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Occupational Therapist (OC)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
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 has 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.

Manchester Universities NHS 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 hold a current HCPC Registration.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for providing specialist assessment and 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 work with patients in their own homes and also within the Intermediate care bed base.

The post holder will follow agreed protocols for ensuring appropriate and timely input. They will also ensure that pathways of care and communications are maintained with all agencies working with the service

The post holder will work as a member of the Manchester Community Response Intermediate Care Team, ensuring individual needs are met, enabling choice, participation in rehabilitation 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 patient 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



  • Bsc (hons) Occupational Therapy or equivalent


  • Post graduate qualifications

Professional Registration


  • Current registration with HCPC



  • Collaborative working within a team and independently


  • Post registration experience of working in a healthcare setting
  • Community Experience
  • Experience of rehabilitation & intermediate care

Knowledge and Skills


  • Able to work to a supervised caseload.
  • Good communication skills with ability to communicate effectively with people of all ages and abilities.
  • 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.
  • To carry out risk assessments and ensure safe working conditions and practice.


  • Critical appraisal
  • Change management

Personal Capabilities


  • Ability to deal with the therapeutic handling of patients.
  • Ability to use handling and moving equipment and hoists.
  • Able to support and advise families and carers.
  • Ability to balance clinical and non-clinical workload.


  • Ability to manage crisis and reorganise workload at short notice.

Other Requirements


  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work on own initiative and within a team
  • full driving licence and access to a vehicle

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Central Manchester

121 Taylor Street


M18 8DF

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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