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Highly Specialist Occupational therapist

Band 7

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Northwick Park Hospital
£36,224 to £46,315 per annum inclusive
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London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre. St Mark’s & LNWH has a major teaching commitment and we have recently been awarded University Hospital status after being granted membership of the Association of UK University Hospitals. To find out more about our Trust, why not view our video We are London North West University Healthcare

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being:

  • Compassionate
  • Responsive
  • Innovative

We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • H onesty
  • E quality
  • A ccountability
  • R espect
  • T eamwork

These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.


Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist with knowledge and skills in neuro-rehabilitation? 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist within the Occupational therapy team on the RHRU.  We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague wanting to consolidate skills in the management of complex neurological conditions within a supportive and dynamic multi-disciplinary team.  

The RHRU is a 24 bed level 1a, Tertiary Rehabilitation service which caters for adults with severe complex neurological disability. It is a highly specialised service with a strong focus on patient centred care and a goal setting approach and is nationally recognised as a centre for research. 


You will need prior experience of working in an acute / post-acute / neuro-rehabilitation setting and be competent in using a variety of physical and cognitive assessment and treatment approaches. You will also need experience in supervising Junior Therapists. You will have highly specialist clinical skills, with competency in at least two areas: ie  spasticity management,  splinting/casting, Prolonged Disorder Of Consciousness (PDOC) assessment and management,  postural management, etc.

You will act as a keyworker to patients and their relatives requiring skills in diplomacy, negotiation and problem solving.

The RHRU occupational therapy team is dedicated to providing regular in-service training, CPD through regular supervision and support and opportunities for internal and external training.

This is a full time post (37.5 hours per week).


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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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Principal Occupational Therapist

E-mail: alisonknight1@nhs.net Tel 0208 869 3346

If you have problems applying, contact

0208 869 2348