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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/12/2020.

Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 222-LS-CID-06-A

West London NHS Trust
Occupational Therapy
Jubilee Ward, SOUTHALL
£38,890 - £44,503 pa plus HCAS

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, 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 children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Ealing as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

Band 7 Specialist Occupational Therapist

Older People’s Services (OPS) - In-patient Services

West London NHS Trust

After an Occupational Therapy service review, an opportunity has arisen for a Care of Elderly Specialist Occupational Therapist to clinically lead our in-patient (non-acute) units and the Memory Service in West London.

If you are a Senior Occupational Therapist, either Band 6 or 7, who has an interest in Older People, wants a new challenge, and is looking to lead and develop a team, this post must be ideal for you.

The West London NHS Trust, Older People Service Line provides excellent care to those who are experiencing cognitive impairment and those over 70s who have other mental health needs. The service line covers London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow.

The community services are mainly based at St. Vincent’s memory clinic in Hammersmith, Elm Lodge memory clinic in Greenford, Sycamore Lodge memory clinic in Acton and Hounslow memory clinic. The in-patient units; Jubilee ward and The Limes are both located in Ealing.

The post holder will support the delivery of high quality care to patients across the in-patient units (The Limes and Jubilee) and Ealing Memory clinics (community based). As Specialist Occupational Therapist, they will provide comprehensive and holistic assessments, interventions, and care planning for those patients having complex physical and mental health needs. They will carry a defined caseload of patients with complex needs.

As the Clinical Lead, they will be responsible for the supervision, training and development of the occupational therapy staff in these units, as well as contributing to departmental and Trust improvements. They will ensure the occupational therapy services are evidence based, and delivered with compassion and in a person-centered manner.

The Post holder will support the OT Professional Lead in service development and audit to evidence efficiency and efficacy. They will work closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team including other AHP colleagues to ensure a high quality of care is maintained at all times.

They will be an integral part of the senior clinical team and also a part of the wider occupational therapy team across the service line.

Learning and personal development is encouraged and we have a well-established appraisal system and funding for relevant external and internal courses.
We welcome enquiries about this role, if you would like to know more about this opportunity and working at West London NHS Trust

Please contact: Betsy Galuga, Professional Lead for Occupational Therapist, Older People’s Services, West London NHS Trust. Tel – 07898665889; email –


Closing : 6th December 2020

Proposed Interview Date : 21st December 2020



For further details / informal visits contact:

NameBetsy GalugaJob titleProfessional Lead for Occupational Therapist, Older People’s Services, West London NHS TrustEmail addressBetsy.Galuga@westlondon.nhs.ukTelephone number07898665889Additional contact information

Flu vaccination – what we expect from our staff

At West London we look after patients who are vulnerable. Each year, seasonal flu affects thousands of people in the UK. Occurring mainly in winter, it is an infectious respiratory disease capable of producing symptoms ranging from those similar to the common cold, through to the very severe or even fatal disease.

The wellbeing of our staff and patients is of the utmost importance to us, and it is the expectation of the Trust that all patient-facing staff have an annual flu vaccination, provided free of charge by the Trust.


We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

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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