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Band 6 Falls Response Occupational Therapist

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and innovative Occupational Therapist to help support our Falls Response service for the future. The service runs alongside the Rapid Response and Intermediate Care therapy services.

The Falls Response service support the principles of a 'keeping patients safe in their own home' approach using creative strategies, specialist assessments and bespoke interventions to help patients remain at home and not to attend the acute hospital unnecessarily. We often receive referrals directly from patients, carers or relative where patients have sustained non-injurious falls where the team can assess and assist to prevent further injury and long lays for patients on the floor- These assessments inform a vast array of interventions, including use of the Hoverjack lifting device, which result in excellent outcomes for our patients.

This is a part-time position (22.5 hours per week).

***Please note: a full UK driving licence and access to a car is essential as it is a day to day requirement of this role. Please indicate this in your supporting statement.***

Main Responsibility

  • To ensure the high quality, effective delivery of the Falls Response service.
  • Supporting service development, quality improvement planning, and policy development in the service
  • To be an Occupational Therapist with advanced clinical skills in the management of patients who have fallen or are at risk of falls
  • To be responsible for supporting the delivery of the service, in conjunction with the Band 7 team lead, other senior staff members, as well as the clinical service manager
  • To use highly specialist knowledge and advanced clinical reasoning skills to provide specialist support and advice to the Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy team and other healthcare staff
  • To manage own caseload of patients with complex conditions as an autonomous practitioner
  • Providing support to the Falls Response service to ensure they are able to deliver safe and effective services
  • To keep abreast of new developments generally within Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, and within the designated area of Falls and older adults.
  • To support quality of services and facilitate implementation of best practice to improve patient experience and outcomes
  • To ensure statutory training is maintained and that there is relevant training for the team, supporting staff to develop their knowledge and skills within their role
  • To use expert knowledge to provide specialist teaching on a wide range of topics to the designated team, students, and other professionals

The Ideal Candidate

  • Will be a Registered Occupational Therapist with HCPC
  • Will have proven experience of a designated area of clinical practice
  • Will have experience working in the NHS healthcare system
  • Evidence of highly specialist knowledge of Occupational Therapy within acute adult services
  • Knowledge of current issues and policy relating to field of practice

***As this is a community-based role a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes is required.***

Package Description

As a Band 6 Occupational Therapist within the Falls Response service, you’ll be part of our dynamic team based at Livingstone Community Hospital in Dartford. You will feel valued within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:

  • £35,392- £42,618 band 6 salary with NHS pension and full agenda for change terms and conditions
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on everyday purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
  • Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
  • Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
  • Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
  • An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year
  • Free tea, coffee, and milk at your base location

About the Company

Established in 2006, 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. 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.

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We're a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.

While it doesn't happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and well need to close it earlier than the date we've shown here. If you're keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

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