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Occupational Therapist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Occupational Therapist to join the North Home First rehabilitation service. You will be responsible for delivering high quality rehabilitation to patients with a range of physical health conditions including MSK, Stroke, Parkinson's disease, Neurological conditions, Spinal Injuries, Cancer, Post Surgery, General Frailty, Amputees, plus a wide range of other conditions which provides you with a varied and exciting experience within our service.

The post holder will be part of the Allied Health Professions (AHP) service providing Occupational Therapy and will work in a variety of settings.

Please note: If we receive a high number of applicants then this advert will be closed before the scheduled closing date

Main duties of the job

The role involves managing a caseload of adults in close liaison with the Home First Team. Many of these patients will have multiple complex health needs.
  • Be competent as appropriate to the requirements of the role
  • Demonstrate at all times the Trust Values
  • Be a specialist Occupational Therapist and have a detailed professional and clinical
  • They will be a specialist practitioner and have a focus in clinical They will be a specialist practitioner and have a focus in one of the following areas rehabilitation, integrated community, community intervention and reablement.
  • Be responsible for a defined population of service users in a variety of settings across the Trust including the community and hospitals
  • Be skilled in the assessment of complex/specialist care/support needs and in the development, implementation and evaluation of care/support packages.
  • Have supervisory, training and leadership responsibilities where appropriate and will have some responsibility for team performance and service developments/improvements.
  • Demonstrate initiative and be creative in finding solutions to problems

Work with the team leader undertaking delegated tasks in team management.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed overview of the post and role responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Registration with HCP/NMC
  • Fieldwork Educators Accreditation


  • Modules at Masters Level
  • Evidence of further clinical study
  • APPLE accreditation
  • Leadership experience / qualification
  • Member of BAOT / COT



  • Post qualification courses in working with older people and people with physical disabilities
  • Attendance at relevant clinical networks or Special Interest Groups
  • Up to date field work/pre-registration student training


  • Experience in using standarised assessments and outcome measures
  • Experience of negotiation and conflict management in clinical situations

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Relevant experience to the role including assessment and interventions for a wide range of disabilities
  • Ability to manage time and caseload effectively
  • Supporting service users, families and carers in dealing with the impact of disability and life limiting conditions
  • Assess individual's psychological, social and emotional needs for reabilitation
  • Support individuals to manage their condition/disability
  • Work across hospitals and community settings and have the ability to travel within a geographical area to meet the requirements of the post
  • Ability to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of a variety of medical conditions and disease processes, equipment and minor home adaptations


  • Knowledge of relevant NSF's and NICE guidance
  • Understanding of wider NHS agenda and its application to the local context
  • Continuing healthcare assessments
  • An understanding of team dynamics

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Bradwell Hospital

21 Talke Road, Chesterton



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