Band 6-Occupationa Therapist


Job Description

Job Title and Grade:Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Location/Trust:Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Department Covered:Bed Based Unit Herts & Essex Hospital, Bishop’s Stortford 7 day service

Placement Ref/ID: 45508

The Role:

We have long term placement opportunities available forOccupational Therapist atHertfordshire Community NHS Trust, specifically providing the following:

About the Job

  • To deliver a complex package of high quality healthcare including assessment, diagnosis, treatment and advice to patients with various needs including orthopaedics, care of the elderly, neurology. To provide expert advice, guidance and information to health and social care professionals, carers, and relatives. To deputise for the Lead Therapist as necessary.

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) is the principal provider of community-based healthcare services to the 1.2 million population of Hertfordshire. The Trust is rated as 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission.

We have around 2,000 staff and every day we deliver a wide range of high quality health services to people in their homes, in local clinics, in schools and in our community hospitals

What will be your main responsibilities?

  • To undertake a significant clinical caseload to a high professional standard, using specialist knowledge and skills from theoretical and practical experience.
  • To provide highly specialised assessment and treatment for patients with complex needs, and to provide expert advice, guidance and information to health and social care professionals, carers and relatives and other non-professionals.
  • To take a lead role in the advanced assessment and treatment of patients who may have diverse, chronic presentation and highly complex physical and psychological conditions; to develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme which will contribute to safe discharges and prevention of hospital admissions.
  • To undertake the comprehensive specialist assessment of patients, including those with a complex presentation, using investigative and analytical skills and standardised assessments where applicable.
  • To assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
  • To formulate and deliver an individual Occupational Therapy management and treatment programme, based on a sound knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options; to use specialist assessment, clinical reasoning skills and knowledge of treatment techniques.
  • To carry out rehabilitation programmes with patients in conjunction with other members of the team to maximise patients functional ability in activities of daily living.
  • To be responsible for the supervision, education and assessment of junior staff, technical instructors and students.
  • To communicate with relevant medical and nursing staff, social workers, other health care professionals, patients, relatives, and carers.
  • To actively participate in Continuous Professional Development and departmental educational and training activities
  • To carry out accompanied home visits and unaccompanied access visits to assess the patients’ functioning in their own environment, and communicate with relatives and carers regarding further care and/or treatment at home
  • To participate in departmental audit and research as required

In return for your hard work commitment NHS Professionals (NHSP) can offer you some fantastic benefits:

  • Competitive Pay Rates- work this week, get paid next week!
  • First choice of placements at over 50 NHS Trusts in England
  • Dedicated consultants
  • Flexible working options
  • Free DBS and free training
  • Build holiday allowance
  • Support when you need it 24/7 365 days Call us anytime on 03330 144 370
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Who are NHS Professionals?

NHS Professionals (NHSP), owned by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), works in partnership with hospital trusts to provide a bank of highly skilled temporary workers who want to work flexibly within the NHS.

Working through the NHSP bank means Trusts don’t have to rely on expensive agencies. Right now, we have over 130,000 members registered on our bank from various roles, grades, and specialities, saving the NHS over£70 millioneach year. This money is then reinvested back into the NHS.

Register today for various flexible working options and long-term placement opportunities.

For more information on the roles or details on how to join NHS Professionals, simply get in touch with Chiral DesaiasRecruitment & Placement Consultanton 0144 290 2016 or [email protected]

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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