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Specialist Occupational Therapist, Intermediate Care

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Intermediate Care in the Central Manchester area is looking to recruit an innovative, enthusiastic Occupational Therapist, to be part of a lively and dynamic multi-professional team comprising health, social services and independent sector staff. Intermediate Care is a constantly evolving service so if you like change and challenges this is the job for you.

The service has beds in dedicated Intermediate Care units both nursing and residential and recently increased capacity to deliver Intermediate Care to 60 - 70 people in their own homes. All staff are expected to rotate with in the service, so it is essential that applicants can travel independently within the local geographical area to meet the service needs.

Central Manchester Foundation trust is committed to continuing professional development for all staff and with our commitment to improving the working lives of our staff, we offer flexible working practices and benefits.

You must have experience of working in the NHS and it would be desirable that you have experience of working in a rehabilitation/ community setting.

Applicants must have a recognised Occupational Therapy qualification and be eligible for HCPC Registration.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for providing highly specialist assessment time limited treatment for patients in the community who have been discharged from the acute sector, or have been identified as needing occupational therapy input as part of an integrated, multi-professional and multi-agency Intermediate Care service.

The post holder will follow agreed protocols for ensuring appropriate and timely input, and ensuring pathways of care and communications with all agencies working with the service ensure continuity of care.

The post holder will work as a member of the Intermediate Care Team, ensuring individual needs are met, enabling choice, participation in care and an improved quality of life for the patient.

The post holder will aim to prevent re-admission to hospital or inappropriate admission to residential or nursing homes by maximising function and independence of patients in their own homes and their community, whilst respecting individual choice and autonomy.

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

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy.



  • Knowledge and application of assessment and interventions relevant to physical disabilities.
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • Clinical experience of working within a community setting in the NHS
  • Ability to work in a variety of different and unpredictable environments in the community, where space may be limited.
  • Ability to support and advise families and carers.
  • Ability to work to time pressures as part of caseload management to allow safe discharge and prevent readmission, and to facilitate throughput within intermediate care.

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust




M18 8DF

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