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Intermediate Care Occupational Therapist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time
Specialist Neuro Occupational Therapist - Band 6 - Merton

Merton Community Neuro Rehab Team

37.5 hours per week - Fixed-Term Contract (12 months)

The Merton Neuro Rehab service is a multi-disciplinary service providing neurological rehabilitation to patients (aged 18+) with acquired neurological conditions. This includes an early supported discharge service for stroke patients.

So, what do you need to join our team?
  • Significant experience in all core rotations at band 5 / band 6 level and demonstrable experience of working with patients with neurological impairments
  • Ability to demonstrate working autonomously in developing treatment plans, assessment, discharge planning for patients with complex care needs
  • Experience of supervising others
  • Excellent verbal and written skill
    Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities.

Main duties of the job

If you have these skills, why join CLCH?
  • As a specialist in the provision of community services we have been assessed as 'good' by the CQC and as an organisation we have been awarded on the top 120 places to work by the HSJ and Nursing Times
  • A range of employee benefits including the ability to support you with your housing needs through a rental deposit loan scheme.
  • Our organisation offers an educationally focused environment which will allow you to professionally grow and develop a repertoire of skills and theoretical knowledge through work-based education

If you would like to talk to somebody about this vacancy, then please contact:

Contact name: Natasha Buckingham or Dr Chetan Vyas

Email Address: /

Telephone: 07785 655 624 / 07785 970 719

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T& C's apply
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Work within professional standards and clinical guidelines, promote best practice and to undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner including assessing and treating own caseload of patients/clients and maintaining professional documentation.
  • Undertake multidisciplinary neuro assessments, be able to identify the needs of the clients and work closely with the MDT on joint goals. These clients will present with a variety of complex neurological conditions.
  • To undertake specialist occupational therapy assessments such as functional, cognition, seating and upper limb assessments and identify areas of priority for intervention.
  • To communicate relevant medical information, assessment details, advice and recommendations across agencies and with clients in compliance with trust guidelines for sharing of information and informed consent. These agencies include General Practitioners, Social Services, healthcare professionals, voluntary agencies, and residential homes.
  • Be responsible for gaining valid, informed consent for assessment, treatment interventions and sharing of information in compliance with legal and professional guidelines. To be able to interpret and follow these guidelines in circumstances where clients do not have capacity to provide informed consent.
  • Have working knowledge of clinical guidelines specific to the area you are working in and, with the guidance of your supervisor, to translate these guidelines into clinical practice.
    Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HPC registration
  • Evidence of up to date CPD portfolio
  • Involvement in Appraisal Scheme
  • Attendance at specialist short courses or equivalent CPD activities within the specialist areas of Neurology


  • Post graduate degree in relevant area
  • Member of a Special Interest Group relevant to this post
  • Member of BAOT
  • Completion of Band 5 Rotations



  • Experience post registration as a Band 6 occupational therapist in neurology (possibly as part of a rotation).
  • Experience working in a range of clinical areas such as neurology, general rehabilitation, falls, elderly medicine.


  • Experience of wide range of specialist services e.g. falls services, wheelchair services, and learning disabilities .
  • Experience of community rehabilitation
  • Experience of working in the NHS

Skills & Knowledge


  • Skills in the assessment and treatment of adults with complex neurological conditions and multi-pathologies
  • Knowledge and understanding of complex medical conditions including, neurology, multi-pathologies and falls
  • Knowledge of role of Allied Health Professionals and interdisciplinary team working
  • Ability to apply core occupational therapy skills across a range of clinical conditions within a client centred, goal setting
  • Knowledge of outcome measures and evidence based practice relevant to occupational therapy practice in neurology
  • Knowledge of the National Stroke Strategy, Clinical Guidelines for Stroke and the National Service Framework for Long Term Conditions
  • Ability to problem solve, prioritise and demonstrate clinical reasoning
  • Good communication and report writing skills, in both verbal and written format
  • Basic IT skills - Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel
  • Teaching of junior staff / students, peers in in service training setting
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of Social Services and voluntary agencies


  • Supervision of assistant / junior staff
  • Supervision of Students
  • Knowledge and experience in research and audit
  • Knowledge and understanding of National Service Framework for neurological conditions, NICE Guidance and Clinical Guidelines

Key Attributes


  • Personally and Professionally responsible
  • Able to self motivate
  • Able to work as a team member
  • Flexible, adaptable and reliable
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to resolve situations of conflict
  • To be occupational health cleared for the role specified

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Merton Civic Centre



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