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Specialist Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Specialist Occupational Therapist
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Northwick Park Hospital
£32,257- £41,308 per annum inclusive
22/10/2018 23:59

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.

The Short Term Assessment, Rehabilitation and Reablement Service (STARRS) is expanding and we are looking for dynamic and motivated Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our multidisciplinary team.

STARRS is an innovative Intermediate care service that aims to prevent hospital admissions by working closely with the London Ambulance Service, General Practitioners and the Emergency Department by providing a rapid response service within the patient’s home. The team has rapid access to diagnostics to include ECGs, bladder scans and specialised blood tests, and use IT equipment to gain real-time access to patient records and results in the community setting.


STARRS also provides an early supported discharge service to reduce the length of stay of patients in hospital, by continuing their care at home.


As a Band 6 Occupational Therapist you will have the opportunity to:

·         Develop skills is recognising and treating acutely unwell patients

·         Experience management of patients via virtual ward round

·         An opportunity to take on extended roles such as venepuncture, advance assessment of the acutely ill patient and acute injury assessment

·         Supervise junior staff and students

·         Attend in-service training and have Continued Professional Development opportunities


STARRS is a 7 day service and this role will include participation in weekend, Bank Holiday and late shifts.


We will offer you support and training to develop your role within the team as well as the benefits and advantages of working within the NHS.


Crèche facility available on site.

For this post, the following are essential:

•           HCPC Registration

•           Broad range of experience and excellent communication skills

•           Car driver (the Trust has a lease car facility available)


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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

 Nipa Shah 0208 869 3654

If you have problems applying, contact

T Block
Northwick Park Hospital
Watford Road