak to you over the phone or welcome you to visit the RNRU and Stroke Unit to meet the team and take a look around.

Main duties of the job

Working in these roles will help you to develop advanced assessment and intervention skills in arousal levels, complex cognition, behavioural management, complex physical management and clinical leadership skills. Clinical knowledge is translated into capacity assessments and risk management for supporting discharge for this complex client group.

The Band 7 Occupational Therapists benefit from peer support as well as working support from a Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist, supporting development through an in-service training programme, regular MDT teaching and joint clinical sessions. There are opportunities for supervision of both qualified staff and students.

You will be encouraged to participate in student placement education, teaching programmes, as well as contribute to service development activities, audit and quality improvement work. You will receive regular supervision and support from senior OT clinicians and there are excellent opportunities and encouragement for continued professional development.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s on this page

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Degree / Diploma in Occupational therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Relevant post graduate courses


  • Member of BAOT
  • Relevant post graduate courses
  • Member of relevant special interest group.

Skills/ Abilities


  • Ability to assess and implement appropriate treatment for a range of progressive and non-progressive neurological conditions.
  • Able to manage caseload and to prioritise under pressure.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills with all disciplines and service users to optimise management.
  • Evidence of specialist clinical skills in neuro-rehabilitation.



  • Broad general experience at band 5 and band 6 level.
  • Experience of working with adults with acquired brain damage.
  • Evidence of staff supervision and appraisal experience.
  • Broad clinical experience at senior level in neurology.


  • Experience of working in a variety of settings including community



  • Current Occupational Therapy practice in the delivery of services to neurologically impaired service users and their carers
  • Models of Occupational Therapy practice and application of activity analysis.
  • Risk management and clinical governance issues.


  • Health needs in a multicultural community.
  • Practical research skills and understanding of its use in this field

Trust Values


  • Understanding and demonstration of the Trust Values.


  • Current drivers licence (clean)

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Healthcare

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

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