Current vacancies at the Trust

Specialist Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Occupational Therapist
NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week.
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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Walworth Road Clinic
£38,035 - £48,256 Total pa
25/06/2017 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Specialist Occupational Therapist

We are offering an exciting and challenging role which brings together the best of acute hospital and community care – enabling people to complete their hospital care at home and in many cases, avoid a hospital admission.

We provide safe, high quality care, treatment and interventions in patients’ usual place of residence and our @home service is at the forefront of healthcare delivery. Working as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team and with Community and Primary Care services across Lambeth and Southwark, Guys', St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospitals, you will help patients recover more quickly and comfortably, using advanced clinical assessment and reasoning skills, and provide holistic intervention.

Patients will range from respiratory, medical or post-operative, to people with an exacerbation of complex or long-term conditions, including the frail elderly, who benefit from short-term acute interventions that our service provides. We work with GPs, Hospital Teams, Community Matrons, District Nurses, Community Therapy Teams, and Social and Emergency Care Services.

The service operates a seven day service between the hours of 08.00hrs to 23.00hrs. As an Occupational Therapist you will be working from 08:00 to 20:00, covering 7 days a week on a rotational basis (37.5hrs/week).

You will be enthusiastic, flexible and able to work autonomously using strong clinical assessment and clinical reasoning skills. The service is committed to supporting your development and there will be an expectation that you will develop or consolidate your Multidisciplinary knowledge and skills. We will offer you supervision as well as a wide range of opportunities to develop your clinical practice, holistic care skills and career. Together we will put patients first, build a team that values and supports each other and continue to develop a service fit for the future.

Our Job Description and Person Specification outlines the role, together with the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required.

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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

Sandra Silva (Therapy Lead /Clinical Manager) on 02030497823 or
Louise Johnston (Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist) on 0203 049 6550 or

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.