Specialist Occupational Therapist (Neuro-rehabilitation)

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 18 Nov 2019

Kings College Hospital Foundation Trust based in South East London is one of the largest and busiest teaching hospitals in the UK, with a unique profile of strong local services and a focused set of specialist services. The Trust has over 11000 staff and a budget in excess of £500 million and continues to be at the forefront of medical progress and innovation.

Occupational therapy is part of a large therapy department with over 300 therapists that provide a service under a supportive management structure consisting of Deputy and Head of profession, and a Chief of Therapies. The department places a strong emphasis on the learning environment and ensures that staff have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to their full potential.

We currently have an exciting part-time (0.4 FTE) opportunity for a suitable specialist Band 7 Occupational Therapist to be part of the Occupational Therapy Team at the Ontario neurological rehabilitation unit based at Orpington Hospital. The 20-bed unit offers:

  • 2B Neurological Service: This service is part of the south east London neuro rehabilitation programme which is consultant-led and offers specialist intensive rehabilitation for 6-12 weeks for individuals with a new onset or episode of a neurological injury or condition.
  • Step down service: This service is for patients from the neuroscience wards at Denmark Hill campus (KCH) with an anticipated short stay rehabilitation period of two weeks.

The neurological rehabilitation team includes occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, clinical neuropsychologists, a discharge pathway co-ordinator, social work, activity co-ordinators and a consultant in rehabilitation medicine. The unit offers a rewarding and challenging clinical environment and offers an excellent opportunity to develop your clinical skills within a supportive, friendly and learning environment in a specialist multi-disciplinary team.

With proven specialist clinical skills in the rehabilitation of a range of neurological conditions, you must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to teach and develop junior staff and students. Working in a team which offers a wide range of experience, you will be encouraged and supported to develop your clinical, teaching, and managerial skills as well as contribute towards service development alongside an existing B7 Occupational Therapist. There is a well-structured teaching program and access to relevant MDT in-service training programs.

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