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Senior Community Occupational Therapist

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

An opportunity has arisen for a part time Community Occupational Therapist to join the Stowmarket Integrated Neighbourhood Team. Community experience is preferred but not essential as full training will be given.

Main duties of the job

The primary function of the Therapy element of the team is to provide healthcare such as short term rehabilitation to patients in their home environment. To support timely discharge and admission avoidance through exercise programmes and equipment provision to improve function and promote independence as much as possible. The team visit patients within their own environment or within the gym at Stowlodge. We also run clinics at base such as Falls Clinic and Better Balance group.

The team work with 4 GP practices and there is a wealth of experience and knowledge within the current members of the team.

You would need to be motivated and committed to delivering high quality care.

There is an expectation you would use your own car for work initially. there is a lease care scheme which would be available for this post should this be of interest.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge, then we want to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • oDiploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • oHealth Professions Council Registration


  • oMembership of an appropriate professional body



  • oExperience of the supervision of staff and students
  • oDocumented evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • oEvidence of skill relevant to the rehabilitation of adults with physical disabilities gained through theory and practical course and experience.
  • oExperience of working with adults with complex physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities.
  • oExperience of working with a range of primary and community services including Health, Social Care Services and the independent Sector.


  • oCurrent professional student practice placement educator training and associated skills
  • oMembership of a special interest group relevant to the role.



  • oMembership of an appropriate professional body
  • oCurrent knowledge and skills of moving and handling dependent adults and older people
  • oA knowledge of primary and community services
  • oAn in-depth knowledge and understanding of the NHS Plan and NSF's relating to own and associated services and the implications for service provision. High level of skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with relevant stakeholders



  • oHigh level of communication skills
  • oStandard computer skills including use of Microsoft and email.
  • oHigh level of presentation and training skills
  • oAble to travel to rural locations.

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Chilton Way



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