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Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapist - Rotational

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum inclusive of outer London HCAS
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a highly qualified, reliable and innovative Occupational Therapist with proven experience and plenty of ambition?o Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people?o We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.o Rotations include Stroke, Acute Frailty Therapy Team, Care of the elderly, Specialist haematology and oncology, Gastroenterology, Renal, Acute Respiratory, Orthopaedics, Surgical, Acute medical ward and Respiratory.o Visa Sponsorship opportunities are available at BHRUTo We offer competitive salaries when compared to inner-London hospitals.o We offer all new starters a bonus package which will be tailored to individual needs.

We have a philosophy of continuous learning to improve patient outcomes as well as developing the skills of our staff which means we are committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within BHRUT via structured career mapping. Continue this career journey by joining our team now.With the support of our Practice Development Facilitator for Therapies and our Senior Intern for Allied Healthcare Professionals, BHRUT is an ideal place to continue your growth in your career. We have an established in service training programme. You will also be well supported by experienced Band 7 Occupational Therapists and Band 8a Clinical Leads.

Main duties of the job

To perform advanced Occupational Therapy assessment for patients with diverse presentations and complex physical, cognitive and psychological / mental health conditions. To provide a diagnosis of functional status, to develop and deliver an individualised treatment plan.

To hold responsibility for own case load and be responsible for a defined area of the service or a particular patient type, working without direct supervision. Access to advice and support from a senior Occupational Therapist is available as required. Supervision takes the form of regular informal / formal discussions and teaching, clinical reasoning sessions and peer review.

To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner, demonstrating time management and planning skills.

To supervise, educate and assess the performance of less experienced Occupational

Therapists and assistants to ensure the standards of practice of the department are met.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Rebecca Hills, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5937. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy.
  • HCPC Registration as an Occupational Therapist.
  • Evidence of CPD.


  • Post graduate clinical training.
  • COT/BAOT Membership.
  • Evidence of completion of Trust statutory training.

Skills / Abilities


  • Ability to organise, priortise and delegate.
  • Ability to work without supervision.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of limitations of own clinical practice.


  • Competent IT skills.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Experience of supervision of other staff i.e. assistants and technical instructors.

Experience / Knowledge


  • Broad acute inpatient experience at Band 5 Occupational Therapist level or above.


  • Experience at Band 6 Occupational Therapist level.
  • Active participation in in-service training.

Personal Qualities


  • Team worker
  • Flexible
  • Empathetic

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Queens Hospital

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