Community Occupational Therapist - Band 6

Location Saffron Walden
Job type Contract
Salary £30 - 35 per hour
Contact Sebastian Dunbar
Call Sebastian
Reference HQ00119647

Sanctuary Personnel, a committed and competitive recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 6 Community Occupational Therapist to work weekends based in Saffron Walden.

The pay rate for this locum Community Occupational Therapist job is £30.00 - £35.00 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 2-month contract.


  • Work with adults both in the community and the inpatient rehab ward, providing Occupational Therapy assessments, intervention/treatment and evaluated input
  • Be responsible for a clinical caseload of complex and non-complex patients including those with palliative care needs, orthopaedic conditions, neurological conditions, COPD and other pulmonary conditions
  • Be able to predict disease progression and consider this in clinical reasoning some patients may also have a dual diagnosis that impacts their physical conditions, such as dementia
  • Work within a time frame to ensure that referrals are dealt with promptly, through triage to prioritize cases based on clinical need
  • Carry out assessments using non-standardized and standardized tools and use the information gathered to plan intervention
  • Provide specialist intervention that includes teaching adaptive techniques ordering standardized and specialist equipment (incl. Telecare solutions), arranging adaptations, a recommendation regarding support needs
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of this input and take appropriate action
  • Use clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice to underpin the above
  • Be aware of additional needs that a patient may have in regards to safeguarding e.g. hoarding/ unkempt environments etc. and be able to follow up as required
  • Provide advice and information to patients to support them in managing their condition
  • Provide advice, education and support to family and paid carers, in relation to supporting the patient in a safe and enabling way
  • Take an active role in own clinical supervision and appraisal and be responsible for own CDP
  • Be aware of current legislation, guidance and good practise relating to this clinical area
  • Provide supervision to junior and unqualified members of the OT team; allocating and overseeing their clinical work/cases
  • Providing training and guidance to them as required
  • Take a role in fieldwork education of Occupational Therapy and other health students on placement
  • Take an active role in service review and development of the Occupational therapy service in Uttlesford and across West Essex
  • Undertaking surveys/audit related to own clinical area as directed

Requirements of the Community Occupational Therapist:

  • Degree or equivalent within Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registered as an Occupational Therapist
  • Recent NHS experience either pre or post-qualification

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive occupational therapy knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry-leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


This Community Occupational Therapist job is advertised by Sebastian Dunbar; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.