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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Camden Community Integrated Adult Service for a Band 6 Occupational Therapists to join our physical health community rotation.

This nine-monthly rotational post based within the diverse London Borough of Camden consists of five rotational posts consisting of inpatient rehabilitation, community rehabilitation, Rapid Access Service, Reablement flats/supported transition and community neurology and stroke. This post offers varied clinical experience and opportunities for development.

We recognise the importance of cultivating clinical excellence and supporting career progression. You will receive excellent clinical and managerial supervision throughout your rotations. You will have opportunities to supervise staff, educate and will have access to both internal/external training.


The successful applicant will have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings

Main duties of the job

The inpatient rehabilitation post is based at St Pancras Rehab Unit (SPRU) and will be based on the multi-pathology wards. The caseload offers a mix of complex rehabilitation and disability management. You will develop skills in kay working and complex case management. The reablement flats/supported transition post is linked to SPRU supporting seamless transfer of care and intensive rehabilitation immediately after discharge at home or at our reablement flats in Hampstead.

The community rehab post is based with Gospel Oak Integrated Community Healthcare team and you will be working alongside physiotherapists, nurses and a range of AHPs providing home & community-based rehab programs with a strong emphasis on falls. There are also opportunities to be involved in community group work, local GP practice based MDT meetings and developing integrated working with other community partners.

The Rapid Access Service is a 7-day community service based at St Pancras Hospital comprising of three pathways (Rapid Response, Discharge to Assess and the Camden Accelerated Discharge Service) which work together alongside physiotherapists, highly skilled nurses and paramedics to prevent admission to hospital for acutely unwell patients or facilitate early discharge home using home first principles.

About us

If you join us you will be one of the 300 friendly and supportive Occupational Therapists (OTs) within CNWL. We work in many different teams in both physical and mental health. You could maintain your dual skills while working with us.

We actively support the next generation of OTs through apprenticeships, student placements and the promotion of the profession as a career in schools. We are proud of the diversity in our workforce and have invested time in supporting and developing this further through our BAME OT group. We have strong and active Staff Networks whom we encourage staff to link in with, such as the LGBTQ+, BAME, Disabled Employees, Lived Experience of Mental Health, 50+ years, Carers, Youth, Neurodivergent and the Women's Network.

OT in CNWL is very fortunate in having a long-established professional structure and this includes an AHP director, Trust wide Professional Head of OT, borough and specialist Lead OTs.

Personal and professional development is a high priority for the profession and is underpinned by our OT R& D strategy, R& D specialist groups and OT clinical networks. We invest in the development of our staff by providing excellent internal training and commissioning specialised external training as well as providing quality supervision. We want to ensure that all our OTs reach their full potential at every stage of their career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Henderson Court Reablement/ St Pancras Pathway 1 the Reablement service is a Camden social work led pathway where the Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist provide in-reach therapy to support service users to work on reablement goals and support with discharge planning.

The Pathway 1 service supports Camden patients who are at St Pancras Rehabilitation Unit and ready to leave the hospital setting but would benefit from daily (Mon-Fri) therapy and NHS Carelink support work intensity within the first week returning home. The therapists provide input for discharge planning and working on community-based goals within the first 5 days of returning home.

The Camden Stoke and Neuro service is a neurological community rehabilitation team providing time limited input to clients with a neurological diagnosis and providing Early Supported Discharge for stroke intervention.

You will be part of a team where your proven ability to make high level clinical decisions will aid patient recovery. This will include having a direct link to the patients medical and therapy team for liaison and support where necessary and with the patients GP or other health care professional as required.

You will provide complex assessments and interventions and will make high impact clinical decisions. You will be work autonomously whilst drawing assistance from other colleagues in primary and secondary care.

You will promote, maintain and further develop a high quality, efficient and effective Neurological and Complex rehabilitation Physiotherapy Service, within a multi-disciplinary context and in accordance with the philosophy and operational policies for the Unit and Organisation.

Your exceptional caseload management and communication skills will enable you to prioritise patient care. You will also work closely with senior nurses, social workers, therapists and other health care professionals to establish and maintain a whole systems approach for your patients.

You will be responsible for the supervision and monitoring of junior staff, including Band 5 OTs, Rehabilitation Health Care Assistants and PT students.

The teams work a mixture of Monday to Friday 9-5pm and 7 day working hours. Please contact the Therapy Lead for more information.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Degree / Diploma Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with HCPC as an Occupational Therapist


  • Member of BAOT
  • Membership and/or involvement in special interest group

Previous Experience


  • Previous experience of working in the UK or a similar health economy as an occupational therapist
  • Previous general experience to include the following: Older people/elderly rehab, Neuro etc
  • Previous experience of working with students
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Previous general experience to include the following: o Dementia o Respiratory o Group work
  • Experience of teaching students



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates flexibility, problem solving, initiative and leadership skills.
  • Able to demonstrate clinical and professional development
  • Understanding the principles of Multi-Disciplinary Teamwork
  • Understanding of the problems of disability and its effects.
  • Understanding of the problems of disability and its effects.
  • Awareness of developments in NHS and service delivery.
  • Demonstration of knowledge of standards of practice, evidence and best practice guidelines.
  • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of role of the OT in rehabilitation as well as the role of other professionals in MDT
  • Demonstrates a commitment to working with older people
  • Able to demonstrate insight into the problems of disability and its effects,
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the application of Health and Safety


  • Excellent IT skills including Outlook, Word, Excel, databases etc

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust


St Pancras Hospital & Gospel Oak Health Centre



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