Be at the Heart of our Community!
We seek a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our friendly team on a full time basis. You’ll be making a real difference to your patients every single day – deliver outstanding community care as a valued member of the East Herts Discharge Home to Assess Team.
In return, we can offer you:
- 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 (for substantive staff)
- Eye Care Vouchers
- Employee Assistance Programme
- NHS Discount
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).
This post attracts a ‘Golden Hello’ payment of £2000 (taxable): £1,000 will become payable after 6 months in post and another £1,000 will become payable after 12 months in post (pro rata if applicable). Please note that the Golden Hello is not available to internal applicants.
Main duties of the job
This post is full time but applicants who wish to work part time or flexibly will also be considered.
The service runs 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm at weekends. The post holder will be expected to contribute to the weekend rota.
The service covers both East and North Hertfordshire and the post holder may be expected at times to cover across all localities.
You must hold a full valid driving licence and have access to a care to use regularly for business purposes are essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).
This post will close early if we reach the maximum amount of applications, early application is encouraged.
A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
You’ll 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 and ages
We don’t want you to miss out so we’d 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
You’ve made a great decision to apply to join to HCT – we’re looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.
18 April 2023
Agenda for change
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Hoddesdon Health Centre
34C High Road
- To provide treatment to patients within their own home.
- To provide assessment and treatment for vulnerable patients with complex needs, patients in crisis, supported discharge from either the acute hospitals or those in intermediate care bed based units within the community.
- To act as the patients advocate throughout their rehabilitation programme and enable patients empowerment through the process.
- To communicate complex patient related information effectively. To ensure collaborative working with the multidisciplinary team members across health and social care sectors and all members of the Trust ensuring the delivery of a co-ordinated multidisciplinary service.
- To use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication skills to communicate effectively with patients to progress rehabilitation and treatment programmes, and to ensure an understanding of their diagnosis so that patients are supported in self management of their condition.
- To use communication skills of persuasion, motivation, empathy, tact, explanation and gaining informed consent with a wide variety of vulnerable patients, within often highly sensitive situations.
- To identify barriers to effective communication that will regularly be evident including: cognitive impairment, expressive and receptive communication difficulties, embarrassment, anxiety, pain, fear and visual/hearing impairments; to develop and implement strategies to overcome these barriers.
- To use communication skills to address language and culture diversity issues.
- To maintain accurate and up to date documentation in line with legal requirements and communicate assessment and treatment results to the appropriate disciplines.
- To act as an advisor on professional and clinical issues.
- To be able to communicate effectively with relatives and carers regarding patient care and progress with the consent of the patient involved.
Whilst it is not a legal requirement, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust encourages and supports all staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19
We are committed to supporting flexible working options for staff, wherever possible, and welcome discussions on flexible working patterns to support our staff to maintain a healthy work life balance.
- Occupational Therapy Degree
- Registration with Health Professions Council
- Post-graduate courses
- Relevant courses in Long Term Conditions Management
Experience & Knowledge
- 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.
- Experience of working in the Community
Skills and Abilities
- Communicating within a multi-discipline team
- Be able to communicate where there may be barriers to understanding
- Ability to work under pressure
- Excellent time management skills
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Excellent IT skills
- 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)
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) .
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
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