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D2A Senior Occupational Therapist

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa (plus HCAS 15%)
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 7 - Senior Occupational Therapist

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, enthusiastic Band 7 Occupational Therapist to join our Discharge to Assess (D2A) Team.

This role is a superb opportunity for a forward-thinking and patient-focused senior OT. It would be suitable for an existing Band 7 looking to enhance their skills further, or an experienced Band 6 with demonstrable experience within community settings and looking to develop their skills within a Band 7 role.

The successful candidate will be expected to work within a multi-stakeholder MDT to deliver high quality care to a varied and complex caseload and have a strong commitment to developing self, others and the service. The role will suit someone who is able to work on their own initiative and keen to quickly become a key team player bringing ideas to the team.

If you are interested to work as part of a small, friendly, flexible team and develop your skills around service development in line with new models of care then we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to find out more information on the role and/or to arrange an informal chat, please contact Donna Sterling (Clinical Lead)

Main duties of the job

  • To plan and manage an appropriate personal caseload to ensure service needs and priorities are met
  • Undertake comprehensive, clinically-reasoned assessments and devise person-specific treatment plans to enable more independence
  • Monitor, evaluate and modify treatment for patients in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of treatment
  • Use excellent communication skills to be an effective team member
  • Lead on complex discharge planning for elderly patients with complex needs
  • Take an active role in the support, training and supervision of senior rehabilitation assistants and students
  • Actively participate in service development needs
  • Support the service lead with projects relating to the improvement / evaluation of the D2A pathway

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff, and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process, new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop-in sessions focusing on engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High-Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High-Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436).

Job description

Job responsibilities

We can offer excellent work-life balance and benefits including:
  • Opportunity for service development and audit
  • Regular supervision
  • Protected CPD time
  • NHS pension
  • Close transport links into London
  • Flexible working
  • Agile working devices to support community-based working
  • High cost area supplement of 15%
  • Salary Sacrifice car scheme
  • Childcare support and vouchers

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • 5 years post graduate experience working as an Occupational Therapist
  • Previous experience of working as an Occupational Therapist in a setting requiring discharge planning



  • BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy Degree or equivalent
  • HCPC registered



  • Efficient means of travel within the community



  • Previous experience of working as an Occupational Therapist in a rehab setting
  • Previous experience of working as an Occupational Therapist in a community setting
  • RCOT member

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Goodmayes Hospital



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