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Highly Specialist Prehabilitation Occupational Therapist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inc
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Full Time
Highly Specialist Prehabilitation Occupational Therapist

Prehabilitation is here to stay at Barts Health NHS Trust!

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work at one of the UK's largest NHS Trusts in a brand new role. We are looking for a Band 7 occupational therapist who is ready for new challenges or an experienced Band 6 who is seeking promotional opportunities to join our prehabilitation team.

We are pleased to be expanding our well-established team to continue providing a trust wide prehabilitation service. The successful post holder will hold a leading role in the on-going development and running of a multidisciplinary prehabilitation service with the unique opportunity of being the first occupational therapist within the prehabilitation team. The prehabilitation service sits within an innovative wider multidisciplinary team with many developmental opportunities for the post-holder such as level 2 psychological skills training and regular clinical supervision from the clinical psychology team to support the development and evaluation of the OT role within prehabilitation.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate should be a dedicated, skilled and motivated clinician with wide breadth of experience including cognitive assessment, frailty screening and fatigue management. At Bart's our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in East London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of care and being an outstanding place to work.For this reason, we recognise the importance of personal and professional development and that it is crucial to the success of our service. We therefore offer a robust teaching and training programme with the opportunity to complete Quality Improvement and Audit projects and we provide a supportive and engaging environment to develop and grow our therapists. As a band 7 you will also have the opportunity to develop your own supervisory and leadership skills through supporting and supervising junior therapists, therapy support workers and students.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

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 documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge Essential Degree/ Diploma in Occupational
  • Therapy Registered Member of HCPC Post graduate
  • Post graduate courses relevant to the clinical speciality


  • Evidence of Masters level qualification or equivalent experience in a relevant clinical area
  • Member of special interest group
  • Member of RCOT



  • Experience working at band 6 or equivalent level.
  • Experience of service development and audit.
  • Broad ranging experience in the oncology, neurological and surgical setting.
  • Experience of clinical education of students, developing educational programmes, teaching and presenting
  • Experience of multi-professional working


  • Previous experience working at a band 7 level.
  • Experience in working within a prehabilitation setting.
  • Experience in working in an outpatient setting.
  • Experience of using clinical governance framework to monitor and improve patient care quality.



  • Knowledge of cancer treatments and consequences of treatment related side effects. Including frailty, fatigue, cognitive impairment, psychological distress etc
  • Knowledge of risk factors for morbidity and mortality post-surgery, and how optimisation may mitigate these
  • Knowledge of person centred care, positive psychology, behaviour change and self-management
  • Knowledge of health issues affecting the local population and strategies in place to support improvement in these areas
  • Demonstrate understanding and appropriate application of principles surrounding risk management, Trust's policies of data protection, equal opportunities and health and safety


  • Awareness of Local and National Cancer Directives including how prehabilitation fits with personalised care

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


St Bartholomew's Hospital



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