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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive HCAS
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 7 Occupational therapist - Elderly care wards

Full-time (pls see information regarding flexible working)

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Ealing Hospital site of London North West University Hospitals NHS Trust to help lead the DMOP (Department of Medicine or Older People) Therapy team within the acute Trust.

The successful applicant will lead a team (including Band 5 and 6 therapists and therapy technicians) on one of the DMOP wards. The caseload comprises a variety of different complex physical and cognitive conditions.

The applicant will need considerable clinical experience in the acute setting, as well as experience of managing other staff and students. Strong interpersonal skills will be required as well as the ability to lead a team and the drive and enthusiasm to develop the service.

The successful applicant will be supported by the Therapy Team lead, and a supportive multi-disciplinary team.

The post holder will have a commitment to our rostered weekend service

he successful applicant will need to:

Have experience as a band 6 in acute settings

Enjoy the excitement of working in a fast pace environment and enthusiasm for service development

Have managerial experience

Main duties of the job

As an autonomous practitioner to assess and treat own complex case load and provide a specialist Occupational Therapy service to patients.

To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team (MDT), assessing and treating patients with complex physical and cognitive needs and maintaining accurate and comprehensive patient records.

To work closely with the clinical leads to support the development of the OT and DMOP services.

To contribute to the management of all aspects of the DMOP Inpatient Service. This includes prioritizing and organizing all referrals to the DMOP service and allocation of patients.

To be a member of the team working as part of the rostered 7 day DMOP service

To be responsible for the development and appraisal of the team members, including Band 5, 6 OTs, Physiotherapists, therapy technicians and students.

To regularly provide formal and informal, on-going training and education to OT staff, other healthcare professions and students.

To engage in own continued professional development (CPD) and service development.

To participate in clinical audit and research within the team.

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification.

The post holder will have a commitment to our rostered weekend service . For further details / informal visits contact:

Person Specification



  • HCPC
  • NHS experience


  • post qualification courses



  • mixed band 6 rotations, experience in acute elderly care wards


  • experience in dementia care



  • High standard communication at MDT level, complex discharge planning skills, audit


  • service improvement skills

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Ealing Hospital



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