Central Norfolk Home First Hub Therapist/Community Therapist

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa
Closing date
10 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The Central Norfolk Home First Hub/Norwich Community Therapy Team

Do you have excellent interpersonal and clinical skills? Are you flexible, approachable and a team player?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our Norwich Place therapy teams. We are looking for experienced and reliable Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapists to join us in providing high quality therapy services. This role is to provide support to the Central Norfolk Home First Hub which covers the Norwich, South and North places and will involve working across a 7 day week. There are also opportunities to maintain clinical competencies by working in the Norwich Community Therapy Team.

Your shifts will be:

Monday to Friday 08.00 - 18.00,

Saturday 09.00 - 17.00,

Sunday 10.00 - 16.00

If you thrive on variety in the working day, enjoy multi-tasking, and also being part of a supportive team then this role is for you.

Main duties of the job

You will use your clinical skills and knowledge to complete the triage of referrals for patients on discharge to assess pathways from acute and community hospitals. This will involve assessing the patient's needs, determining priority of care, and processing and allocating referrals accordingly. Effective communication skills are required to liaise with the multidisciplinary team to ensure timely responses to referrals are achieved. Telephone assessments and reviews of individuals in their own homes or care homes following discharge will be undertaken and appropriate therapy intervention required planned to meet patients' need

In the community you will assess a variety of patients with physical needs and provide a holistic approach to maintaining their independence in their own homes

Ideally you will be familiar with these clinical databases; Systmone, IRIS, Liquid Logic though training will be provided.

As a therapist it is essential that you can prioritise your own workload, possess effective communication skills, work as part of a team, and use own initiative.

About us

The Central Norfolk Home First Hub is an integrated multidisciplinary team of health and social care colleagues. It consists of clinical leads, practise consultants, OT's, Physio's, Community assistant practitioners and social care assistant practitioners. Supported by Integrated care coordinators and business support. It is a newly established and evolving team.

Successful applicants will be supported within the team and receive regular supervision opportunities.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description Job responsibilities

Key Areas of Responsibility
  • Triage and allocation of referrals for patients on Discharge to Assess pathway, assessing the patients needs, determining the priority of care, processing and allocating referrals accordingly, liaising with multidisciplinary team to ensure timely responses to referrals on an individual patient needs-based basis utilising the knowledge, skills and expertise of others in the Integrated team.
  • To assess and prescribe care packages for patients with long term conditions, the frail & elderly, palliative care and rehabilitation needs for example, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible.
  • To work within the integrated team to facilitate early discharge from hospital.
  • To work within the integrated team to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital.
  • To work, liaise and communicate with all health care professionals, and statutory/non statutory agencies to provide a seamless, integrated service to our service users on the Discharge to Assess pathway and in community teams.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma or 1st level degree in Occupational or Physiotherapy
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Clinical educators course
Experience Essential
  • NHS experience
  • Evidence of working at relevant level
  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through inhouse training & short courses
  • Experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT)
  • Evidence of previous community based role
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge Essential
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Team player
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data/patient records
  • Positive attitude towards flexibility to meet the needs of the role
  • Demonstrate good IT and standard keyboard skills
  • Knowledge or previous use of SystmOne
Communication Essential
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to communicate effectively using the English language in both written and verbal forms
  • Ability to communicate with other members of the MDT both verbally and nonverbally
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients who may have highly complex needs
Personal and People Development Essential
  • Regular participation in supervision and continual professional development
  • Previous experience of supervising other members of staff
Personal Attributes / Behaviours (linked to the Trust's Behaviour Framework) Essential
  • Highly motivated
  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Empathy & sensitivity
Other Essential
  • Able to kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments
  • Able to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6kg
  • Able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • Must have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle

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