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Occupational Therapist

Central London Community Health Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum, inclusive of HCAs
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) is the largest Community Healthcare Trust in London, employing almost 3500 staff and supporting two million patients across London and Hertfordshire. An exciting opportunity has arisen at our North Central London Division for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join a well established Unplanned Care Therapy Team based in Edgware Community Hospital, Barnet, North London. The Trust is committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

The successful applicant will receive regular supervision have access to a wide range of development opportunities to support their continued professional development. There are also monthly peer support groups and regular supervision/appraisals. This is an opportunity for someone who wants to make a real difference in the communities and gain a wide perspective in a range of clinical areas/pathways and new ways of working.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist (OT) with Community Therapy experience, enthusiasm and innovative working practice. The role would suit someone looking to develop their Community working with a supportive and friendly team. Excellent communication (Written and Verbal) skills are required for multidisciplinary working, problem solving, and collaborative working with Community partners/Acute discharge teams.

The successful post holders should have a Bsc/Msc in Occupational Therapy and current HCPC membership. They should be highly organised with skills to complete specialised OT assessments in patient's homes, using evidence based tools and approaches to identify physical, cognitive and psychosocial

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To comply with all the organisational and departmental policies and procedures. To contribute to discussions on service/policy development and provide comments on proposals and to propose changes where required.
  • To be responsible for equipment used in carrying out Occupational Therapy duties and to adhere to departmental equipment policy, including competence to use equipment. To ensure the safe use of equipment by others through teaching, training, and supervision of practice.
  • To decide priorities for your own work area, balancing other patient related and professional demands and ensure that these remain in accordance with those of the department.
  • Be aware of the Health and Safety aspects of your work and implement any policies which may be required to improve the safety of your work area, including the prompt recording, and reporting of accidents and incidents to senior staff.

  • Please refer to Job description and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

    Person Specification



    • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy
    • Current HPC Registration
    • Specialist training in Elderly Care



    • Minimum of 2 years UK post qualification experience including:
    • Community Service
    • Orthopaedic rehabilitation
    • Neurology
    • Elderly rehabilitation
    • Musculo-skeletal conditions
    • Community

    Skills & Knowledge


    • Good communication skills
    • Able to work as part of a team
    • Demonstrate a problem-solving approach
    • Able to delegate and supervise staff appropriate to grade.
    • Able to prioritise and manage time
    • Able to present information both written and verba
    • Aware of current issues in Occupational Therapy/NHS
    • IT skills

    Key Attributes


    • Evidence of involvement in service delivery
    • Member of a Special Interest Group
    • Current clean UK driving licence
    • Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development maintained in portfolio

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Central London Community Health Trust


    Edgware Community Hospital


    HA8 0AD

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