Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 5

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Occupational Therapist
NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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1 Lowther Road
£26,553 to £34,495 pa inclusive of HCAS
22/02/2018 23:59

At Camden and Islington NHS foundation trust our staff and service users have worked closely to create a set of values that make sure people who use our services get the best possible chance of a rapid recovery.

We have 3 key priorities which are:

  • Early and Effective Intervention
  • Helping People to Live Well
  • Research and Innovation

The cultural pillars that help us achieve our key priorities are:

  • We value each other
  • We are empowered
  • We keep things simple
  • We are connected

By coming to work at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust you will be joining a Trust with a national reputation for research, where services recognise that research underpins its commitment to providing high quality and innovative clinical care.

As an applicant for this role, you are urged to demonstrate within your supporting statement a combination of evidence that reflects your competence to meet the job specification and provide examples of how C&I values are an integral part of the way you have and will continue to deliver service.

Occupational Therapist (Band 5)

North Islington Rehabilitation and Recovery Team (Community)

London, N7 8US

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 5 Occupational Therapist to join the North Islington Rehabilitation and Recovery Team.

This multi-disciplinary team offers a clinical and social care service to people who are experiencing psychosis living in the community. Clients are seen in their homes, at the team base or at a variety of community venues. Interventions are recovery focused and client centred with the aim to achieve the best possible outcomes for our service users, many of whom have complex and varied needs. In pursuit of this, development of links and relationships with other services within the community are key. 

The successful applicant will hold a specific Occupational Therapy caseload alongside a senior Occupational Therapist and a sports co-ordinator. The Occupational Therapy role includes providing detailed assessments, specialised interventions and promoting health well-being.

This post ideally suits a Band 5 Occupational Therapist with an interest in developing their physical and mental health Occupational Therapy skills to maximise the independence and recovery for service users and their families in a community setting.

Many opportunities exist to develop staff, with many training opportunities and a band 5 development group. There is also the opportunity to supervise students and trainees.

Potential applicants are encouraged to speak to Ruth Watson (clinical community lead) on 07867 801485 or Rachel Finkel (OT divisional lead) on 07799 766399 for further information or to arrange a visit. 

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Potential applicants are encouraged to speak to Ruth Watson (clinical community lead) on 07867 801485 or Rachel Finkel (OT divisional lead) on 07799 766399 for further information or to arrange a visit. 

If you have problems applying, contact

0203 317 7191

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