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Occupational Therapist

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum Including inner london HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled and experienced Occupational Therapist to work within Wandsworth Community Neuro Team, a well-established and respected team in SW London.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the assessment and treatment of adults with a variety of neurological conditions. The service also covers Early Supported Discharge (ESD) for stroke patients, groups, splint clinic and vocational rehabilitation. There is a strong emphasis on multi-disciplinary working especially within service development and team learning. The MD team include occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, dietician, clinical neuropsychologist, clinical nurse specialist, neuronavigator, psychology, admin and therapy assistant practitioners.

As a skilled therapist the post holder will have a lead role in the development of the Occupational Therapy service within the multi-disciplinary teams, and will also have a key role in the overall neuro rehab service development. As a senior therapist, you will also be responsible for line managing and clinically supervising Band 6 Occupational Therapists.

Continuing professional development is actively supported via clinical supervision, annual Personal Development Plans, post-graduate and in-service training from a uni-professional and multi-disciplinary point of view. Supervision of students is actively encouraged. All our staff are fully supported by the Clinical Team Leader.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the management of a caseload of adults with a wide range of neurological disorders offering specialist community and out-patient rehabilitation.
  • To assess own caseload of patients including those with a complex and highly complex social, psychological, communication, and cognitive presentation, make a diagnosis, and to develop and deliver individualised Occupational Therapy treatment programmes using evidence based practice, working towards client's goals. This often involves working as a lone clinician.
  • To be responsible for line managing and clinically supervising a Band 6 Occupational Therapist, as well as providing clinical education to students on placement.
  • To take a key role in the future development of the multi disciplinary service.

To work as an autonomous practitioner within the standards of professional practice laid down by the College of Occupational Therapy and Health Professions Council, and be developing increasing responsibility for leading others and the Service, whilst themselves participating in regular supervision.

About us

Since the opening of the original St George's Hospital on Hyde Park Corner in 1733, St George's has built an international reputation for quality of care, education, research and medical advances.

St George's Hospital in Tooting is one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.

Our organisation is large - with more than 9,000 staff - but retains a strong sense of community. We have strong links with the local populations we serve but are also recognised nationally and internationally for being a leader in research and innovation. This enables us to attract staff from all corners of the globe all sharing the core Trust values of being Excellent, Kind, Responsible & Respectful.

In February 2015, St George's became an NHS Foundation Trust. As the largest healthcare provider in south-west London, our two hospital sites at St George's Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital in Roehampton serve a population of 1.3 million across South West London.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description for more details on the main responsibilities for this role.

Person Specification



  • Graduate Diploma / BSc/ Post Graduate Degree in Occupational Therapy/MSc
  • Registered with Health Professions Council
  • Evidence of relevant in depth postgraduate study or qualification
  • Member of SNiP


  • Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Training in management and leadership skills



  • Post graduate experience in neuro rehab
  • Experience in working in any of the following areas: general medicine, acute, in-patient or community neuro-rehab, older people's rehab
  • Experience of developing junior occupational therapy and other staff through CPD / PDP/ clinical supervision
  • Experience of working as part of an occupational therapy team and/or multi disciplinary team
  • Experience of working with support workers
  • Experience of audit
  • Supervision of Students



  • Required to work at masters level or equivalent in terms of knowledge, training and experience
  • Competent splinting skills
  • Ability to teach specific occupational therapy treatment packages to patients / carers / others
  • Effective communication skills in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Good organisation and time-management skills
  • Ability to lead, develop, and motivate others
  • Drive and enthusiasm for clinical excellence using EBP and clinical networks
  • Able to manage own time and caseload, balance management and clinical work
  • Able to delegate tasks
  • Excellent computer skills e.g. Microsoft office (Excel, Access, Word, Outlook)
  • Effective written and spoken communication



  • In depth knowledge of community neuro-rehab
  • Knowledge of Equality Act 2010
  • Understanding of return to work process
  • Comprehensive knowledge of equipment and minor adaptations
  • Understanding of community issues and services available
  • Wheelchair prescription
  • To be competent in handling the mental, emotional and psycho-social aspects of working in Community Neuro-rehab
  • To be familiar with relevant legislation relating to the care of clients with neurological conditions.


  • Appreciation of changes in health and social care provision
  • Understanding of primary care agenda



  • To demonstrate use of initiative
  • Highly motivated
  • Flexible and able to cope with change
  • Sensitive to the needs of others
  • Evidence of own self development through PDP, CPD and portfolio
  • Clearance from CRB at enhanced level and Occupational Health
  • Able to work harmoniously with a diverse workforce and to deliver a quality service to people from different backgrounds, by including and embracing their varied needs.


  • To have a full driving licence and own transport and be a car owner or have own transport (bicycle, moped, motor bike)

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St John's Therapy Centre

162 St John's Hill, Battersea


SW11 1SW

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