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Occupational Therapist

West London NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum Inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Band 6 Occupational Therapist (OT) role in our community service is a dynamic and rewarding opportunity to work closely with a skilled multidisciplinary team (MDT) in the Rapid Response and Home First Service.

As a Band 6 OT, your main responsibility will be to manage a clinical caseload, providing comprehensive occupational therapy assessments and interventions to patients in their homes or residential environments. You will collaborate with physiotherapists, nurses, and rehabilitation assistants to deliver holistic rehabilitation and support patients in achieving their functional goals.

In addition to your clinical duties, you will provide clinical leadership to rehab assistants guiding their professional development. You will also contribute to service evaluation and development, working with the Band 7 Occupational Therapist to enhance care quality.

This role offers a supportive and friendly work environment, with opportunities to develop specialist skills and knowledge. You will have access to a therapy garden and free parking on-site. As a Band 6 OT, you will play a crucial role in helping patients regain their independence and improve their overall quality of life.

If you are a passionate and motivated occupational therapist looking to make a positive impact in the community, this role is perfect for you. Join our team and be part of a dedicated MDT that is committed to providing excellent care and support to our patients.

Main duties of the job

  • Conducting comprehensive assessments of patients in general rehabilitation.
  • Determining clinical diagnoses and developing individualized treatment plans.
  • Providing evidence-based occupational therapy interventions to patients with complex acute and/or chronic conditions.
  • Managing your own caseload, including assessment, treatment, and support of clients.
  • Applying specialist skills in assessment and treatment within the General Medical Rehabilitation care remit.
  • Supporting students on placement and providing mentorship.
  • Contributing to the planning, development, delivery, and evaluation of the therapy service provided to General Medical Rehabilitation patients.
  • Ability to develop and implement effective treatment plans.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to establish rapport with patients and their families.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based practice and the ability to apply it in your interventions.
  • Ability to manage a diverse caseload and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills to work effectively with the multidisciplinary team.
  • Commitment to professional development and staying updated with the latest research and advancements in the field.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse healthcare providers in the UK, delivering a range of mental health and physical healthcare and community services. The Trust runs Broadmoor Hospital, one of three high secure hospitals in the country, with an international reputation.

Our high secure services care for patients from South of England and we provide low and medium secure services across eight London boroughs. The Trust also provides mental and physical healthcare in three London boroughs (Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham). We employ 4,500 staff, of whom 56% are BME. Our turnover for 2023-24 is �426m.

The Trust is rated as 'Good' overallby the Care Quality Commission. Forensic services are rated as 'Outstanding'.

The Trust is an established partner and contributor in the development of the evolving North West London Integrated Care System and the Integrated Care Board. The Trust leads the NW London Children and Adolescent Mental Health provider collaborative.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Candidate Pack provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Please view as attached.

The person specification below is not the full person specification, but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Bsc (Hons) or equivalent Occupational Therapist qualification
  • HCPC Registered


  • Relevant post-graduate Qualification
  • Member of BAOT
  • Member of Specialist Section



  • Minimum of recent 2 years' experience working as OT post-graduate
  • Application of core OT skills and OT process.
  • MDT team working
  • Experience of range of caseload management and prioritisation systems.
  • Experience of independently managing a caseload.


  • Experience of supervising junior staff or students.



  • Demonstrates high level application of a wide range of clinical knowledge.
  • Experience of using assessment tools relevant to each individual patient.
  • Promotes choice and independence in in undertaking patient care.
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate the care for individuals.
  • Knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to the clinical setting.
  • Knowledge of clinical governance, clinical audits and risk management.


  • Demonstrates an understanding of Rapid Response and Home First Principles
  • Familiar with System One online record keeping.

Personal Qualities


  • Warm friendly approachable
  • Assertiveness
  • Flexible approach
  • Ability to cope with change


  • Able to demonstrate a strong professional identity

Skills and Abilities


  • Problem solving approach
  • Team worker/builder
  • Communication skills
  • Organisational ability
  • Time management
  • Teaching ability
  • Supervision
  • Delegation
  • Ability to work under pressure & adapt to change
  • IT literacy


  • Demonstrates advanced communication and negotiation skills



  • Demonstrates a commitment to learning and development
  • Demonstrate ability to reflect and learn from situation


  • Membership of a relevant special interest group
  • Accredited courses in a relevant field

Other Requirements


  • Car driver
  • Car owner or access to car for work
  • Full UK driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Ealing Rapid Response


W5 4RN

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