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Occupational Therapist - Palliative Care

Salary: £32,975 - £37,967 per annum, pro rata
Location: Clapham
Company: Sue Ryder Care
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Part time
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Occupational Therapist
Sue Ryder St John's Hospice, Moggerhanger, Bedford MK44 3RJ
22.5 hours per week (Over 3 days)
£32,975 - £37,967 per annum, pro rata

Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist who has a passion for palliative rehabilitation.

St John’s is a Sue Ryder hospice, based in the village of Moggerhanger in Bedfordshire. We’re here for people aged 18 and over who are living with conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease. We offer a range of support to communities across Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire, from inpatient care in our 15 bed hospice to day services which help people stay at home longer and offer respite to carers.

As an Occupational Therapist at St John’s Hospice you will play a vital role in identifying life roles and activities that are meaningful to patients and planning care to address barriers to perform these activities.
This role will suit an experienced practitioner with a broad knowledge base and experience of working in a wide variety of clinical fields who wishes to specialise in the field of palliative rehabilitation. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge of palliative care interventions, strong communication and inter-personal skills and the ability to work well within a close multi-disciplinary team.

For further information on the Occupational Therapist role please contact Elisha Acott, Recruitment Coordinator, 07768 401263

Essential criteria:

• Highly specialist knowledge and application of therapy assessments and interventions using complex level clinical reasoning
• Experience of evidence based practice and outcome measures
• Motivational skills and goal setting for personalised care
• An ability to work autonomously and to set own and others’ priorities
• An ability to confidently assess and manage risk in relation to therapist/therapy service performance
• Excellent advanced communication skills
• Evidence of relevant postgraduate courses

Qualifications and registration

• Diploma / BSC (Hons) in Occupational Therapy (OT)
• Registered with Health and Care Professionals Council
• Current registration with Professional Body e.g. BAOT
• Member of a Professional Specialist Interest Group e.g. HOPE


• 25 days holiday - rising to 30 with length of service plus bank holidays (pro rata)
• Competitive enhanced pay for nights, weekends and public holidays
• NHS holiday honoured up to a maximum of 30 days (Terms and Conditions apply)
• Continuation of NHS pension(Terms and Conditions apply)
• Company pension scheme
• Enhanced maternity and paternity benefits
• Enhanced sick pay
• Cash referral bonus scheme
• Carer’s leave policy
• 24 hour employee assistance line for free advice on work, family and personal life
• PeoplePerks - discounts with hundreds of retailers and services
• Staff discounts of 15% at the Sue Ryder online shop
• Cycle to work scheme
• Staff loans and company car loans
• Free parking, subsidised meals & drinks
• Wellbeing centre and free will writing service
• Development opportunities for all through our structured development framework

Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters. Our doctors, nurses and carers give people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.
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