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Specialist Occupational Therapist- Stroke Rehabilitation

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro Rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist who wants to continue to work as part of a dynamic in patient Stroke Rehabilitation Team. This role will include providing assessment and treatment for stroke patients at Trafford General Hospital and some in reach work to Wythenshawe Hospital.This is an opportunity to join a forward thinking team to work together to enhance our service we have recently appointed an AHP Consultant with a focus on research and innovation.

Main duties of the job

You will be working in our multi professional team which is led by highly specialist Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. You will demonstrate a holistic approach to patient care, joint therapy working and service development. You will use your specialist stroke assessment, treatment, and discharge planning skills to ensure our patients have the best possible outcomes.

There will be lots of opportunities for you to contribute to service improvement and support your development through in service training and accessing opportunities for learning through Greater Manchester Neurorehabilitation and Integrated Stroke Delivery Network.

You will have the opportunity to support students, Band 5 staff and Rehabilitation Assistants.

You will be expected to contribute to our weekend working service.

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



  • Recognised BSC Honours degree in occupational therapy or equivalent
  • State registration via Health and Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate training including attendance at relevant specialist courses


  • Involvement in special interest group
  • Registered member of the British Association of Occupational Therapy

Knowledge and experience


  • Postgraduate clinical experience as a junior in a broad rotational post
  • Specialist knowledge of occupational therapy assessment and treatment technique
  • Working knowledge of local and national policies and procedures e.g. Manual Handling, College of Occupational Therapists/Health and Care Professionals Council Code of Conduct/Ethics, Health and Safety, Infection Control, CPR, Equality and Diversity
  • Evidence of Continual Professional Development
  • Experience of and commitment to interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary team working
  • Experience of supervision of students and assistants
  • Evidence of contribution to clinical education and in-service training of less experienced staff/students and assistants
  • Understanding of clinical effectiveness and its implications for services including experience of quality issues, audit and evidence based practice
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safeguarding practices relevant to the clinical area
  • To have attended a clinical educators course


  • Previous experience at this level
  • Evidence of participation in research

Skills& Abilities


  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Demonstrate complex dexterity and therapeutic handling skills
  • Able to work autonomously with ability to seek guidance appropriately with individuals or in a group setting
  • Empathetic and able to deliver unpleasant news
  • Able to adapt to working in different specialties and different environments (e.g. hospital, community working
  • Able to maintain sustained regular manual handling skills and therapeutic manoeuvres
  • Well developed concentration, analytical and problem solving skills


  • A willingness to utilise the hospital vehicles.

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Trafford General Hospital

Moorside Road


M41 5SL

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