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Occupational Therapist-Droitwich Ombersley & Rurals Neighbourhood Team

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Tenbury Wells
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
30 Jan 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Droitwich, Ombersley and the Rurals Neighbourhood Team are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed occupational therapist to be based either in Droitwich medical centre or Tenbury community hospital

If you are looking for an exciting new chance to use your clinical skills to make a difference, working in a flexible community environment, there is a fantastic opportunity to join our neighbourhood team.

If you are looking for a role where you can use your skills to make a difference come and join Worcestershire Community Teams where Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Health Care Assistants, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Nursing Associates and Administrators work together in local Neighbourhoods and alongside GPs to support people to live in their own homes.

Main duties of the job

Work as an autonomous practitioner within an interdisciplinary Neighbourhood team providing rapid and expert professional assessment and treatment interventions to patients either in their own homes or other community settings to avoid inappropriate hospital admission or to facilitate early discharge.. This will be achieved through a combination of hands on expert clinical skills as an Occupational Therapist and knowledge to treat, educate and support patients and by working with patients and their families to assess, plan and implement appropriate packages of care and treatment

As part of the Neighbourhood team, the post holder will also triage patients through the single point of access/triage to ensure prioritization of clinical need. They will develop and co-ordinate individualized care and rehabilitation plans in close liaison with the team, the patient and their carers as well as all other relevant services

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree / diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Current registration with HCPC
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate courses / Continual Professional Development maintained in portfolio
Experience Essential
  • A range of post graduate experience including work in a variety of physical and/or mental health settings / specialities
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary / interdisciplinary team
  • Recent experience in a community setting
  • Experience of caseload management and prioritisation
  • Experience of working in an integrated team
Knowledge Essential
  • A range of evidence based Occupational Therapy clinical skills and knowledge appropriate to specialism
  • Good level of knowledge relating to disability, equipment and adaptations
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Ability to work proactively with other agencies to prevent hospital admission and facilitate early discharge
  • Ability to identify and plan individual care / rehabilitation needs in partnership with patients/ their carers
  • Knowledge of appropriate policy and guidelines
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Willing to undertake further relevant training programmes
  • Willingness to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post Current and full driving licence

Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Tenbury Community Hospital

Worcester Road


Tenbury Wells


WR15 8AP

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