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Senior Occupational Therapist

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata (plus HCAS)
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an Occupational Therapist passionate about ensuring patients receive high quality community based rehabilitation?

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Occupational Therapist to join our vibrant Waltham Forest Community Rehabilitation Service. If you are an experienced Band 6 or Band 7 OT with a background in providing physical rehabilitation in culturally diverse communities, we want to hear from you!

In this role, you will become an integral part of a friendly and dynamic multidisciplinary team. Our team includes OTs, Physios, apprentices, administrators, rehabilitation practitioners, and assistants, all working together to provide exceptional rehabilitation for residents of Waltham Forest who have experienced changes in their functional abilities due to illness or injury.

At North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT), we pride ourselves on being an inclusive and flexible employer. We support our staff with opportunities for professional development and training, ensuring you have the resources and skills needed to excel in your role.

Join us in making a difference in our community by providing high-quality rehabilitation services to those in need. Apply today and become a key player in our dedicated team!

Main duties of the job

Deliver Exceptional Care: Provide high-quality occupational clinical expertise through comprehensive, clinically reasoned assessments. Develop personalised rehabilitation plans that are needs-led, in line with national guidelines, and achieve positive outcomes for users of service.

Organise and Prioritise: Manage and prioritise your own workload and assist in the day-to-day allocation of tasks, ensuring efficient workflow for yourself and your team.

Collaborative Leadership: Work closely with the Band 7 Physiotherapist to ensure effective leadership and management of the Community Rehabilitation Service caseload, fostering a collaborative and supportive environment.

Leadership development: Deputise for the Community Rehabilitation Lead as needed, and delegate tasks appropriately to all staff members, ensuring smooth and efficient operations.

Professional Curiosity: Maintain a high level of professional curiosity in your daily role, acting appropriately on any findings to enhance patient care and service delivery.

Flexible Work Schedule: Participate in a rota covering a 7-day working pattern, ensuring continuous and comprehensive care for our service users.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata).y

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on this vacancy.

Person Specification

Degree /Diploma


  • Occupational Therapist Degree/Diploma
  • HCPC registrated


  • Post registration Qualification relevant to role

Clinical & managerial Experien


  • Significant experience in acute / rehabilitation or community work at band 6 level
  • NHS Experience
  • Experience of supervising staff


  • Experience of leading MDT team /meetings



  • Advanced Communication skills ( Written /Verbal)
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical knowledge base and experience relevant to the role

Trust Values


  • Demonstrates an understanding of Trust Values

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


1st Floor Woodbury Unit

James Lane


E11 1NR

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