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Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Band 8a

Main area
Critical Care and Major Trauma
Band 8a
Full time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark Hill Site
£49,077- £56,632 per annume inc HCA
13/01/2019 23:59
Interview date

Occupational Therapy Department

Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist (Critical Care and Major Trauma) Band 8a

Permanent Contract, Full time, 37.5 hours a week

King’s College Hospital has a large Therapy department with therapists from Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy. Each service is organised under a Deputy and Head of Profession with a Chief of Therapies heading up the service and representing Therapies across the Trust. The department has a well established tradition of supervision and appraisal which ensures all staff members are given opportunities to develop skills and knowledge and to reach their full potential.

King’s College Hospital Critical Care service is expanding with the construction of a state of the art 60 bedded Critical Care Centre to be completed in 2019. This is an exciting opportunity for the King’s College Occupational Therapy service to expand offering the successful candidate a unique workplace experience and a chance to be part of a world class team at one of the busiest Major Trauma Centres in the United Kingdom.

As a part of the Critical Care and Major Trauma service at King’s College Hospital the successful candidate will have opportunity to continue developing the clinical service providing specialist care and rehabilitation for critically ill, medical and surgical patients including:


  • Major Trauma
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurology
  • Cardiology & cardiothoracic
  • Respiratory
  • Orthopaedics
  • Renal
  • Haematology



We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced therapist to lead our Critical Care and Major Trauma Occupational Therapy service. This is a challenging and interesting position that combines the roles of expert clinician and teaching, service and staff development, team leadership, MDT and interagency consultation. Neurological clinical experience within a variety of acute and rehabilitation settings is essential and you should be able to display postgraduate learning appropriate to this post.

You must present with excellent clinical and communication skills, as well as the proven ability to plan and develop services.

For more information please contact Brian Simelane, Deputy Head of Occupational Therapy on 020 3 299 8123. 

Closing date: 13th January 2019

Interviews: 24th January 2019

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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

Brian Simelane

Deputy Head of Occupational Therapy