Lead Occupational Therapist

Location London
Discipline: Therapists
Salary: £51,488 - 57,802 per year
Contact name: Suzanne Boon

Contact email: suzanne@sterlingcross.com
Job ref: DW/E/11744
Published: 20 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

A new opportunity is now available for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join a specialist charity-led hospital in London as their Lead Occupational Therapist.

This hospital operates at the very forefront of clinical care for complex HIV-related conditions and its recent projects have expanded services to include specialist neurorehabilitation, as well as step-down services for people experiencing both health issues and homelessness in London.

As Lead Occupational Therapist, you’ll be part of a skilled MDT that provides detailed and holistic care to patients with needs in at least one of these specialist areas, often overlapping; implementing trauma-informed, recovery-focused therapies to maximise independence, support self-management, and facilitate a safe re-integration into the community. You will:

  • Lead the delivery of targeted therapies for post-acute inpatients with complex presentations, often including co-morbid physical, neurological and/or mental health needs, that promote independence, psychological and emotional wellbeing, and social inclusion.
  • Complete comprehensive, outcome-focused assessments to design interventions suited to each patient’s ability to engage in functional tasks, continuously evaluating and making further recommendations to meet evolving needs.
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external partners to develop, implement, and evaluate new interventions that further improve clinical outcomes, improve quality of life, and reduce the probability of a future hospital readmission.

This is a permanent, full-time position for a Lead Occupational Therapist, and a chance to directly support people affected by both a national lack of sufficient specialist care and by lingering social stigma in a fulfilling and dynamic role.


Person specification:

  • (Essential) Registration with the HCPC as an Occupational Therapist
  • (Essential) Professional experience with HIV, neurological and/or rehabilitation services
  • (Essential) Evidence of significant post-registration professional development
  • (Essential) Evidence of training in Practice Education
  • (Essential) Evidence of training in management/leadership techniques


Benefits / enhancements include:

  • Enhanced annual leave allowance
  • Further training and development opportunities
  • Subsidised meals
  • Travel loan
  • Gym facilities
  • Car lease scheme
  • Company pension scheme
  • And more