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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Pelvic Health

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

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic, well-motivated and forward-thinking Occupational Therapist to join the Rehabilitation Department at St Mary's Hospital, Manchester. This post will involve working as part of the Pelvic Health Rehabilitation Team which includes Physiotherapists and a Rehabilitation Assistant, caring for women who are undergoing gynae-oncology surgery. The post holder will have a broad experience of in-patient settings, including previous work on surgical wards and have experience of discharge planning and facilitation. Previous experience of working in cancer care would be desirable.

The ability to work in a fast-paced environment is essential, as is having excellent communication skills. The post holder will need to work independently, as the sole Occupational Therapist in the team, but will be supported by peers across the Trust.

To work autonomously within Trust policy and professional practice and maintain accurate and comprehensive patient records.

To be responsible for their own clinical caseload and communicate effectively with the Therapy team and the wider MDT across MFT and community services.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the clinical caseload in the Gynae-oncology Surgical pathway, in both pre-operative and post-operative work flows for Occupational Therapy.

To perform specialist assessment and treatment of patients and determine a clinical diagnosis, develop, implement, evaluate and modify individualised treatment programmes, ensuring appropriate pathways of care and communication via liaison and referral to other agencies as required. The patient will present with acute or chronic conditions, some of which may be complex.

To provide the senior staff/managers with information to assist the planning and development of the service, to achieve the departmental objectives.

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


  • Knowledge of working of intermediate care and community services
  • Previous experience at this level
  • Evidence of participation in research
  • To have attended a clinical educators course

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


St Mary's Hospital

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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