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Rapid Response Therapist

Band 6

Main area
OBI- Community
Band 6
Permanent: As supplied
37.5 hours per week (Full time and part time hours will be considered.)
Job ref
Brierley Hill
£32,306 - £39,027 pro rota per annum
Salary period
27/05/2022 23:59

Job overview

Rapid Response Therapist (OBI)

Due to the success of our Own Bed Instead (OBI) Service over the past 16 months, exciting opportunities have arisen to extend the service, driving changes in community response to support the hospital avoidance agenda.   

We are seeking passionate occupational therapists or physiotherapists who share in our vision of the ‘home first’ approach.  You will have the opportunity to work in a large MDT to deliver a 2-hour response as part of the National Urgent Care Response targets.  Our aim is to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and prevent avoidable Emergency Department attendances by an integrated multidisciplinary approach stabilising patients within the place they call home. 

The OBI team is a generic therapy service providing assessment and treatment to complex patients.  The role will be predominantly crisis response work within a patient's own home, however there will be some opportunity for short term rehab where required. 

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be able to work autonomously and have post grad experience preferably with older adults and acute medicine/falls.  You will have excellent communication skills, time management skills with the ability to prioritise and problem solve. 

You will have the opportunity to develop leadership skills by having responsibility for the supervision of junior staff and students. 

This is a 7-day service including bank holidays and weekends.  The shift patterns are 08:00 –16:00 and 11:00 – 19:00hrs which can change dependent on the service development/needs. 

Full time and part time hours will be considered. 

Working for our organisation

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of “excellent health care, improved health for all”.  We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as BAME, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

 We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full information, please read the attached Job Description and Personal Specification documents.

If you would like more information regarding this role, please contact Gemma Coleyshaw on 01384 323216

Person specification

Qualifications & Education

Essential criteria
  • Diploma / degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of relevant post-graduate experience
Desirable criteria
  • Practice Educators qualification

Skills and Experience

Essential criteria
  • Completed junior rotations in core areas or equivalent rehabilitation experience across a variety of clinical settings

Skills & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working with physically impaired patients
Desirable criteria
  • Experience at band 6 level
  • Experience of working in the community
  • Supervision of junior staff and students

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Good organisation and delegation skills
  • Ability to manage own workload and determine priorities
  • Computer literate
  • Able to carry out self-directed learning
  • Able to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Commitment to personal and team development
  • Commitment to client-centered, non-discriminatory practice
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Able to travel to meet the needs of the job
  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • Ability to work independently and flexibly
Desirable criteria
  • Leadership skills

Interests & Motivation to the Job

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for the role
  • Enthusiasm, drive and motivated.

Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Essential criteria
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to pass on skills / knowledge to others
  • Experience of Multidisciplinary teamwork
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Desirable criteria
  • Good presentation skills

Skills & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Good knowledge of current best practice of in rapid response, rehabilitation, falls and clinical guidelines
Desirable criteria
  • Good knowledge of National guidance for Urgent Community Response Services

Trust Vision & Values

Essential criteria
  • Able to provide safe, caring and effective services
  • We would expect your values and behaviours to reflect the Trust values of Care, Respect & Responsibility

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Gemma Coleyshaw
Job title
Clinical Team Lead Own Bed Instead
Email address
Telephone number
01384 323216
Additional information

Gemma Coleyshaw

Clinical Team Lead  OBI BHHSCC

01384 323216