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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist in Surgery

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for motivated and versatile team players to join our therapy team within the Surgical team to lead on the Elective and General Surgery wards, working within the MDT and with our Surgery Consultants.

The Royal London Hospital is offering an opportunity for a Senior Occupational Therapist to work in a specialist role in the advanced assessment, treatment, and clinical management of patients across the surgical service.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for Occupational Therapy excellent communication skills, plenty of initiative and enthusiasm with the ability to work autonomously and as a part of the wider MDT.

Within Bart's we offer a robust teaching and training programme with the opportunity to complete Quality Improvement and Audit projects, we provide a supportive and engaging environment to develop and grow our therapists. As a Band 7 Occupational Therapist you will have the opportunity to develop your own supervisory and management skills through supporting and supervising junior therapists, students and/or therapy support workers. The ideal candidate will have a strong focus on quality improvement and education within the acute medicine setting.

Main duties of the job

? To play a specialist role in the advanced assessment, treatment and clinical management of patients on surgical wards.? To develop and support the OT team over these clinical areas? To facilitate and support a multi-professional team approach over these clinical areas? To work with the Clinical Lead Therapist to develop the service? The post is responsible for a team of staff in their clinical area and may be required to work in more than one speciality area.

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.

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



  • Post registration experience working in an acute hospital setting
  • Experience as a senior OT
  • Post registration experience in relevant clinical setting: medical wards, other wards in an acute setting, palliative / end of life care
  • Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience supervising and appraising staff
  • Experience of audit/research
  • Documented evidence of CPD, in accordance with HPC recommendations



  • Diploma/degree in OT
  • Registered with Health Professions Council


  • Member of British Association of OT

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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