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Occupational Therapist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inc
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated qualifiedOccupation Therapist with post qualification experience to join our team at Whipps Cross. This is an excellent opportunity for experienced Occupational Therapists looking for the next challenge and wanting to develop clinical & leadership skills across a wide and varied settings.

We offer a fantastic Band 6 rotation opportunity that will help you to develop and consolidate your skills in the following areas:
  • Hand Therapy
  • Stroke and Neurotherapy Pathway
  • Orthopaedics
  • Surgery, Critical Care and Amputees
  • Medicine and Palliative Care
  • Older People Services / Care of the Elderly
  • Emergency Therapy Team (Emergency Department and Acute Assessment Units)

We are able to offer the benefits of working in one of the largest NHS organisations in the country, with access to a variety of education and training opportunities and a robust personal development program. We offer Professional OT support and development provided from the on-site OT Clinical Leads in conjunction with the OT/PT Clinical Lead. In addition to site-based In-service Training, we provide a Trust-wide post-core programme.

The service operates a seven day service covering core hours between 8am and 6pm. You will need to be a versatile, adaptable team player who is prepared to work across a 7 day rota.

For further information please contact Brad Hodgekiss on 02085395522 then page 2698 or via email

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality occupational therapy interventions to a wide variety of patients including the advanced assessment and treatment of patients, provision of individual and group education and treatment, provision of assistive devices (orthotics) and equipment, minor structural home adaptations and provision of complex disability management and advocacy services.

To contribute to the acute hospital occupational therapy weekend service provision.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Post registration experience as an OT.
  • Post registration experience in relevant clinical settings: Acute hospital setting, elderly medicine, community.
  • Documented evidence of CPD, in accordance with HCPC recommendations
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Advice, training and support to more junior staff, assistants and students.


  • Experience of audit/research.
  • Member of a relevant specific interest group.



  • Application of Risk Management
  • Ability to supervise other staff eg more junior staff / assistants / students.
  • Ability to deliver training both internally within the profession and externally to other staff groups.
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate IM& T skills.
  • Ability to present information both orally and written in a clear and logical manner.
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible patient notes
  • Ability to cope with challenging situations and with emotional or aggressive patients/carers.
  • After induction, to be able to actively participate as an appraiser to the Trust appraisal system
  • Ability to work as an effective team member



  • Understand legal responsibilities of the profession and the associated code of ethics.
  • Broad knowledge of current best practice in OT in acute physical, community and rehab setting.
  • Detailed knowledge risk management
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and its implication for services
  • Understanding and compliance with Data Protection & Confidentiality



  • Diploma/Degree in OT
  • Member of the Health Care Professions Council


  • Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapy



  • Ability to gain patient's trust and to engender a feeling of confidence and safety
  • Be able to demonstrate flexibility and reliability
  • Able to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day and carry out concurrent activities.
  • Commitment to non-discriminatory practice.


  • Car driver

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Whipps Cross Hospital


E11 1NR

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