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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Fast forward your Occupational Therapy career at Imperial. With five world-renowned hospitals, we are full of opportunity for Occupational Therapists who are looking for progression to develop new skills, get involved in quality improvement and collaborate with leading multidisciplinary teams.

Our trust wide specialist rotation in Stroke, Neurosciences and inpatient and community Neurorehabilitation currently has a vacancy for a permanent dynamic and motivated band 6 Occupational Therapist.

Our Occupational Therapists are an integral part of the multi-disciplinary teams across neurosciences. As a successful candidate, you will have the opportunity to provide high quality occupational therapy to patients with diverse presentations and complex conditions, to develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme whilst growing your specialist experience and leadership skills in a welcoming and supportive environment.

Each specialty has support of both band 7 & 8 Clinical therapists to support your clinical and professional development in addition to your peer group with regular peer support meetings and buddy system to support your transition into the trust. We actively support CPD through an established performance development review (PDR) system, in-service training and external courses. There are also opportunities to undertake formal postgraduate study.

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality Occupational Therapy to patients at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. To participate in a cross site rotational scheme, providing a high standard of Occupational Therapy to patients within the neurosciences rotations. To perform Occupational Therapy assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions, to develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.

To undertake a significant clinical caseload working as an autonomous practitioner at a specialist level with other health professionals.

To support service development within the team, to implement policy and policy changes within the clinical area in partnership with MDT colleagues.

To present a positive and inspirational role model for all team members as well as supervising band 3, 4 or 5 staff members and participating within the student fair share model of offering practice placements.

The job holder is required to work at weekends covering stroke weekend service as part of their contracted hours of work (specific rota details are held locally within departments).

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community.

Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We welcome discussions about flexible working and encourage a range of flexible working opportunities wherever we can.

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 overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • Professional qualification in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Adequate level of English to fulfil job requirements


  • Professional qualification in Occupational Therapy
  • Membership of a RCOT SSNP
  • Practice placement course
  • Course in prescription of wheelchairs and seating



  • Experience working with patients with neurological conditions
  • Ability to manage a clinical caseload and cope with pressures and prioritisation of caseload
  • The ability to appreciate the sensitivity and complexity of patients' culture and diversity and the ability to provide services appropriate to individuals' needs
  • The ability to appreciate the sensitivity and complexity of patients' culture and diversity and the ability to provide services appropriate to individuals' needs


  • Experience of giving supervision
  • Experience in rehabilitation environments
  • Involvement in service development or audit

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of occupational therapy intervention with patients with neurological conditions
  • Liaison with professional colleagues, carers and relatives in the hospital and community


  • Experience with specialist neurological assessments & Intervention e.g. standardised cognitive assessments, complex postural management, complex tone management, PDOC assessment
  • Experience in reading, understanding and critiquing relevant evidence base and implement in to clinical practice

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Charing Cross Hospital


W6 8RF

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