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Highly Specialist Rotational Occupational Therapist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum inc
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a highly specialist rotational Occupational Therapist with an interest and experience in neurology to join the Hyper-acute and acute Stroke Team. You will be part of a large, friendly, and dynamic multidisciplinary team, based at Royal London Hospital, delivering evidence based occupational therapy to a multi diverse population.

This post is part of our Band 7 Neuro rotation comprising of Neurosciences (including neurotrauma, neurosurgery, neurology,), HASU & Acute Stroke and our new hyper acute rehabilitation service known as RAAR (Rapid Access to Acute Rehabilitation).

The ideal candidate will have a passion for Neuro Occupational Therapy, excellent communication skills, plenty of initiative and enthusiasm, and with the ability to work autonomously and as a part of a wider MDT.

Within Bart's Health, we 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. You will have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills through supporting and supervising occupational therapists and support workers. You will have the opportunities to develop your clinical skills utilising evidence based practice with support and guidance from our Band 8a clinical specialist neuro OT.

Interviews will likely be held W/C 27-May

Main duties of the job

  • To play a major and specialist role in the advanced assessment, treatment and clinical management of patients with a range of traumatic musculoskeletal and neurological injuries, determining the clinical diagnosis, functional deficits and occupational therapy treatment program required.

    To be dynamic in developing efficient and effective OT working processes to assist in producing a fully multi-professional team approach

    To work with the Clinical Lead Therapists to develop the service to best meet changing health and social care agendas

    The post holder is responsible for a team of staff in their clinical area and may be required to work in more than one speciality area.

    The post holder will rotate approximately every 18 months.

    Speciality areas include: Major Trauma and Neurosciences, Acute and hyperacute stroke and hyperacute neurorehabilitation services.

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



  • oBSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy degree or equivalent
  • oState registered (HCPC)
  • oFulfills KSF outline for Occupational Therapist (Band 7)
  • oRelevant post graduate clinical experience, including experience within Stroke, Major Trauma, Orthopaedics, Neurosciences and Hand Therapy.
  • oCRB clearance
  • oClinical Educators Qualification


  • oMember of the British Association of Occupational Therapy



  • oClinical experience in the NHS or similar health service across range of acute/rehab settings
  • oEvidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio including attendance at post graduate course/training relevant to neurology specialty
  • oSubstantial Clinical experience in Major Trauma and/or Neurosciences and/or Stroke at Band 6


  • oSupervision Training
  • oLeadership training
  • oMember of RCOT SSNP

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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