Occupational Therapist

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

The closing date is 23 January 2022

Job summary

The West Locality Intermediate Care Team based in Amberley Hall, Kings Lynn has an exciting opportunity to recruit a Band 6 Occupational Therapist.

The role will be to serve the Intermediate Care beds across West Norfolk, also you will be required to provide therapy services into the Intermediate Care Beds based in Kings Lynn and Downham Market. Your base will be in Amberley Hall intermediate care beds. Including supporting Community Enhanced Care Service when required by visiting patients in their own home.

If you are an experienced practitioner who is able to support patients and their families in challenging situations, then this role is for you. You will have the ability to work closely with other professionals from other organisations to enable integrated working across the team.

Main duties of the job

The Therapy Team delivers quality evidence based care to patients in the Intermediate care Rehabilitation beds and the patient's own homes.

You will need to be able to demonstrate effective communication skills, problem solving skills and be resilient and able to cope in changing and challenging situations. Previous experience in discharge planning and development of robust rehab programmes in a rehabilitation setting would be desired. The expectation of the post-holder would be to carry out occupational therapy assessments for patients in the in rehabilitation setting, and if required there may be a need to provide support to the Hospital at Home team with assessing patients in their own homes,. Visits in the community may be planned or unplanned depending on the need.

About us

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Clinical supervision will be provided by a Band 7 Clinical Lead Physiotherapist. We offer the opportunity to work in an experienced and supportive team with opportunities for ongoing professional development.

The service works across 7 days between 08:00-18:00 currently staff are working 5 days 09:00-17:00 you may be required to work a 24 hour shift pattern in the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To assess and prescribe treatment packages for patients with long term conditions, the frail & elderly, palliative care and rehabilitation needs for example, to achieve quality of life and independence where possible.Able to triage, review timely responses to referrals on a needs-based basis utilising theskills and expertise of others in the team.To work within the integrated team to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital via an unplanned care triage hub Community Response TeamTo work within the integrated team to facilitate early discharge from hospitalTo work within the integrated team to prevent unnecessary admission to hospitalTo provide in-reach to inpatient units and step up beds where requiredTo work with all health care professionals

Person Specification



  • Diploma or 1st level Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HPC Registration
  • Clinical educators qualification



  • Evidence of Continuing professional development
  • Manoeuvre patients using handling aids
  • Community Experience
  • National Health Service Experience


  • Evidence of previous community - based role
  • Organisation, concentration, attention to detail



  • Evidence of working at Band 5 level
  • Good Communication Skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Knowledge of local services in West Norfolk
  • Evidence of working in a health or social care setting


  • Experience of working as part of MDT team

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, 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 (Opens in a new tab).

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


St James Clinic

Extons Road

Kings Lynn

PE30 5NU

Employer's website

https://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Jinty Harris



Date posted

12 January 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 6


£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

St James Clinic

Extons Road

Kings Lynn

PE30 5NU

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