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Senior Occupational Therapist - City / West NHT

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
6 Aug 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time
Occupational Therapist - 37.5hrs p/w.

12month fixed term contract to cover maternity leave.

You have an opportunity to join our Neighbourhood Teams to provide a multi-disciplinary approach alongside physiotherapists, Therapy support workers, Community Matrons & District Nurses.

The Neighbourhood Teams aim is to develop optimum levels of function and independence in the physical, emotional and social aspects of life and to prevent admission to hospital or long-term care and to reduce any inpatient length of stay, supporting the principals of care closer to home.

To work autonomously within the community, liaising with other health and social care professionals, to enable people to facilitate discharge from the community hospital to return to their homes in the community following illness or disability.

To provide high quality Occupational Therapy assessments where appropriate and provide direct rehabilitation where necessary managing patients with a range of conditions. This is an ideal opportunity for an Occupational Therapist wanting community experience to gain knowledge and leadership within an Integrated team at the forefront of new and exciting changes.

Main duties of the job

Provide a 2-4 week proactive response from referral

Provide rehabilitative approach to client recovering from acute illness (now including D2A pathway referrals)

Support planned hospital discharges with no urgent needs and either no care needs or care/long term Package of care provider.

Short term assessment into care facilities

Assessment to manage longer term conditions from an MDT

Longer-term management plans i.e posture/seating and healthy lifestyles.

Signposting/referring to the wider community services (negotiating between ASC, Neuro etc)

Supportive of Hospital@Home (urgent response service)

You will need to be able to triage cases and prioritise cases to effectively caseload manage, display an organised and disciplined manner, work remotely and autonomously, be decisive and a team player - maintaining a good team working rapport daily. Remotely supervise team members, display a passion for community rehabilitation.

You will be offered a work laptop/phone to remote work. Training/learning opportunities will be available and you will be supported within your post by a Team Lead for both formal/informal supervisions. When applying for this post please ensure that you have checked and provided evidence in how you meet the person specification and job description, especially values, behaviours, experience and essential needs (ability to meet the travel requirements of the post)

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Post Graduate specialist qualification/significant post graduate experience

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Broad and specialist knowledge of relevant patient conditions and therapy interventions
  • Demonstration of knowledge of core and specialist Therapy skills
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD in relevant area
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary communication, assessments and record keeping
  • Computer Skills including word processing and e-mail



  • NHS or equivalent experience e.g. in inpatient areas, acute or community or community services
  • Experience of using/fitting adaptive equipment

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


NHT office, Vaughan Building

Ruckhall Lane, Belmont



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