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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are recruiting for a dynamic, forward thinking and passionate therapist with excellent leadership, communication skills and advanced clinical skills, to join the team and deliver high quality, timely care.

We offer you a role with an assigned clinical supervisor and MDT who will support you with your clinical and professional development. We actively support continuing personal and professional development through an established performance development review (PDR) system, in-service training and external courses.

In addition to your clinical caseload, you will have the opportunity to play a key part in the development of the Therapy service and the team. As well as lead on service development and quality improvement projects.

Are you an Occupational Therapist with a passion for Specialist Medicine including renal frailty? This opportunity allows you to work in the specialist West London Renal Transplant Centre. You will be the senior therapist within the Specialist Medicine team collaboratively working as part of the integrated Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy team. Possessing the ability to remain calm and professional under pressure is critical to your success. It is important that the successful applicant is a team player with a positive outlook, enthusiasm and ability to learn and develop new skills.

Demonstrating a sound knowledge and experience in specialist medicine including renal frailty and possessing highly specialist assessment skills, treatment and risk management skills are a must. The ability to work autonomously, but also well within a multi-disciplinary team is essential, as is the ability to promote the role of Therapies and the implementation of evidence-based practice.

If you prescribe to our values of being Kind, Expert, Collaborative and Aspirational and are a fantastic, specialised OT, you will fit right in and we would love you to apply.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be part of an Integrated Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy service, meeting the needs of a multi-cultural and diverse population. As a senior member of a committed team, they will be responsible for providing an advanced standard of Occupational Therapy to Renal patients at Hammersmith Hospital.
  • The role is required to also support other specialist medical areas within the service as and when required. The post holder will assist the multi-disciplinary team by contributing to the planning, co-ordinating, delivering and evaluation of the Occupational Therapy service within this highly specialist area. Working closely with the Clinical Lead and other senior staff the post holder will act as a resource of advice to the rest of the OT service and wider multi-disciplinary teams.
  • The role is based at Hammersmith Hospital, a specialist hospital renowned for its strong research connections. It offers a range of services, including renal, haematology, cancer, cardiothoracics, cardiology, upper gastric and hepatobiliary care, and runs the West London Renal Transplant Centre, Oncology specialist Stem cell transplant and Specialist Heart Attack Centre. Our service provides a high quality OT service with the objective to maximise our patient's functional abilities in order to facilitate safe discharges home or to alternate environments.

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 are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

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



  • Degree/Diploma Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio, including attendance/training relevant to this post


  • Member of relevant RCOT Specialist Section or relevant to ICU
  • Course in prescription of wheelchairs and seating. Advanced postural management training.



  • Extensive experience in the acute hospital setting including any relevant experience in acute specialist medicine
  • Experience of collaborative working in the MDT
  • Experience in providing OT interventions for patients with respiratory needs
  • Knowledge of core OT skills in both physical and mental health areas


  • Previous Band 7 experience in relevant areas
  • Previous experience in leading service improvement, service developing, monitoring, evaluating and auditing services
  • Experience of being the lead supervisor of staff
  • Clinical research experience



  • Advanced evidence based knowledge of assessment and treatment approaches for the effective management of medical presentations and conditions, and with special interest in treating renal disorders such as renal failures, transplants and dialysis
  • Good awareness of integrated working
  • Advanced knowledge of medical clinical diagnostic parameters and clinically reason appropriateness of patient for therapy intervention.
  • Expert knowledge of audit, quality improvement and research
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of the rehabilitation process in the acute hospital setting


  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Experience in leading a team, team building and leadership skills

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust




W2 1NY

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