Specialist Occupational Therapist - Major Trauma

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Major Trauma Therapy team as a static band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapist. You will be working in the new Greater Manchester Major Trauma Hospital, which will receive major trauma patients from across Greater Manchester, for example, people who have been involved in a serious road traffic accident or life-changing fall. You will also have the opportunity to work on the Major Trauma rehabilitation ward. You will be supported by a highly skilled team of band 8a, 7, 6, 5, 4 & 3 OT's and Physio's. This is a great opportunity to join the team at the pivotal moment of moving into the new hospital and being part of the services expansion.

Main duties of the job

You will provide holistic OT assessment and treatment interventions to patients who have complex injuries due to major trauma. This may include traumatic brain injuries, spinal injuries and poly orthopedic trauma.

You will work with the MDT to optimise the patients recovery and facilitate their discharge home or transfer to specialist rehabilitation services.

You will supervise junior members of the Occupational Therapy team and contribute to service development activities.

To be experienced and skilled in the holistic assessment of patients needs and the development and implementation and evaluation of treatment programmes.

To support senior members of the team in delivering evidence based patient care.

To work across Major Trauma acute and rehabilitation wards with experience of a wide knowledge base that can be adapted for each setting.

To work as an autonomous practitioner being professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of your work, managing own caseload and maintaining patient and own records.

To work as a member of the MDT, coordinating discharges and taking an active role in case conferences.

About us

Salford Care Organisation's Acute Occupational Therapy department is large, friendly and works hard to continually improve for it's patients and team members.

You will be supported by band 7 and 8a Occupational Therapists to continue to professionally develop. CPD is encouraged & innovation is valued.

We would love you to join us! Please do ask if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification

Knowledge / experience


  • Experience of working in a Major Trauma service
  • Neuro assessment / treatment skills
  • Spinal assessment / treatment skills
  • Orthopaedic assessment / treatment skills


  • Mental health / substance misuse experience

Major Trauma knowledge


  • Experience of rehab prescriptions / TARN
  • UKROC experience
  • Experience of supervision
  • MDT working
  • Complex discharge planning


  • Service improvement / audit experience

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