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Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum including HCAS (outer)
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 OT o work as part of the Sutton Health and Care Reablement Unit Team service to provide an inpatient rehabilitation service for service users within South West London. Post holders will be working as part of an integrated multidisciplinary team including nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, rehabilitation assistants, healthcare assistants and administrators, as well as the voluntary sector. The post holder will be based on the inpatient reablement unit and provide a rehabilitation over a 7 day period.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as a key member of the multidisciplinary team in the assessment and management of a caseload of clients.
  • To plan, deliver and evaluate the treatment needs of clients with a variety of complex social and health care needs.
  • To participate as an active member of the multidisciplinary team in developing and delivering high quality and innovative services to the local population within South West London.
  • To promote effective teamwork within the Sutton Health and Care Reablement Unit, delegating activities appropriately, to the benefit of the service users and service delivery.
  • As a therapist within Sutton Health and Care there will be the opportunity to work closely alongside and potentially rotate into other sectors of the organisation, such the rapid response hospital hub (the Emergency Department, Acute Medical Unit and Acute wards of St Helier Hospital), rapid response community and intermediate care (home based care).
  • The expectations within this job description will be achieved through hands-on clinical practice, education and training and research.
  • To supervise junior colleagues and assistants

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting Job description/Person Specification documents which contains more information about the role

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Relevant postgraduate qualifications


  • Clinical Educators Course



  • Relevant post registration experience (elderly care/community/discharge planning)
  • Evidence of working with rehabilitation assistants/support workers
  • Evidence of supervising junior staff and students
  • Evidence of participation in service developments and change management


  • Using EMIS clinical system
  • Participation in clinical teaching

Knowledge and skills


  • Ability to demonstrate ongoing CPD and the use of evidence based practice
  • Ability to manage own caseload
  • Comprehensive knowledge of equipment and MHRA's
  • Awareness of current issues in health, including clinical governance
  • Effective written and spoken communication skills
  • Realistic about ability and can seek help appropriately



  • Hold a valid british driving license


  • Access to car for work

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


Reablement Unit, St Helier Hospital

Wrythe lane



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