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Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5)
Job ref
£38,762 - £45,765 pa inc of HCAS
Salary period
06/10/2022 08:00

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.


Job overview

Rotational Occupational Therapist Band 6 - 37.5hrs/week

We are looking for highly motivated staff to join our therapy team who are driven to deliver high quality, patient / client centred care within the hospital and community.

Croydon health service has gone through some exciting developments in the recent past with a new A and E. 'One Croydon' is the partnership between the local NHS, Croydon Council and Age UK Croydon.

The internal Discharge Team has been expanded and is now part of a wider co-located Integrated Discharge Team. 

This post will provide experience across all acute areas in Croydon University Hospital and is an excellent opportunity for professional development. Rotations include General medicine, Orthopaedic & Surgical, Elderly care. 

We work closely with our clinical partners both in Acute and community on new developments to enhance excellent patient-centred care. We strive to achieve the best outcomes for the individuals we treat to ensure they achieve their full potential following a hospital admission or period of illness and to achieve the greatest level of functional independence possible.




Main duties of the job


• To manage a caseload of clients with complex needs, using evidence based/client
centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions
• To provide leadership for junior staff through supervision, competencies and appraisal
• To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Therapy services within a
designated area/team, holding responsibility for defined projects
• To contribute to the maintenance and development of the trust Therapy service
• To regularly supervise Occupational Therapy students on practice placements
• To participate in the rotations as assigned by your manager

Working for our organisation


Working at Croydon Health Services NHS Trust is both challenging and fulfilling. 

You’ll meet some of the most engaging and stimulating people in London who will push you to develop your skills, learn something new and reward you in equal measure. 

With NHS workers in demand across London and the UK, you could apply for a job at any NHS Trust. If you want to make an impact, accelerate your learning and rise to the daily challenge of caring for a diverse community, then head for Croydon.

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust is a modern healthcare organisation providing acute and community health services across the borough of Croydon.

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We’re also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people’s homes.

Working in Croydon does not come without its challenges.  Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we’re no exception.  But with the right people on board we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve.

If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust that’s making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you’re looking for.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities


** Please see the Job Description and the  Person Specification for  more details on the jobs responsibilities **

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • BSc or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registered
  • Evidence of CPD including relevant clinical training and courses
Desirable criteria
  • Relevant postgraduate training e.g. Elderly care
  • Member of appropriate clinical interest group
  • Member of the British Association of OTs


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of a range of OT models and to have kept up to date with trends and developments in OT and Community Services.
  • Uses clinical reasoning and reflective practice to improve service delivery
  • Ability to pass on skill / knowledge in informal and formal environments
  • Knowledge & awareness of risk assessment
Desirable criteria
  • Different models of service delivery
  • Knowledge of outcome measures/ audit.


Essential criteria
  • substantive postgraduate, incorporating experience in a variety of relevant core specialities
  • Experience of working with unqualified assistant therapy staff.
  • Has taught peers / assistants / students as part of in-service training.
Desirable criteria
  • Previous Band 6 experience
  • Previous community experience
  • Previous short-stay experience


Essential criteria
  • Self-management skills e.g. time management and organisational skills
  • Basic computer skills including data entry, use of word processing and email
Desirable criteria
  • Commitment to staff development and training

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDCapital Nurse, LondonListening into Action (LiA)No smoking policyLondon Living Wage is a voluntary commitment made by employers, who can become accredited with the Living Wage FoundationPositive about disabled peopleImproving working livesAge positiveDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sarah Vernon
Job title
Operational Clinical Lead
Email address
Telephone number
0208401 3000
Additional information

Sarah Vernon

Operational Clinical Lead Acute Therapies and Discharge Team

0208 401 3000 Ext 4259 / Bleep 638