Specialist Rotational Occupational Therapist - London


University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. In July 2004, we were one of the first NHS trusts to achieve Foundation Trust status.
We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from all around the UK and overseas.
Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. We provide first-class acute and specialist services across nine sites:

• University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)
• National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery 
• Eastman Dental Hospital
• Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital 
• Westmoreland Hospital 
• Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine 
• University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
• The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
• University College Hospital at Grafton Way

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women’s health and the treatment of cancer, cardiac, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology. We are also one of the only 2 centres in the UK to deliver proton beam therapy to cancer patients.

Job Summary

This is a rotational post, aimed at consolidating knowledge and experience across acute rotations at University College Hospital, University College Hospital Grafton Way Building and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. The role provides high quality patient assessment and treatment as part the specialist therapy team on each rotation.


Job Purpose

  • Provide specialist occupational therapy for a wide range of patients requiring assessment and rehabilitation in acute inpatient and outpatient environments.
  • To provide specialist advice and information to patients, carers, and other professionals.
  • To perform manual handling tasks such as the hoisting and/or transfer of patients, fitting and delivery of appropriate equipment,
  • To participate in evidence-based audit and service development projects relevant to the area of speciality will be carried out in conjunction with the Senior Therapists (OT/PT) to ensure high standards of care & service development are maintained and improved upon.
  • To participate in the senior rotational scheme within the following ward settings including:
    • Emergency Medicine including the Emergency Department, Same Day Emergency Care Unit, Acute Medical Unit and Enhanced Care Unit
    • Stroke (Acute Stroke Unit/ Hyper Acute Stroke Unit)
    • Elderly Medicine
    • Respiratory Medicine and Infectious diseases
    • Internal medicine
    • Oncology
    • Haematology
    • Surgery including Thoracic, Urology, Gastro and Gynaecology and Emergency surgery. 
    • Orthopaedics both Elective and Trauma
    • Teenage Cancer Unit
    • Outpatient Proton Beam Therapy 

       These may be subject to change and additional rotations may be added.

  • To be an integral member of a team assuming delegated responsibilities for supervision of students, junior and assistant members of staff.
  • To provide cover within the therapy department during periods of staff absence.
  • To participate in 7-day services on appropriate rotations

Important Requirements:

  • HCPC Registration
  • At least 6 months NHS experience in the last 3 years
  • Strong initiative and commitment to mentoring talent, acting as a role model and resource to junior staff
  • A specialist, experienced, autonomous practitioner, to be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work
  • A robust ability to assess patients with complex physical, cognitive, psychological, mental health conditions and identify their rehabilitation and care requirements
  • An honest individual with integrity, and excellent administrative, verbal, and written communication

Our Bank Therapists are invaluable to us, so we provide the following advantages as a thank you for their dedication and commitment:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Ability to book and monitor shifts using online timesheet
  • Weekly salary
  • Priority of shifts over agency workers
  • Access to free Bank Partners Core Skills training
  • We operate with an open-door policy
  • Competitive salary

Apply now by for this exciting role by attaching your CV, and a member of our recruitment team will be in contact with you shortly.

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