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Occupational Therapist

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
Billericay, Essex
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum plus 5% HCAS
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Occupational Therapist - Band 5Mountnessing Court, Billericay

We are seeking a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our dynamic multidisciplinary team at Mountnessing Court. We provide rehabilitation to older people living in the local community with the aim of supporting them to return to their own homes as independent as possible.

The ward consists of 22 beds and we have a pleasant forecourt with seating areas and free parking within our hospital grounds.

Main duties of the job

You will have a pivotal role in ensuring patients receive a high standard of Occupational Therapy care whilst they are on our ward. You will have the opportunity to develop understanding and application of the OT process, develop knowledge of different types of equipment and how to assess for these as well as completing assessments and treatment programmes for activities of daily living. It is essential you have access to your own vehicle as you will be required to complete access and home visits to help facilitate discharge. As some of our beds are for Dementia patients you will get the opportunity to develop your understanding of these conditions and the role OT may play with this client group including cognitive screening assessments and therapeutic interventions.

The successful candidate will be able to work autonomously and have experience of working as a Band 5 Occupational Therapist, preferably with older adults. You will have excellent communication skills, time management skills with the ability to prioritise and problem solve.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �1,192 and a maximum payment of �2,011 per annum pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Health Care Professions Council registered


  • Post study/MSc qualification relevant to therapy/rehab.



  • Previous experience in the NHS or similar


  • Working experience with geriatric or experience working in orthopaedic units. Or student experience of core rotation in elderly care and any one of surgical, orthopaedic or neurology units.



  • Ability to carry out annual appraisals and regular quality 1:1 supervisions for junior staff.


  • To be able to undertake students for the practice placements



  • An awareness of NHS Plan, NSF and clinical governance priorities.
  • Knowledge of Moving and Handling with clear evidence of practical application

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Mountnessing Court

240 Mountnessing Road

Billericay, Essex

CM12 0EH

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