Occupational Therapist in Intermediate Care

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you interested in a becoming a Band 6 Occupational Therapist

An exciting opportunity has arisen, this opportunity allows you to undertake holistic needs-led assessments in partnership with service users, patients and carers.

You will manage a personal caseload of complex, highly complex and statutory work, and act as an autonomous practitioner evidencing high levels of problem solving, decision making and independent judgement in a variety of community settings and situations.

We work in an integrated way with allied health care professionals within the locality, and are a motivated and caring team to both patients and colleagues therefore, your role with us willinvolve being part of the Urgent Care Response team, led by a band 7 OT , responding to the same day needs in the community, including hospital discharges. The aim is to manage any crisis before referring on to the appropriate community teams, which the Urgent care team work very closely with. These teams include Intermediate Care and Community Therapy.

To effectively undertake the role, you will be required to work flexibly to ensure a consistent and robust service, which covers seven day working including weekend and bank holiday work, or working in other localities as necessary to meet the needs of the service.

To explore innovative ways of collaborative working between general practice, health and social services and the private and voluntary sector in line with the Care Trust's integration agenda.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as a multi-disciplinary team contributing to joint decisions regarding the management of patients, including acutely ill patients referred by the GP or A&E/ED
  • To make a difference and help patients through their recover and returning back to health and independence.
  • The post-holder may have supervisory responsibility for a Band 5 post or Assistant Practitioner as appropriate.
  • The post-holder has responsibility for managing a community and IC caseload.
  • The post-holder will assess and treat patients in a variety of community settings; patient's own home, nursing homes, residential homes.

About us

- Paignton & Brixham Health and Well-Being Team are a large but supportive team who enjoys mentoring team members and students and is passionate about delivering quality care to the housebound patients. We work in an integrated way with allied health care professionals within the locality, making a difference and helping patients through their recovery and returning back to health and independence. We are a motivated and caring team to both patients and colleagues. The team is flexible and promotes a health work/home life balance with Opportunity to work autonomously.

Your package with us includes a lot more than just your pay.Listed are a few of the additional benefits that are available to you as an employee:
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Childcare at our day nursery
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement, starting at 27 days a year (for full time workers) plus bank/public holidays
  • Staff Discounts
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Employee Support - Staff have access to a 24-hour helpline

Our people are caring, committed, inclusive and focussed on quality. We focus on solutions and people's strengths. We encourage outside the box thinking and embrace innovation and change wherever it can drive improvement.

If you share our values and vision and are passionate about working with people on what matters to them, you could be a real assed to Team Torbay and South Devon.#CareToJoinUsTSD

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification

Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Valid state registration with Health Professions Council
  • CPD portfolio and evidence of recent post-graduate learning relevant to area of clinical practice

Knowledge and experience


  • Proven post-graduate experience
  • Wheelchair Accreditation
  • Pressure care and prescription
  • Knowledge and understanding of complex legislation surrounding health and social care
  • Understanding of National Service Frameworks for Older People, specifically aspects referring to Stroke, Falls and Intermediate Care
  • Student Placement Educators Course
  • Evidence of ability to make decisions under pressure and in stressful situations.
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative and without direct supervision and make autonomous decisions
  • Evidence of ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of specialised disability equipment
  • Therapeutic and manual handling skills
  • Detailed understanding of roles of multidisciplinary team members/health and social care agencies
  • Understanding of clinical governance issues
  • IT skills


  • Clinical leadership skills
  • Recruitment and selection training
  • Appraisals and supervision training
  • Experience of clinical audit.
  • A1 assessor/expert witness trained
  • Use of PARIS

Specific Skills


  • Professional / clinical experience to include: oMajor and minor adaptation work to include alternative housing solutions. oExperience of seating and postural management oKnowledge of vulnerable adults protocols and procedures oMoving and handling protocols and procedures to include provision of hoists and specialist slings oRisk assessment and management of falls oChronic disease conditions oOrthopaedics oNeurological conditions oElderly care / rehabilitation to include multi-pathology and dementia
  • Experience of supervision of OT students
  • Experience of staff supervision and appraisal


  • Experience of using standardised assessments, including specialist cognitive assessments
  • Crisis intervention/acute medicine
  • Evidence of advanced clinical reasoning skills and proven ability to carry out fast track assessments
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Mental Health conditions
  • Community rehabilitation
  • Experience of the promotion of inter-agency working.
  • Experience of initiating change in the workplace

Requirements due to work environment and / or conditions


  • Highly developed communication skills to include negotiation and experience of communicating sensitive information e.g. unfavourable assessment outcomes


  • Experience of handling complaints

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