Lead Occupational Therapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of a high-quality specialist OccupationalTherapy service within Aylesbury as part of a multi-disciplinary HWB team. This will involveleading on a range of Specialist Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions,evaluating and developing the service as required. The post holder will undertake LeadClinician responsibilities and the delivery of packages of care to patients with varyingneeds and complexities. The post holder will be responsible for providing clinicalsupervision to junior staff within the service. The post holder will possess excellentleadership skills, be able to work autonomously and in collaboration with Professionalswithin the service.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

  • To demonstrate the Trust's values in everything you do in the work environment.
  • To be responsible in the use and expenditure of the Trust's resources that you utilise
  • The Post holder will have evidence of additional post qualification training and continuing professional development.
  • The Post holder will take responsibility for leading and co-ordinating the specialist Occupational Therapy input delivery within Aylesbury.
  • They will support other colleagues in the development of profession specific interventions and offer supervision and support to develop their skills.
  • They will ensure that the Occupational Therapy input is effective, responsive and meets the needs of the service.
  • The Post holder will take responsibility for managing cases, maximising opportunities for direct patient related contacts and take lead professional responsibilities as required.
  • They will have excellent clinical skills and experience in managing complex episodes of treatment that require highly complex communication, co-ordination and case management skills.
  • As a senior clinician, the Post holder will offer expert advice to colleagues, service users, partner agencies and trainees as required. This may include attending Senior management meetings and delivering training
  • To participate fully in training and other relevant activities.
  • To co-ordinate and facilitate Clinical supervision of Band 6 Occupational Therapists

  • About us

    We're passionate about delivering first-class patient-centred, safe and effective care, whether it is in a hospital setting, in a community clinic or in the patient's own home. Patients are at the heart of everything we do.Providing top quality care depends on our ability to employ the best people.We're always looking to recruit outstanding people who will go the extra mile to support our patients, colleagues, teams and the Trust. With every new employee we're hoping to find our future leaders and we'll support our staff by providing opportunities to develop your career.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

  • The Postholder will play a key role in responding to any complaints, concerns and compliments in relation to Occupational Therapy provision.
  • The Post holder will have active involvement and seek opportunities to engage in quality improvements within the Occupational Therapy interventions and the wider service. They will actively contribute to service audit, evaluation and research within the Health & Justice Care Quality framework.
  • To continuously evaluate the effectiveness and impact of interventions and adapt practice as appropriate.
  • Ensure that the delivery of care meets the standards required by governing bodies such as HPC, CQC, Royal College of Occupational Therapists code of conduct.
  • Play a key role in contributing to innovations in risk management, quality standard setting and clinical effectiveness.
  • To ensure high levels of confidentiality are maintained and to follow trust guidelines regarding consent, capacity and safeguarding.
  • Complete comprehensive written material, reports and entries into client notes adhering to trust policy and general data protection regulations.
  • Demonstrate understanding of and adherence to whole service, trust and local team plans, policies and guidelines.
  • Supervise Occupational Therapy colleagues and offer advice and supervision to colleagues from other disciplines as required
  • Maintain up to date and accurate clinical records on SystmOne in line with the Health and Care Professions Council and Royal College of Occupational Therapists professional standards.

  • Person Specification



    • 1. BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent).
    • 2. State registered Occupational Therapist (HCPC)
    • 3. Substantial experience in Occupational therapy practice
    • 4. Evidence of further training/ post qualification at Masters level or equivalent experience relevant to the role.



    • Previous experience of working with young people and young adults
    • Previous experience of providing mentorship and supervision of other Occupational Therapy colleagues/students
    • Previous experience of caseload management.
    • Ability to manage change in a positive and proactive manner.
    • Good problem-solving skills


    • Previous experience of knowledge, experience & skills within specialist area.
    • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
    • Experience of managing difficult situations with patients that have mental health conditions and challenging behaviours

    Knowledge and Skills


    • Well-established knowledge of assessment and intervention approaches relevant to Occupational Therapy
    • Experience of leadership/management
    • Excellent interpersonal skills including observation, listening and empathy skills
    • Well-established knowledge of policies and Guidance.
    • Knowledge of roles of other colleagues in service.
    • IT skills (e.g. able to use e-mail & access electronic knowledge bases)
    • Awareness of and involvement in Quality improvement and evidence of continuing professional development
    • Knowledge of the evidence base underpinning practice
    • Leadership qualities.
    • Multi-professional and multi-agency working.
    • Good interpersonal skills including diplomacy, negotiating, problem solving
    • Linking and networking effectively with statutory and non-statutory service providers.
    • Working with multi-cultural and diverse community.
    • Working to deadlines under pressure.
    • Chairing interdisciplinary meetings.
    • Developing training opportunities for professional and unqualified staff.
    • Proven track record of completing agreed objectives on time and within budget.
    • Computer literate.
    • Ability to work with and engage service users, Carers and advocates to ensure their involvement in services
    • Ability to manage services in a rapidly changing environment.
    • Good communication skills, both verbal and written and the ability to influence people in a positive way.
    • Ability to manage, motivate and develop others to achieve objectives.
    • Ability to build and maintain partnerships, internal and external to the organisation
    • Ability to work as part of a management team.
    • Strong self-motivation.
    • Ability to motivate others.


    • Experience of undertaking assessment and treatment interventions.
    • Ability to work within a team
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    Equal Opportunities


    • An understanding and commitment to providing services within an equal opportunity policy framework.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


    HMP Aylesbury


    HP20 1EH

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