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Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Grays Court Community Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 pa plus HCAS
25/11/2018 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.

Are you a Band 6 looking for a new exciting opportunity? Or a Band 5 looking to progress in your career? We are seeking skilful, motivated and dynamic Occupational Therapist with a passion to work with patients in the community!


The IRS is a large multidisciplinary London based community team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses and Rehab Assistants. We offer physical rehabilitation as an alternative to hospital bed-based rehabilitation, supporting patients to recover at home within their own environment.   We work closely with the Inpatient Rehabilitation Services and acute partners to enable early facilitated discharges whilst supporting patients through an intensive rehabilitation programme in the community.   As a Band 6 Occupational Therapist within the team, you will manage your own caseload of community patients as well as support the other therapists in the team by providing training, supervision and joint sessions.


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

  • Opportunity for Service Development and Audit
  • Flexibility within our 7 day working services
  • Agile working devices to support community based working

·       NHS pension

  • High cost area supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum of £3,483 to a max of £4,439)
  • Salary Sacrifice car scheme
  • Childcare support and vouchers

·       Close transport links into London


If you are interested in coming to work for NELFT we would welcome your application.

For further information please contact­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­:


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)


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 more junior staff including support staff and students, to aid provision of high standards of patient care.

3.     To assess 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 monitor, evaluate and modify treatment for patients with multiple pathologies in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of treatment.

5.     To select and apply Occupational Therapy assessments, addressing any skill deficits, enabling patients in the areas of productivity, self and leisure.

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).


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

Niamh Mc Phillips

Occupational Therapist


Intensive Rehabilitation Service

Acute and Rehabilitation Directorate

North East London Foundation Trust

Grays Court Community Hospital

John Parker Close



RM10 9SR


Office:    0300 300 1836

If you have problems applying, contact

0300 300 1530 option 2