Rotational Occupational Therapist - Band 5 - London

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Job Purpose

To work as an autonomously provide high quality occupational therapy interventions to a wide variety of patients including the assessment and treatment of patients, provision of individual and group education and treatment sessions, provision of assistive devices (orthotics and prosthetics) and equipment and minor home adaptations in a wide variety of settings including hospital wards, outpatient departments and the patients home. Working in a number of specialties across Barts Health NHS Trust including respiratory and critical care, acute admissions unit, neurosciences and stroke, trauma and orthopaedics, cancer services and hand therapy.

Reports to: Clinical Lead

Responsible to: Head of Therapy

Key Working Relationships

  • Clinical lead and therapists within a team during each rotation.
  • The multi-disciplinary team within each rotation.


Essential Criteria

Desirable Criteria







  • Knowledge of a broad range of clinical conditions
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary and/or occupational therapy team
  • Experience of working with people in a health or social services environment


  • Knowledge of a broad range of clinical conditions
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary and/or occupational therapy team
  • Experience of working with people in a health or social services environment







  • Understanding of Clinical Governance and its implications for occupational therapy and client care
  • Ability to prioritise, organise and delegate
  • Ability to communicate and present information, orally and in writing, in a clear and logical manner to patients and carers who may have difficulties understanding or comprehending.
  • Understanding of the legal and ethical responsibilities of the profession
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible patient notes in line with local and national standards and policies
  • Ability to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day and manage competing demands and interruptions.
  • Ability to cope working in a range of treatment environments at a fast pace and with emotional and/or aggressive patients and carers
  • Ability to work autonomously, acting decisively on behalf of self and others, setting own priorities.
  • Ability to assess and act against risks to self, clients as a consequence of exposure to clients and environments which may be highly distressing, antagonistic, open to aggression and/or unpleasant.
  • Hold European Computer Driving Licence
  • Presentation skills
  • Competent IT skills
  • Ability to assess and educate clients and carers about safe transfer techniques (including use of equipment and adaptations)
  • Ability to assess for/review medical devices & other rehabilitative equipment for patient/clients, carers and others.This includes safe handling, fitting and demonstration









  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HPC Registration
  • CRB clearance
  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio
  • Member of British Association of Occupational Therapists








  • Ability to work flexibly.
  • Motivated
  • Ability to treat people with respect, irrespective of age, gender, culture, religion & sexuality.
  • Proactive and self-directed with innovative approach.
  • Acceptance of responsibility for self and others.
  • Commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Understanding of and commitment to College of Occupational Therapy and HPC guidelines, code of ethics and professional conduct.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety legislation and ability to integrate into clinical practice.
  • Reliable work record.


Main Duties and 

  • To autonomously manage a designated caseload within a specific service or speciality, working without direct supervision. Supervision consists of regular one to one sessions with the senior occupational therapist, formal training, clinical reasoning and reflection sessions, peer and case reviews.
  • To provide a high quality occupational therapy service to patients presenting with a broad range of physical, cognitive and psychological conditions and disabilities many of these will have complex physical, social and environmental needs; with regular advice and support from a senior therapist for complex or problem patients.
  • Utilise a client-centred and evidence based approach to assess, treat and evaluate Occupational Therapy interventions. This will require the use of sound clinical reasoning, critical thinking, reflection and analysis.
  • To provide comprehensive education and information to multi -professional colleagues, GPs, consultants, families and carers regarding the Occupational Therapy management and treatment of clients, some with complex needs, across the acute and community pathways.
  • To participate and input to clinical Occupational Therapy service developments and quality improvement activities within the specific specialty and related Trust wide clinical governance projects.
  • To be responsible for the maintenance and development of own CPD identifying and contributing to the evidence base of Occupational Therapy locally through active involvement in research and audit activities.
  • To participate in the supervision and education of occupational therapy assistants and multi-professional undergraduate students ensuring the standard of practice placement and teaching adheres to the degree level qualification and/or World Federation of Occupational Therapy requirements and standards.

The job description is not intended to be exhaustive and it is likely that duties may be altered from time to time in the light of changing circumstances and after consultation with the postholder.

The post holder might be required to work across the Trust at any time throughout the duration of his/her contract, which may entail travel and working at different hospital.

If you have any queries, please email directly.

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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