Occupational Therapist

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
South East
Sheppey Community Hospital
£25,655 to £31,534 per hour
Salary Description:
£25655 - £31534 Agenda For Change
HCRG Care Group
Job Ref:

We're looking for a passionate and dynamic Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our exciting Rapid Response and Intermediate Care Team to work in the community and in-patient rehabilitation unit. The Occupational Therapist would be working closely with the team of Occupational Therapists as well as working collaboratively with our Physiotherapists, Nursing and Support Worker colleagues.  

The service operates 7 days a week 8am till 8pm, and so includes weekend and bank holiday working.

The team is headed by the Clinical Service Manager for Swale Rapid Response and Intermediate Care, and has 3 Clinical leads in post for Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy, who provide line management and clinical support to the team.
Package DescriptionAs a Band 5 Occupational Therapist you will receive Agenda for Change terms and conditions and an NHS pension, you will feel valued as an Occupational Therapist receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

A committed Learning and Development team who work closely with Universities and Health Education England to further your potential and support your progression 
Access to a range of courses and e-learning to develop further skills, bespoke career pathways and opportunities continuing your professional development including the preceptorship programme, practice educator training, and clinical supervisor training.
Mobile Devices such as phone and tablet are provided to enable flexibility in your working day.
MyWellness – a health and lifestyle platform covering mental health awareness and support, healthy recipes & activity challenges and access to our free well-being service available 24/7/365 online and by telephone including; counsellors, post trauma incident support, legal, debt and practical life management helpline, guided self-help, telephonic career coaching and monthly well-being newsletters 
We are pleased to offer access to Wagestream - which lets you track your pay throughout the month and stream your earned wages into your bank account if you need them. No more high-interest loans or overdraft fees - simply get paid as you go. 
Strive for Better networks - a national support and professional network made up of NHS professionals like you, giving you the chance to constantly develop industry-leading care and quality 
Opportunities to work in different areas and various services to gain new knowledge and experience 
Innovative forward-thinking culture with the opportunity to put forward your ideas to contribute to the way we work. You will be encouraged to apply for national funding to drive your initiatives locally to benefit our patients and service users 
Rewarding and supportive teams, you will be recognised and have opportunities to recognise others by nominating for local and national awards annually and taking part in our new virtual “Ask our Executives” event, where you can submit questions to the board and hear updates regularly on company strategy and objectives 
Access to Reward Gateway - our staff benefits scheme which grants you access to premium offers and discounts on practical spending at national supermarkets and well known retailers as well as special treats like Virgin Experience Days and Leisure Vouchers

Working in an environment focused on the highest clinical and quality standards with 100% of our services being rated overall good or outstanding by the Care Quality Commission
Main ResponsibilitiesWithin this role, you will:  

Undertake 6-month rotations into Intermediate Care, Rapid Response and on the In-patient Rehabilitation Unit
Complete holistic initial assessments with patients
Devise treatment plans in line with patient's goals 
Liaise with family members/relatives and carers  
Implement and deliver treatment interventions
Complete follow up review visits with patients
Delegate to support worker colleagues 
Attend and participate in clinical meetings, team meetings and in-service training 

The Ideal CandidateThis is an opportunity to put your Degree in Occupational Therapy to great use. You will have a full driving license with access to a car, you will be motivating, innovative and adaptable, with the ability to work flexibly across specialities as need arises, holding the HCPC (Occupational Therapist) registration. With strong communication and organisation skills, and a flexible approach you will ensure delivery of positive experiences to patients at every stage of their healthcare journey. 

If you are a final year student due to qualify, we can also look to support you with our preceptorship scheme that we offer where we support you into the team within the first year of your qualification.

You will also need to be confident using IT systems and be able to demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel.

About The CompanyWe change lives by transforming health and care.  

Established in 2006 by our Chief Executive Dr Vivienne McVey and like-minded colleagues, we are one of the UK’s leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. 

From around 500 locations across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year – guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do. 


Contact Details:
HCRG Care Group
Tel: 03002471111
Contact: Careers Team (EC)

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