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Occupational Therapist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inc
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Barts Health NHS Trust is one of Britain's leading healthcare providers and the largest Trust within the NHS. We are looking for the best talent to work in our ambitious healthcare organisation. In return, Barts Health will provide excellent professional development, education and research opportunities.

We have Band 6 Occupational Therapy (1.0 WTE) opportunity in our Emergency Department, Acute Admissions unit and Older persons services across the Newham University Hospital(NUH) site. We are looking for a dynamic individual with excellent clinical and communication skills, who will foster multi-disciplinary relationships and team working.

You will be supported by a team of highly experienced clinical leads ( onsite) and peer network (cross site including Royal London Hospital, St Bartholomew's Hospital, Whipps Cross University Hospital) and education and research leads across the trust.

The NUH Therapy Team is dynamic and creative, working closely with colleagues from other disciplines to deliver high quality, patient-centred care. Excellent career opportunities are provided by newly created practice development OT, well established Quality Improvement team and educational academy providing excellent link to university base modules for career progression. You will be supported by highly qualified and experienced OT Clinical Leads on site to support you through your learning needs and research skills as appropriate.

Main duties of the job

  • Communication is a fundamental process to ensure continuity and high standards of care. It includes sharing ideas, information and feedback in order to empower patients and members of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Use supervision, mentoring and performance development plans to promote clinical and personal effectiveness and competence of self and others. Facilitates and provides preceptorship to band 5 members of the occupational team as appropriate.
  • The post holder is required to familiarise him/herself with and comply with the Trust's policies and procedures
  • Work to the value base and principles that underpin Occupational Therapy and the shared governance of the Trust. The post holder will convey this within their area of practice
  • The post holder must at all times work in accordance with the College of OT and HPC code of conduct.
  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates care for patients with specific needs and makes changes as necessary.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment..

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band.

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 below.

Person Specification



  • oExperience in specialist field(s) gained by experience in rotational position and specialist training to post graduate diploma level or equivalent


  • oSupervision Training
  • oFieldwork educators training



  • oAbility to communicate effectively at all levels across the Department and Directorate
  • oAbility communicate effectively, both written and oral
  • oAbility to offer constructive suggestions for service improvement



  • oDiploma or Degree in Occupational therapy
  • oHPC registration
  • oFulfils KSF outline for Occupational Therapist (Band 5)
  • oCRB clearance
  • oEvidence of CPD


  • oMember of the British Association of Occupational Therapy



  • oAbility to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • oThe ability to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures.
  • oCan demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner
  • oAbility to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge
  • oUnderstanding of own Knowledge and Skills Framework and ability to identify learning needs and interests
  • oAbility to self-reflect, carry out tasks of own job and identify what s/he needs to learn to able to do current job better
  • oAbility to take an active role in agreed learning activities and keeps a record of them
  • oActs in a way that is consistent with legislation, policies and procedures and abide by the Trust Health and Safety policies
  • oAbility to support others in maintaining health, safety and security
  • oEffectively carries out tasks related to evaluating services


  • oAbility to identify and assess the potential risks involved in work activities and processes for self and others
  • oAbility to identify how to manage risks and help others manage risks
  • oKnowledge of current and emerging NHS strategy and policy

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Newham University Hospital

Glen Road


E13 8SL

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