Specialist Occupational Therapist - Integrated Community Therapy Team

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Full Time
An exciting development opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our Integrated community Therapy Team. You will be locality based. Have the opportunity to develop your clinical skill across Therapy Community services including, Urgent Response, Discharge to Assess and Neighborhood Teams

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team alongside physiotherapists, therapy assistant practitioners, ACPs, and nursing. We work closely with the acute services, District Nursing, GP surgeries and social care, providing support to enable patients to remain in their own home. This can be during an acute illness to prevent hospital admission or to facilitate an early discharge from the ED, acute wards and community hospital settings. Utilising the discharge to assess model.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, forward thinking Occupational Therapist with a keen interest in developing specialist knowledge of Emergency Medicine/Acute Medical Unit and other front door service's, Community Therapy, Frailty and Admission avoidance activity.

We have a high patient satisfaction rate with excellent feedback, also enhancing job satisfaction. This role is a good stepping stone between the acute hospital and community services and we are looking for flexible individuals who are able to meet the current challenges.

Main duties of the job

To work within the Integrated Community Therapy Team, providing specialist Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions. To liaise 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. To contribute to the ethos of person-centred care, care closer to home and self-management, by promoting the philosophy of Occupational Therapy within the team.

Aim to develop optimum levels of function and independence in the physical, emotional and social aspects of life to prevent inappropriate admission to hospital and facilitate timely and appropriate discharge from the acute sector utilising the discharge to assess pathway.

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 registered
  • 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

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

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Vaughan Building, Belmont



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