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Rotational Senior Community OT

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 Per annum inc. HCAS
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have created this new 3-part senior OT rotation in community services under the umbrella of Intermediate Care:

Community Therapies - long term disease management, rehab, complex equipment, posture and positioning, moving and handling etc

ERS - rapid response admission avoidance and facilitated discharge from hospital, working with patients with an array of medical & social needs

Inpatient rehab - based at Farnham Community Hospital undertaking inpatient rehab, with a primary focus on orthopaedics, frailty, complex moving and handling and discharge planning

Each team benefits from their own dedicated OT and PT Leads, and as such you will receive professional line management and supervision from your B7 OT, alongside regular peer support opportunities. You will manage your own caseload, get involved in service development and provide clinical & operational supervision to junior staff. We will support you with your ongoing CPD including specialist study days, Masters modules in relevant subjects and clinical supervision to name but a few. We are proud of our accomplishments, our strong MDT approach and our constant evolution and development.

We are a 7 day, 8am-9pm service, although our clinicians usually finish by 6pm in community, 4pm on the wards. Ability to drive is essential for this Community role.

Previous applicants need not apply

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake holistic OT assessment, clinical diagnosis and individualised treatment plans for patients on the caseload. These patients may have complex and/or chronic presentations and diagnoses, with varied rehabilitation potential, including palliative patients
  • Case management, providing expert clinical advice and therapy to patients with a variety of complex conditions living in the community who are at risk of deteriorating health that may result in declining quality of life or avoidable hospital admission to secondary care
  • To provide OT supervision, support and line management to junior staff, and mentorship to students
  • To work with senior staff to develop a comprehensive service in partnership with Integrated Care Teams and all relevant stakeholders.
  • To work on a rota basis covering 08:00-20:00, 7 days a week.

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital servicesforaround 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other,Committed to Excellence,WorkingTogether and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnelworkingalongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide holistic OT assessment, goal setting, individualised treatment programmes, care planning and delivery.
  • Regular review and discharge of patients.
  • To manage a varied caseload, seeking support from senior staff where necessary to ensure the provision of a timely, clinically effective service based on evidence based practice.
  • To provide services to support discharge of patients from acute hospital and to provide an admission avoidance service for patients in crisis within community settings.
  • To undertake in-reach to acute and community settings.
  • To be actively involved in, and lead on, projects towards the development & delivery of the service and to contribute to new developments and initiatives.
  • To provide standardised cognitive assessments and treatment programmes as required.
  • To provide comprehensive environmental and functional assessments and treatment programmes.
  • To educate and provide necessary interventions around management of anxiety and fatigue.
  • To provide comprehensive manual handling care plans in a timely manner to ensure the effective and safe delivery of care plans.
  • To identify, assess and manage risk.
  • To triage new referrals, manage handovers and allocate work accordingly.
  • To contribute to interdisciplinary working by teaching and education of professional skills & techniques as defined by an agreed competency framework, both personally and for other staff and students.
  • Where appropriate to take responsibility for the application of new skills to rehabilitation programmes.
  • To provide line management and supervision to junior staff and practice placement students as appropriate.
  • To maintain excellent clinical practice through the CPD process, and taking part in relevant research, audit and development activity as directed.
  • To work closely and jointly at times with Physiotherapy and Nursing colleagues to ensure a holistic and effective care plan is provided to the patient.
  • To be responsible for the day-to-day management and prioritisation of your caseload and be able to respond to urgent referrals and an unpredictable workload. This could require prolonged concentration in an unpredictable environment.
  • To be able to manage potentially stressful, upsetting or emotional situations in an empathetic manner when imparting bad news regarding rehabilitation potential. To ensure this is communicated sensitively to all parties concerned.
  • To keep yourself well at work both physically and emotionally, to access peer, clinical and management support when needed and to be aware of own limitations and escalate accordingly.
  • To report risks and harm to patients using the Trust reporting system.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered OT
  • Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy



  • Relevant post registration experience
  • Experience of devising rehab treatment programmes
  • Experience of complex moving and handling
  • Experience of referring on to other agencies including the voluntary sector to continue patient's care


  • Managerial/supervisory experience and/or training
  • Community experience



  • Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registered OT


  • Clinical educators training



  • Relevant post registration experience
  • Experience of devising rehab treatment programmes
  • Experience of complex moving and handling
  • Evidence of experience within physical health setting


  • Community experience
  • Experience of posture management
  • Experience in elderly care and A& E



  • Knowledge in assessing for and prescribing appropriate equipment required in enabling patients whilst promoting safety
  • Ability to assess, plan, and evaluate the rehabilitation needs of client groups and progress to effective outcomes

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Fleet Community Hospital


GU51 4LZ

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