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Band 6 Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist - REACTT

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting time to be working at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, one of the biggest NHS Trusts in the UK, delivering care to more than 1.6 million people a year through our three main hospitals: Barnet, Chase Farm and Royal Free. We have an exciting opportunity at Barnet Hospital to recruit a dynamic Band 6 Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to become part of the integrated REACT team. The successful candidates are required to be able demonstrate the Trust values, the responsibilities of the job description and person specification. The persons applying for this position should be flexible and able to work in the fast paced areasof the Emergency Department, Assessment units and Same Day Emergency Floor and Clinics. Weare seeking enthusiastic and passionate therapists, who are keen to develop their specialist clinical knowledge and management skills.

The successful candidates should be forward thinking and pro-active with excellent organisational and clinical skills within the fast paced Emergency Department setting, to facilitate admission avoidance and safe discharges. Good communication skills and the ability to make autonomous decisions under pressure are also required. The successful applicant will be required to work 37.5 hours a week within a 7 day and extended hour service.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

World Class Values


  • Demonstrate ability to met the Trust Values

Education & Qualifications


  • HCPC Registration
  • Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy


  • Member of Special interest group eg. SAM, AGILE
  • Evidence of attendance at relevant postgraduate courses



  • Experience in a broad rotational post including A& E and acute medicine
  • Experience with complex discharge planning


  • Experience of working at band 6 level

Skills & Aptitudes


  • Able to display transdisciplary working competencies across Occupational therapy and physiotherapy.
  • Able to make clinical decisions based on one-off rapid assessment and work under pressure.
  • Able to document information accurately.
  • Able to demonstrate sound reasoning skills.
  • Effective Communication Skills.
  • Ability to participate in weekend, bank-holiday and extended hours rota.
  • Evidence of teaching and supervision skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Computer literate


  • Evidence of student or physiotherapy assistant supervision
  • Involvement in audit research and understanding of quality issues
  • Presentation skills

Personal Qualities & Attributes


  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current occupational therapy or physiotherapy practice in relevant area
  • Awareness of evidence based practice
  • Understanding of legal responsibilites of the profession such as confidentiality, consent and documentation
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implication for services, including experience of quality issues and audit


  • Evidence of attendance at relevant postgraduate courses
  • Knowledge of current NHS, Emergency Medicine and local issues

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Barnet Hospital

Wellhouse Lane



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