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Senior Occupational Therapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£37,152 to £43,994 a year per annum inc HCAS pro-rata
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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To all Occupational Therapists looking for a Band 6 position.

Are you looking for the next step in your career into a senior role? Thinking of returning to the profession after some time out or looking for more experience in a different area?

Do you want to build your skills and expertise in a clinical area, consider an ACP or management route?

We have several Band 6 posts in Hillingdon - mental health and community physical health services - and would welcome applications.

You tell us what opportunities and experience you would like and we will work with you to achieve this. Flexible options are available.

The areas we can offer you are
  • Community mental health
  • Acute mental health - inpatients
  • Primary Care mental health Team
  • Older adult's mental health community team
  • Community physical health services.

We have experienced Specialist and/or Lead OTs in each area who would supervise and support you. Internal and external training is also offered. We have a great record of retaining staff and supporting our Band 6's into Band 7 posts.

Come and talk to us and let's support you to take that next step in your career.

Main duties of the job

To provide the multidisciplinary team (MDT) with an occupational therapy service and expertise.

To manage a caseload of service users/patients to assess, plan, implement and evaluate treatment.

To liaise and work collaboratively with carers/families, statutory and 3rd sector partners when required.

To provide leadership for junior / unqualified staff through supervision and appraisal as required.

To act as fieldwork educator to students on practice placement.

To contribute to service development of local & Trust wide OT services.

About us

Come and join us and be one of the friendly and supportive 1500 Therapists / AHP's in CNWL. We work in many different teams in both physical and mental health, as well as a number of specialist areas. You could have a career for life with us and maintain your dual skills.

CNWL is very fortunate in having a long-established professional structure and this includes a Head of Therapies, an AHP associate director, Trust wide Professional Leads for all professional groups and borough and specialist professional leadership. This has the huge benefit of ensuring representation of our profession and therapies as a whole at all levels - both strategically and operationally.

Personal and professional development is a high priority for the profession this enables us to invest in the development of our staff by providing excellent internal training as well as commissioning specialised external training and providing quality supervision. This ensures all our therapists / AHP's reach their full potential at every stage of their career. Our commitment to research, audit and evidence-based practice is made possible by our strong links with local universities and our CNWL AHP Research Network.

The successful applicant may 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.

Job description Job responsibilities

We recognise that Band 6s are often the backbone of our clinical teams and we will therefore support their development both clinically and managerially. You will have opportunities to supervise staff, be an educator and have access to both internal and external training. We are committed to supporting staff growth.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are a priority for us in CNWL we expect staff to be culturally competent, reflective and open to culturally diverse CPD opportunities. We are working hard support the recruitment and development of staff from all protected characteristics and welcome applications from any interested applicants.

Hillingdon is the most westerly London borough and has good transport links.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • HCPC registered
  • BSc/MSc/DipCOT in OT
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development.
Experience Essential
  • Post graduate experience as an OT
  • Experience in clinical field or transferable skills
  • Experience in group facilitation.
  • Experience of ADL assessments and provision of equipment.
  • Experience of working in a multi cultural environment.
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience in interfacing with primary care and 3rd sector organisations
  • Previous experience in relevant clinical area.
  • Can demonstrate an application of OT process.
  • Is able to undertake caseload management.
  • Clear understanding of the assessment process and use of OT assessment tools
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the physical health agenda in mental health (if relevant)
  • Demonstrates reflective practice.
  • Demonstrates service user/patient centred practice
  • Ability to prioritise workload/use own initiative.
  • Ability to treat service users/patients with respect and dignity at all times, adopting a culturally sensitive approach, which considers the needs of the whole person.
  • Ability to build constructive working relationships (colleagues, service users/patients, families and carers)
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to build constructive working relationships (colleagues, service users/patients, families and carers)
  • Teaching skills

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