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Band 7 Specialist Occupational Therapist - ARCCS Team

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 Per Annum Inclusive
Closing date
30 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Occupational Therapist to join our Acute Respiratory, Critical Care and Surgical (ARCCS) team.

This post requires a skilled and experienced inpatient Occupational Therapist who is looking for an opportunity to specialise in Acute Respiratory whilst being a part of ARCCS team.

You will be working within a team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Therapy Assistants who pride themselves in providing high quality care to the Respiratory, Critical Care, Surgical and Vascular wards.

Respiratory specialties that you will encounter include COPD, Bronchiectasis, Interstitial Lung Disease, NIV, Tracheostomies, Neuromuscular Conditions. In addition to this, you may be required to provide relief cover and support to surgical and vascular wards.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a personal clinical caseload of complex patients and to provide clinical support and supervision to the wider integrated team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and therapy Assistants, as indicated.

Our service is based across two hospital sites, King George Hospital (KGH) and Queens Hospital (QH), therefore you should have the flexibility to work cross-site as required. In addition, you will actively participate in the rota to provide a 7-day service across both sites, as part of our CORE Integrated Therapy team.

Main duties of the job

Provide specialist assessment, treatment and advice to patients within your area of specialty, using a holistic approach, thereby facilitating and maximising patient potential within the service boundaries.

To provide specialist guidance to other members of the MDT on matters relating to your specialist area.

Provide leadership for the Occupational Therapy team, in conjunction with the Therapy leads and Clinical Specialist, in planning, coordinating, delivering and evaluating the Occupational Therapy service provided to patients within your specialist area on a day-to-day basis.

To provide a lead role in teaching and supporting colleagues in matters relating to specialist area.

To participate in the training of undergraduate Occupational Therapists

To deputise in the absence of senior colleagues, as required, both within management and clinical areas

See Job Description for full details.

About us

We're an organisation that is getting better and better. We were the most improved Trust in England for A& E performance in 2023/24 we're no longer in special measures and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, has been named the top CEO by the Health Service Journal. Our improvements are driven by a determination to deliver care we're proud of and that our patients are happy with.

Many of our 8,000 staff - who come from 146 different countries - live in the three diverse London boroughs we serve and the majority are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups. More than 400 of them are on apprenticeship programmes and we're proud to be a London Living Wage employer.

We operate from two main sites - King George Hospital (KGH) in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London - more than 300,000 people visited our A& Es in 2023.

Patients across north east London are benefitting from two new state of the art theatres at KGH and our Community Diagnostic Centres at Barking Community Hospital and St George's Health and Wellbeing Hub will significantly increase the number of scans that can be carried out.

We're looking forward to introducing an electronic patient record next year. This will mean the records of any patient visiting one of the seven hospitals run by BHRUT and Barts Health will be accessible to the clinical teams. It'll make things easier for staff and will be better for patients.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful applicant must have excellent communication skills, be a good team player and can work under reasonable pressure within a multi-professional environment. You must also possess the desire to review current practices and the ability to help influence and promote change that will lead to advancement in patient care in line with the Trusts aims and vision. You will have good networking skills and be familiar with current legislations and other relevant factors affecting change in the NHS. You should have experience in managing critically unwell patients, respiratory patients, and surgical patients.

As a Band 7 and a static member of the team you will be working closely with other highly specialized team-members, and you will be expected to deputise in the absence of senior leadership. You will be expected to mentor and supervise less experienced staff including students on placement while playing a key role in maintaining good working relationship with our local Tertiary Education Providers. You will also play a vital part in the maintenance of staff competencies, teaching and CPD.

In the instance that we receive a large volume of applications, please note that this job will close before the specified closing date.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Carmel Osefoh

Job title: Clinical Lead Therapist

Email address:

Telephone number: 01708 435000 ext. 6395

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5926. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Undertaken clinical educators training
  • Evidence of recent and relevant CPD


  • Undertaken appropriate managerial/leadership training.
  • RCOT Membership



  • Demonstrate skills in assessment and treatment of patients in line with current practise and research.
  • Supervision of other staff i.e. junior therapists and assistants.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of limitations of own clinical practice and identify appropriate solutions.


  • Ability to lead and influence change.
  • Ability to perform literature reviews and promote evidence-based practice.



  • To have broad clinical experience of complex patients during rotations in an acute hospital setting including tracheostomy, brain injuries, neuromuscular conditions.
  • To have extensive clinical experience in the relevant field at a senior level.
  • Experience in Critical Care / Respiratory / Surgery area at Band 6 level.


  • Knowledge of national guidelines and standards relevant to Respiratory Care
  • Experience in leading a team in the absence of senior support.

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Queen's Hospital



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