Specialist Occupational Therapist - Integrated Community Therapy Team

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting rare opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our Integrated Community Therapy Team. Providing a multi disciplinary approach alongside physiotherapists, therapy support workers, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, nursing services, GPs and Social Care agencies.

The Integrated Community Therapy Teams aim is to develop optimum levels of function and independence in the physical, emotional and social aspects of life. To prevent hospital admissions and facilitate early supported discharge as well as to support longer term condition management.

Enabling the population of Herefordshire to live well within their own homes and accessing their local communities. Encompassing the Care Closer to Home ethos.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, forward thinking Occupational Therapist with an interest to develop clinical therapy skills within Urgent Response, Discharge to Assess and Neighbourhood Team therapy.

We have a high patient satisfaction rate with excellent feedback, also enhancing job satisfaction.

Main duties of the job

To work within a Integrated Community Therapy Team, based in one of the three therapy localities.

You will provide Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions contributing to the ethos of person-centred care, care closer to home and self-management, by promoting the philosophy of Occupational Therapy within the team.

You will be working closely with other health & social care professionals, to enable people to continue living in/to return to their homes in the community following illness or disability.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,000 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: \The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff; a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Professional Qualification to degree level or equivalent in Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Post Graduate specialist qualification/significant post graduate experience

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Broad and specialist knowledge of relevant patient conditions and therapy interventions
  • Demonstration of knowledge of core and specialist Therapy skills
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD in relevant area
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary communication, assessments and record keeping
  • Computer Skills including word processing and e-mail
  • Able to make independent, sound, clinical decisions and problem solve



  • NHS or equivalent experience e.g. in inpatient areas, acute or community or community services
  • Experience of using/fitting adaptive equipment

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