Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Mental Health
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
TH MHCOP Occupational Therapy in-patients, Tower Hamlets Centre for Mental Health
£31,878 to £42,046 pa HCA Inc.
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ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


The Mental Health Care of Older People Services (MHCOP) requires a Band 6 Occupational Therapist  to work with older adults in the Acute in-patient admission ward - Leadenhall which is based in Tower Hamlets Centre for Mental Health.

The role of the Occupational Therapist is to undertake specific Occupational Therapy assessment and interventions and to facilitate and expedite discharge. The Occupational Therapist will support individuals to achieve their goals in self-care, productivity and leisure to continue to live at home. Liaising and offering advice to the individual and their carers in conjunction with the relevant MHCOP community staff.

The Occupational Therapist is responsible for the supervision and support of a Occupational Therapy assistant.  To support the  development of the  in-patient Occupational Therapy service  with the Lead Occupational Therapist for In-patients in collaboration with the Head Occupational Therapist.
There are regular Occupational Therapy team meetings, opportunities for clinical and professional development, supervision and yearly appraisal and support from the Head Occupational Therapist.

For further information and/or to arrange an informal visit please contact Anne Gnanapragasam Head Occupational Therapist Tel 020 8821 0900 or Katrina Tiernan Lead Occupational Therapist for In-patients  Tel 020 8121 5616

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Anne Gnanapragasam, telephone 020 8821 0900, email anne.gnanapragasam@nhs.net

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127