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Senior Occupational Therapist - IUCRS

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time
We are recruiting an enthusiastic, forward thinking team player to join our dynamic Integrated Urgent Crisis Response service (IUCRS). IUCRS are a multi-disciplinary admission avoidance service.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist who is motivated to achieve their full potential. Clear clinical reasoning and good assessment skills are essential. It is preferable that you have experience of working in a community setting although we would welcome applicants with all levels of experience.

It is expected that you will have excellent communication skills, enjoy working with a variety of service users of different age groups & have good self-management skills. You will be encouraged and supported to develop your clinical and leadership skills and be actively involved in service development.

It is essential that you are a car driver with access to a vehicle for work as you will be expected to travel across the North East Essex area.

Main duties of the job

The key objectives for this post are to provide care and support to patients within their own home, avoiding the need for them to come into hospital for admission.

You will be responsible for managing patients with a range of conditions including neurological, orthopaedic (trauma & elective), respiratory and elderly rehabilitation.

You will be working as part of an integrated team with Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Associate Practitioners, Assistant Practitioners, Community Support Workers, Community Matrons and other specialist services.

Main Duties
  • To utilise clinical skills to assess, diagnose, treat and refer patients.
  • To recognise the need for and refer to the appropriate specialisms.
  • To exhibit excellent nonverbal and verbal communication skills when dealing with patients and carers.
  • To have the ability to make clear decisions with confidence and communicate these effectively.
  • To maintain appropriate clinical records in line with current practice guidelines
  • To be able to work flexibly over a 7-day service.

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 theresponsibilitiesand dutiesof this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • oProven experience working within relevant care group


  • oCompetencies relevant to specialism
  • oExperience of managing the work of others



  • oRegistered Occupational Therapist with HCPC
  • oProfessional knowledge and Skills acquired through a combination of formal training, short courses and experience to degree level or equivalent.
  • oRelevant post qualification training through short courses and/or further study and experience for example sensory integration working towards post graduate level of study level
  • oEvidence of on-going CPD


  • oRegistered member of Royal College of Occupational Therapists.
  • oRecognised registered qualification and further courses and experience relevant to role



  • oGood theoretical and practical knowledge of a broad range of assessments including specialist relevant to the specialist care group and the relative benefits of each.
  • oGood knowledge of a range of specialist therapeutic interventions relevant to the care group including the relative benefits of each and the comparative outcomes



  • oSpecialist skills and techniques relevant to care group
  • oSupervise the work of students, assistants and volunteers
  • oPrioritise own and others' workload, delegating appropriately

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Kennedy House


CO15 4AB

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