Occupational Therapist

Band 5

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Kings College
Princess Royal University Hospital / Orpington Hospital
£25,681 - £33,058 per annum Inc HCA
22/02/2018 23:59


Occupational Therapist Band 5, 37.5 hours per week

King’s College Hospital has a large Therapy department with 250+ therapists from Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy. Each service is organised under a Head of Profession with a Director 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 are given opportunities to develop skills and knowledge and to reach their full potential.

These posts are based at Princess Royal and Orpington Hospitals where the Occupational Therapy Service is valued highly that we have received extra funding to create new posts at all bands across both the PRUH and Orpington Sites.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated HCPC registered occupational therapist to join our comprehensive rotational scheme. The rotation posts are 6 months in duration and offer the opportunity to increase clinical skills and knowledge in a wide variety of clinical areas across many physical health specialities.

Rotations cover:

  • ED/AMU
  • Medicine for Elderly
  • Cardiology / Coronary Care Unit
  • General Medicine
  • Trauma & Orthopaedics
  • General Surgery
  • Elective Surgery / Surgical Assessment Unit
  • Elective Orthopaedics
  • Health and Aging
  • Stroke
  • Neuro Rehabilitation
  • Health and Ageing Rehabilitation Unit

There is a strong commitment towards continuous professional development, a new in-service training programmes, team journal clubs as well as access to supervision from experienced Occupational Therapists.

King’s is one of the country’s leading teaching hospitals, which makes it a dynamic and forward thinking place to work. It offers an excellent learning environment, and easy access to the Medical School library and other training facilities. Successful candidates will be offered a range of training opportunities.

The post holder requires a flexible approach to working and to undertake weekend working commitments as required.

This job advert will close as soon as a sufficient number of applications have been received. Any applications received after this will not be accepted.


Closing date 22/02/18.  Interviews 02/03/18


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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

Gerard Coleman – gerard.coleman@nhs.net. / 01689 - 864632 / 863918