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Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist -Intermediate care

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced and motivated Band 7 Specialist Occupational Therapist Clinical Lead to join our supportive, dynamic Manchester Community Response (MCR) Intermediate Care Unit in North Manchester. You will need to know and understand the Discharge Policy and the relevant components to support safe and timely discharges

The post will be based in our Intermediate Care Unit which is part of our Manchester Community Response Service which also includes the Crisis Response team, HomePathway, Reablement, Community IV team, Pharmacy and Social care.

This is an exciting time to be part of our integrated multi-disciplinary and multi-agency service providing rehabilitation.

Main duties of the job

The main purpose of the role is to be the Occupational Therapy clinical lead for Crumpsall Vale, providing clinical leadership for therapy staff.You will be supporting team members to deliver on their objectives through offering advice, guidance and support as appropriate with the focus being on delivering a high quality and efficient intermediate care service, to patients of all complexity, in a bedded intermediate care unit, including some work in patients home setting.

You will act autonomously in the management of an adult caseload with a varying degree of rehabilitation complexity and project lead in Crumpsall Vale to ensure delivery of a high quality, evidence based intermediate care service.

You will supervise and support staff including band 5 and 6 Occupational Therapists by providing appraisals, supervision sessions and peer support and the training of junior staff including students.

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



  • Degree/Diploma in OT
  • Relevant post qualification experience


  • Previous experience working in Intermediate care



  • HCPC Registration


  • HCPC Registration



  • community and Intermediate care ( 5 years)
  • Service development
  • Multidiciplinary working/Team working
  • Previous NHS experience


  • Leadership qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Crumpsall Vale Intermediate Care

Crumpsall, Delaunay's Road


M8 5RB

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