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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year p.a inc. HCA
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an enthusiastic and dynamic Occupational Therapist looking to be part of the Rehab and Reablement team that regularly celebrates success and positive outcome and were recently nominated for the Guy's and St Thomas' (GSTT) award strive to be the best?

Embracing the power of technology in enhancing patient care, we use EPIC, Rover and Dragon, to enable us to take on-the-go notes. This reduces the level of paperwork that builds up and managing workload evenly throughout the day, allowing us to focus on the most important aspect of our role, our patients. We work along a diverse team that mirrors the Lambeth community that we serve.

We are an integrated health and social care MDT, working with adults over the age of 18 who have experienced a recent change in their function secondary to physical and/or cognitive changes. We provide up to 6 weeks of tailored rehabilitation that optimises their engagement and independence of their ADL's.

As part of the Kings health trust, working at GSTT provides opportunities for comprehensive training and development to continuously improve patient care and employee career progression.

Main duties of the job

Intermediate Care Lambeth provides integrated health and social care at home to adults aged 18 years & older who live in the borough of Lambeth. The people that we support have a range of diagnoses and clinical presentations.

Our service aims to:
  • Facilitate the safe discharge of people from healthcare in hospital to healthcare at home.
  • Provide intensive, short term multi-disciplinary rehabilitation & care support to promote functional independence.

Our Professional Offer to You: o Further develop your clinical skills, e.g. assess for suitable equipment, minor home adaptations, cognitive assessment, functional and Moving & Handling assessments.o Develop your skills in holistic assessment, problem solving and joint working with other health and social care colleagues.o Develop management and operational skillso Access appropriate GSTT leadership development training courses to support career development. o Support you to be involved in OT meetings.o Provide you with supervision and clinical support.

At GSTT we are committed to providing:o Professional expert advice, including access to our Professional Leads in our Community and Hospital settings.o An annual appraisal and PDR.o Structured in-service development programs and supervisions. o Support to undertake research, audit and service evaluation. o Training links to London Southbank and King's College Universities.o Support to develop your skills in preparation and presentations

About us

Guys and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust:

From our5main hospitals, and in thecommunity, we provide a full range of lifelong, general and specialist care, as well asclinical research, innovation,education and training.

We're a diverse and welcoming organisation, and are incredibly proud of our 25,500 staff and the dedication they show to our patients and each other.

We aim to be outstanding in everything we do and to provide high quality and compassionate care and experience to all of our patients and families.

As a leading centre of clinical research with a long history of innovation and medical firsts, we are able to provide the latest and most advanced treatments. We'reranked top in Englandfor the number of trials open for patients to join and in the top 10 for the number of patients recruited to help us in our research.

Together with our partners inKing's Health Partners, we form 1 of the UK's 8 Academic Health Science Centres.

Our world famous teaching hospitals train the doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals of the future.GKT School of Medical Educationis our medical school, run jointly withKing's College LondonandKing's College Hospital.

We're guided byour values in everything we do and, as one of the largest employers in London, we reflect the diversity, opportunity and ambition of our communities and the people we serve

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary-To have responsibility for specialist rehabilitation and therapy assessment,specialist intervention, care planning and review of individual clients oncaseload.

-To delegate rehabilitation and care tasks to RSWs and Senior RSWs.-To provide case management for adults and older people throughintensive short term support and rehabilitation programmes. Goal settingwith clients in order to maximise their independence in the community,facilitate early discharge from hospital, reduce reliance on care andreduce admissions to long term domiciliary care.

-To work, frequently as a lone practitioner and at times in conjunction withteam colleagues, across a variety of locations within the communityincluding clients homes and residential care settings to meet theindividual needs of the multi-cultural population in an inner city area.

-To work as an autonomous practitioner complying with the standards setby the regulatory body (Health Professions Council), professional body(Chartered Society of Physiotherapy), government, Trust and department,thereby being professionally and legally responsible and accountable forall aspects of own work and to meet the requirements for professionalregistration.

-To work as part of a flexible multidisciplinary team, across traditionalprofessional boundaries to meet the needs of clients using a holistic andclient centred approach

-To be responsible for practice, education, assessment, mentorship andpreceptorship of students and new/junior members of staff. To worktowards organisational priorities and achieving service aims.

-To support the departments commitment to meeting patient needs anddelivering excellence it is essential the post holder be able to work theirhours flexibly and contribute fully to both existing and new rotas over a 7day week, including weekday and weekend on call shifts.

Person Specification



  • Provide an example that demonstrates your experience in carrying out complex assessments and health screening
  • Provide an example that demonstrates evidence based assessments and treatment, including knowledge of clinical outcome measures used in Occupational Therapy
  • Provide an example that highlights your ability to organise and lead case conferences and meetings.
  • Provide examples that demonstrates your experience to work across primary and secondary interface.



  • Provide an example that demonstrates your skills to analyse and formulate management plans and treatment goals.
  • Provide an example that demonstrates your skills to work as an autonomous practitioner
  • Provide an example that demonstrates your skills to manage, supervise and appraise, and effectively manage conflict and difficult situations
  • Provide an example of your practice that would highlight your ability to contribute to and develop new approaches to community working.
  • Provide an example that demonstrates your organisational, time management, prioritisation skills, and ability to develop these skills in others
  • Provide an example that demonstrates your able to identify symptoms of changing condition of clients and take appropriate actions.


  • Ability to plan and organise the provision of care to a team's caseload



  • Significant broad post registration experience at band 5 or above.
  • Provide an example that highlights your rehabilitation experience and skills
  • Provide an example that demonstrates your ability to work within a team and collaborative multidisciplinary working
  • Provide an example that demonstrates your able to identify symptoms of changing condition of clients and take appropriate actions.


  • Experience of training in management skills
  • Experience of working in a community setting



  • HCPC registered as an Occupational Therapist


  • Member of relevant clinical interest group e.g. College of Occupational Therapy

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Whittington Centre

11-13 Rutford Rd


SW16 2DQ

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