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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/09/2020.

Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 824-SOUTH-8479

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Occupational Therapy
Maximising Independence, London
£37,638 - £44,780 PA inc HCAS

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - 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.

Are you a qualified occupational therapist looking for a new rewarding development opportunity? If so, our Maximising Independence team may have the role for you.

The Maximising Independence Team has an opportunity for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our rapid response, discharge to assess (D2A) and rehabilitation team. The team provides different pathways to reduce hospital length of stay, facilitate and support safe discharges and to improve patient’s quality of life by providing patient centered rehabilitation to promote independence and wellbeing.

You will work with our dynamic team of physiotherapists, nurses, speech and language therapists, nurses, rehabilitation assistants, support workers, GPs and specialist community services to support hospital discharges in the D2A pathway, rehab and prevention of admission in our community pathway. You will be key in being part of developing these pathways and support the team to strive for clinical excellence.

Here’s what one of our current occupational therapists has to say about the service:

"As an Occupational Therapist within Maximising Independence you will work together a strong and experienced team to progress clients towards their tailored goals."
" reablement allows you to work with people in their home environment, removing barriers and helping them to regain practical skills and confidence."

"This is a fast paced service of Maximising Independence will progress your competencies in assessment and goal setting, as well as challenge you with a variety of cases."

"Being an Occupational Therapist within Maximising Independence will focus your skills on restoring people’s independence rather than resolving health care issues."

What we are looking to recruit someone with:

  • Experience of working in the community or with adults to provide rehabilitation
  • Ability to demonstrate working autonomously in developing treatment plans, assessment, discharge planning for patients with complex care needs/ end of life care
  • Highly motivated, passionate and enthusiastic team player
  • A positive attitude and commitment to providing excellent holistic care and evidence based interventions.
  • Experience of supervising others


What we can offer:

  • A strong focus on development with regular CPD in-service training
  • Quarterly AHP forums
  • Clinical and leadership development
  • Agile working
  • Flexible working practice
  • Opportunity to work with a team who are patient centered, motivated and supportive.

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)
  • 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

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.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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