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Senior Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Inpatient rehab wards KGH
£33,222 - £43,041 pa plus HCAS
16/11/2018 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Band 7 Occupational Therapist – Inpatient Rehabilitation Ward, KGH

Permanent: Full time

Band 6 looking to progress your career? Are you a Band 7 looking for a new exciting opportunity? We are seeking skilful, motivated and dynamic Occupational Therapist with a passion to work with patients in an Inpatient Rehab setting, NELFT


Inpatient Rehab is a multidisciplinary team which offers ward bed-based rehabilitation, supporting patients to recover when discharge home is not yet safe. As a senior Occupational Therapist within the team, you will have a caseload of patients; you will support the other therapists in rehab setting, providing training, supervision and joint sessions. You will also be working closely with the triage hub, acute partner hospital sites and other NELFT’s community services.


·       We can offer excellent carrier progression and work - life balance   including:

  • Protected CPD time with a diverse In Service Training Programme
  • Regular Supervision and Appraisal

·       Professional development opportunities

·       Opportunity for Service Development and Audit

  • NHS pension
  • High cost area supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum of £3,659 to a max of £4,664)

Other benefits include:

  • Salary Sacrifice car scheme
  • Close transport links into London
  • Childcare support and vouchers

If you are interested in coming to work for NELFT and meet our criteria, we welcome your application.

For further information please contact­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Anita Christopher on 07507850544



The main responsibilities of the post holder are:

1.     To work flexibly and assist in effective and efficient delivery of the service.

2.     To prioritise workload, delegate and to supervise staff including support staff and students, to aid provision of high standards of patient care.

3.     To assess and be able to offer advice on the Occupational Therapy needs of a defined patient group and establish and evaluate appropriate treatment plans. This includes chronic, acute and palliative care within own competencies, recognising own limitations and seeking advice when necessary.  

4.     To be involved with continuous service improvement working within the team to ensure best practice at all times.

5.     To support MDT with discharge planning and work in collaboration with stakeholders and other community services

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

For further information please contact­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ Anita Christopher on 07507850544

If you have problems applying, contact

0300 300 1530 option 2