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Senior Occupational Health Nurse

Central London Community Health Trust
£27.48 an hour Weekly pay will include: Basic pay + HCAS + 12.07% Holiday pay
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Part Time
Bank Occupational Therapist band -6 -7

Are you keen to use your assessment and intervention skills in a rewarding NHS role but unable to commit to a permanent position right now?

We have an excellent opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to become part of a responsive rehabilitation service, working across community-based settings in Barnet.

Driving licence and access to own car is required for the role

Working as an autonomous practitioner, supported by the wider rehabilitation service team, your role will be to assess mobility, posture and seating needs, helping adults to regain their independence following illness or injury and supporting with long term conditions. The role may also include some supervision of rehab support workers and Occupational Therapy students on placements.

Essential criteria for this post

Occupational therapy degree/diploma

Experience working with adult age range in community settings

HCPC registration

Why join?
  • Earn more per hour - bank rates are higher than agency and include holiday pay. We also cover your expenses and provide free uniforms
  • See the best shifts first - bank staff get priority over all agency workers
  • Get 24x7 support from our friendly Staff Bank team - a local teamdedicated to helping you
  • Become part of an integrated team - feel more valued and supported in your work

Main duties of the job

Responsible foro The post-holder will have clinical responsibility for assessment and treatment planning for clients referred to Maximising Independence. They will be expected to contribute to the development and monitoring of the service. Post holder may be asked to supervise rehab support workers and would be expected to supervise Occupational Therapy students on practice education placements.o The Maximising Independence team aims to provide a high quality, responsive rehabilitation service helping adults to regain their independence following illness or injury, to support them with their Long Term conditions and to promote health and wellbeingo The team comprises of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Support workers and admin Assistants.o The service is delivered 7 days per week including bank holidays and there is an expectation that full time hours will be completed across 7 days as required.

About us

We providecommunity health services to more than two million people across eleven London boroughs and Hertfordshire.

Every day, our professionals provide high-quality healthcare in people's homes and local clinics, helping them to:
  • stay well
  • manage their own health with the right support
  • avoid unnecessary trips to, or long stays in, hospital.

We support our patients at every stage of their lives, providing health visiting for new-born babies through to community nursing, stroke rehabilitation and palliative care for people towards the end of their lives.

Our vision:deliver great care closer to home.

Our mission: working together to give children a better start and adults greater independence

Job description

Job responsibilities

MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES To undertake occupational therapy assessments for a designated caseload using a variety of different techniques including standardised and non-standardised assessments to make an accurate assessment of client need. To gather relevant information from a variety of sources, and analyse and interpret all information gained to make an independent decision. To assess, select and recommend equipment/minor adaptations which may assist clients in achieving the maximum level of independence and quality of life in daily living activities. This will include ensuring the safe use of the equipment, and may include fitting/installing of equipment in clients homes

Person Specification



  • OT with appropriate Diploma/ degree
  • Current registration with HCPC
  • Evidence of relevant continuing professional education and training



  • Evidence of work or student experience in a range of clinical areas e.g. community rehabilitation, older peoples rehab, neuro, falls
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team


  • Experience of working in community settings
  • Experience of working independently.
  • Experience of working with people with complex needs Experience of delivering training.
  • Experience of providing supervision.
  • Experience of service development and audit.
  • Experience of working within care home settings.

Skills and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of OT assessment tools relevant to an adult client group
  • Knowledge of a range of relevant OT interventions relevant to the client group e.g. dementia, Parkinson's, COPD, Falls, etc.
  • An understanding of the range and applications of adaptive aids. Knowledge of professional standards including record keeping
  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to adults.
  • An understanding of the principles of clinical governance.
  • Good presentation skills in both verbal and written form
  • Good organisational skills including prioritisation
  • Ability to negotiate with and facilitate learning in others
  • Ability to be an effective team member.
  • High level of interpersonal communication skills including observation, listening, empathy and sensitivity.
  • Ability to manage the emotional consequences of working with patients with distressing conditions
  • Ability to reflect on and develop own performance.
  • Ability to seek support/advice as appropriate
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work.


  • Knowledge of local services including voluntary agencies available
  • Able to manage own time and caseload.



  • Able to carry out the duties of the post
  • Able to negotiate stairs
  • Able to travel around the district in timely, efficient manner(e.g. car/bike)
  • Car drivers need access to own vehicle and hold a full driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust



St Charles


W10 6DZ

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