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Senior Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Princess Royal University Hospital and Orpington Hospital
£36,070 - £42,712 per annum, inc HCA
26/07/2020 23:59

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,600 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London and Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary’s Sidcup.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, fetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

King’s Occupational Therapy department is set within integrated therapy space, working alongside Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy & Dietetics. With over 60 members in the Occupational Therapy departments across both sites, we have a sound professional structure with Heads of Profession, Clinical Lead Occupational Therapists and a range of highly skilled senior occupational therapists across all specialities. This ensures a good system for the delivery of clinical governance objectives, CPD and EBP.

The mixed rotation scheme offers excellent opportunities for developing clinical skills. You will automatically access excellent clinical supervision from experienced Occupational Therapists across a range of specialisms.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our newly expanded rotation scheme. This dynamic mixture of rehabilitation and fast paced acute work across two sites makes this an ideal rotation to broaden expertise in a variety of different clinical fields. The rotation posts are between 7 and 9 months in duration and span across:
• Older Adults - acute short stay admissions
• Stroke Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and Stroke Rehabilitation
• Trauma Orthopaedics & Surgery
• Respiratory Medicine
• Renal Medicine
• Emergency services (A&E)
• Urology and Palliative care
• Level 1B Consortium Neurological Rehabilitation unit – Frank Cooksey based at Orpington Hospital
• Frailty rehabilitation unit - based at Orpington Hospital
• Elective Orthopaedics - based at Orpington Hospital
• Neurosurgery and level 2B neuro rehabilitation - based at Orpington Hospital
We offer a supportive, rewarding and challenging clinical environment. There is an established system for the delivery of clinical governance objectives, CPD and Evidence Based Practice across the service. CPD is encouraged through the Trust appraisal system, as well as through Team CPD Cycles. We encourage journal clubs, formal teaching, skills training and service development, with expectations to lead and participate in these sessions.

This post has access to funds to attend external opportunities, as well as access to a comprehensive library and computer facilities on site. Band 6 Occupational Therapists have regular cross department meetings as part of peer support and networking. There is also opportunity to develop your skills in clinical audit and supervision. Students are regularly on placement from local universities, and as a band 6, this is a fantastic learning opportunity. If you are not yet a Practice Placement Educator, you can be supported in attending appropriate training.

You must have a degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy and be HCPC registered. Experience of treating patients with high levels of complexity and dependency will be essential to this post.

The post holder requires a flexible approach to working, including cross sites and be able to undertake weekend working commitments as part of a 7 day working rota.

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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

Andrew Osbourne or Jessica Rutherford, Team Lead Occupational Therapist or

Telephone number - 01689 863358