Community Occupational Therapist

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


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Job summary

This post would be a split role with dedicated hours using secured funding from our CCG to support our Integrated Community Equipment Service care home Review & Recall project across North Norfolk 2 days a week, and 3 days working as Community Occupational Therapist in the North Walsham and Cromer team visiting patients in their own homes and residential and care homes .

Main duties of the job

We require an enthusiastic, autonomous and motivated individual to join our established, friendly Therapy team. The role will require a flexible individual who is able to work independently and support others to ensure the delivery of a quality service, providing a lead focus on organising and conducting equipment reviews within care homes throughout North Norfolk., working closely with a band 4 in the Review and Recall service.

In addition, you would work with the Community Nursing and Therapy team based at North Walsham and carry a varied caseload, including neurology, falls, orthopaedic, MSK, long term conditions, palliative care, visiting patients within their homes or care homes; and on occasion, providing cover on the community in-patient unit.

To review equipment on loan to patients in the community (in their own homes and in nursing and residential homes and arrange collection of items no longer in use or appropriate.

About us

You must be self-motivated, able to demonstrate sound clinical reasoning skills and have good communication skills. Applicants should have a positive enthusiastic approach to working in a community setting.

The service offers a commitment to ongoing personal development and offers a supportive, friendly network of colleagues.

You will receive support and development through in service training, regular appraisals, a personal development plan and clinical supervision.

North Norfolk offers beautiful countryside, beaches and many towns and buildings of historic interest, as well as being within close proximity to the city of Norwich which offers many cultural and leisure amenities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are keen to enable our patients to achieve optimum function and independence and you will play a key role in the delivery of care packages essential to this, this whilst liaising closely with nursing and other therapy colleagues within the integrated team.

The role involves , but is not restricted to, manual handling assessments, seating assessments, equipment assesssments and follow up care.

Review of equipment on loan to patients in their own homes and in care homes.

Person Specification

Personal attributes and behaviours


  • oTo understand the importance of safeguarding of vulnerable adults, young people and children

Personal and people development


  • oAbility to manage stressful situations
  • Evidence of being a team player



  • Evidence of excellent communication skills
  • o Evidence of ability to demonstrate tact & diplomacy
  • oEvidence of ability to demonstrate empathy & sensitivity
  • oAbility to use own initiative
  • oAble to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language

Skills, Knowledge and Ability


  • oKnowledge of additional specialist areas eg seating, manual handling through in-house training & short courses
  • oGood communication skills
  • oHighly motivated



  • oEvidence of working at band 5 level
  • oEvidence of good observational and reporting skills
  • o Evidence of good interpersonal skills
  • oAbility to concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data/patient records
  • Ability to work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • oEvidence of good IT and standard keyboard skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • adaptable and flexible to meet changing needs of the service



  • oDiploma or 1st level degree in Occupational Therapy,
  • oCurrent HPC registration
  • oClinical educators course



  • oMust have a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2/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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust


North Walsham Hospital

Yarmouth Road

North Walsham

NR28 9AP

Employer's website

For help with your application, contact:

Anne Rowe


Date posted

09 June 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£31,365 to £37,890 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

North Walsham Hospital

Yarmouth Road

North Walsham

NR28 9AP

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