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Occupational Therapy Clinical Lead in Occupational Health

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are a growing multidisciplinary Occupational Health (OH) Team with the health and wellbeing of our people as our top priority at East Kent Hospitals. We are excited to be able to offer an opportunity to join the Occupational Therapy in OH team as a Band 7 Occupational Therapist Clinical Lead.

The aim of the Occupational Health Therapy Team in Occupational Health is to support staff to enable them to continue in their employment while safely managing their health needs and to encourage staff to adopt and maintain their health needs in order to remain well at work.

We offer a full package of benefits, including a car lease scheme on-site childcare generous annual leave in line with NHS terms and conditions high street and public transport discounts a 24/7 staff support service - and the little things that make life easier, like on-site Amazon lockers and fresh fruit and veg stalls.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the Occupational Therapy in OH team you will have the opportunity to work in a SEQOHS accredited OH department with a clinical team of medical staff and specialist nurses supported by business, administration and data teams. We work in collaboration with the Manual Handling team, physiotherapy and the Wellbeing team providing services to one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and its staff. The department also provides a number of different services to both NHS and non-NHS organisations.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with three acute hospitals and community sites serving a local population of around 700,000.We also provide specialist services for Kent and Medway.

We care about our patients and our people. We are focused on providing outstanding, safe patient care, and a positive working culture that benefits staff and patients alike. With our emphasis on staff training and development, a staff support scheme that's second to none, and a healthy package of benefits, it's easy to put down roots in East Kent Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist in Occupational Health you will provide and lead in the delivery of professional, specialist assessment and treatment of staff with physical and psychological conditions affecting workplace performance, and ensuring appropriate pathways of intervention for staff at work and absent from work.

Provide specialist rehabilitation advice in areas of expertise, in line with best practice and legislation including delivery of workplace assessments, functional capacity assessments, case management, supporting with reasonable adjustments and return to work plans.

Contribute to and lead the development and delivery of manager and employee training programmes to assist with improving the competence and confidence of our managers when facilitating rehabilitation programmes for staff members.

Provide professional guidance and expertise when working with key stakeholder groups including staff networks, health and safety, HR and ED& I.

Undertake clinical audit programmes and service evaluation.

Be a member of the senior management team and provide leadership, guidance and management of the clinical team. You will have clinical and professional input into the planning, provision and future direction of the service.

You will take a role in the development and implementation of evidence-based policies, procedures and standards.

Person Specification



  • 3 years post graduate experience working in an occupational health service.
  • Proven track record of operational service management in health setting at a senior level including staff management, including 2 years' experience at Band 6.
  • Report writing including data analysis and management information.
  • Contributing to writing policies & procedures. Providing an excellent standard of customer service.
  • Planning and delivering training.



  • NHS OH experience
  • Working with IT database systems or specific OH systems
  • Delivering workplace and ergonomic assessments.
  • Service delivery to external contracts and income generation
  • Delivering training and education programmes.

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Kent and Canterbury Hospital

Ethelbert Road



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