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Senior Occupational Therapist and Case Manager - Community

Band 6

Main area
Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Whittington Health NHS Trust
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum excl HCAS
Salary period
03/03/2021 23:59

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Job overview

Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapist and Case Manager- Bed Based Intermediate Care 

Come and join our brilliant Adult Community Health Services  -rated Outstanding by CQC!

Your role is to work in a Bed based service and will also include undertaking some community visits. You will work closely with other members of the MDT including Physiotherapists, Psychologists, Nurse as well as Speech and Language Therapists.

The role of the Occupational Therapist is to contribute to the reablement/rehabilitation of customers completing thorough assessments, appropriate interventions, onward referrals, comprehensive documentation, ordering equipment, completing home access and discharge visits and contributing to discharge reports.

The post holder will receive a thorough induction and regular operational supervision.

Band 5 occupational therapists will be considered  where they can work towards competencies and transition to the band 6 role once they have achieved the competencies. 


Main duties of the job


We are looking for an enthusiastic clinician to join our team. You will be expected to have a broad experience of Occupational Therapy settings and holistic core skills of occupational therapy. The post holder will be expected to draw upon both physical and mental health training and interventions to achieve the best outcomes for the clients.

You will need to liaise  with other parties involved in the rehabilitation of the customer, . You will be required to contribute and attend weekly MDT meetings,  

We expect the post holder to have a can do attitude and be willing to work in a flexible manner within the MDT to work together to achieve the best outcomes for the service user.


Working for our organisation

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff.  We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief.  The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • The post holder will work as a member of the multidisciplinary Intermediate Care Bed
    Based Team. The post holder will provide a high quality OT and case management
    service to complex clients within any of the intermediate care units and in domiciliary
    settings within the borough.
  • The post holder will be a specialist generalist, meaning that they are highly skilled in
    treating people with a range of complex conditions, from people with chronic and long
    term conditions following acute episodes, post-orthopaedic surgery, musculoskeletal
    problems, neurological conditions including stroke and mild to moderate brain injury,
    older people with multiple and complex problems, and people with mild to moderate
    cognitive impairment including dementia.
  • The post holder will act as an expert advisor for the intermediate care units. They will
    also act as a Link worker for one of the units, coordinating admissions and discharges
    and coordinating services to ensure service user experience a quality service.
  • The post holder will have responsibility for undertaking paper triage and face to face
    assessment of patients referred to intermediate care, providing expert advice on
    admission to intermediate care and/or future care planning
  • The post holder will act as an expert resource for intermediate care OT across
    Whittington Health and LBI
  • In combination with the intermediate care provider network the post holder will be
    expected to input into the development of service outcomes and outputs.
  • To undertake supervision of Band 5 OT rotational staff, rehabilitation assistants,
    student OT and participate in recruitment across both Whittington Health and LBI 

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degree/Diploma OT
  • postgrad experience in variety of teams
  • HCPC registratoin
Desirable criteria
  • expereince of working in the community


Essential criteria
  • An appropriate level of experience is essential for this post and this should be relevant and supportable.
  • Knowledge &experience working with falls, clients with dementia, and clients with neurological and other frailty related conditions.
  • Advanced knowledge and application of core OT skills in both physical and mental health areas.
  • Knowledge and experience of a range of treatment techniques appropriate to intermediate care/reablement setting.
Desirable criteria
  • Previous Band 6 experience
  • Experience of involvement in clinical governance/service developments initiatives.
  • Experience of supervising junior and non-qualified staff, including participation in personal development reviews.

Skills and Abilities

Essential criteria
  • Able to communicate complex and sensitive information in written, verbal and presentational form to patients, carers and staff within the Trust and across other organisations.
  • Essential IT skills, including Word and PowerPoint.
  • Clinical reasoning with an ability to develop client centred, realistic and achievable goals.
  • Understanding of issues involved in offering a service to a diverse community, and of practical ways to ensure that the service is culturally appropriate and accessible.
  • Able to identify and recognise when to seek advice and support concerning clinical, managerial, professional or organisational issues.
  • High level of organisation skills and ability to prioritise own caseload

Other Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Willingness to work on any site as service requirements dictate, and as appropriate.
Desirable criteria
  • Willingness to work on any site as service requirements dictate, and as appropriate.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nikki Oluyemi
Job title
Band 7 nurse/team lead
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Additional information

If you would like to discuss the above post further, please contact Keisha Soans REACH Team lead at keisha.soans@nhs.net

If you have problems applying, contact

Whittington Health NHS Trust
Magdala Avenue
N19 5NF
020 7288 3306