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Integrated Placement of Care Hub Allied Health Professional

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An experienced and competent Therapist who has advanced discharge planning, assessment knowledge and skills providing support for the clinical service manager within the Integrated placement of care team (IPOCH).

The post holder has some decision-making autonomy and is responsible and accountable for the development, education, and supervision of others. The post holder will work collaboratively and cooperatively with others to meet the needs of patients and their families and take an active part in facilitating safe and timely discharge from hospital, Pathway 2 beds, and ongoing assessments within community settings.

The post holder will be expected to occasional weekends and Bank Holidays.

Main duties of the job

The IPOCH team is based at Leighton Hospital seeing patients within the hospital, Pathway 2 beds within care homes and supporting Pathway 1 patients within their own home in the community. The service we deliver allows many opportunities for excellent interdisciplinary working within the team and positive relationships with medical, nursing, and social care colleagues across hospital and community services.

Registered Therapists in CCICP have a responsibility to
  • Maintain active status on HCPC register.
  • Always act in accordance with HCPC Code of Conduct and guiding documents
  • Maintain up to date skills and knowledge and maintain an awareness of professional issues.
  • Maintain a professional portfolio.
  • Adhere to Trust policy, procedures, and guidelines,
  • Adhere to Trust standards of behaviour and expected performance.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of hospital and community services for people across East Cheshire (population 399K) and West Cheshire and Chester (population 357K). The Trust provides high quality planned and emergency care, cardiac, critical care,child health,maternity services and intermediate care at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford.

The Trust provides over 500 beds and employs over 5,100 members of staff. A comprehensive range of community services is provided across 26 medical centres and schools through ourCentral Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership.

We have played, and continue to play, a proactive role in the development of Integrated Care plans across Cheshire & Merseyside and our local Cheshire East and Cheshire West Place-based systems. We believe, and it is the cornerstone of our five-year Trust Strategy, there is the opportunity to progress innovative, responsive and effective care in the best setting for the patient, be it in the hospital or out in the community.

At Mid Cheshire, our mission is to inspire hope and provide unparalleled care for the people and communities of Cheshire, helping them to enjoy life to the fullest.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This exciting new post will be the first Band 6 therapy role within the IPOCH team, reporting to the IPOCH team leader who holds an Occupational Therapy registration.

The post will be based within the IPOCH hub, predominantly working within the community in both Pathway 1 and Pathway 2 to assess and review patients to ensure flow within the service, focusing on the Home First approach. Our Pathway 2 beds are based around Cheshire, and the post holder would support in delivering the rehabilitation to these patients as well as working with the MDT in complex discharge planning.

As part of this post, you will be expected to supervise Band 4 and Band 3 members of the IPOCH GNA service who support patients in the community under Pathway 1. Supporting with moving and handling, equipment queries and complex care needs.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Knowledge


  • AHP Degree
  • Post registration qualification
  • Knowledge of professional accountability and NHS issues
  • Experience of complex discharge planning and assessment of needs in acute or community settings.


  • Evidence of advanced knowledge with MCA and Best Interest Assessments



  • Excellent communication skills, different communication needs of patients in different settings
  • Participate/chair meetings/discussions
  • Participated in changes to practice
  • Ability to manage own workload, co-ordinate the work of others
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Research and audit skills
  • IT skills/email


  • Evidence of advanced skills
  • Evidence of contribution to meetings/discussions outside the team
  • Production of policies, guidelines
  • Evidence in practice

Previous Experience


  • Broad range of clinical expertise
  • Examples of effective teamworking
  • Acute or community complex discharge planning skills
  • Assessment of long term needs
  • Assessment of equipment provision


  • Evidence of leadership and management skills

Physical Requirements


  • Good attendance record
  • Car Driver
  • DBS checked
  • Ability to perform a wide range of duties according to the Job Description

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Leighton Hospital

Middlewich Road



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