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Occupational Therapist Medical HSEP Training Post

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking to progress to a Band 6 Occupational Therapy role specialising in adults living with frailty but not feeling quite ready?We are excited to be able to offer a new developmental post, which will provide training and support to an experienced band 5 Occupational Therapist who feel ready to progress their career. The successful candidate will start at a Band 5 level and transition to Band 6 following successful completion of competencies within a 12-month timeframe.

You will be joining a friendly, well established integrated therapy service, working alongside experienced colleagues on the acute medical and HSEP (Health Services for Elderly People) wards. You will be a key member of a large multi-disciplinary team, working together in the best interests of the patients. Support and training will be provided via a highly structured programme of learning by experienced senior occupational therapists.

You will have the opportunity to develop skills in inter-disciplinary working for the holistic management of our patients living with frailty and will become proficient in navigating the complexity of patient care to enable a safe and effective discharge.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be expected to manage their own clinical caseload, on an acute ward, supported by highly skilled and experienced Band 6 and Band 7 staff.

We have a strong emphasis on supportive supervision, providing an active learning environment. There is a focus on staff welfare and teamwork using the What matters to you? framework. We have a varied and comprehensive programme of therapy in-service training and our Therapies Education Team have recently expanded to further support access to on-going education, courses, and CPD.

We would welcome applications from experienced Band 5 occupational therapists who are keen to enhance clinical, leadership and management skills. Excellent communication skills, a solution-focused approach, and a commitment to continuing professional development are essential to this position. It is a requirement for this post to participate in the 7-day working roster and bank holiday cover.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, and we are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them. Enthusiasm for advancing equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities is essential.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values.

Education & Professional Qualifications


  • Current HCPC Registration.
  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Demonstration of commitment to life long learning.


  • UK driving license.
  • Fieldwork Education Certificate.



  • Post registration experience relevant to clinical area including work in an acute health setting and discharge planning.
  • Evidence of CPD in relevant areas of practice.


  • Experience in supervising/teaching staff/student/volunteer.
  • Relevant other associated work experience.

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to relate clinical knowledge to practice.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Ability to use supervision constructively.
  • Ability to problem solve and use clinical reasoning.
  • Ability to manage own workload, prioritise and delegate.


  • Computer skills.
  • Group facilitation skills.

Personal Qualities & Attributes


  • Understanding of needs of client group.
  • Evidence of up to date knowledge.
  • Knowledge of principles of clinical governance.
  • Ability to reflect on and critically appraise own performance.
  • Understanding of risks involved in working in clinical settings relevant to the post.


  • Member of a Special Interest Group.
  • Knowledge of current NHS and local issues.
  • Knowledge of research process.
  • Evidence of audit.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Barnet Hospital

Wellhouse Lane



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