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Specialist Community Occupational Therapist UCR Intermediate Care

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an excellent opportunity to join our team as a UCR and Intermediate Care Specialist Occupational Therapist based in Scarborough.

We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist, to work with our urgent community response and intermediate care team providing clinical input in order to facilitate timely discharge from an acute hospital stay or to remain safely at home when facing an unexpected health crisis.

The role includes integrated MDT working targeted at people living with frailty, multi-morbidity and/or complex needs to help them stay independent and healthy for as long as possible. To succeed in this role you will need to be passionate about community healthcare provision,able to tackle key priorities with enthusiasm & have the tenacity to deliver in an ever changing environment.

We are committed to our trust values of caring, learning & growing & offer a variety of learning opportunities with regular supervision, professional development groups and in-service training programmes. As a senior therapist you will have management and supervision responsibilities for junior staff & students.

Part time / flexible working options will be considered for this post and can be discussed if required.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role include -
  • To provide high quality and timely clinical triage for referrals coming into the service, providing advice and guidance to referrers and liaising with internal teams and partner organisations to support patient care delivery
  • To be an integral part of an MDT consisting of Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists and Support workers delivering patient centred care to maximise independence, confidence and ability.
  • To demonstrate specialist clinical skills in practice for patients in need of UCR or Intermediate Care support
  • Support patients with individualised goal setting, education and care plans to work towards fulfilling their potential in a targeted and realistic way via delivery of evidence based clinical interventions and practice in partnership with patients, relatives, staff, managers, and externally with other agencies.
  • To provide support/advice regarding service development and the delivery of care, in partnership with service users, carers, staff, managers and other agencies.
  • To provide line management, supervision, support, guidance and training to peers, Community Support Practitioners and students.

About us

We are an award winning and CQC rated good health and social care Trust delivering integrated services across Hull, East and North Yorkshire. Find out more on our website

We are a forward thinking and dynamic Trust with a real commitment to staff development. We value our colleagues and invest in them to ensure they have the right skills to deliver outstanding care.

We are proud to score above or equal to the average for all NHS People Promise theme areas demonstrating our commitment to improve the experience of working in the NHS for everyone. Wherever you work we know you will receive a warm welcome and all the support you'll need to get you started.

We recognise the positive value of diversity and promotes equality whilst challenging discrimination. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

Work life balance is about having influence and flexibility over when, where and how you work. If the work pattern for this role does not meet your needs, we welcome an application and are happy to discuss working arrangements that differ from those advertised.

We offer a unique range of benefits that go above and beyond other NHS Trusts including an enhanced leave package and health and wellbeing support.

From city to countryside, market towns to moors you'll find a place to call home including some of the most affordable places to live in the UK.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information with regard to this vacancy, please see the attached job description and person specification

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • Current HCPC professional registration
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree or equivalent, plus short specialist courses, experience to post-graduate equivalent diploma level
  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy


  • Leadership qualification/equivalent experience if required
  • Previous experience working as a community based Occupational Therapist
  • Evidence of continuing learning and CPD



  • Evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) relevant to the clinical area at a specialist level of care
  • Experience of case load management within specialist service area, some of which may be complex
  • Evidence of promoting/supporting active patient/relative involvement/participation


  • Working knowledge of Trust policies and procedures.

Skills and Competencies


  • Effective inter-personal skills and experience in supervising and fieldwork education/mentorship
  • Able to demonstrate effective communication skills and work flexibly within the team/service
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to motivate staff to embrace change


  • Ability to manage daily operations and maintain a safe working environment

Employer details

Employer name

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust


Prospect Road Hub


YO12 7LB

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