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Band 6 Occupational Therapist

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

Job Introduction

We are looking for an enthusiastic and talented Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our Sapphire Rehabilitation Unit for 30 hours a week or 33 hours a week.

You will be based at our Gravesham Community Hospital location on our Sapphire Ward which comprises of 15 beds for Neurological conditions and 6 beds for general rehabilitation.

As a Band 6 Occupational Therapist you will provide comprehensive assessment, advice and treatment of patients with diverse Neurological presentations and complex physical, psychological and cognitive conditions.

You will be responsible for managing a clinical caseload of patients whilst working alongside our talented multi-disciplinary team to provide patients with the identified support and equipment to promote independent living.

Whether you are a talented band 5 looking for the next step in your career or already a band 6 looking for a change of environment we would love to hear from you!

This role may involve travel between services a UK Driving License and access to a car are a requirement for this role.

Main Responsibility

For a full list of responsibilities please see the attached job description

The below is a selection of some of the responsibilities you will undertake:

  • Undertake OT assessment and intervention with patients with progressive and non-progressive neurological conditions.
  • Assess, differentially diagnose, formulate treatment plans, write assessment reports, identify and choose appropriate therapeutic or clinical management techniques from a range of options
  • Provide appropriate therapeutic intervention and evaluate treatment outcomes.
  • Use knowledge and experience to inform sound clinical judgments/decision making for management of client caseload
  • Develop clear care plans based on evidence and best practice.
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information to patients, carers, families
  • Use highly developed communication skills to convey information in an easy to understand format where there may be significant barriers to understanding.
  • Work with junior colleagues and students to facilitate their own clinical development.
  • To assume delegated tasks as requested by the Team Lead, including participation in working groups, policy development groups.

The Ideal Candidate

Our idea candidate will:

  • Have a degree or Diploma in Occupatoinal Therapy
  • Have current and active registration with HCPC
  • Membership of the British Association of Occupational Therapy
  • 18 months post graduate experience
  • Experience of working in the field of neurological rehabilitation
  • Knowledge and understanding of the NICE guidelines and relevant NSF’s
  • Involvement in clinical audit
  • Ability to travel independently between sites as required by the service

As this role may involve travel between services a UK Driving License and access to a car are a requirement for this role.

Package Description

As a Band 6 Occupational Therapist, you’ll be part of our team primarily based at our Sapphire Ward at Gravesham Community Hospital, Gravesend, North Kent.

You will feel valued as a Band 6 Occupational Therapist within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

  • £35,392- £42,618 with NHS Pension and full Agenda for Change terms and conditions and a high cost area supplement of 5% of the basic salary
  • Plentiful on site-parking
  • 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 
  • Free tea, coffee, and milk at your base location 
  • 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
  • The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with a majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission

About the Company

We change lives by transforming health and care.

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.

To find out more about HCRG Care Group, please visit

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