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Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Goodmayes Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 pa plus HCAS
21/11/2018 23:59

You really can’t look past this opportunity!


The Occupational Therapy role within the NELFT Adult Home Treatment Teams has recently been reviewed resulting in the development of an OT sub-team operating across the three established HTTs. This Adult HTT OT Service focuses on OT specific interventions.


OT interventions within the Adult HTT OT Service focus on recovery and social inclusion (including employment, education and training), re-motivation, living skills and developing meaningful roles. This includes developing and facilitating a group programme, running OT clinics and providing 1:1 interventions. You will work closely with other OT’s and Support, Time and Recovery Workers within the Adult HTT OT service and the wider NELFT Acute Care Pathway.


OT’s in the Adult HTT OT Service receive clinical supervision from a Senior OT and opportunities are provided for ongoing CPD via the in-house OT CPD Programme.


The Adult HTT OT Service is a Monday to Friday service, working either 8am – 4pm or 9am – 5pm.

The development of the Adult HTT OT Service has necessitated the recruitment of three Band 6 Occupational Therapists, so if you are a forward thinking OT who wants the opportunity to demonstrate your clinical skills, promote high quality practice and improve the patient experience, then this is an opportunity you can’t look past.


Three shifts per week are worked within the Adult HTT OT Service.  Two shifts per week are worked as early shifts (8am – 4pm) based within one of the Adult HTTs visiting service users in their home or the community. During these shifts, where possible, work is allocated on a needs basis meaning that the majority of service users visited will have some type of occupational need.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).


Priority Post – Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.


Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex


High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name: Victoria Roberts

Job Title: Clinical Lead OT (Adult HTT OT Service)

Telephone number: 07976 743456

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