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Senior Occupational Therapist Urgent Community Response (ICRS)

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 pro rata per annum including HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
9 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Occupational Therapist Urgent Community Response (ICRS) (Band 6)

We are currently offering an exciting opportunity for an occupational therapist with a broad range of previous experience and knowledge, who is looking for an opportunity to develop skills in urgent community response service (UCR), completing rapid response assessments with acutely unwell patients in crisis in the community. You will be working within an integrated MDT with clinical staff committed to clinical excellence, admission avoidance and patient safety. This team was previously selected as finalists for an HSJ award for a quality improvement initiative.

You must be flexible and responsive with excellent time management skills as the team is required to be reactive and priorities change frequently throughout the day. You must have sound skills in clinical reasoning, excellent communication and be confident while autonomously in the community in a busy multi-disciplinary environment.

We are a developing service and currently have a number of forward thinking initiatives with which you would be actively involved. These include London Ambulance Service links, virtual wards and working in collaboration with North West London Hub to produce timely and effective interventions, in line with the NHS's 5 year plan to boost primary and community health services with 4.5 billion pounds to move forward towards a more integrated, place-based care.

Main duties of the job

Assess clients on a designated caseload, plan, implement and evaluate interventions using evidence based/best practice, working towards client centred goals in the context of the speciality and as part of the multi-disciplinary team.

Provide leadership and supervision for junior occupational therapists, support staff and occupational therapy students on clinical placement.

Exercise good personal time management, punctuality and consistent reliability.

Participate in the delivery of the service business and clinical governance plans.

Participate in the delivery of the service business and clinical governance plans.

Be aware of and comply with the Health and Safety requirements.

You will be working in a rewarding and challenging clinical setting and will be provided with opportunities to develop your skills and complete training where needs are identified. We are committed to supporting our Staff clinically through supervision and training alongside initiatives by the Trust/Organisation to ensure the well being of all our Staff.

The service is open 7 days a week, between the hours of 08:00 and 20:00. Staff complete long, early or late shifts. The early shift is 08:00 to 18:00 (10 Hours) and the late shift is 10:00 to 20:00 (10 Hours). The long shift is 08:00 to 20:00 (12 hours).

As the service is community based you will be expected to have your own means of transport or be agreeable to use public transport to attend a schedule of appointments in the Borough.

About us

Community healthcare is unlike any other part of the NHS. It's personalised care that helps people to retain their independence. It's the NHS at its best and the difference you make is truly tangible. Our colleagues often describe us as a family, and we know how important that sense of belonging and support is when you start a new job. It's simple - happy, engaged staff provide better services.

In 2018, we were named'Best Place to Work for Employee Satisfaction'by the Nursing Times. The same year, we won the Workforce category at the HSJ Awards. In the latest NHS Staff Survey results 2020, we had the best response rate amongst community trusts nationally.

We are the top community trust in the country on the theme Quality of care for the third year. We had the highest percentage of staff who felt they are able to deliver the care they aspire to and are satisfied with the quality of care they give to patients or service users.

Infection Control

As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

****Please see attached full Job Description and Person Specification for the full outline and responsibility of this post.****

As the service is community based, you will need your own means of transport to manage an agreed schedule of appointments throughout the borough. You will be required to support a staff rota over seven days including weekends and Bank Holidays. The service works either long shifts (08.00 to 20.00) or a combination of early and late shifts (08.00 to 18.00 and 10.00 to 20.00).

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in occupational therapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Evidence of personal/professional development (portfolio)


  • Supervision Course



  • Broad range of rotational posts
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Postgraduate experience in acute and rehabilitation settings


  • Involvement in audit, research and understanding quality issues
  • Experience of supervision of junior staff, student or rehabilitation assistant
  • Experience in rapid response team

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely via written and spoken word.
  • Ability to manage own time and determine priorities.
  • Commitment to own development and learning


  • Experience in mental health setting
  • Knowledge of community and intermediate care services

Employer details

Employer name

Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Healthcare Trust


Heart of Hounslow

92 Bath Road



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