Commonly asked questions by Neuro OTs considering a move into private practice
For neurological OTs who are interested in transitioning into the private sector, we have put together a list of some of the most frequently asked questions, and provided the answers.
Do I need to arrange my own insurance?
Yes. Our independent OTs are required to have specific professional malpractice liability insurance, which they need to arrange themselves. The OT Practice team can provide advice and support on this.
How do I pay tax?
You will need to be seek professional independent advice on the best route for your circumstances. Some of our team are sole traders and some are limited companies but you will need to discuss this with your advisors. HMRC runs a lot of webinars, has YouTube videos and can help over the phone if you have any queries. The OT Practice team can provide advice and support on this.
How many cases will I get?
Initially this depends on your location, capacity and willingness to travel. We would establish this with you when you first join us and allocate work accordingly.
What supervision is available for private OTs?
As independent OT’s we advise all of our team to ensure you have your own support networks in place. There are a variety of avenues available to source these which would discuss at interview and in the induction phase with you.
How much experience do I need to be a private neuro OT?
We ask that applicants have a minimum of five years’ experience as a neuro OT. You do not need prior experience as a private practitioner to work with The OT Practice.
Will I be able to talk to an office-based therapist who is a specialist in the area I need them to be a specialist in?
Yes, at the start of joining you will have an introductory call with one of our client managers who are also OT’s. They are responsible for allocating you cases and ensure you understand and can work to the standards and quality we expect. They will also review your reports so that you can have peace of mind whilst you will be an independent practitioner, you will still be part of a team that has a strong support and supervision structure.
We hope this page answers some of your questions about becoming an independent neurological OT with The OT Practice. If you have any other questions about working as an independent OT for The OT Practice, simply visit our join us page or contact us today on 0330 024 9910 / email@example.com. There has never been a better time to join The OT Practice as an independent neuro OT.