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Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner Occupational Therapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum incl HCAS
Closing date
2 Mar 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Occupational therapists can make a significant contribution within Vocational Rehabilitation services, with their unique ability to be able to break down an activity/job into its fundamental components that are required to perform the activity e.g. physical - gross motor and fine motor skills, cognition, perception, sensory, psychological/ work behaviour, motivation etc.

The creation of this post provides an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our dynamic team within the Maximising Independence service line in Ealing Community Partners (ECP). We are looking for a highly skilled Occupational Therapist to bring their unique dual training to this post which allows them to be able to ascertain the real narrative of the work performance and understanding of the environmental demands, ensuring that the correct intervention is implemented to keep the patient in work or to return to work.

In addition to contributing to the development of this new pathway for Maximising Independence, the successful candidate shall also have access to regular supervision and annual appraisal, as well as a robust in-service training programme and peer support. They shall also be supported to complete a full Masters programme in order to support their personal and professional development.

Main duties of the job

  • Assess the patient holistically alongside the work environment and role. To use specialist clinical assessment in accordance with patients' physical and psychological conditions to identify any issues that are affecting workplace performance and ensuring appropriate pathways of intervention are recommended.
  • Contribute to workplace assessment of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations of physical health and/or psychological health using advanced clinical reasoning skills and ergonomic/environmental and psychosocial assessment techniques to determine implications upon work performance and productivity.
  • Identify and review patient's job demands.
  • Prepare written reports to enable a review of fitness for work, .
  • Providing advice and recommendations to employers regarding reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010
  • Contribute to the development, promotion, monitoring and review of policies and initiatives for the Vocational Rehabilitation pathway.
  • Ensure timely and effective communication with patients and any other professionals involved in the patient's care, with appropriate consent.
  • Requirement to work in different locations as applicable, including telephone assessments and face to face assessments, including input at the workplace location if required.
  • Attend any other meetings relevant to the delivery of an effective Vocational Rehabilitation pathway within the wider Community Rehabilitation service and Post-Covid MDT

About us

Come and join us and be one of the friendly and supportive 300 Occupational Therapists (OTs) in CNWL. We work in many different teams in both physical and mental health, as well as a number of specialist areas. You could have a career for life with us and maintain your dual skills.

OT in CNWL is fortunate in having a professional structure including an AHP director, Trust wide Professional Head of OT, borough and specialist Head OTs. This has the benefit of ensuring representation of our profession at all levels, both strategically and operationally.

Personal and professional development is a high priority and underpinned by our OT R& D strategy, specialist groups and OT clinical networks. This enables us to invest in the development of our staff by providing excellent internal training as well as commissioning specialised external training and providing quality supervision. This ensures all our OTs reach their full potential at every stage of their career. Our commitment to research, audit and EBP is made possible by our strong links with local universities.

We actively support the next generation of OTs through apprenticeships, student placements and the promotion of the profession as a career in schools. We are proud of the diversity in our workforce and have invested time in supporting and developing this further through our BAME OT group.

If you are an OT who strives for excellent and wants to develop to your full potential then we would welcome your application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Implement evidence based assessment and intervention with regards to physical, cognitive, perceptual, psychological, sensory and social functioning.
  • Evaluate recommendations according to health care needs and job role / performance competencies or requirements using a comprehensive range of intervention options.
  • Functional (Worksite) Assessments e.g. suggesting alternative methods / adjusted duties.
  • Upper limb assessment, adjustments.
  • Mental Health Assessment, adjustments.
  • Sensory Assessments, adjustments.
  • Seating and posture analysis, including wheelchairs.
  • Ergonomic Assessments, adjustments, driving/office/factory/home.
  • Equipment/tool recommendations and supplier info.
  • Environmental Analysis e.g. accessibility and comfort factors.
  • Complex problem solving and prioritisation of tasks experience.
  • Demonstrate high level written and spoken communication skills with individuals especially where the content may be sensitive or distressing.
  • Utilise the AHP Health and Work Report format where applicable.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Person Specification

Experience and Qualifications


  • Degree / Diploma Occupational therapy
  • Registration with HCPC as an Occupational Therapist
  • Complex problem solving and prioritisation of tasks experience.
  • Previous clinical experience in mental health and/or physical health.
  • Complex case management
  • Post graduate training/experience in condition or rehabilitation management, such as pain, fatigue, stress/anxiety management, neuro-rehabilitation and/or other long term conditions and musculoskeletal issues including upper limb conditions
  • Understanding of current Vocational Rehabilitation issues and an ability to keep abreast of current initiatives and best practice


  • Member of RCOT Specialist Section in a relevant field
  • Analysis of Occupational performance/participation, with health and medical aspects. (Biopsychosocial and environmental factors AMPS calibrated
  • Master's level modules or equivalent in relevant subject area
  • Ability to write evidence based reports and advice around reasonable adjustments, incl. return to work plans,



  • Car driver with access to a vehicle insured for business purposes

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


Ealing Day Treatment Centre

Britten Drive



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