Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Job role: Occupational Therapist (Band 6)

Department: Therapy – Clinical Operations

Contract type: Permanent and Fixed Term 1 Year (Multiple Posts Available)

Salary range: £36, 514 – £43,567 per annum (dependent on experience)

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week

Location: Putney, Southwest London

Closing date: 20th March 2024

Here at the RHN we support Flexible Working for our staff and are happy to talk about flexible working arrangements.

We welcome applications from candidates who require sponsorship.

Summary of the Position and the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability 

We are seeking a B6 Occupational Therapist to join our Clinical Operations team in RHN. Your key responsibility is to prepare and administer therapeutic Occupational Therapy programmes as part of a multidisciplinary team. You will be a part of a team who provides specialist patient-centred assessments and treatments with a complex neurological clinical caseload, along with being a part of a specialist multi-disciplinary team.

Our Occupational Therapists work across all service areas at RHN, on a rotational basis, covering the following areas:

  • Brain Injury Service (BIS) –Rehab pathway and PDOC pathway
  • Ventilation service
  • Neuro-behavioural services
  • Young adults service
  • Specialist Nursing Home services

We offer and encourage both internal and external training and development opportunities such as Postural Management, PDOC (Prolonged Disorders of Consciousness), SMART, Splinting, Casting and many more.

The RHN is an independent hospital and medical charity. We care for people who have brain injuries and require assessment and intensive rehabilitation for conditions such as Stroke, TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), Huntington’s disease etc.

We help those with the most complex of health needs and disabilities including degenerative or progressive conditions as well as providing palliative care. The patients we support usually have complex physical challenges alongside their neuro-disability.

RHN is proud to be a diverse and inclusive employer that respects and values the differences of our people to achieve their full potential.

Candidates applying for a role at the Royal Hospital for Neuro Disability are strongly encouraged to be vaccinated against Covid-19 and Influenza.

  • To provide specialist patient-centred assessment and treatment for a complex neurological clinical caseload as part of a specialist multi-disciplinary team
  • To participate in interdisciplinary working (meetings, reviews, discharge planning and reports).
  • To ensure professionalism and excellent communication with staff, patients and relatives.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of RHN’s objectives and contribute to achieving them appropriately.
  • Strive to improve efficiency in all areas of your work.

  • To work effectively as part of a specialist multi-disciplinary team, demonstrating excellent joint working and communication, to achieve patient-centred goals and ensure optimal management and rehabilitation of patients with complex physical, cognitive and communicative needs.
  • 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 (ICB reviews, safeguarding, best interest meetings).
  • Provide support and supervision to the band 5 OT/ 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
  • To attend all relevant meetings, and complete all necessary documentation and outcome measures involved in a patients’ admission, according to HCPC and RCOT standards, in order to facilitate optimal communication and patient management, and to meet Service requirements
  • To ensure excellent communication with patients and relatives, and within the team, including undertaking a key worker role as required.

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Candidates applying for a role at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability will be expected to have received their vaccination against the coronavirus strain (COVID-19) as part of our pre-employment process before commencing employment at the RHN. Please let us know if you have not managed to arrange to receive the vaccine via other channels yet, as we can arrange the administration of the vaccine within the hospital. Please note that if you have a medical reason as to why you are not able to have the vaccine or you have any questions on the vaccination, please feel free to contact