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Occupational Therapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for an occupational therapist who would like to develop their clinical and leadership skills by joining our rotation here at North Manchester General Hospital. This post is covering a maternity leave so we can offer either a 6 month secondment or a temporary contract, and discuss flexible working if you prefer.

The speciality areas on the rotation include medicine, surgery, AMU, frailty, trauma orthopaedics so you experience a broad range of acute specialities as well an opportunity to experience some outpatient work in rheumatology. Previous acute experience is an advantage but community and intermediate care experience would also be relevant and beneficial in the role as we work within the discharge to assess model, and we are able to help you to develop your assessment and intervention skills in this fast paced and exciting environment.

We offer a thorough induction and competencies, with a wide range of support and development opportunities available, including regular supervision and inservice training. We would encourage applications from existing band 6 OTs looking for a new challenge, or a band 5 looking to take a step up. You will be given opportunities in service development.

Applicants should be prepared to participate in a 7 day working service.

Main duties of the job

You should be enthusiastic, motivated, dynamic and a team player. You will carry a caseload of complex and varied patients within each speciality, as well as supervising more junior staff and participating in student training and delegating for your team lead when needed.

This is the ideal opportunity for anyone wishing to develop their clinical and leadership skills. We are committed to your professional development in our supportive and friendly team.

We would welcome contact on the details below if anyone would like to discuss the role.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & 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 Electronic Patient Record system which 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 Green Plan which sets 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. Diversity MattersMFT 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 looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Recognised BSC Honours degree in occupational therapy or equivalent
  • State registration via Health and Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate training including attendance at relevant specialist courses


  • Involvement in special interest group
  • Registered member of the British Association of Occupational Therapy



  • Postgraduate clinical experience as a junior in a broad rotational post
  • Specialist knowledge of occupational therapy assessment and treatment technique
  • Working knowledge of local and national policies and procedures e.g. Manual Handling, College of Occupational Therapists/Health and Care Professionals Council Code of Conduct/Ethics, Health and Safety, Infection Control, CPR, Equality and Diversity
  • Evidence of Continual Professional Development
  • Experience of and commitment to interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary team working
  • Experience of supervision of students and assistants
  • Evidence of contribution to clinical education and in-service training of less experienced staff/students and assistants
  • Understanding of clinical effectiveness and its implications for services including experience of quality issues, audit and evidence based practice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of safeguarding practices relevant to the clinical area


  • Knowledge of working of intermediate care and community services
  • Previous experience at this level
  • Evidence of participation in research
  • To have attended a clinical educators course



  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Good organisational / planning / prioritisation skills
  • Demonstrate complex dexterity and therapeutic handling skills
  • Ability to motivate and negotiate to encourage reluctant and challenging patients
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Flexible attitude
  • Able to handle sensitive situations
  • Well developed concentration, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Able to work autonomously with ability to seek guidance appropriately with individuals or in a group setting
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own practise
  • Effective written communication skills e.g. clinical records, reports t other health care professionals and external agencies
  • Empathetic and able to deliver unpleasant news
  • Presentation skills
  • Word processing and IT skills
  • Able to adapt to working in different specialties and different environments (e.g. hospital, community working
  • Able to maintain sustained regular manual handling skills and therapeutic manoeuvres
  • Safe and effective handling of unpleasant substances/environments
  • Able to participate in the evening and weekend on call rotas


  • A willingness to utilise the hospital vehicles
  • Clean driving licence and use of own vehicle for community staff

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


North Manchester General Hospital

Delaunays Rd


M8 5RB

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