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Senior Community Occupational Therapist

Employer
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Norwich
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic team player to be part of our friendly Therapy Team in Norwich!

As a band 6 Occupational Therapist in the Community you will assess many different physical conditions and presentations, which will widen your knowledge and skill set. We are based at Norwich Community Hospital with flexible working encouraged coming into the office, travelling to and from home or dropping in to our spoke office in Thorpe St Andrew. You will be provided with a lap top and mobile telephone. You will lone work, knowing there is a staff safety system in place and joint visits where needed with other members of the Therapy team.

Main duties of the job

Working 30 hours a week, the service covers 9-5 and you will work a set pattern. (Ideally including Mondays and Fridays.)

We offer whole team meetings, plus one to one supervision and peer supervision for support, learning and reflection.

There may be need for the band 6 Occupational Therapist to cover the triage service and Alder ward on occasion.

About us

Apply now to join an organisation hat has been awarded an Outstanding rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The band 6 Occupational Therapist predominantly assesses patients in their own homes which includes care homes and housing with care. You will have had, or are working towards having a junior member of staff to supervise and support, and will have had/looking to have Occupational Therapy students to support on their placements.

Come and join us in our supportive Therapy Team in Norwich, closely working with Physiotherapists, Community Assistant t Practitioners and Therapy Assistants.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma or 1st Level degree in Occupational Therapy, or equivalent experience
  • Current HPC registration
  • Clinical educators course


Knowledge, skills and ability

Essential

  • Evidence of working at band 5 level
  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in house training & short courses
  • Evidence of previous community experience
  • Good communication skills
  • Highly motivated
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Empathy & sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good observational & reporting skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data/patient records
  • Demonstrate good IT and standard keyboard skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A team player
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Professional appearance
  • Be able to kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments
  • Be able to Manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6 kg
  • Be able to Manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • Be reliable


Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Norwich Community Hospital

Bowthorpe road

Norwich

NR2 3TU

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