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Occupational Therapist (Rotational) - Specialising in Neurosciences

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated occupational therapist to join our dynamic team at the National hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. The post is rotational within a specialist multidisciplinary team at this renowned teaching hospital.

Areas covered on the rotation include acute brain injury, stroke services, neuro-rehabilitation, acute neuro-medical/surgical inpatients, neuropsychiatry, neuro-oncology, private patients, vocational rehabilitation, upper limb rehabilitation, spasticity, Cerebral Palsy and outpatients. Each area is unique in the experience they offers with the opportunity to develop specialist skills in the management of acute and chronic complex neuro-disability patients.

Main duties of the job

The department has well structured in-service training supporting the knowledge and skills framework and personal development plans. Team members are encouraged to engage in teaching and training at a local and national level with clear structures in place for involvement in clinical developments and participate in multi-disciplinary audit and research.

You will be working in a rewarding and challenging clinical environment and be responsible for supervision of at least one team member and the day to day management of the OT service delivery in your clinical area. You must have substantive post-graduation experience, including neurology. Effective communication skills and a positive approach to the management of complex disability are essential.

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:
  • University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery
  • Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
  • University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
  • Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
  • University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
  • The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology.

At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

For more information regarding the main responsibilities of the role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications


  • State registered Occupational Therapist (HPC)
  • Degree in OT (or equivalent)
  • Broad Knowledge of current best practice in Neuro-Occupational Therapy
  • Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of OT models of practice
  • Knowledge of relevant issues in relation to NHS e.g. New NHS: modern, dependable Disability legislation Health and safety at work act National Service Frameworks/ NICE Guidelines


  • Member of Relevant Special Interest Group e.g. COT-SSNP
  • Member of BAOT
  • AMPS trained



  • Substantive post-graduation clinical OT experience required within a physical setting
  • Substantive specific neurological post-graduation OT experience
  • Use of problem oriented medical records / SOAP Notes
  • Evidence of involvement in Clinical Governance programmes including one or more or the following areas: Audit and clinical effectiveness Risk management Public patient involvement Other
  • Evidence of active participation in and/or experience in teaching one or more of the following areas: OT in-service training MDT in-service training Student training COT-SSNP Internal/External Courses Joint sessions with junior staff


  • Experience of the use of OT models
  • Evidence of supervision experience: Basic Grade OT OT Technical Officers OT Assistants OT Students
  • Rehabilitation experience

Skills & Abilities (for AfC staff these should link to the KSF dimensions for the role), e.g.


  • Ability to manage own caseload assessing and treating acute, chronic and progressive complex and challenging patients and to determine priorities.
  • Ability to work unsupervised as a competent autonomous practitioner
  • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional Development oRelevant post graduate training courses oProfessional Portfolio

Employer details

Employer name

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Queen Square



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