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Community Occupational Therapist

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to work as part of an award-winning team? Welwyn and Hatfield Integrated Care Team are winners of Hertfordshire Community Trust Leading Lights awards for Demonstrating Fantastic Patient Care. Our integrated community team comprises of therapists, nurses,healthcare assistants, technical instructors and team administrators.

Are you a Band 6 Occupational Therapist looking for a new challenge, or an experienced Band 5 seeking your first Band 6 role? We would love to hear from you!

We are looking to recruit an experienced Occupational Therapist to provide specialist Occupational therapy to patients in their own homes within Welwyn, Hatfield and the surrounding areas

Main duties of the job

The role includes triaging new referrals and the caseload includes; prevention of admission, supported discharge, core community therapy and falls prevention.

Successful applicants will be part of a supportive, enthusiastic and patient focused team caring for patients in the community while working collaboratively with GPs, acute hospitals, Social care, Hospices and other third sector organisations.

We provide rehabilitation to patients in their own environment, helping them to regain independence, empowering individuals to manage long term conditions and promote health and wellbeing.

We have a well-established structure for clinical supervision and in-service training; this will provide you with fantastic opportunities to enhance your existing knowledge and skills. We will also support your continuing professional development with the Course funding made available by Hertfordshire Community Trust.

A full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

About us

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Youll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff

We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities

Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust vision

We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds

We dont want you to miss out so wed like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply now

Youve made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - were looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.

Job description
Job responsibilities

In return, we can offer you:
  • In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to maximum payment of £1,915 per annum (pro rata where applicable)
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service) plus bank holidays (pro rata where applicable)
  • One of the UK's best pension schemes
  • Special Leave for family and personal reasons
  • NHS Car Lease Scheme
  • Eye Care Vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Discounts

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust is voted as one of the 'Top 100 Best Places to Work' (Health Service Journal). Our CQC rating is of 'Good' and we are striving towards achieving an Outstanding rating.

Person Specification
  • Occupational Therapy Degree
  • Registration with Health Professions Council
  • Post-graduate courses
  • Post registration experience

  • Strong experience on a broad rotational scheme.
  • Working as an autonomous practitioner.
  • Experience of teaching others
  • Experience of participating in investigation/management of complaints.
  • Evidence of participating in clinical audits in the workplace.

Other requirements
  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

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