Position closes on 24th December 2023

We are looking for a dedicated, experienced, energetic and passionate individual to come and be part of Therapy Team. The post will be professionally incredibly rewarding but, like so many top-quality opportunities, will be very demanding. Examples of some the knowledge, experience and skill we seek include:

  • Exceptional clinical skills in both assessment and treatment planning.
  • Commitment to evidence-based practice by implementing current and up to date research, philosophies, equipment and treatment modalities.
  • Ability to engage and motivate older people to engage in therapeutic activities and so live independent lives more safely and for longer.
  • Interest and experience working with people with cognitive impairment and those living under DOLS provisions.
  • Ability to work as part of a team but able to express themselves as an independent therapist
  • Knowledge of dementia education.
  • Ability to build relationships internally and with outside providers including the NHS and Local Authorities.
  • Critically review/audit current Occupational Therapy services and seek to identify opportunities to improve the service by providing the best patient care, within the resources available and with the support of the Therapy Lead.
  • Escalate any concerns or safeguarding issues to the line manager or senior staff member as appropriate.
  • Enthusiastic commitment to clinical governance as the principle means of raising standards and outcomes.

Daunting as the role might be, you will not be alone. We have a vibrant and supportive MDT which will help you advocate for your patients. We also have a deep commitment to professional development and look forward to helping you reach your full potential as you commit to helping us reach ours.

This is a full time role working 41 hours per week and the salary for this role is £39, 027..  

About us.

The ethos of the Royal Hospital is one that puts a premium on selflessness and companionship.  Our values of nurturing belonging, respect individuals, encourage pride and enjoy life underpin that ethos. We are united in a shared purpose, living and working together and ensuring everyone has a place in our diverse social and military community.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is dedicated to equality, diversity, and inclusion, where all backgrounds and abilities can reach their full potential. We pride ourselves on attracting a wide range of talent, removing potential barriers, and promoting equal opportunities. We know, the more varied and inclusive our teams are, the better our organisation will be for our community. We are a Disability Confident employer dedicated to hiring diverse talent and ensuring you are treated with respect throughout the recruitment process and upon joining our community.

Our selection process.

Should your application be successful you will be invited to a formal interview  where you will be asked questions relating to your experiences and key requirements of the role.

If you are successful after the interviews, we will:

Ask for references from those you have listed on your application form

Check your right to live and work in the UK

Check any declarations you have made on your application form

Ask you to complete a medical form

Carry out an Enhanced with Barring DBS application.



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