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Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

West London NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 Per Annum Inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Full Time
We are looking to welcome you! - A Band 7 Occupational Therapist who are looking to develop your leaderships skills for a 6 month Secondment. We are looking for someone with knowledge and understanding of working with individuals in a mental health in-patient setting, who wants to improve their leaderships skills and have the opportunity to work with a well-respected, award winning OT team.

The post holder will undertake the day to day running of the department, ensuring services are covered, supervise junior staff and students.

Main duties of the job

  • To ensure that the Occupational Therapy service delivered to patients is client-centred, needs-led, evidence- based and non-discriminatory.
  • To identify Occupational Therapy goals as part of the overall care plan, using specialist mental health and Occupational Therapy assessment tools and outcome measures.
  • To ensure patient/group treatment programmes are monitored, evaluated and modified as required on a regular and systematic basis to measure, progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention.
  • To apply a high level of understanding of the effect of disability and provide training and advice on lifestyles and adaptations to improve the service user's social and physical environment.
  • To facilitate fieldwork education for Occupational Therapy students undertaking placements within relevant areas and be responsible for the supervision and written assessments of these students.

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 Therapy qualification
  • HCPC Registered
  • Evidence of post-graduate training in mental health
  • Clinical supervision training
  • Practice placement supervision training


  • Management / Leadership training
  • Membership of professional body
  • Membership of Occupational Therapy Special Interest Group



  • Demonstrable post qualified experience as a Senior Occupational Therapist
  • Clear indication of practice and interest in the relevant Mental Health area
  • In-patient and/or community mental health OT clinical experience
  • Supervision of O.T.'s and support staff
  • Supervision of O.T. students on practice placement
  • Demonstrated involvement in service development


  • Experience of specific mental health speciality
  • Understanding of the needs of patients accessing Crisis Support
  • Supporting effective change management within teams
  • Experience of line managing staff
  • Research and audit experience

Knowledge and Skills


  • Applied Knowledge of changes within wider NHS relevant to Mental Health
  • Awareness and knowledge of factors specifically relating to O.T. within the particular setting
  • Demonstrated application of Risk Assessment and management in clinical practice
  • Understanding and clinical application of Model of Human Occupation
  • Working knowledge and application of clinical governance

Personal Qualities


  • Able to demonstrate a strong professional identity
  • Able to communicate and negotiate effectively with staff at all levels.
  • Able to commit to and work effectively within teams, MDT, and profession specific
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Effective leadership skills
  • Good motivational techniques and abilities
  • Clear effective planning and decision-making skills.
  • Able to maintain the profile of occupational therapy within a multidisciplinary setting
  • Able to contribute to in-service training.
  • Able to establish good working relationships across the Trust and other agencies
  • Demonstrates the ability to professionally role model, empower and motivate staff
  • Able to deal with stress appropriately and work under pressure
  • Good attendance record
  • Commitment to life-long learning


  • Computer Literacy
  • Good organisational skills and time management
  • Presentation and teaching skills

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


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