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Occupational Therapist

West London NHS Trust
Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith and Fulham
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to develop your occupational therapy skills across mental and physical health in a supportive B5 rotation? As an Occupational Therapist on the West London NHS Trust Band 5 rotation you will be responsible for delivering high-quality care for local residents of Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith and Fulham in which may be in their primary residence or short term placement in a rehabilitation unit who have had a recent deterioration in their physical or mental health.

Your interventions will support patient safety, improve clinical outcomes and contribute to a positive patient experience through person centred care plans and goals. You will be part of a team of qualified and non-qualified allied health professionals and support workers as well as a wider multi-disciplinary team of health professionals.

You will be supported through our in-house Preceptorship programme which is allied with the one run by Oxleas NHSTrust.

Main duties of the job

Job Summary
  • To provide a client-centred occupational therapy service to a defined caseload of service users, working with multi-disciplinary team members and the occupational therapy team.
  • To actively develop and implement a framework of care, which reflects a holistic approach to service user needs, and the seven pillars of clinical governance.
  • To work under the supervision of a senior or Head occupational therapist, to apply clinical skills in occupational therapy assessment, treatment planning, intervention and evaluation, which include individual and group orientated approaches.
  • To contribute to the evaluation and continued development of the occupational therapy service.
  • To ensure that the professional standards and ethics as set out by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) are adhered to at all times.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental and physical health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We arerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • All interactions with service users should be underpinned with empathy and a clear understanding of the effects of disability in the areas of productivity, leisure and activities of daily living (ADL).
  • All interactions should be sensitive and responsive to the service users ethnic, cultural and social background, using a range of communication and engagement skills as appropriate to the complexity of the context.
  • To evaluate referrals to the occupational therapy service for occupational therapy intervention, particularly identifying priorities for treatment intervention.
  • To provide a comprehensive assessment, treatment planning, intervention and evaluation of the occupational therapy programme for the identified service user group that includes risk assessment with particular reference to service user need within the speciality.
  • To analyse, grade and adapt individual and group activities to meet the occupational performance, environmental and vocational needs of service users.
  • To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment for service users with multiple needs in order to measure progress and ensure effective intervention.
  • To plan and implement appropriate discharge, transfer and case closure.
  • To work with service users and carers as part of the multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to implement and evaluate the individual treatment plans in keeping with the relevant policy (e.g. CPA).
  • To apply clinical reasoning skills to effectively manage clinical caseload.
  • To ensure that immediate concerns regarding service users are verbally reported to the relevant professionals and documented in medical/ MDT files.
  • To communicate effectively verbally, in writing or electronically with all relevant MDT members, service users, carers, voluntary and statutory agencies, being mindful of confidentiality.
  • To work as an active member of the MDT understanding profession specific roles and attending relevant clinical and case planning meetings.
  • To use a range of standardised and non-standardised assessment and treatment approaches and media in response to individual need appropriate to the relevant model of practice.
  • To collaborate with non-clinically qualified support staff regarding clinical caseload and provide necessary support on clinical issues.
  • To facilitate clinical sessions with occupational therapists, other professionals and, other agencies.


  • To maintain accurate, clear and concise clinical records and provide verbal and written reports to the clinical team and other relevant parties, adhering to local procedures and professional standards and codes of ethics as related to documentation.
  • To contribute to trust-wide occupational therapy initiatives
  • To observe and apply relevant health, safety and security procedures, to ensure a safe working environment with particular reference to the treatment setting
  • To maintain and report accurate statistical data and information as required.
  • To contribute to specific projects as agreed with the head occupational therapist in relation to development of service, the individuals role and clinical governance.
  • To take a share of departmental organisation and administrative duties including responsibility for areas of stock control and petty cash.
  • To attend and participate in all appropriate meetings and forums as agreed with line manager/supervisor.
  • In conjunction with the occupational therapy team, participate in development of the occupational therapy service including quality standards, research and audit.
  • To contribute to multi-disciplinary service developments in allocated clinical area using occupational therapy knowledge.
  • To contribute to the interpretation and implementation of national initiatives and policies within the local setting in line with trust and local government guidance.
  • To assist with and contribute to the implementation of the Recovery Approach.

Professional Development:

  • To enable consolidation of occupational therapy clinical practice during the first 12-months post-registration and prior to reaching the first KSF gateway, all newly qualified occupational therapists will participate in the trusts occupational therapy Preceptorship Programme.
  • To actively identify own continued professional development related to KSF sub-set for Band 5, objectives set in supervision, PDR and service need.
  • To take active responsibility to ensure that supervision needs are met using reflective practice that relates to clinical practice.
  • To actively participate and reflect in supervision regarding the exposure to distressing and emotional aspects of the work and how this affects clinical practice and ensure professional boundaries are maintained.
  • To participate in occupational therapy service, directorate and trust-led training initiatives and share these with the team on return.
  • To make use of resources available to increase and update knowledge and skills of occupational therapy in clinical practice, including evaluating and applying relevant research to clinical practice and disseminate within teams.
  • To participate in the education of students and non-clinically qualified staff as relevant to level of experience.


  • To complete and record attendance and participation in Trust Induction and Secondary Induction.
  • To ensure that mandatory training is kept up to date.
  • To educate other professionals, carers and service users about occupational therapy as a specific intervention.
  • To understand and adhere to policies and procedures of the department, team, directorate and Trust.
  • To ensure that links with statutory and voluntary agencies are maintained.
  • To be a role model of professional behaviour and practice.
  • To exercise good personal time management, punctuality and consistent reliable attendance.
  • To undertake any other duties commensurate to the grade, which may be required from time to time, to ensure the smooth running of the service as directed by the head occupational therapist or manager of service.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent Occupational Therapy qualification
  • Level 2/GCSE A-C (9-6) English language and Maths
  • HCPC Registration
Experience Essential
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Work experience in a Health or Social Care or third Sector setting
Knowledge Essential
  • Mental health/physical diagnoses/presentations
  • Relevant current legislation, including NICE guidelines, CPA, risk assessment and risk management
  • Group work theory and practice

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