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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 824-NORTH-7551-A

Employer:
Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Department:
Occupational Therapy
Location:
FMH - Marjorie Warren Ward, Edgware
Salary:
£34,961 to £42,010 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 looking to develop your Occupational Therapy skills in inpatient rehabilitation. This role offers an excellent opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering client centered evidence based care.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a supportive and innovative multi-disciplinary team. . You will have a role developing your Occupational Therapy practice and deliver evidence based rehabilitation and assessments for clients within community hospitals. And will need you 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, Parkinson’s Unit, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases team, Learning Disabilities, Falls Services, Wheelchair services and Musculoskeletal Outpatient services. This post will be responsible for the supervision of junior staff, rehabilitation assistants and students, participate in any audit or development being undertaken by the service.

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. The post is supported by Highly Specialist Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, a Team lead, and the Operational Manager for Bedded Rehabilitation.


It is essential that you have current HPC registration and recognised qualifications as an Occupational Therapist. You should have 2 years’ experience working with a variety of patients and rehabilitation experience. Can clearly demonstrate skills for specialist 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 will include working in multi-professional teams and across a range of different agencies to achieve the optimum outcome for service users (including working in the community).

You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a positive and innovative approach to service development and have a commitment to multi-disciplinary team working/skill sharing. You will also have the ability to support and develop more junior staff and the responsibility to deliver training and use all relevant research and audit data to ensure the service meets the evidence base requirements.

It is desirable for you to have a current UK driving license, and access to your own vehicle for driving in the community setting).




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.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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