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Occupational Therapist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are excited to be able to offer a B7 Occupational Therapy position within our in-patient genera rehabilitation service at Brent Borough.

We are looking for a full-time Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist to join the occupational therapy team and wider MDT at the Furness Rehabilitation Unit.

You will be working with a dedicated multidisciplinary team that includes Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, a Dietitian, Rehabilitation Assistants, the medical team lead by the Nursing team and discharge co-ordinators

Main duties of the job

You will have a role in actively developing your Occupational Therapy team and delivering evidence-based rehabilitation and assessments for clients currently staying at Furness rehab ward.

You will be responsible for service development projects and for supporting junior members of staff and OT students.

We will also support you to develop your clinical and leadership skills via regular one-to-one supervision, peer supervision and continuing professional development opportunities both internal and external.

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

  • To use advanced clinical skills to lead in the assessment and evaluation of programmes of care for patients who meet the eligibility criteria for the rehabilitation unit
  • To undertake uni-professional, multi-professional and specialist occupational therapy assessments using evidence-based outcome measures on the rehabilitation unit. Clients will have complex multi-pathologies, including neurological conditions, cognitive impairments, mental health disorders, musculoskeletal conditions, history of falls and age-related conditions
  • To manage and prioritise own clinical caseload and other responsibilities independently demonstrating a flexible approach to the needs of the service.
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work ensure that work within professional standard and clinical guidelines
  • To agree goal orientated programmes in conjunction with the client, his/her family and multi-disciplinary professionals involved, and provide appropriate Occupational Therapy intervention and multidisciplinary treatment programmes.
  • To provide a high standard of therapy and rehabilitative care to patients using an evidence-based approach and using outcome measures.
  • To assess for and prescribe assistive equipment to enable the client to maintain independence in activities of daily living

Please refer to Job description and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HPC registration
  • Evidence of CPD relevant to the treatment of adults with physical disabilities
  • Up to date CPD portfolio


  • Membership of BAOT
  • Member of COT specialist section(s) e.g. SSNP, OTOP
  • Training in appraisal/supervision
  • Post graduate qualification in OT, rehabilitation or other health related topic



  • Appropriate clinical experience post registration (including experience of working in rehabilitation at Senior level)
  • Experience as an OT in at least two of the following areas:
  • -People with neurological conditions
  • -Elderly people in a rehabilitation setting
  • -People with conditions affecting physical function, living at home
  • -Being involved with assessment and implementation of minor and major adaptations to a person's home on the grounds of disability
  • -Clients following fractures and falls
  • -Accident and Emergency
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary
  • Experience of supervising staff and / or students
  • NHS experience


  • Experience of research and clinical audit
  • Experience of working with social services
  • Experience in setting up and running activity based group programmes

Skills and Knowledge


  • Advanced skills in the assessment and treatment of people with complex multi-pathologies
  • Ability to apply core Occupational Therapy skills across a range of clinical conditions within a client centred, goal setting approach
  • Ability to problem solve, prioritise and demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning
  • Advanced communication and report writing skills, in both verbal and written format
  • Skills in supervision and appraisal of assistants, junior therapists & students
  • Presentation skills appropriate for teaching of junior staff, students & peers within an in-service training setting
  • Computer literacy - Working knowledge of MS Office applications
  • Personal and professional responsibility
  • Ability to self-motivate
  • Efficient Time management skills
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Flexibility, adaptability and reliability
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of complex medical conditions and applicable rehabilitation
  • Knowledge of outcome measures and evidence based practice associated with people with physical disabilities
  • Knowledge of recent national policies and legislation relating to health and social care provision
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NICE and COT clinical guidelines


  • Knowledge of research and audit processes
  • Knowledge and understanding of the role of social services and voluntary agencies

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Willesden Health Centre


NW10 3RY

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