Band 5 & 6 OT

Occupational Therapist (Band 5 or 6)

Salary grade £29,245 – £46,308 (dependent on experience/banding) You are paid a monthly salary

Hours of work 37.5 hours per week

Contract type 1 year FTC for Band 5/Permanent for Band 6

Department/ward Clinical Operations

Responsible to Occupational Therapist Clinical Specialist


  • 202.5 hours annual leave (exclusive of BHs)
  • Free Parking
  • Situated outside the ULEZ and Congestion Zones
  • On-site accommodation provided at extremely reasonable rates
  • Blue Light Card and Discounts
  • On-site cafeteria

Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) is one of the oldest independent hospitals and medical charities in the UK, not to mention one of the most respected. Today, we continue to enhance dignity, independence, and quality of life for every one of the patients and residents who rely on our rehabilitation and care. We are respected as an authority on Neuro-disability care, we provide training in neuro-care and research advances into the science of care for individuals with neuro-disabilities. Providing short and long-term specialist services for adults with profound or complex neurological injuries, the RHN is passionate about finding ability in disability.

We are seeking either a B5 or B6 Occupational Therapist to join RHN

Your responsibility is to prepare and administer therapeutic Occupational Therapy programmes as part of a multidisciplinary team. Occupational therapists work across all service areas at RHN, on a rotational basis, covering the following areas: Specialist Long Term Care Service, a 123-bed facility for people with severe and complex neuro-disability including Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness; Brain Injury Service, a 49 bed unit for people requiring level 1 neurorehabilitation; and Specialist Services, comprising our Ventilator Dependent Service, our Neuro-behavioural service and our Huntington’s Disease Service.

Main objectives of the role

  • To provide specialist patient-centred assessment and treatment for a complex neurological clinical caseload as part of a specialist multi-disciplinary team
  • To put in place effective interventions arising from assessment
  • To contribute to the patient’s care plan
  • To participate in MDT working (meetings, reviews, discharge planning and reports) as required
  • To be responsible for organising and running therapeutic individual sessions and groups with a designated caseload of patients using specific technical knowledge/skill, modifying and adapting therapeutic programmes, according to patient need and agreed aims, with support and liaison from line manager
  • To communicate complex information related to treatment programmes

Key Responsibilities

  • To assess and treat a specific caseload of patients with complex needs, prioritising effectively to reduce risk and manage the patient’s disability or rehabilitation needs
  • To assess and treat the patient’s personal and domestic daily living functional activity level to maximise independence where possible
  • To participate in MDT assessment and provision or a 24 hour postural management programme, including assessment and provision of splints, participation in assessment of seating and bed positioning
  • Attend key meetings (CCG reviews, safeguarding, best interest meetings)
  • Provide support and supervision to the OTA in their designated areas, and be responsible for task allocation to them
  • To advise on, recommend and make provision for the installation of appropriate aids and adaptations where appropriate
  • To carry out community visits and complete timely reports on these, as part of rehabilitation, leisure, or discharge planning
  • Onward referrals to specialist clinics and services (tone clinic, postural management clinic, mealtime clinic, AAC, art room services) and to other disciplines (eg SLT, clinical psychology) as indicated

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