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Band 7 Highly Specialist Neurosciences Occupational Therapist

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inclsuive of HCAS
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and enthusiastic Neuro-Occupational Therapist (OT) to join our band 7 rotations within the well-established and dynamic Neurosciences department at the Royal Free Hospital, London.

The 18-month rotations enable further skill development and expertise in the assessment and treatment of complex neurological conditions across the patient pathway, and leading teams, in critical care, acute rehabilitation, including stroke and neurology, and inpatient neurorehabilitation.

Main duties of the job

Our 46 bedded Intensive Care Unit (ICU) includes a cohort of patients with highly complex neurological presentations. An ICU OT competency-based programme has been developed and presented at conference, and ongoing quality improvement work focusing on areas such as the occupational therapy management of hypoxic brain injuries. Our acute stroke unit has consistently excellent SSNAP ratings, and we have a number of exciting service development projects being undertaking to increase rehabilitation intensity in line with the new stroke guidelines. Our acute neurology beds off exposure rare, long-term, chronic, and progressive neurological presentations. The well-regarded Neurological Rehabilitation Centre (NRC) provide specialist level 2 inpatient neurorehabilitation, based at Edgware Community Hospital with access to a therapy garden, kitchen, and specialist robotic upper limb equipment.

Therapy Services at the Royal Free are truly interdisciplinary with a strong emphasis on active learning, development, and staff wellness. You will be well supported by Clinical Lead Neurosciences Band 8 OTs across both sites and provided with opportunity for personal and service development. We also have regular in-service training programmes, a dedicated therapies education team and a dedicated therapies research & development team.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional Qualifications


  • BSc Degree in Occupational Therapy or Diploma or equivalent
  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Occupational Therapy registration
  • Evidence or portfolio of post-graduate continued development in specialist clinical area


  • Membership of specialist interest group e.g. SSNP



  • Knowledge and clinical experience in stroke/neurology
  • Knowledge and experience of a wide range of approaches for the management of patients with acute, chronic and progressive neurological conditions
  • Previous experience of staff & student supervision/ clinical education
  • Experience of clinical audit and/or research
  • Experience of teaching to groups / other healthcare professionals, patients, and carers
  • Evidence of active involvement in service development & contribution to change within the workplace
  • Evidence of post graduate training / study in clinical area
  • Highly effective written communication skills
  • Able to manage own clinical caseload by prioritising effectively and support others to do the same


  • Experience of leading a team

Skills and aptitudes


  • Highly effective written communication skills
  • Able to manage own clinical caseload by prioritising effectively and support others to do the same

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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