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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 824-INNER-9322-C

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Occupational Therapy
Alexandra and Athlone Rehab Unit, London
£36,481 to £44,044 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 innovative? Are you enthusiastic? Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist with a strong passion for rehabilitation, looking to consolidate your clinical and leadership skills? Would you like to work in a friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary team? Then join us to provide excellent therapy care at one of our bedded rehabilitation units in the heart of London.

We have an opening for 2 Band 6 Occupational Therapists to join our North West Bedded Rehabilitation teams located at the Alexandra Rehabilitation Unit and Athlone Rehabilitation Unit. These roles offers an excellent opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team delivering holistic, client centred and evidence based care.

Athlone Rehab unit and Alexandra Rehab unit are in-patient rehabilitation facilities providing rehab for residents in the boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster City, who wish to maximise their independence following illness or injury. Common presentations include MSK, neuro conditions, geriatrics, falls, Parkinson’s, amputees and orthopaedics. Check out the CLCH trust twitter and webpages for more information.

As a Band 6 OT, you will have an active role in developing your practice whilst delivering holistic rehabilitation and assessments for local residents staying on our bedded units. You will also have the chance to build and maintain key relationships with our acute, community and adult social care partners.

You should be HCPC registered and have at least 18-months post-registration experience, which should include working with a range of clients who require occupational therapy in a therapeutic setting. Effective time management and caseload management skills are essential, as are excellent communication skills and a commitment to the principles and practices of effective MDT working.

You will be joining a friendly and forward-thinking multidisciplinary service, which is committed to high standards of practice. We will support you in developing your clinical, supervisory and leadership skills, as well as offer you the opportunity to participate in clinical governance activities and other policy and service developments. We are committed to developing staff through regular supervision, appraisals and support in CPD opportunities.

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

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