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Title Specialist Occupational Therapist – North West London Hospitals NHS Trust
Job Title
Region South East
Salary Pay Band: 6
Interview Date 2014-02-24
Closing Application Date
Location South East
Job Information

The North West London Hospitals NHS Trust manages three hospitals on two sites in Harrow and Park Royal, Brent. At Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospitals in Harrow, St Mark’s spearheads the fight against conditions of the bowel with ground breaking research and pioneering new treatments, while Northwick Park Hospital provides a full range of services including a paediatric A&E, a maxillofacial unit and a newly refurbished maternity unit, one of the busiest in London. At our newly rebuilt Central Middlesex Hospital in Park Royal we have developed radical new ways of working, providing our patients with care in a state-of-the art environment.

Specialist Occupational Therapist

The Regional Rehabilitation is a well-regarded 24 bed inpatient unit that offers intensive multi-disciplinary neurorehabilitation following acquired brain injury. We are seeking an enthusiastic and committed Occupational Therapist who is keen to develop their neurological skills within a friendly and dynamic team.

Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential, as you will have the opportunity to work alongside a full multi-disciplinary team. You will have the opportunity to work with patients with complex neurological conditions and receive support from experienced Occupational Therapists with specialist clinical skills within neurorehabilitation, including normal movement, specialist upper limb interventions and the Sensory Modality Assessment and Rehabilitation Technique. Knowledge of assessment and treatment approaches in neurology is essential, in order to carry out intensive neurorehabilitation programmes within the unit and facilitate discharges within the community.

The unit is well resourced and offers you the opportunity to develop specialist clinical skills, including those within the areas of postural management, upper limb rehabilitation (including splinting), cognitive rehabilitation and electronic assistive technology.

We are committed to investing in our staff through regular Occupational Therapy teaching, attendance at appropriate courses and a fortnightly interdisciplinary education programme. Past experience of contributing to student training is desirable, as this post will also provide you with the opportunity to participate in an active student placement programme.

Participation in supervision of support staff will help you develop your supervision skills. There is also scope to participate in audit and research projects.

For further information please contact Mary Robertson Principal Occupational Therapist on 020 8869 3346

Applications will not be considered for shortlisting if they are submitted after the expiry date of the advertisement.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and we strongly advise you check your emails regularly.If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date,please assume that you have not been shortlisted

We welcome applications from non-UK/EEA nationals but are currently unable to recruit any further staff under the Tier 2 arrangements, due to the temporary cap imposed by the UK Border Agency.This means that all applicants will now require right to work in the UK in their own right eg EU national, Tier 1/Tier 4 status unless they are able to fill a recognised shortage occupation.If you require clarification to these regulations please contact the UK Border Agency http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/

We apply for references via NHS Jobs. You must therefore supply on your application form email addresses of your referees from the last 3 years of employment. This should include any and all jobs you have had no matter how short a time period. This should also include your current line manager.

We offer excellent training and development opportunities, a friendly working environment, flexible working and job share arrangements and accommodation on and off site. We welcome applications to reflect our diverse local populations of age, gender, race and disability. Please ensure you meet all the essential criteria in the Person Specification, as you will be judged against these. In line with the Department of Health’s policy and in order to streamline the recruitment process, some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date.

The Trust is committed to equality, diversity and improving the working lives of all our staff. We operate a smoke free policy on all Trust premises.

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