Specialist Occupational Therapist Rotational

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

This would be considered as a development post from 5 to 6

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is looking for an enthusiastic, innovative, experienced Occupational Therapist to join a new Band 6 rotation. The rotation will include acute wards, outpatient settings, community neuro and Discharge to Assess. Each rotation will be a 9 month duration and will require you to have access to a car for the community settings.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as part of a committed team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dietitians, and Therapy Assistants delivering a service at Stepping Hill Hospital and in the Stockport community.

The post holder will rotate through a number of specialist areas on a 9-monthly basis within Stepping Hill Hospital and other Stockport Foundation Trust sites. They will participate in CPD, clinical audit and in-service training.

They will be an autonomous practitioner, both professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of their professional and clinical work.

They will assess, diagnose, plan and deliver treatment programmes to patients in their care.

Excellent communication, organisational and team working skills are required as well as the ability to work autonomously and under pressure.

There will be a responsibility to ensure the service demand is met with adequate cover via a 7 day rota, covering weekends and bank holidays.

You will have the opportunity to support and develop Band 5 therapists within the team and act as a clinical educator to students. Undertake evidence-based audit and research projects to further their own and team's clinical practice. T

hey will make recommendations to clinical team leader for changes to practice. They may lead the implementation of specific changes to practice or contribute to service guidelines.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
  • Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be given the opportunity to develop your clinical skills through the delivery of a wide range of evidence based treatments and a robust in service training program. You will also be expected to mentor and support band 5 Occupational Therapists, therapy assistants and students. You will also be expected to have an active role in service review and development.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • oDiploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • oState Registration with the Health Professions Council.


  • oEvidence of continual professional development.
  • oFieldwork Education Course.
  • oMembership of RCOT



  • oBroad knowledge of current best practice in occupational therapy in physical and psychological health.
  • oApplication of the Occupational Therapy process with designated patient group.
  • oKnowledge of occupational therapy models of practice.
  • oKnowledge and application of standardised assessments.
  • oUnderstanding of therapy outcome measures.
  • oComputer literacy.
  • o Knowledge of discharge planning processes, intermediate care and community services


  • oKnowledge of government policy and current practice.
  • oKnowledge of the principles of clinical governance.



  • oPrevious experience as a Band 5 Occupational Therapist.
  • oExperience in clinical areas covered by occupational therapy teams.
  • oAdvice and support of junior staff, support staff and /or students.
  • oExperience working in the acute hospital and community setting


  • oPost registration experience in stroke in a clinical setting.
  • oExperience of research or audit.

Skills & Abilities


  • oAbility to analyse professional and ethical standards.
  • oEffective written and oral communication skills.
  • oAbility to reflect and critically appraise own performance
  • oApplication of health, safety and risk management policies.
  • oAbility to organise and respond efficiently to complex information.
  • oPositive attitude towards people with disability.
  • oAbility to work collaboratively within the integrated therapy team and multi-disciplinary team.
  • oSupervisory skills.
  • oTraining and facilitation skills.


  • oBasic splinting skills.

Work Related Circumstances


  • oAbility to move and handle patients.
  • oFlexible approach to work.
  • oHolds current driving licence and car owner with UK insurance for business use

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Poplar Grove



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