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Occupational Therapist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year PA inc HCAS
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced occupational therapist looking for a leadership role? If so, our Harrow therapies team may have the role for you.

The therapies team has an opportunity for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our intermediate care team. The team provides different pathways to reduce hospital length of stay, facilitate and support safe discharges and to improve patient's quality of life.

You will be expected to work as an integral part of the intermediate care team and as part of the wider Occupational Therapy team, to deliver high quality, evidence based occupational therapy intervention.

You will work with our dynamic team of physiotherapists, nurses, speech and language therapists, rehabilitation assistants, support workers, GPs and specialist community services to support hospital discharges in the community rehab and prevention of admission pathway. You will be key in being part of developing these pathways and support the team to strive for clinical excellence.

Main duties of the job

  • To have clinical responsibility for assessment and treatment planning for people referred and will be required to work autonomously and as part of the multidisciplinary care team, including in patient homes, In Reach units and Discharge to Assess pathway
  • The clinical caseload will comprise of adult patients with physical and cognitive difficulties within the community
  • To supervise junior colleagues and assistants
  • To collaborate with colleagues across own and other community teams, acute teams, GPs, social services and voluntary sector to optimise patients' journey, care, wellbeing and outcomes.
  • To assist in the overall development and management of occupational therapy and community therapy services, and in the development of integrated pathways.
  • To work flexibly across the borough of Wandsworth
  • The post holder will be accountable for their own professional actions and recognize their own professional boundaries seeking advice from senior colleagues as appropriate

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

At CLCH we appreciate and are proud of the diversity in the communities we serve and the workforce we employ. Applications are open and welcome to anyone, regardless of your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and disability. We are proud to say that we follow the workforce race equality standard and 28% of our senior staff (8A and above) are from a BAME background. CLCH also has active BAME and LGBTQI networks.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To undertake specialist occupational therapy and holistic assessment of patients as an autonomous practitioner, interpret results appropriately, use clinical reasoning skills and knowledge of evidence based practice, in relation to the individuals clinical and psycho-social issues to determine treatment options, recommending the best course of action.
  • To undertake treatment planning and implementation of agreed goal orientated intervention with client/carers.
  • To contribute towards single assessment and trusted assessment processes
  • To provide comprehensive intervention to patients in the community, making use of assessment and treatment facilities where appropriate.
  • To be responsible for a clinical caseload working within multi-disciplinary teams, sharing care appropriately ensuring patients and carers receive optimum level of therapy and holistic care within available resources.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for full list of responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Degree or diploma in occupational therapy
  • Registered with the Health Care Professions Council
  • Up to date relevant knowledge through CPD



  • Appropriate post-qualifying experience in a range of areas acute care of the elderly, neurology and community
  • Appreciation of constraints to working in the community
  • A clear understanding of current NHS issues, professional standards, CPD, clinical governance and experience of audit
  • Ability to assess patient conditions, establish the patients problem, formulate and implement a treatment plan
  • Has some knowledge of the Mental Health Act and other legislation
  • Experience of MDT working and understand their roles ? Experience of supervise juniors/assistant/students ? Experience in research / literature reviews
  • Clinical Teaching ? Experience of using electronic clinical system e.g. RIO, EMIS, Cerner


  • Previous NHS experience
  • Using EMIS clinical system
  • Previous community experience within rehab

Skills & Knowledge


  • Ability to assess patient conditions, including those of a complex nature, to establish a diagnosis and formulate a specialised treatment plan, from a range of modalities
  • Realistic about ability and can seek help Ability to assess patient conditions, including those of a complex nature, to establish a diagnosis and formulate a specialised treatment plan, from a range of modalities
  • Realistic about ability and can seek help


  • Car owner with Valid driving license

Key Attributes


  • Demonstrates appropriate use of initiative ? Highly motivated
  • Flexibility and able to cope with changes ? Sensitive to the needs of others
  • Demonstrates empathy, respect and compassion ? Ability to travel across the Borough in a timely, efficient manner
  • To demonstrate physical ability to carry out occupational assessment and intervention
  • To demonstrate highly developed dexterity, coordination and palpatory sensory skills for assessment and treatment of adults with a variety of conditions.
  • Able to get to all sites required for the post and to be flexible to meet the needs of the role


  • Own transport for business use i.e. Car / Motorbike / bicycle (fit and able to cycle to visits across the Borough as required)

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Honeypot Lane Health Centre



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