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Occupational Therapist

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Job Introduction

Are you a dynamic and motivated Occupational Therapist in the Gravesend area?

We are looking for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the Falls Team in Gravehsam Community Hospital. This role covers the Dartford, Gravesham and Swale communities.

As a Senior Occupational Therapist you will work within the Rapid Response team, where you will work collaboratively with our team of Physiotherapists, OTs, Nurses and Rehab assistants, to deliver high quality care to patients in the community by assessing their needs and implementing a treatment plan to encourage their independent living and prevent hospital admissions.

Main Responsibility

You will be expected to travel out into the community to review patients, so access to a car and holding a full driving license is essential. In addition to this you will need a holistic approach when treating patients with excellent communication skills as well as being able to maintain accurate records in line with the HCPC standards and maintaining confidentiality, privacy and dignity of all patients. You’ll care for patients and their families in the way that you believe is best, delivering our high service standards, sharing best practice, and actively improving the way we work.

Frail elderly patients and those with complex needs living in Dartford, Gravesham, Swanley and Swale are set to benefit from getting more health and care services in their own homes thanks to new multi-disciplinary team (MDT) coordinators.

The coordinators will be managed by us, and we’ll be working in partnership with each area's local NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs).

The Ideal Candidate

You must have a Degree in Occupational Therapy and be HCPC Registered. Holding a current full driving licence with access to vehicle is essential as you will need to travel around the Dartford, Gravesham and Swale areas. 

Having experience/knowledge of a Rapid Response or Falls team would be advantageous but not essential.

Package Description

As an Occupational Therapist, you’ll be part of our valued team at Gravesham Community Hospital

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

  • £33,706 - £40,588 Band 6 with NHS Pension and full Agenda for Change terms and conditions
  • Free tea, coffee, and milk at your base location 
  • 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 
  • 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 we’ll 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. 

As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. 

Finally, we need to let you know that the company you’ll work for is part of HCRG Care Group Holdings Limited and by applying for this job we’ll need to process and hold information about you. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy. 

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