Home Therapy Assessor Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist - Band 6

Location Westminster
Job type Contract
Salary £26 - 27 per hour
Contact Sebastian Dunbar
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Reference 169829

Sanctuary Personnel, an innovative and committed recruitment agency has a job based in Westminster for a Band 6 Home Therapy Assessor Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist.

The pay rate for this locum Home Therapy Assessor Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist job is £26 - £27 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an ongoing contract.

The post-holder may also be required to work from a different work base.


  • Improve the transition of patients from acute services back to the community
  • Work in partnership with colleagues in the acute sector, social services, intermediate and primary care services to ensure that appropriate patients from the acute setting are assessed and transferred in a safe, timely and seamless manner into the community
  • Ensure effective discharge practice takes place for patients with discharge planning needs by facilitating multi-agency and multidisciplinary team working and being responsible for coordinating the CIS Liaison workload
  • Identify/case find and pull potential CIS patients in partnership with acute colleagues ensuring that as soon as patients are medically stable they are transferred to the appropriate community service
  • Independently undertake assessments of health and social care needs of patients in order to plan community services required
  • Prevent avoidable admission to acute care by working into A&E, Clinical Decision Unit, Emergency Observation Unit and Medical Assessment Unit
  • Support and enable the process of safe discharge from secondary to Community Services and assist in bridging the gap from hospital to home
  • Proactively promote a seamless and multidisciplinary approach to health and social care provision
  • Proactively develop close working relationships with primary, secondary, voluntary and social care colleagues which promotes and supports effectively, utilising resources, ensuring patients receive the right service at the right time and in the right environment
  • Ensure that the patient’s individual needs, cultural beliefs, dignity and privacy are maintained at all times
  • Work in partnership with secondary care on the further development of CIS Liaison to be responsive to patient and service needs
  • Work in partnership with GPs in order to plan and provide the best care for their patients in the community
  • Establish and maintain a good working relationship with colleagues and other health and social care professionals and service providers, so as to provide a comprehensive service to patients and carers
  • Be a change-agent actively facilitating changes in practice, including the challenging of professional and organisational boundaries, which will improve clinical outcomes, and meet the needs of patients and carers
  • Maintain close working relationships with the acute secondary care hospitals including the Emergency Departments and Clinical Decisions and/or Admission Units, district nurses, community matrons, General Practice staff, various community rehabilitation services, nursing homes and social services
  • Support the Team Lead in organising the overall daily management of the Home First team in order to ensure that service requirements are met, and ensure access, equipment and resources are in one place to allow the Health Care Assistant (HCA) team to safely meet the needs of the patient in the community
  • Plan and coordinate annual leave and study leave within the Home First team ensuring adequate service cover at all times
  • Raise the profile of all community care services and primary care resources to all staff groups in the acute setting by acting as an advisor and resource
  • Initiate the collection of relevant data for managing and evaluating the service, and make recommendations for future service developments
  • Develop and implement care pathways where appropriate
  • Ensure that the team works to relevant professional guidelines and Trust policies for record keeping that ensure safety and continuity of patient care
  • Complete statistical returns as required by the Trust entering data onto computerised systems within the required timeframes
  • Attend and actively participate in team, locality and other relevant meetings and at times chairing these meetings
  • Take appropriate action in regard to any accident or incident to patient, staff or visitor within the scope of the post holder’s responsibility and in line with Trust policy
  • Be responsible for the care and safe keeping of equipment issued for personal and team use and to report any defect or loss
  • Applies equal opportunities in practice taking into account own behaviour and the needs of clients, carers and colleagues
  • Work on own initiative, planning, prioritising and organising own workload

Requirements of the Home Therapy Assessor Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist:

  • Degree or equivalent within Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered as an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist
  • Recent NHS experience either pre or post qualification
  • Be aware of, and act in accordance with, the Trust’s clinical and organisational policies and guidelines
  • Be aware of, and act in accordance with, the Code of Conduct, Standards and Guidelines of your relevant professional body

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/physiotherapy 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 Home Therapy Assessor Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist 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.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.