Specialist Occupational Therapist - Neurorehabilitation Rotation

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

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join a rotation across our Neurorehabilitation services. The rotations include: Hyper Acute & Acute Neuro rehabilitation ward both based at Salford Royal Hospital and the Floyd unit INRU based in Rochdale. Expansion of this rotation to include a community rotation is also being considered. Our Hyper acute Neurorehabilitation ward is a 20 bedded ward. The team consists of 5 OT's and cares for patients requiring hyper acute medical management. The caseload includes a range of Neurological conditions including patients undergoing tracheostomy care and management, patients with Persistent Disorders of Consciousness (PDOC) and SCI. Our acute Neuro unit has 10 neurorehabilitation beds and has 2 OT's. The Floyd unit is based at the Birch hill hospital site in Rochdale and is a 19 bedded unit for the care of post-acute patients requiring ongoing community based in-patient rehabilitation. It has a team of 4 OT's. Strong interpersonal skills and a positive, proactive approach to service and professional development are essential. Excellent organisational abilities and the flexibility to travel across these sites will also be required. All rotations will provide you with strong clinical support and training allowing you an excellent opportunity to specialise in Neurorehabilitation across a variety of settings.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide specialist, individualised, Occupational therapy interventions for all patients admitted with a Neurological condition.
  • The role involves clinical, leadership and educational opportunities to develop outstanding evidence-based practice in the occupational therapy management of patients with neurological conditions.
  • Excellent communication skills will be required to liaise effectively with treating clinicians, the patient, their family members, and community services and support networks throughout the patient pathway.

About us

Salford Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place with an outstanding reputation. Salford is the place, which is taking bold, pioneering steps towards delivering a world class, fully integrated care system for adults. Twice rated Outstanding by the CQC, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for delivering a range of community and primary care services and specialist services to Greater Manchester and beyond.

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

Registration / Qualifications


  • HCPC Member
  • BSc / MSc Occupational Therapy
  • Post graduate training relevant to Neurorehabilitation

Experience / Skills


  • Significant post registration NHS experience in areas relevant to Neuro rehabilitation and acute and community based care
  • Evidence of wide clinical theoretical knowledge base
  • Well-developed communication skills
  • Experience of working as part of an MDT
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Evidence of supervising other staff and students
  • Evidence of contribution to service improvement / development
  • To demonstrate an awareness and understanding of supporting equality and valuing diversity within their role

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