Senior Community OT

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 a year per annum pro rata inc. HCAS
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting role available within our Intermediate Care team as a band 6 Occupational Therapist.

Enhanced Recovery and Support at Home is part of Frimley Health's Intermediate Care Service. Providing holistic assessment and case management for admission avoidance and to facilitate discharges from hospital, you will gain additional extended skills. We are a large but close MDT with senior clinical leadership. You will be supported develop and release your potential by one of the three B7 OTs, undertaking CPD opportunities and receiving regular 1:1s and caseload supervision.

This is a fast paced team with a variety of opportunities to develop areas of special interest. You will be given the opportunity to develop your own leadership and management skills, supervising junior staff and supporting students on placement.

Main duties of the job

Key Responsibilities:
  • To provide holistic OT assessment, goal setting, individualised treatment programmes, care planning and delivery.
  • Regular review and discharge of patients.
  • To manage a varied caseload, seeking support from senior staff where necessary to ensure the provision of a timely, clinically effective service based on evidence based practice.
  • To provide services to support discharge of patients from acute hospital and to provide an admission avoidance service for patients in crisis within community settings.
  • To undertake in-reach to acute and community settings.
  • To be actively involved in, and lead on, projects towards the development & delivery of the service and to contribute to new developments and initiatives.
  • To provide standardised cognitive assessments and treatment programmes as required.

  • About us

    Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

    As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

    We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

    Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

    We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnel working alongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

  • Where appropriate to take responsibility for the application of new skills to rehabilitation programmes
  • To provide line management and supervision to junior staff and practice placement students as appropriate
  • To maintain excellent clinical practice through the CPD process, and taking part in relevant research, audit and development activity as directed
  • To work closely and jointly at times with Physiotherapy and Nursing colleagues to ensure the patient receives holistic treatment
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day management and prioritisation of your caseload and be able to respond to urgent referrals and at times an unpredictable workload. This could require prolonged concentration in an unpredictable environment
  • To be able to manage potentially stressful, upsetting or emotional situations in an empathetic manner when imparting bad news regarding rehabilitation potential. To ensure this is communicated sensitively to all parties concerned
  • To keep yourself well at work both physically and emotionally, to access peer, clinical and management support when needed and to be aware of own limitations and escalate accordingly
  • To report risks and harm to patients using the Trust reporting system

  • Person Specification



    • Experience of devising rehab treatment programmes
    • Experience of referring on to other agencies including the voluntary sector to continue patient's care


    • Managerial/supervisory experience and/or training
    • Experience of educating and training informal and formal carers
    • Community experience

    Face to face interview


    • HCPC registered OT/Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
    • Minimum 18 months relevant post registration experience
    • Access to own car for work use on a regular/daily basis, including business insurance


    • Up to date knowledge of best clinical practice and of national guidelines and legislation
    • Experience of complex manual handling
    • Ability to prioritise own workload under pressure and that of multi-disciplinary junior staff, assistants & students

    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.

    Certificate of Sponsorship

    Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

    From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

    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

    Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


    Fleet Community Hospital

    Church Road



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