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Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pro rata including HCAS
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The post holder will:
  • Develop and oversee the provision of an evidence-based occupational therapy service within defined service areas in collaboration with multidisciplinary clinical teams, the occupational therapy team and service users within the local service division.
  • Ensure the formulation of profession specific highly specialist care and treatment plans.
  • Provide professional clinical leadership and quality improvement in the management and co-ordination of the O.T. Service.
  • Manage a caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence-based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate outcomes. 100% of their clinical caseload will be occupational therapy specific assessment and interventions.
  • Provide specialist Occupational Therapy input to planning, development and evaluation of perinatal mental health clinical services within designated areas and for defined projects using specialist clinical leadership skills and knowledge to provide training and consultancy in Occupational Therapy within the specialty area of perinatal mental health.
  • Be responsible for supporting and supervising Band 6 Occupational Therapists.
  • In carrying out this role the post holder will make best use of the resources available to them in the monitoring of team and individual performance ensuring that at all times best use is made of health and social care resources to assist recovery and re-enablement.

Main duties of the job

The North London Partners (NLP) have developed Perinatal Mental Health Services in North Central London across the five boroughs of Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield, and Haringey. The service has been running since 2017. The Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service (SPMHS) is a multi-disciplinary community mental health service for pregnant and postnatal women and birthing people with moderate to severe mental illness. The aim of the team is to detect, prevent and treat perinatal mental health problems to improve the experience of pregnancy and the two years postpartum for service users and their families.

The model consists of an Administrative Hub and operates with 3 clinical sub-teams

-West team (Barnet)

-East team (Enfield & Haringey) &

-South team (Camden & Islington).

Staff work closely with the five maternity sites in North Central London University College London Hospital, Whittington Hospital, Royal Free Hospital, Barnet Hospital and North Middlesex University Hospital. Clinics run at maternity sites, children's centres and community centres across the boroughs as well as home visits.

About us

The partnership between Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) and Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust (C& I) is going from strength to strength since it was originally established in 2021 forming the North London Mental Health Partnership.

Why choose to join the Partnership?
  • We believe that by working together, our two Trusts can achieve more for the residents of North Central London and our patients than we can by working apart.
  • Deliver the best care using the most up-to-date practise in supporting those with mental health illnesses.
  • Transforming and creating a positive environment for our service users, staff and visitors.
  • Creating and working together to become a great place to work for all our staff.
  • We offer flexible working, a wide range of health and wellbeing initiatives, NHS Pension and so much more.
  • Generous Annual Leave Allowance
  • NHS Discounts in a large variety of retail stores and services.
  • We have excellent internal staff network support groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post will include holding a clinical caseload within the East team and having oversight of Band 6 OT's in other subteams across the perinatal service as well as driving the development and growth of Occupational Therapy within the Perinatal Team.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for full details and duties of this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Registrations


  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as an Occupational Therapist
  • Completion of fieldwork educators' course.
  • Current Children and Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults level 2


  • Evidence of Postgraduate or equivalent specialist training in areas of practice relevant to the post e.g. mental health, maternity, child development/ perinatal
  • Sensory Integration Training and other specialist Occupational Therapy Specific post graduate qualifications

Experience / Knowledge


  • Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups, across the whole life course and presenting problems that reflect the full range of clinical severity.
  • Clinical experience working as a Band 6 Occupational Therapist with Perinatal services, providing occupation focussed assessment and interventions
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision
  • Experience of carrying out assessments for basic equipment and adaptations

Skills / Abilities


  • Skills in the use of a range of methods of occupational therapy assessments, intervention and management for the full range of problems of severity and complexity presented by adults with mental illness, including challenging behaviours.
  • Ability to work autonomously, prioritise and organise own workload.
  • Ability to form good working relationships with others in a multidisciplinary setting and negotiate role in setting.

Employer details

Employer name

Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust


St Pancras Hospital

4 St Pancras Way, NW10PE



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