Occupational Therapist - Band 5

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a newly qualified Occupational Therapist looking to develop your rehabilitation skills and broaden your clinical experience in a wide range of conditions? Then a role in the Planned Community Therapy Service is for you.

Planned community services support patients in their home and play a vital role in helping patients to achieve their goals, long past their hospital discharge and manage their long-term conditions in the community independently. You'll help to identify the support a patient needs and help them to achieve their goals and rediscover their passions. It requires you to think creatively, and tailor interventions for each individual patient. For some, it could be making a cup of tea, being able to cook their favourite dish or participating in their favourite hobbies. Every patient is different, and no two days are the same.

Please note many Trust interviews take place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.

Main duties of the job

To be an integral part of the Out of Hospital Service.

To effectively manage a caseload of patients as part of a multudisciplinary team (MDT), providing specialist and evidence based assessment and interventions to patients in both a stable and acute phase of their condition, ensuring the physical, psychosocial, behavioral, perceptual, cognitive, sensory and environmental needs of patients, are addressed.

Utilising specialist knowledge and clinical reasoning, to plan and provide clinical interventions in consultation with other colleagues in the multidisciplinary team and to work in a range of settings as appropriate (e.g. patients home, work environment or other community setting)

To adopt a patient centred and sensitive approach to therapy, collaborating with patients (and/or carer(s) where appropriate) in all aspects of the therapy process (assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, reporting)

To utilise individual and/or group work skills as appropriate in order to achieve agreed therapeutic goals.

To have a high level of knowledge of a variety of conditions including neurological, orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, care of the elderly, respiratory and falls and specialist knowledge of at least one of these clinical areasTo work collaboratively with Social Services and third sector providers to ensure effective safe care.

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

About us

At Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT), we deliver a wide range of physical, mental health, learning disability and autism services, and are proud to serve communities across Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond.

We put 'people at our heart' this ethos is at the centre of everything we do and how we do it. We care for our staff and colleagues as much as they care for others and offer a wide range of benefits and development opportunities.

These include:
  • generous annual leave entitlement which increases during your time with us
  • excellent learning and development opportunities, including apprenticeship frameworks, distance learning, internal training, coaching and mentoring, and much more
  • salary sacrifice schemes for lease car/ vehicle, Cycle to Work, home and electronics, gym membership and more
  • discounts with a range of retailers, restaurants and entertainment venues through our Employee Assistance Programme and NHS discount schemes
  • wellbeing support, including an in-house counselling service, external helpline and more
  • staff networks and support group

We're always on the lookout for people who share our passion for improving the lives and wellbeing of people in our community, as well as our values of compassion, collaboration, excellence, integrity and respect.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide specialist occupational therapy assessment, treatment and review of patients with a wide variety of conditions including neurological, orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, care of the elderly, respiratory and falls, to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions, contribute to effective admission avoidance and support patients with complex health care needs. This will be for patients predominantly in their place of residence, but will include clinic and other settings.

To provide advice and guidance to others, patients, carers and staff working in health and social care.

To support professional development of the staff within the Out of Hospital Service and other services as appropriate.

To support and contribute toward service development and meeting Key Performance Indicators.

The service comprises of a multidisciplinary team of therapists who support holistic rehabilitation and help patients to regain their independence by supporting admission prevention, hospital discharge and supporting patients within the community. As an OT within our service, youll strive to understand what matters to our patients enabling patient-centred care to achieve their goals. Youll help them to understand more about what has caused their health decline and engage them in meaningful rehabilitation that encourages self-management impacting on long-term outcomes.

Our patients tell us that we make a difference to the quality of their lives, and now you can too!

We love what we do and we believe you will too!

Wed welcome an informal chat or visit from anyone who would like to know more about the role. Contact Cheryl Reed-Davies, Lead Occupational Therapist, Tel: 07789927396

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

Person Specification

Qualifications Band 5


  • Diploma/BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy
  • HPC Registration
  • Education & Training in professional models of practice (eg. MOHO) and related standardised Assessments

Knowledge and skills Band 5


  • Relevant Knowledge & Applied Skills
  • ICT Skills, Presentation & Organisational Skills
  • Reflective Practice
  • Self Management Skills

Experience Band 5


  • Experience gained on clinical placement during undergraduate training

Other Band 5


  • Car / owner driver

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust


Newfield House

Kingfield Road



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