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Band 5 Community Occupational Therapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
13 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an Occupational Therapist with a passion for delivering solid evidence-based therapy and rehabilitation? Are you passionate at developing your clinical skills in order to help clients remain safely and independently within their place of residency and fulfilling their lives by delivering evidence based holistic assessment and interventions?

Are you an Occupational Therapist who enjoys a varied day, is forward thinking, dynamic and gains satisfaction from working within a fast paced and ever changing NHS? If so, we have just the job for you.

Bedfordshire Community Therapy Service (BCHS) is looking for a full time Occupational Therapist to support individuals within the Discharge to Assess Beds (D2A), Inpatient Rehabilitation Beds( IPR) and within their own place of residency within the community (home).

Main duties of the job

- Responsible for carrying out assessments, interventions and rehabilitation programs to promote an individual's safety and independence with support from senior staff.

- Develop confidence to identify concerns or risks that would impede an individual's safe discharge to their place of residency after a hospital admission or a short stay within a D2A or IPR Bed. Using problem solving skills, clinical judgement and collaborative working with system partners to resolve the concerns for the benefit of the client.

- Provide advice, equipment and evaluations based on a client's individual needs.

- To be responsible for a caseload which is safely prioritised with clear review plans in place.

- Experience dependent - To work as an autonomous professional according to the Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT) and the Health and Care Professions Council's (HPCP) regulations.

- To work efficiently as part of a multi-disciplinary team and communicate confidently, asking for support where required.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This role requires you to travel across the county, you will require a full UK drivers License and access to a vehicle. This role is part of a 7 day service via a rota and so flexibility to work weekends and bank holidays is also required.

For further information kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualification/ Training


  • HCPC registered Occupational Therapist
  • Grad. Diploma and / or degree in Occupational Therapy


  • Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists



  • Range of clinical interventions and assessments related to adults in the community
  • Use of SOAP notes documentation
  • Willing to give presentations/lead teaching sessions for colleagues
  • IT Skills (word, e-mail, excel, virtual platforms)


  • Community setting experience
  • Experience of working within the NHS

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions that affect physical conditions
  • Knowledge of conditions relating to clients
  • Evidence of relevant continuing professional development undertaken during university or on placements
  • Desire to expand knowledge and skills
  • Clear, concise verbal communication


  • An understanding of the changes within the NHS and possible impact on occupational therapy service

Employer details

Employer name

East London NHS Foundation Trust


Twinwoods NHS Clinical Resource Centre

Milton Rd, Clapham


MK41 6AT

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