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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist – Acute Stroke Unit Team Lead

Band 7

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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist – Acute Stroke Unit Team Lead
Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Kingston Hospital
£45,024 - £50,806 pa. pro-rata Incl of HCAS [Outer]
Salary period
24/10/2021 23:59
Interview date

Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country – close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

We employ 3,300+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.

The South West London Collaborative Bank

Kingston Hospital is a part of the local South West London Collaborative and offer competitive bank rates to work across the three NHS trusts: St Georges, Kingston Hospital and Epsom & St Helier. Our Smart App booking system makes life easier for flexible working!

Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits

The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance
-Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 – Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.
-HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.

Trust Values

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has five key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are: 

- Caring – Design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants.
- Safe – Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first
- Responsible – All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation
- Value Each Other – Value each other's contribution
- Inspiring - We always strive to empower each other to develop and deliver improvements to benefit our patients


“Occupational Therapy at Kingston Hospital is a therapeutic discipline that aims to provide individualised, goal-orientated interventions that promote health and welling-being through participation in chosen occupations”

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust, for an enthusiastic and highly motivated  Band 7 Occupational Therapist to join our acute Stroke unit as a team lead. 

The successful candidate will join a team passionate about lifelong learning and career mapping. You will receive regular supervision and participate in a senior CPD teaching and peer support program. You will also support a junior teaching program, have a yearly performance appraisal and where linked to your appraisal and career mapping you will be supported to seek funding for external formal courses. You will be supported by an experienced highly specialist MDT team and operational lead.

You will work collaboratively within an integrated specialist therapy team to provide holistic, patient-centered occupational therapy that empowers patient’s to achieve their goals.

You will be joining a department that is embracing change to ensure practice is in line with current evidence-based practice, national and local polices, and within the scope of professional standards of practice. There will be opportunities to contribute to the development and evaluation of the occupational therapy service and Stroke service.

The team prides itself in a positive working culture amongst staff, where team effort is acknowledged, differences are respected and opportunities for progress are facilitated.

The successful applicant will also be expected to contribute to the weekend and bank holiday rota in A&E and on the acute wards. The Stroke Unit does not currently offer a 7 day service but this may change in the future.

Overseas Applicants: Applications from those currently living overseas are welcome; however please note that there are currently government restrictions in place regarding the issue of work visas and travel to the UK. As a result this may delay the recruitment process by several months for any international applicant who is appointable.


Trust IDApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleCare quality commission - OutstandingOur Health Heroes

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nicola Keelan
Job title
B8a Inpatient Operational Lead
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0208 934 3450