Occupational Therapist, Enhanced Dementia Care Service - Band 6 - HRCH - TW3 3EL

Occupational Therapist, Enhanced Dementia Care Service – Band 6

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare Trust are currently searching for a dedicated Health Occupation therapist specialising in dementia care to work as part of their incredible Nursing team.

HRCH provides community health services for around 523,000 people registered with GPs in the London boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond, but also serves a wider population across south west London for a range of more specialist services. 

 Job Purpose:

  • Work as part of the EDCS and wider health and social care services, providing advanced clinical practice and upskilling of the frontline EDCS staff so that they can recognise when EDCS participants are becoming unwell and respond to their changing needs.
  • Provide an initial triage of the identified cohort to identify the appropriate pathways based on the individuals level of needs. Individuals may require whole person integrated care planning and care co-ordination or delegation of the care planning responsibility to an EDCS partner agency, if the patient does not present with complex health needs at that point.
  • Improve the care of people with Dementia and complex needs, to prevent hospital admission, support timely and safe discharge and establish effective personalised care and treatment plans to support people to remain in their usual residence. 
  • Provide education and support to individuals, their families and EDCS to promote self-care strategies and independence, and to develop multi-disciplinary informed personalised treatment and management plans for their health condition, including planning interventions for fluctuations in health status.
  • Develop skills in health coaching to support more patients and their families with some of the non-medical needs they may have therefore enabling the highest level of self-care and independence.
  • Step patients down to routine health, social care and other community services once care plans have been embedded, self-care optimised and admission risks reduced and/or another professional has taken on the care co-ordination role. 
  • Attend multi-disciplinary (MDT) meetings and other locality or practice - based meetings to optimise MDT care planning and co-ordination and maintain effective working relationships with primary care and other service providers.


  • Provide assessment, personalised case planning, management and co-ordination for patients with dementia and a range of complex long-term conditions whose condition is unstable and affecting their daily life.
  • Ensure that patients are followed up and that when there is a need to step up care through the wider community service that the patient and their family are well prepared and all primary care interventions have been exhausted.
  • Improve clinical outcomes for people with dementia and long term conditions and reduce the need for these people to attend or be admitted into hospital or long-term residential care.
  • Work in partnership with EDCS, general practitioners, mental health, secondary care, care homes, community nursing, specialist nurses, rehabilitation services, social services and the wider multi-disciplinary locality team in proactive care planning for regular users of unplanned healthcare services.
  • Make integrated care plans available to all EDCS partners and other services involved in the care of the individual to support the ongoing delivery of care.
  • Provide training to paid and unpaid carers to increase the success in supporting people with dementia to remain at home
  • Utilise and promote the use of digital solutions in the development of the service as appropriate

Important Requirements:

  • HCPC Registration
  • At least 6 months OT experience in that last 3 years
  • Robust clinical knowledge, strong initiative, and a proactive approach to work
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Honesty and integrity, and a caring patient-centred approach

Our Bank Staff are invaluable to us, so to reward their devotion and hard-work, we offer them the following benefits:

  • Access to free Bank Partners Core Skills training
  • Weekly salary
  • Opportunity to manage shifts with online timesheet
  • Priority of shifts over all agency workers
  • Competitive pay
Apply now for this fantastic opportunity by uploading your CV, and a member of our recruitment team will be in touch shortly

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.