Occupational Therapist - Discharge to Assess (Central)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Central Discharge to Assess is a community NHS team covering central Manchester. The team comprises of occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and support workers. We provide holistic assessment of people in their own homes following discharge from an acute hospital. We are a small and friendly team who value our staff and their continuous professional development.

We recognise the importance of work life balance for our staff and can consider flexible working and part time hours to suit potential candidates. We have recently moved into the Gorton Hub in Central Manchester, a brand-new learning, health, and community hub building that will bring together a range of health and social care services under the same roof.

Main duties of the job

As a valued member of the multi-disciplinary team, you will provide specialist occupational therapy assessment and treatment of patients following hospital discharge, to promote independence, maximise patient safety and inform further care planning.

Beingpart of the Discharge to Assess process youwill liaise with colleagues across all sectors to arrange appropriate support in the community and will be managing a caseload of patients ensuring ahigh standard ofOccupational Therapy provision.You will work collaboratively alongside other community teams within central Manchester, particularly the Hospital & Community team and Intermediate Care team to support patient flow and safe transfer of care for patients from the acute into the community setting.

With the above in mind, you must have postgraduate experience of working in the NHS and it would be desirable that you have experience of working in a rehabilitation/ community setting. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of clinical skills in occupational therapy will be experienced in administering person-centred OT assessments, as well as implementing and evaluating occupational therapy interventions. You must have a recognised Occupational Therapy qualification and current HCPC registration.

*Part Time hours also considered*

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at resourcing@mft.nhs.uk.

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle



  • Registration with the Health Professions Council.



  • Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Evidence of relevant post registration training/CPD


  • Post Graduate Training



  • 2 years minimum post registration experience.
  • Proven skills in rehabilitation
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.


  • Community Experience
  • Good understanding of current issues.



  • Ability to manage a complex caseload.
  • Ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of clinical governance and risk.
  • Awareness of the challenges of partnership and multi agency working.


  • Student supervision
  • Ability to work autonomously and lead others

Personal Capabilities


  • Ability to deal with the therapeutic handling of patients.
  • Ability to balance clinical and non-clinical workload.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust




M18 7GS

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