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RRIC Advanced Community Practitioner - Occupational Therapist

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2023
#MissionRRIC: join our team

Our innovative Rapid Response & Intermediate Care service is expanding across Buckinghamshire - and we need you to join our team.

Watch our RRIC team talk about their roles - and why you should join them:
  • Your mission: To provide expert interventions and rehabilitation as part of a dynamic, tight-knit team that reacts quickly when people are in crisis.
  • Your aim: To help patients stay in their own home, empowering recovery and preventing unnecessary hospitalisation. You'll also support early discharge from hospital and patients at the end of life.
  • Your role: Add your expertise to our multi-disciplinary community team working with Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Specialist Paramedics, Paramedics, Pharmacists, Community Healthcare Assistant Practitioners and Healthcare Assistants.
  • Who are we? We're part of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, based in 7 locations across the county, including a North and a South Urgent Community Response Squad. Together we operate as one mission force, collaborating with colleagues across all sectors of health and social care.
  • Who are you? If you're committed to excellence, motivated by developing your clinical skills, driven by being at the cutting edge of healthcare delivery and thrive as part of our South Team (including Amersham, Wycombe, Marlow and Chalfont St Peter- choose #MissionRRIC today.

Main duties of the job


Your main duties include:
  • Providing advanced skilled, professional triage and assessment of health needs and relevant therapy case management, especially for those with complex needs and high risk of unplanned admission to hospital.
  • Educating and supporting members of the multi-disciplinary team to intensively case manage these patients.
  • Working with a range of professionals across the system in order to ensure care is appropriate and delivered in a timely manner with the aim of preventing hospital admission, supporting early discharge and reducing GP contact.
  • Demonstrating your professional skills and competence in leadership, care planning / co-ordination, and care and treatment delivery.
  • Engaging with RRIC Clinical Leads to offer and find ways for continuous service development and deputise for the Clinical Lead as needed.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression including supervision, appraisal and approved funded higher education courses.
  • Travel for work purposes is paid at a competitive rate in excess of the government national requirements
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We're committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are internal there is the option for secondment. All applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist or Paramedic or Nurse registered with RCN
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent competencies in health related subject
  • Recognised teaching or mentorship qualification equivalent to level 3
  • Advanced History Taking & Assessment


  • Recognised managment qualification
  • Post Graduate modules



  • Relevant specialist/clinical experience and competence
  • Experience of working as advanced clinical practitioner/case manager.
  • Leading complex care co-ordination.
  • Management of complex Long-Term Conditions.
  • Knowledge of manging cognitive impairment and mental well-being.
  • Supporting self-care, self-management and enabling independence.
  • Developing highly specialised programme of care, providing advice concerning treatment of patients.
  • Professional practice and leadership.
  • Managing care at end of life.
  • Experience of interagency and partnership working.



  • Highly specialist knowledge in managing patients in the community with complex medical needs, long-term/chronic disease management and palliative care.
  • Highly developed professional knowledge base supported by educational development and different work environment.
  • Knowledge of current political drivers, health and social care issues.
  • Specialist knowledge of governance and risk strategies and their application in a community setting.
  • Highly developed general management practice, including organisation performance management finance, human resources and equality and diversity.
  • Highly specialist clinical and technical skills in managing long-term conditions/end of life care.
  • Strong analytical and judgment skills, with the ability to interpret complex situation and make appropriate decisions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain relationships with other health and social care professionals, patients, carers and the public.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong IT skills - including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to plan and manage resources within allocated budget effectively.
  • Ability to work autonomously without supervision.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Ability to adapt to the demands of a constantly changing environment.



  • Valid and current driving licence and car to be to able to travel to locations throughout Buckinghamshire.

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Amersham Rapid Response and Intermediate Care Team

Amersham Hospital



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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