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Band 6 Occupational Therapist: Rapid Emergency & Acute Medicine

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapist for Emergency and Acute Medicine

37.5 Hours

7 day working with extended hours

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and committed individual to join our unique and vibrant therapy team at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, part of the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist with a range of clinical skills to work across our emergency department, adult and medical assessment units.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to manage a clinical caseload of patients requiring complex case management in order to facilitate early discharge, to promote independence and improve patient health outcomes. The post holder will promote the Homefirst mindset with a passion for admission avoidance and will utilise rapid response and discharge to assess pathways to ensure that patients leave hospital in a safe and timely way and that there is safe and effective patient flow. The role will require you to work on a 7 day working roster with extended hours (inclusive of bank holidays).

The Therapies team at the Royal Free is innovative, creative and truly inter-disciplinary, focused on delivering high quality, patient centred care. Our team is friendly and supportive with a strong emphasis on supportive supervision, an active learning environment and a focus on staff welfare and teamwork using the What matters to you? framework.

You will need relevant clinical post registration experience of delivering Occupational Therapy in complex assessment and treatment intervention within the acute hospital setting, and state registration through the Health Care Professions Council. This position also requires excellent communication skills and experience working within an inter-disciplinary team and interagency collaboration.

About us

Are you looking for an innovative role in a multidisciplinary team? This fantastic opportunity awaits a dynamic, motivated Occupational Therapist looking to develop clinical skills. If you want to learn more, please contact Lindsay Sanders - Clinical Lead Occupational

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • oDemonstrable ability to meet the trust values

Education & professional Qualifications


  • oHCPC registration
  • oDiploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy


  • oMembership of special interest group
  • oEvidence of attendance at relevant postgraduate courses



  • oExperience in a broad acute rotational post, including the emergency department and acute medicine
  • oExperience with complex discharge planning


  • oExperience of working at band 6 level

Skills and aptitudes


  • oAble to display transdisciplary working competencies across Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy
  • oAble to make decisions in an emergency and work under pressure
  • oEvidence of ability to manage a full clinical caseload and prioritise effectively
  • oEvidence of ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • oEvidence of an understanding of multi-disciplinary issues and knowledge of the skills required to work efficiently and effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • oAble to document information accurately
  • oAble to demonstrate sound reasoning skills
  • oEffective communication skills.
  • oAbility to participate in weekend, bank-holiday and extended hours rota if required
  • oAbility to identify deteriorating patient
  • oEvidence of teaching and supervision skills, including students
  • oProblem solving skills
  • oComputer literate
  • oInvolvement in audit, research and understanding of quality issues


  • oPresentation skills

Personal Qualities & attributes


  • oEvidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio
  • oAbility to carry out manual handling practices.
  • oDemonstrate knowledge and understanding of current Occupational Therapy practice in emergency and acute medicine
  • oAwareness of Evidence Based practice
  • oUnderstanding of legal responsibilities of the profession such as confidentiality, consent and documentation
  • oUnderstanding of clinical governance and its implication for services, including experience of quality issues and audit


  • oEvidence of attendance at relevant postgraduate courses
  • oKnowledge of current NHS, Emergency Medicine and local issues

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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