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Highly Specialist Pathway 3 Occupational Therapist/ Physiotherapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inc
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a band 7 or an experienced band 6 looking to work in a dynamic and fast moving community rehab service?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly specialist OT/PT to be part of our Rehabilitation team which is part of Westminster CIS (Tri-borough service in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster).

You will be able to provide decisive and effective therapy input and will demonstrate leadership qualities, excellent communication skills and have a flexible approach when working under pressure. You will be passionate about the value of community rehabilitation and preventing hospital admissions.

Main duties of the job

This post will give opportunity to experience a wealth of learning and development. You will work alongside and show leadership in a responsive dynamic MDT who put high quality, patient centred care at the heart of what they do. We strive to provide first class, client-centred, goal focused therapy to patients in the community.

The caseload will be split between community and Pathway 3, step down patients within nursing homes with support of MDT. Caseload is comprised predominantly of adults who may present with multiple complex health needs in community. As such, you will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of clinical skills and interests in areas such as discharge planning, falls and frailty, manual handling, orthopaedics, general medical and surgical conditions. An understanding of the management of multi-pathology patients and the impact that psychological/cognitive factors may have is desirable.

You will be based in Hathaway house but are expected to spend time in pathway 3 nursing homes which may be based in tri-borough.


The successful applicant will have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

About us

CNWL is a fantastic trust to continue your Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy career:
  • We have a Community Strategy to enable us to align with the NHS England Ageing Well Community Strategy of which AHPs have a key opportunity.
  • We have a dedicated Director of AHPs, a Professional Lead OT and a Professional Lead Physiotherapist.
  • We have an annual therapies conference.
  • We pride ourselves on having an ambitious and exemplary People Plan

If you come and work with us, we will ensure you are able to follow your clinical and leadership development priorities identified through your personal development and appraisal plan. We will equip you for mobile working and actively support flexible working practice. You will be invited to our monthly professional and team in-service learning events, have access to a large catalogue of learning and development opportunities offered by CNWL and a whole host of staff benefits and discounts, including season tickets, flexible working opportunities etc.

You will enjoy the rewards of working with a client group for whom you can make a significant difference every day, and you will experience the strong motivation of being part of a supportive multi-agency effort which includes Medical, Mental Health, Nursing, Allied Health Professional, Social care and Reablement staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will complete complex assessments and interventions and will make high impact clinical decisions. You will be expected to work autonomously whilst drawing assistance from other colleagues in primary and secondary care.You will use evidence based principles/current best practise and specialist skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions and to ensure that all members of your team do so accordingly.

As a lead Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist within the team, you will provide excellent supervision and guidance, to junior therapist and therapy students to deliver evidence based rehabilitation. You will manage your own caseload, providing individual Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy assessments and access visits to patients in their own homes and care homes. You will lead on manual handling, pressure care and equipment needs within the team and support the team lead. You will deputise for the Therapy lead as appropriate.

Person Specification

Skills and knowledge


  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills including having difficult conversations.
  • Contribute towards improving quality in own work area and encourage others to do so
  • Support equality and diversity
  • Ability to inspire & motivate colleagues
  • Sound decision making skills and the ability to prioritise team activity in the face of conflicting demands
  • Advanced rehabilitation & disability management skills
  • Innovative and flexible working
  • Complex discharge planning
  • Intermediate IT skills

Personal Characteristics


  • oThe ability to work under pressure and set priorities, delegate and manage own time
  • oThe ability to work in a team
  • oLeadership skills and an interest in management skills
  • oTo be flexible, to be able to motivate self and others.

Education and Qualifications


  • HCPC membership
  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy Or Physiotherapy
  • Relevant Professional Body Membership
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Post-graduate qualification relevant to the healthcare environment



  • Extensive post-qualification experience
  • Substantial experience in a rehabilitation setting
  • Experience in managing a complex individual & team caseload of patients
  • Experience of supervising junior colleagues & students
  • Experience in independently managing a caseload of patients
  • evidence of MDT working


  • Previous community therapist experience
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Experience of case management including multi-agency working
  • Performance management & dealing with complaints

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Hathaway House

7f Woodfield Road


W9 2BA

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