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Intermediate Care Service Occupational Therapist

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

To practice in accordance with the College of Occupational Therapy Code of Professional Conduct and The Health Professions Council Regulations.

To provide quality occupational therapy services to patients in the Intermediate Care Service. To work with a complex caseload undertaking assessment, planning, treatment, and evaluation of patient's needs, with supervision from senior OT staff.

To work with the Intermediate Care team to ensure the provision of high quality and responsive Occupational therapy services within the Intermediate Care Service, maximising occupational performance in relation to social, physical, psychological, and environmental needs of adults. These needs are often complicated by the multiple pathology of old age.

To contribute to the analysis, planning, audit, development and evaluation of clinical services within the community therapy team.

Main duties of the job

The role of the Intermediate Care Service is to provide efficient and effective patient focused care to all service users within primary and secondary care settings. This seamless provision ensures equity of service, patient choice and high standards of personalized care.

The role of the Intermediate Care Service is to provide specialised rehabilitation to patients within interim 24hr bedded settings, facilitating smooth transfer from Acute and Community Hospital settings. To assist patients to achieve their optimal level of independence and integrate back into their communities with the appropriate level of support for them and their carers. To prevent inappropriate hospital admissions and promote a supported discharge from hospital as early as is appropriate and safe. To provide high quality multi-disciplinary (MDT) assessment and treatment, advice/support and / or referral onto other agencies.

The referrals will predominantly be from both the Acute and Community Hospitals, but where appropriate from community settings where is has been recognised that a patient needs to step up into a service such as the Intermediate Care Service to prevent an admission to the Acute Trust.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding healthcare services to the population of North Cumbria. The Trust is committed to creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout our county.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time':
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart of our Trust
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. All staff are expected to support sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Please note, due to changes implemented by the Government to the UK immigration policy, individuals who require a Health and Care Visa or a Skilled Worker Visa may no longer be eligible for sponsorship where the UKVI salary threshold is not met or if the occupation is not included in the updated Immigration Salary List (ISL). Applicants must check their eligibility to be employed in any role they are interested in applying for, prior to completing an application for employment.Any applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be progressed.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

The Trust will provide a twelve month preceptorship period for all newly registered healthcare professionals.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.

Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.

If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • Degree in occupational therapy or equivalent
  • Current registration with HCPC



  • Wide range of practice educational placements
  • Physical disability acute hospital placement
  • Community Rehabilitation placement
  • Use of reflection in practice


  • Use of standardised assessment
  • Employment as an occupational therapist
  • Experience of managing a caseload



  • Continuing professional development with portfolio
  • Occupational therapy models of practice and frames of reference
  • Clinical governance
  • Microsoft Word and use of Internet
  • Equality legislation and best practice


  • Local and national health policy
  • Evidence of relevant health related training courses



  • Well-developed communication skills
  • High standard of written communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Reflective skills
  • Organised team worker
  • Flexible approach

Personal Circumstances


  • Ability to participate in weekend working rota

Other Requirements


  • Ability to travel across each site within the Intermediate Care Servcie


  • Driving licence
  • Membership of Professional Body (RCOT)

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Wigton Hospital

Cross Lane



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