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Occupational Therapist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen at our North Central London Division for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join a well established Unplanned Care Therapy Team based in Edgware Community Hospital, Barnet, North London. The Trust is committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

The successful applicant will receive regular supervision have access to a wide range of development opportunities to support their continued professional development. There are also monthly peer support groups and regular supervision/appraisals. This is an opportunity for someone who wants to make a real difference in the communities and gain a wide perspective in a range of clinical areas/pathways and new ways of working.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist (OT) with Community Therapy experience, enthusiasm and innovative working practice. The role would suit someone looking to develop their Community working with a supportive and friendly team. Excellent communication (Written and Verbal) skills are required for multidisciplinary working, problem solving, and collaborative working with Community partners/Acute discharge teams.

The successful post holders should have a Bsc/Msc in Occupational Therapy and current HCPC membership. They should be highly organised with skills to complete specialised OT assessments in patient's homes, using evidence based tools and approaches to identify physical, cognitive and psychosocial impairments and their impact on functional (ADL) tasks. He/she should be able to formulate treatment plans, with sound clinical knowledge to prevent hospital admissions.

The suitable person will participate in seven day working Rota and have an ability to work 37.5 hours per week.

There is a comprehensive induction to introduce you to the role.

PLEASE NOTE - previous applicants within the last 6 Months need not apply

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

As an NHS trust,we are committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

We have a number of staff networks: Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN), Race Equality Network and the Rainbow Network which supports LGBT+ staff. Each network has a champion who is an executive director at the Trust and they hold regular meetingsto discuss issues andmake plans to improve CLCH .

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a highly specialist Community Occupational Therapy Service as part of Unplanned Care (RR/D2A) Therapy Team, to adult clients who are diverted from hospital admission or being discharged early to the community.
  • To work as a fully integrated team member sharing in administrative, co-ordination and liaison responsibilities.
  • To undertake the assessment of clients referred to the teams to determine suitability for equipment and rehabilitation and communicating outcomes to referrers.
  • To deputise for the team leaders as requested.
  • To regularly supervise OT staff and other members of the team in Bands 5 and below, to ensure high quality service provision that meets standards for practice.

Please refer to the attached job description for full list ofresponsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current AHP with UK HCPC registration
  • Post-graduate training in Approaches to Rehabilitation/Cognitive rehabilitation/Neurological rehabilitation or equivalent.


  • Masters degree level study



  • A minimum of 5 years post-graduate experience with a minimum of 2 years in older peoples/rehabilitation services
  • Experience in working with people with complex health and social issues ? Experience in working collaboratively across agencies in planning care for people
  • Experience in assessing for assistive technology including wheelchairs and ADL equipment
  • Experience in planning complex discharges, co-ordinating services and resources
  • Experience in working with adults in their own home
  • Experience of supervising/managing junior and assistant staff


  • Rotational experience at Band 5 or Band 6 level in acute trusts and stroke services

Skills & Knowledge


  • Able to lead a team ? Able to appraise staff
  • Knowledge of philosophy and key issues within the profession
  • Actively promotes OT services
  • Skills in managing complex cases and advising other staff on management
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Knowledge of moving and handling legislation and procedures
  • Skill in providing risk assessments and care plans in moving and handling
  • Knowledge or range of assistive technology and its application
  • Ability to establish good working relationships with clients and carers
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve in a creative manner and to make clear and realistic decisions with clients and their carers
  • Able to consider recommendations that deliver value for money
  • Knowledge of key legislation within health and social care service
  • Knowledge of care rehabilitation techniques


  • Participation in recent NHS Leadership training programme or similar

Key Attributes


  • Flexible to suit the needs of the service
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Sets a professional example to others
  • Ability to undertake safe manual handling
  • Understanding the importance of Equal Opportunities policies of both the Trust and promote non-discriminatory and cultural sensitivity practices
  • Commitment to the organisation Values and Policies
  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Edgware Community Hospital



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