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Band 6 Community Neuro Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Occupational Therapy
NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Porters Avenue Health Centre, 234 Porters Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 2EQ
London - Havering
£28,050 - £36,644 pa plus HCAS
19/11/2018 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.

Occupational Therapist

Want to develop your stroke and neurology skills? Looking to take the next step in your career? The Community Rehabilitation Service currently has opportunities for innovative and enthusiastic Occupational therapists to join their team.

The Community Rehabilitation Service is a multi-disciplinary therapy team providing assessment and rehabilitation in a community setting for those with a range of progressive or acquired neurological conditions. The work is community based and so being able to efficiently and effectively move around the two boroughs is essential.

You will be responsible for the assessment and treatment planning of those referred to the service and have the opportunity to develop and enhance your existing clinical skills. You will take a role in the leadership of junior staff and support assistants, through supervision, training and appraisal whilst also being involved in the on-going development of the service.

There is a well-established appraisal system and a commitment to support staff to develop leadership and clinical skills, through regular supervision, a structured neurology in-service training programme and internal and external training opportunities.

The service works closely with our colleagues across the Stroke and Neurology pathway including our Stroke Unit at Grays Court, Dagenham, and our team of specialist nurses in PD, MND and MS to aid us in the holistic management of our patients.


We are looking for a candidate who is a team player, enthusiastic, flexible and who possess excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.

Essential Criteria for the post include:

  • Post-graduate experience within the NHS
  • Clinical expertise and experience in the field of Neurology
  • To be able to travel efficiently throughout the boroughs of Havering and Barking and Dagenham
  • Previous experience in a community care setting is an asset

As a minimum criteria all staff employed by the Trust should have a basic competency for numeracy and literacy equivalent to NVQ level 2. If you are shortlisted for this post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills prior to interview. Candidates who pass the assessment will then be invited to interview.


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).


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.

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

 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

Kirsten Nutman - Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist or Clare Hewings Specialist Occupational Therapist on 0300 300 1855

If you have problems applying, contact

0300 300 1530 option 2