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Occupational Therapist - Rotational

Barts Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc (pro rata)
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist to join the general acute rotation at the Royal London Hospital. You will be part of a large, friendly, highly successful team of Occupational Therapists working within multidisciplinary teams delivering rehabilitation to, and discharge planning for in-patients in various settings.

You will be responsible for assessing, treating and clinically managing patients with a range of conditions, some life limiting determining clinical diagnosis, functional deficits and the treatment program required. This role is available full time (37.5hrs/wk).

The ideal candidate will have a passion for the provision of Occupational Therapy in the acute setting 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 6 you will have the opportunity to develop your own supervisory skills through supporting and supervising junior therapists, students and/or therapy support workers.

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality Occupational Therapy interventions to a wide variety of patients including advanced assessment and treatment, provision of individual and group education and treatment, provision of assistive devices (orthotics) and equipment, minor structural home adaptations and provision of complex disability management and advocacy services.

To participate in the Band 6 rotational scheme working across the Barts Health NHS Trust sites which will require working in a range of ward settings and departments including Acute Assessment Unit, Stroke, Neurosciences, Health Care of the Elderly, Rehabilitation, Medicine and Surgery, Vascular and Amputees, Renal and Hands.

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



  • oAbility to risk assess and carry out patient assessment, treatment sessions and discharge
  • oAbility to assess and treat cognitive and affective impairment and its impact on function
  • oAbility to structure holistic assessment and the OT process within a framework that provides clear clinical reasoning.


  • Specialist clinical skills/interest in terms of ositting and seating
  • opostural management
  • oupper limb assessment and treatment
  • oenergy conservation/fatigue management
  • otherapeutic manual handling
  • ocognitive assessment and treatment
  • ocapacity assessment



  • oDiploma or Degree in Occupational therapy
  • oValid HCPC registration
  • oEvidence of relevant CPD


  • oMember of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy



  • oExperience across core rotations
  • NHS experience


  • oSupervision skills
  • oPractice educators training



  • oAbility to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • oThe ability to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner
  • oAbility to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge
  • oAct in a way that is consistent with legislation, policies and procedures and abide by the Trust Health and Safety policies
  • oAbility to support education and development of junior staff members
  • oAbility to work flexibly in a fast paced environment.


  • oExperience of supervising students and/or junior staff
  • oInterest in QI and professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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