Band 5 Home First Assessor (Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist)

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£32,466 to £39,521 a year pa inc HCAS (pro rata if p/t)
Closing date
5 Oct 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Community Independence Service (CIS) is a provider partnership which focuses on hospital admission avoidance; where clinically appropriate care can be provided in the community, facilitation of early supported discharge from hospital, maximising independence and reducing dependency on longer term services. The band 5 post holder will see clients newly discharged from hospital, use evidence based/patient centred principles to assess, plan and deliver individual treatment plans. The post holder will undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner, with supervision from senior therapists within CIS.

The post holder will be expected to promote, maintain and develop a high quality, efficient and effective physiotherapy service to clients in accordance with the philosophy and operational policies of the team. The post holder will be encouraged to develop skills in providing undergraduate placements to students.

Main duties of the job

The Community Independence Service in Westminster is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 5 Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist to join our friendly and Home First Team. You will be passionate about the value of community and preventing hospital admissions, have had clinical experience and be ready to step into a community role to further develop your clinical and non-clinical skills.

The community setting is THE PLACE TO BE with care being prioritised at home and patients being cared for in the community wherever possible - this is clearly outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan and can already be seen on the ground.

We are part of a wider Community Independence Service, which is also offered in Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea. You will be connected with peers across the tri-borough to support you and to work on service improvement partnerships. You will also be working closely with our other CIS teams, and acute partners, such as Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

You will enjoy the rewards of working with a client group for whom you can make a significant difference every day, and you will experience the strong motivation of being part of a supportive multi-agency effort which includes Medical, Mental Health, Nursing, Allied Health Professional, Social care and Reablement staff.

Home First work across a 7 day week from 8am until 8pm with flexible shift patterns.

About us

This is what some people have recently said about working in our team:

The team are lovely, hard-working and knowledgeable, supportive

The team has a nice atmosphere

The work is flexible, I feel in control, empowered and trusted to do things

CNWL is a fantastic trust to continue your Physiotherapy career:
  • We have recently launched our Community Strategy to enable us to align with the NHS England Ageing Well Community Strategy of which AHPs have a key opportunity.
  • We have a dedicated Director of AHPs, a Professional Lead Physiotherapist and a Professional Lead Occupational Therapist.
  • We have an annual therapies conference.
  • The entire CIS Leadership team is made up of Nurses and AHPs, most of which have been with the service for a number of years.

If you come and work with us, we will ensure you are able to follow your clinical and leadership development priorities identified through your personal development and appraisal plan. We will equip you for mobile working and actively support flexible working practice. You will be invited to our monthly professional and team in-service learning events, have access to a large catalogue of learning and development opportunities offered by CNWL and a whole host of staff benefits and discounts, including season tickets, flexible working opportunities, access to childcare vouchers and cycle to work schemes.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • To manage a caseload of clients with simple to complex needs with supervision and guidance as necessary from senior staff.
  • To successfully monitor, evaluate and review physiotherapy/occupational therapy treatment/interventions within a multi-disciplinary framework and to modify as necessary taking a key worker role as indicated.

Person Specification Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Demonstrate ability to use Computers including: internet, word, power point and excel
  • Problem solving skills
  • Able to direct own study programme
  • Participated in evidence based practice e.g. research, audit
Qualifications Essential
  • State registration with Health Professions Council
  • Degree/diploma in physiotherapy/occupational therapy
  • Membership of professional body
Experience Essential
  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development
  • Physiotherapist/occupational therapist
  • Experience (pre / post registration) in a variety of core areas
  • Experience of supporting students or assistant staff
  • Experience using NHS SystmOne

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