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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Central London Community Health Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 Per annum, inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for an Occupational therapist to join our team of highly experienced and skilled nurses and therapists on our CLCH trust, band 5 occupational therapy rotations (in Barnet Unplanned Care, Planned Care, Inpatients and Stroke services).

The position will provide you with an opportunity to develop your skills in assessment of simple and complex patients and identifying their needs with developing a holistic plan. We have many staff and students joining the team throughout the year so you will be able to gain further experience in training others, supervision, and management skills.

Main duties of the job

We would like to attract applicants with high levels of communication and have a flexible approach to problem solving. You will be expected to be professional, efficient in time and people management and effective in your approach.

You will work collaboratively with the therapy team leads and other highly skilled therapy staff to achieve excellence. You will be responsible for the assisting in education and management of junior staff and students with senior support. You will have the opportunity to influence the delivery of our service through service evaluation and audits and have access to training opportunities and encouraged to take up postgraduate education in your field of speciality

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
  • 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 assist Specialist Physiotherapist in supervising, providing planned advice, teaching, support and instruction to therapy assistants, key workers, relatives and carers, to promote understanding of the aims of therapy intervention and to ensure a co-ordinated approach to patient care.
  • To delegate to, teach and supervise the work of Therapy Assistants and Technical Instructors with guidance from senior staff.
  • To work with other health care professionals on joint assessments, patient goals and treatment programmes in a patient centred approach.

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

Person Specification



  • oDiploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • oRegistration with the Health and Care Professions Council


  • oRelevant post graduate training
  • oRegistration with CoT



  • Relevant work experience in a variety of clinical placements.
  • Evidence of up to date CPD
  • Experience of working as part of an MDT
  • Use of functional assessment and activity analysis


  • Evidence of previous employment as an Occupational therapist, apprentice, assistant
  • Experience of delegation to support staff

Skills and Knowledge


  • Knowledge of current best practice in OT, demonstrate clinical reasoning, applying theory to practice
  • Ability to work single-handedly with individuals and groups
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Adherence to national, professional and work related policy
  • Health, safety and risk awareness
  • Demonstrates an understanding of clinical governance and its implications for the profession
  • Basic knowledge of health legislation and current practice, risk assessment and managemen
  • Good organisational skills, ability to prioritise, manage time/caseload effectively
  • Understanding of team dynamics and good interpersonal skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills. Ability to listen and present information, written and orally in a clear, concise and logical manner.
  • Good IT skills (word processing, and internet)
  • Commitment to lifelong learning, with ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Commitment to client-centred, non-discriminatory practice


  • Awareness of the legal responsibilities of the profession

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


L5 Unplanned Care Barnet



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