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Occupational Therapist Urgent Community Response Team

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Would you like to work for a Trust who has been rated as Good for its care delivery by the CQC and who will be working towards an Outstanding rate within the next year?

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Essex Partnership University Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Main duties of the job

We are proud to be an organization which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

We aim to deliver care to our community that is safe and seamless at the same time as offering a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

EPUT as a partner in the West Essex One Healthcare Partnership are committed to providing responsive, high quality care to the population of West Essex.

We are seeking to employ ambitious, motivated, forward thinking individuals to take active roles in our exciting new Urgent Community Response Service.

The service has been developed in partnership to provide a full multidisciplinary crisis response to individuals in their own home or care setting, to support the NHS longterm ambition of preventing all unnecessary hospital admissions and ensuring delivery of care by the right person, in the right place at the right time.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic, progressive team working across the West Essex geographical area in one of the three localities of Epping, Harlow or Uttlesford.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;

o Season Ticket Loans

o NHS discounts for staff

o Excellent Training facilities and opportunities

o Buying and Selling annual leave scheme

o The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas

o Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work

o Day One Flexible Employer

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

The post holder will work within the Urgent Community Response Team (UCR) as part of thewider Integrated Care Team to assist in the prevention of inappropriate hospital admissionsand the facilitation of hospital discharge in line with the overall objectives of the service.Responsibilities will include, carrying out initial assessments and planning care for patientson the Urgent Community Response Service who are in crisis in need of rehabilitation andreablement following discharge from hospital or to prevent hospital admission. Usingevidence-based/patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluateinterventions, as well as responsibility for managing and transferring an individual patient'songoing care to other professions and agencies as appropriate.The post holder will work in partnership with patients, carers and other health and social careagencies to promote independence and develop individual plans of care relevant to patientneed.You will be expected to work multi professionally, support other team members roles,contribute to the future development of the service providing professional advice andappropriate training to others in the multi-disciplinary service.The post holder will work collaboratively with all partners within the Primary Care Networkand as part of the PCN Aligned Core Team to meet the needs of the local population usingpublic health information to support service development and a more seamless connectionbetween all Community Partners.he post holder will be expected to work within a flexibleworking pattern over a 7 day week.

Person Specification Application Essential
  • BSc OT/ Dip OT
  • HCPC Registration
  • Post registration training
  • To have knowledge of a range of physical and medical conditions and their prognosis

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