Occupational Therapist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
London (Greater)
08 Nov 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area Occupational TherapyGrade 6Contract PermanentHours 37.5Job ref 824-INNER-9233 Site L5 Alexandra WardTown LondonSalary £33,660 to £43,307 PA inc HCASClosing 11/11/2018 23:59

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust works across nine London boroughs and Hertfordshire. We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among top NHS employers. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

We are currently looking for an experienced Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our inpatient rehabilitation team. This role offers an excellent opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering holistic, client centred evidence based care.

You will have a role in actively developing your Occupational Therapy practice and deliver evidence based rehabilitation and assessments for clients currently staying on Alexandra rehabilitation unit. Alexandra rehab unit is an 11 bed inpatient rehabilitation unit located in Kensington and Chelsea accepting adult clients with a variety of conditions/diagnoses.

As part of your role, you will be expected to build and maintain key relationships with acute and community referrers to the services as well as partners in the community, across CLCH, including the community Falls Prevention Service, Stroke and Rehabilitation Units, Falls Services, Wheelchair services and Musculoskeletal Outpatient services. You will be responsible for the supervision of a rehabilitation assistant and students.

CLCH offers a variety of training opportunities to clinical staff and is committed in supporting continuous professional development of their workforce and offer regular in-services and CPD opportunities.

Current HCPC registration and recognised qualifications as an Occupational Therapist and at least 2 years’ experience working with a variety of patients and rehabilitation experience are essential.

You must clearly demonstrate skills for specialist OT assessment and treatment of clients with a range of presentations and comorbidities, and a variety of other conditions (including MSK, geriatrics, falls, Parkinson’s, amputees and orthopaedics). Experience must include working in multi-professional teams and across a range of different agencies to achieve the optimum outcome for service users.

We are looking for somebody with excellent interpersonal and communication skills , a positive and innovative approach to service development and a commitment to working within a multi-disciplinary team.

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
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London – (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • A fast-track 18 month rotational programme to move to progress your career here
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T&C’s apply
  • 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: https://www.clch.nhs.uk/job/pay-and-benefits

At CLCH we appreciate and are proud of the diversity in the communities we serve and the workforce we employ. Applications are open and welcome to anyone, regardless of your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and disability. We are proud to say that we follow the workforce race equality standard and 28% of our senior staff (8A and above) are from a BME background. CLCH also has active BME and LGBT networks.

Please be aware that all communications about this vacancy will be received to you via email and text message. Always check your inbox and junk mail folders and provide a UK mobile number if available.

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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