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Occupational Therapist

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

This is an exciting and new opportunity, following a successful pilot of Allied Health Professionals working in Accident and Emergency, and as a result we are looking to recruit a full time Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work as part of the team within Accident and Emergency.

The philosophy of the therapy team working in A and E is to provide holistic, highly skilled, integrated assessment and rehabilitation by an experienced multi-disciplinary team to prevent unnecessary hospital admission, facilitate safe and efficient discharges reducing pressures on secondary care and supporting the care closer to home agenda.

This exciting role works closely with the community teams to support and facilitate timely, functional assessments and discharges to patients to prevent unnecessary hospital admission and facilitate safe, effective discharge to the most appropriate environment.

You must be able to work across the service seven days a week 8am - 8pm, including Bank Holidays.

Previous Applicants Need Not Apply

Main duties of the job

We are looking for experienced therapists at a Band 5 level or existing Band 6 who are well organised, seeking an opportunity to develop their skills.You will need to be enthusiastic, motivated and an appropriately experienced practitioner. You will need to be a registered Occupational Therapist who can demonstrate your commitment, enthusiasm and drive to develop your own clinical and team working skills within the service.

You must be able to communicate effectively at all levels, work autonomously and be able to demonstrate effective teamwork. You will provide high quality care in an appropriate and timely manner which is responsive to patients needs whilst adhering to recognised policies and guidelines.
  • Work within the Accident and Emergency Department at Fairfield General Hospital
  • Utilise high levels of clinical assessment and communication skills to support effective discharge planning, preventing unnecessary admissions to secondary care and to improve flow through the urgent care system.
  • There will also be opportunities for you to develop your clinical experience within an acute hospital setting, including acute medical wards. We offer an innovative service and pride ourselves on providing evidence based, quality care.
  • You will gain experience of working in a busy and pro-active environment where evidence-based practice is embedded and joint working, service development and CPD is encouraged.

About us

Bury Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. Rated as 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, our Fairfield site delivers innovative patient-centred care, and boasts an award winning Stroke centre and Heart Care unit. Supported by our community services in Bury, a mix of professionals from health, social and voluntary sectors, Bury exemplifies the benefits of a joined up approach to health and social care.

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:

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

Essential Qualifications


  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Post registration experience as an OT
  • HCPC registered
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
  • Experience of working in an acute setting

Knowledge, Skills and Experien


  • Broad knowledge of current best practice in OT.
  • Apply the OT process within a specialised area of work.
  • Have effective overall personal time management.
  • Able to analyse professional and ethical issues.
  • Have effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills.


  • Experience of supporting, training and developing others
  • Audit experience



  • Experience of working in the relevant clinical areas


  • Evidence of additional training within the specialist clinical areas
  • Cognitive rehabilitation experience

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