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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£38,768 to £46,124 a year per annum inc HCAS
Closing date
13 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An opportunity has arisen with the Camden Community Integrated Adult Service for a B6 occupational therapist to join our physical community rotation.

This exciting nine-monthly rotational post based within the diverse London Borough of Camden will involve across our five rotational posts currently consisting of inpatient rehabilitation, community rehabilitation, Rapid Access Service, Reablement flats/supported transition and community neurology and stroke.

We recognise that Band 6's 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/external training.

If you are an OT who strives for excellence and wants to develop to your full potential then we would welcome your application.


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

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 rehab and disability management and the ability to develop skills in complex case management and key worker roles. The reablement flats/supported transition post is linked to SPRU supporting seamless transfer of care and intensive initial rehab 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.

Rapid Access Services 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 the acutely unwell or facilitate early discharge home using home first principles.

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

About us

Come and join us and be one of the friendly and supportive 300 Occupational Therapists (OTs) 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

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 Head OTs. This has the huge benefit of ensuring representation of our profession at all levels - both strategically and operationally.

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. 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 OTs reach their full potential at every stage of their career. Our commitment to research, audit and EBP is made possible by our strong links with local universities.

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 but have invested time in supporting and developing this further through our BAME OT group.

Job description Job responsibilities

As a rotational member of the Camden Integrated Adult Service Band 6 occupational therapy rotation, you will be expected to be a competent individual who is able to adapt to any of the rotational posts offered on the rotation and any sub teams therein.

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 expected to work autonomously whilst drawing assistance from other colleagues in primary and secondary care.

You will use evidence based principles/current best practise and specialist skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions and to ensure that all members of your team do so accordingly.

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 these patients.

The teams work a mixture of Monday to Friday 9-5pm and 7 day working.

Person Specification Education and Qualifications Essential
  • Degree / Diploma Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with HCPC as an Occupational Therapist
  • Member of BAOT
  • Membership and/or involvement in special interest group
Previous Experience Essential
  • 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
Skills Essential
  • 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

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