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Occupational Therapist - Malvern Neighbourhood Team

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
The Malvern Neighbourhood Team based centrally at Rowan House is a busy, hard-working and friendly team supporting patients in Malvern Town and surrounding villages. We are looking for a newly qualified/experienced occupational therapist who is keen to deliver high quality care in the community setting. You will be part of a team who provide essential knowledge and skills to supporting community patients focusing on making the home safer and guiding the promotion of independence including facilitating patient discharges and prevent unnecessary hospital admissions. The OT role really adds value to the patient experience and you will work closely with other nursing and therapy roles in the team. It is a busy and rewarding role that will give you a variety of experience as you develop your career.

You will be joining an enthusiastic team where you will receive support and development through in-service training, regular appraisals, a personal development plan and clinical supervision.

If you would like to informally discuss this role, please contact the Recruiting Manager found on the rop right hand side of the advert who will be happy to discuss the post in more detail.

Main duties of the job

Your typical day will include co-ordinating your caseload, triaging referrals, allocating workload and prioritising urgent response assessments alongside colleagues.

The role will involve you:
  • Undertaking occupational therapy assessments for a designated caseload, addressing occupational performance and skill deficits, enabling the client in areas of self maintenance, productivity and leisure
  • Assessing clients in relation to their equipment and specialist equipment needs for minor adaptations, e.g rails, half steps.
  • Working with clients to identify Occupational therapy goals as part of the overall care plan
  • Monitoring and evaluating treatment to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of the intervention
  • Maintaining contemporaneous clinical notes to professional minimum standards of the College of Occupational Therapy and in accordance with Trust guidelines

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will:
  • Behave consistently with the values and beliefs of the organisation and promote these on day to day basis
  • Act as a role model to colleagues, always seeking to maintain the highest standards of professionalism.
  • Use their initiative and take responsibility for themselves and the quality of their work and the service they provide to patients.
  • Assess clients with physical disabilities in the community and plan and implement treatment interventions under the supervision of a more senior Occupational Therapist
  • Liaise with other health and social care professionals, families/carers, statutory and voluntary organisations to enable people to contribute to live/return to their homes
  • Contribute to the supervision of assistant staff and students.
  • Work within the service's quality standards and observe the policies and procedures of the Trust.
  • Assist in any other duties that may be required to ensure the smooth running and efficiency of the service.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Application of the Occupational Therapy process
  • Use of functional assessment and activity analysis


  • Equipment and adaptations experience as a student or band 5 therapist
  • Some experience of working in a related health or social care environment



  • Diploma/ degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Health Professionals Council registration
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer

Skills & Abilities


  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role
  • A positive attitude and able to act on feedback
  • Able to communicate effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • IT skills and competent in using a computer
  • Ability to work alone with individuals and groups
  • Ability to demonstrate sound assessment /discharge skills with individual cases



  • Some knowledge of current best practice in Community Occupational Therapy
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Basic knowledge of the principles of clinical governance


  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Rowan House

Osborne Road



WR14 1JE

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