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Occupational Therapist

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
In HCT we know rehab matters. Join us to help continue to create opportunities for our patients and staff to excel with their rehabilitation goals.

We have a large community therapy team across a number of localities within East and North Hertfordshire who work with a variety of different patients. We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our forward thinking and innovative team to continue to provide excellent rehabilitation to patients within their home environment.The post holder has the opportunity to join the discharge home to assess service.

Discharge home to assess, assesses patient within the first 72 hours of discharge from hospital and provide up to 21 days rehabilitation.

The therapist will work alongside Physiotherapists and Therapy Assistants, Social Workers, Community Nurses, GPs and Care Staff. Staff meet regularly for professional development and peer support, the post holder will have the opportunity to supervise and delegate tasks to junior staff and offer placements to Occupational Therapy students.

We are committed to supporting flexible working options for staff, wherever possible, and welcome discussions on flexible working patterns to support our staff to maintain a healthy work life balance.

Return to practice candidates are welcomed to apply.

Main duties of the job

This post is full time but applicants who wish to work part time or flexibly will also be considered.

The service runs 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm at weekends. The post holder will be expected to contribute to the weekend rota.

The service covers both East and North Hertfordshire and the post holder may be expected at times to cover across all localities. Travel costs will be covered in line with our Travel and Expenses policy.

You must hold a full valid driving licence and have access to a car to use regularly for business purposes are essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

This post will close early if we reach the maximum amount of applications, early application is encouraged

About us

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.You'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff.We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust visionWe welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds.

In return, we can offer you:
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) plus bank holidays (pro rata where applicable)
  • One of the UK's best pension schemes
  • Special Leave for family and personal reasons
  • NHS Car Lease Scheme (for substantive staff)
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Discount

.We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply now.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be part of an integrated Health and Social Care Team. To provide clinical leadership and support to the multidisciplinary team in providing care to avoid inappropriate admissions to hospital and support hospital discharge.To provide assessments, and treatment, where required for vulnerable patients with potentially complex needs. To support patient-led goal working within the community.

Please see Job description and Personal Specification for more details.

Word versions of documents are available if needed to allow for any adaptations to be made i.e. font, colour, background or to convert to Read Aloud.

Person Specification

Job criteria


  • Occupational Therapy Degree
  • Experience of working in NHS
  • Experience of working in Community
  • Experience of providing supervision
  • Good communication skills with complex patients
  • To be able to work under pressure
  • Good time management skills


  • Educator Training
  • Knowledge of ordering equipment in the community
  • Previous knowledge of SystmOne

Employer details

Employer name

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust


Abel Smith House

Gunnels Wood Road



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