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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
29 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Occupational Therapist with a passion for Oncology and Haematology to join the Haem-Onc rotation. Our cancer services based at Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals offers a unique opportunity to work in a leading specialist cancer centre. We offer the most up-to-date chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments, which leads to one of the best survival rates in the country. In this specialist role, you will be a senior therapist providing high quality occupational therapy, to inpatients with oncology and haematology conditions.

We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking and passionate therapist with excellent leadership, communication skills and advanced clinical skills, to join the team and deliver high quality, timely care. You will possess the ability to remain calm and professional under pressure. It is important that the successful applicant is a team player with a positive outlook, has enthusiasm and has the ability to learn and develop new skills.

You must be able to demonstrate sound knowledge and experience in Oncology and Haematology possessing highly specialist assessment, treatment and risk management skills. The ability to work autonomously, but also well within a multi-disciplinary team is essential, as is the ability to promote the role of Therapies and the implementation of evidence-based practice. In addition to the clinical caseload, the post holder will have the opportunity to play a key part in the development of the Therapy service and the team.

Our Trust is part of the London Cancer Alliance. We possess a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities. With our partners, Imperial College London, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, and The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre - one of eleven academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education. This role is Macmillan adopted which allows the post holder to access further learning and development opportunities.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be part of a therapy service meeting the needs of a multi-cultural and diverse population. As a senior member of a committed team they will provide high quality occupational therapy assessment and treatment of adult inpatients in cancer and haematology services at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. The post holder will be responsible for developing this service and evaluating the provision in conjunction with the Clinical Lead Therapist. The post holder will complete annual rotations between the haematology inpatient/palliative care services at Hammersmith Hospital and the Oncology, neuro-oncology & palliative care services at Charing Cross Hospital.

The cancer service at Imperial provides secondary, tertiary and quaternary multi-modality diagnostics and treatments. It is one of the foremost cancer centres in the country. We hold national treatment centres for gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) and germ cell tumours, as well as the regional centre for nearly all complex cancer surgery and many diagnostics. We offer the most up-to-date chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments, which leads to one of the best survival rates in the country. We strive to deliver a high quality, comprehensive and patient-focussed service for all our cancer patients in a compassionate and supportive manner, empowering them to rebuild their lives.

Although directly employed by Imperial college healthcare NHS trust, this post is also one of a network of over 8000 Macmillan health and social care roles that Macmillan supports across the UK. In addition to this network Macmillan also directly employ a range of professionals within the Macmillan Support Line Services. Macmillan values and supports all Macmillan professionals, whether directly employed or employed through a partner organisation, so they can build upon their skills and deliver the best care possible to people affected by cancer. Being a Macmillan Professional gives you many additional opportunities such as access to a range of free learning and development, free information resources, support from a range of Macmillan subject experts, as well as access to our UK wide networks of cancer and palliative care specialists.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Degree (or equivalent) in Occupational Therapy
  • State registration with the Health Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of CPD through maintenance of a portfolio


  • Membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
  • Membership of RCOT special interest groups relevant to speciality



  • Recent experience in relevant occupational therapy specialities and clinical settings
  • Experience of working as part of an occupational therapy and multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of supervision of students/ therapy support workers, with development of basic supervision skills
  • Experience of clinical education of staff, students or assistants.


  • Previous experience in the NHS or social care as a qualified occupational therapist
  • Involvement with Clinical Governance issues and an understanding of their relation to patient care

Skills/ Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Good communication skills
  • Able to apply a range and depth of knowledge to this specialist area
  • Able to make sound clinical decisions based on knowledge/ experience/circumstances and utilise advanced clinical reasoning skills.
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate as appropriate and manage time effectively
  • To make sound judgments and reliable decisions in a variety of demanding situations.
  • Competent IT skills
  • Good presentation skills.


  • oEvidence of CPD relevant to role and specialist area.

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust




W2 1NY

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