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Senior Occupational Therapist

West London NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum plus HCAS
Closing date
20 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior occupational therapist

Older adult mental health

West London Trust Hammersmith & Fulham Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Service

Do you want to work with older adults with dementia, mental and physical health needs in a multidisciplinary community setting? Are you an enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic occupational therapist who can provide assessment, treatment/interventions and contribute to planning and evaluating services? Do you want to build skills and broaden your experience in MDT working? Then this is the job for you!

We welcome informal visits and queries for this post.

Please contact Hanna Sampson, Specialist Occupational Therapist for the Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Service on 0208 483 2525 or email

Main duties of the job

As a Senior Occupational Therapist, the post holder will carry a defined caseload of patients. They will utilise their clinical knowledge and skills in carrying out comprehensive assessments to inform dementia diagnosis and to deliver specialist intervention.

These include standardised and non-standardised tools. Interventions are predominantly delivered in patients' homes.

The post holder may also work alongside psychology colleagues for the facilitation of groups and individual therapeutic and cognitive stimulation activities, either through face to face or electronic platforms.

They will provide expert advice to patients, carers and other professionals about maintaining or improving patients' occupational ability.

They will help ensure that the occupational therapy services are evidence based, and delivered with compassion and in a person centred manner. If they are interested to gain experience in different settings such and in-patients / dementia units / Older Adults Mental Health wards, these can also be facilitated.

The post holder will be working under the supervision of a band 7 occupational therapist. They will be expected to contribute to the training and development of OT students and MDT trainees with the support of the B7 Specialist OT.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental 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'rerated 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

Please see attached job description booklet for more information. If you require this information in a different format please do not hesitate to get in touch via

Person Specification Qualifications and Training Essential
  • BSc (Hons) or equivalent Occupational Therapy qualification
  • HCPC Registration
  • Attendance at specialist short courses relevant to the post e.g Dementia Care, Older People's Mental health
Experience Essential
  • Post qualified experience within Older people's services
  • Working within NHS Older People's services
  • Application of core OT skills and OT process
  • Multidisciplinary team working
  • Relevant post-qualified OT experience in Mental Health
  • Experience of supervising /co-supervising students Involvement in research and clinical audit
  • Experience of supervision of students and staff
  • Post qualified experience as an OT (or equivalent role) in a health or social care or 3rd sector setting
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Understanding of Clinical and environmental risk
  • Equality and diversity
  • Understanding of team dynamics
  • Awareness of need to work within appropriate boundaries
  • Principles of clinical governance
  • Group work theory and practice
  • Evidence of post-qualified training in Mental Health
  • Relevant current legislation, NICE guidelines, CPA, risk assessment and risk management
  • Organisational ability
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to build rapport with service users, carers and colleagues
  • Evidence of ability in OT assessment, treatment planning, intervention and evaluation
  • Use of standardised assessment tools and outcome measures
  • Ability to work independently and under supervision as part of a team
  • Group work skills
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Computer literacy
  • Clinical/case supervision training
  • Use of Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) and International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)
  • Practice placement education training
  • Research methodology
  • Ability to prepare and present papers at study days and conferences
  • Ability to apply (research) evidence-based practice
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise others' performance
  • Contribution to service development and the training of others
  • Supervisory skills
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Ability to reflect, identify and take responsibility for continuing professional development needs
  • Understand the need for and actively participates in own supervision and constructive use of feedback
  • High levels of initiative, innovation and self-motivation
  • Commitment to client-centred, non-discriminatory practice
  • Membership of a Special Interest Group e.g. COT SS Mental Health, COTSS older people
  • Able to demonstrate a strong professional identity

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