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Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 779-AS-1432340-A

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Occupational Therapy
Heart of Hounslow, Hounslow
£32,257.50 - £41,308 pa incl HACS

Who we are

At HRCH, we only want to provide the type of outstanding care that we would recommend to our family and friends.

We provide community healthcare and urgent treatment services for over 515,000 people living across the London boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond-Upon-Thames.

In the latest NHS Staff Survey results for community trusts, we had the highest percentage of staff in the country who felt their role made a difference to patients. We also had top scores for satisfaction with the quality of care staff can deliver.

In 2018 we were named ‘Best Place to Work for Employee Satisfaction’ by the Nursing Times and won the HSJ Workforce Award.

Our job is all about people and we believe that staff who feel valued and supported deliver better outcomes for our patients, so we invest in our people and their ideas.

With some of the best career development, staff wellbeing and flexible working opportunities around, you will be well looked after so that you can make a positive difference to the lives of people in our community.

Integrated Community Response Service


Senior Occupational Therapist - Band 6


Salary: £32,257.50 - £41,308 pa incl HACS


37.5 hours per week


We are currently seeking an occupational therapist with a broad range of previous experience and knowledge, looking for an opportunity to develop skills in admission avoidance, rapid response and management of acutely unwell clients in crisis in the community. You must be flexible and responsive with excellent time management skills as the team is required to be reactive and priorities change frequently throughout the day.


You should have sound skills in clinical reasoning, excellent communication and be confident in working alone and in a busy multi-disciplinary environment. You will have opportunities to develop yourself, be involved with the professional development of more junior staff, HSC assistants and students and participate in multi-disciplinary audit and research. You will be working in a rewarding and challenging clinical setting.


We have a number of forward thinking quality initiatives developing with in the team, eg. London Ambulance Service links and exciting times lay ahead with further emphasis being placed on to patients being managed in the community.


As the service is community based, you will need your own means of transport to manage an agreed schedule of appointments throughout the borough. You will be required to manage a variety of shifts including longer days (eg. 0700 – 1900, 1200 – 2200) and weekends on a rota basis.


The Integrated Community Response Team aims to prevent hospital admission and supports early discharge of patients following acute admission. We are a dynamic team comprising of doctors, nurses, therapists, pharmacist, support staff, handymen, social worker and administrators. We function seven days a week; 365 days a year between 0700 - 2200. Further information about the team is available on our website


Based at The Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health, 92 Bath Road, Hounslow, TW3 3EL.





For further details / informal visits contact:

Zoe Foan Clinical Services Manager


(T) 020 3771 6238 or


Alison Smith Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist


(T) 020 3771 6220 or

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be occasions where we have to close a vacancy once a sufficient amount of applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible.

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Please note that this post is subject to a 3 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust, this will not apply.

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of key documents such as Passports, Driving Licenses etc. It is a condition of appointment that all prospective employees of HRCH have their original documents verified using this technology.

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.


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.

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