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Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 259-1539348CSS

Barts Health NHS Trust
Allied Health Professionals
Whipps Cross University Hospital, London
£37,886 - 47,705 p.a. incl

With a turnover of £1.4 billion and a workforce of around 16,000, Barts Health is the largest NHS trust in the country, and one of Britain’s leading healthcare providers. The Trust’s five hospitals – St Bartholomew’s Hospital in the City, including the Barts Heart Centre, The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, Newham University Hospital in Plaistow, Whipps Cross University Hospital in Leytonstone and Mile End – deliver high quality compassionate care to the 2.5 million people of East London and beyond.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.

Barts Health NHS Trust

Whipps Cross University Hospital

Band 7 Occupational Therapist – Older People’s Services (Emergency Therapy Team)

Full time

**Are you looking for the next challenge? Do you have a passion to work with the Older Adult and in the emergency care pathway (A&E, short-stay units)?**

We have an exciting opportunity within our Older People’s Services (OPS) Pathway. We are looking for a Band 7 OT to help lead our team’s work across the emergency care pathway including our Frailty Unit. We seek a senior OT able to promote the continued provision of a high quality therapy service that is patient centred, ensuring evidence based practice is embedded in its provision.

The successful candidate would be joining an integrated team of OT’s and Physiotherapists in a friendly, dynamic and supportive environment. They will carry a manageable caseload and be given the opportunity to support and develop more junior staff (including Band 6s, Band 5’s & Rehab Support Workers).

They will be working closely with 2 other Band 7 therapists in Acute and Emergency Care and the Band 7 OT on the Care of the Elderly wards to further develop OT across the Older People’s Services Pathway.

They will have current HCPC registration, have broad clinical experience in acute care of the elderly and emergency care settings and will have worked in the NHS at Band 6 or 7 level. They will possess excellent MDT working and advanced communication skills. A passion for the continued improvement in the quality of care given to frail older people is essential and will be given regular opportunities to undertake audits and service evaluations and to support the work of our Frailty Unit.

There is a strong commitment to staff development and service improvement with support for training at Masters level.

Professional OT support and development is provided from the on-site OT Clinical Lead (Band 8a) in conjunction with the OT/PT Clinical Lead. We provide a Trust wide Band 7 and 8 OT peer group forum and regular in-service training that is focussed on service development. This training and support is overseen by our Trust-wide OT professional lead (Band 8b).

The Therapy Department benefits from an integrated approach to Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy management while providing clear OT specific professional leadership.

The service operates a rostered weekend service to ensure 7 day provision with early & late shifts ensuring the service is covered between 8am - 6pm (a usual shift pattern would be either 8am – 4pm or 10am – 6pm).

Whipps Cross University Hospital is a busy District General Hospital in East London, with easy access to central London, the M25 and M11 motorways.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information, please contact either: Jessica Sullivan, OT / PT Clinical Lead, Therapy Department, Whipps Cross University Hospital, Whipps Cross Road, Leytonstone, London E11 1NR ( 020 8539 5522 ext 5703 or by email:

or Brad Hodgekiss, Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist in Complex Conditions and Professional Practice ( 02085395522 bleep 174

or by email:

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

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Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so. As such, you may be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check as part of the recruitment process if appointed to a post with direct access to children or vulnerable adults.

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