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Occupational Therapist

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Full Time

Job Details

An opportunity has arisen to work within a dynamic, innovative and friendly team within Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust's Community Intermediate Care Centre

An exciting opportunity has arisen for dynamic and motivated Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapists to join our CICC team

You will be expected to be part of the weekend rota to cover service need.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic and forward thinking Specialist Occupational therapist to join our busy, pro-active, integrated services based within our Discharge to Assess Service.

The role will involve completing comprehensive assessments for patients with a wide variety of both physical and mental health conditions as well as complex social issues, implementing treatment plans and collaborative working with our experienced MDTs. You will be expected to liaise and refer into wider health, social care and voluntary agencies, when appropriate, to ensure best possible outcomes are achieved for patients, their Carers and families.

You need to have significant post grad NHS experience, preferably within a community setting, have a good understanding of risk management and moving and handling. Excellent communication skills and an ability to prioritise a large caseload of complex patients are essential. You will need good time management skills. This post would suit an Occupational Therapist wishing to develop their skills and knowledge in a supportive environment. The post holder will be expected to contribute to service improvement initiatives and actively participate in continuous professional development activities. There will be the opportunity for supervision and to attend in-service training and professional development.

About us

Please see the job description and personal specification for application requirements. Applicants are requested to provide the required information outlined in these documents in their application to demonstrate their suitability for the post

Job description

Job responsibilities

Current HCPC registration with the relevant therapy qualification is essential to this post. Travel is an essential part of this role and therefore access to a car for work purposes is essential. Appointment to the post will be subject to successful interview, references, DBS clearance and Occupational Health checks.

Person Specification



  • Occupational Therapy degree or equivalent qualification
  • Registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC) as an Occupational Therapist


  • Post graduate qualification or equivalent experience, e.g. Fieldwork educator qualification

Experience and knowledge


  • Three years broad experience working in Occupational Therapy in a variety of settings (hospital, intermediate care, rehabilitation, community) and delivering a wide range of procedures, assessments, and interventions
  • Demonstrate an understanding local government and national criteria, acts and agendas


  • Up to date portfolio of continued professional development

Sills and Attributes


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to manage own time and determine priorities
  • Highly developed organisational skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and respond quickly to unpredictable caseloads
  • Computer literate

Persoanl Qualities


  • Have a flexible approach to work
  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner
  • Punctuality
  • Ability to empathise with others
  • Due to the requirement to undertake visits it is necessary to have to have a valid driving licence for the UK and have access to a vehicle for work purposes

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust



Clatterbridge Site


CH63 4JY

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