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Advanced Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

East Cheshire NHS Trust
Victoria Road, Macclesfield
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Full Time
We are looking for a motivated, dynamic, and flexible band 7 Occupational therapist for a fixed term position within in East Cheshire Trust Transfer of Care Hub (TOCH) .

The Home First Occupational Therapist role is funded as part of the discharge investment scheme supporting the implementation of the Home First model across Cheshire East, due to its proven success supporting people to return home and reducing care hours the scheme has been extended until March 25.

Hours per week: 37.5

Main duties of the job

The main objective of the Occupational Therapist is to work in collaboration with inpatient therapies, Care4CE Reablement service and Routes rapid response provider to support discharge from hospital.

Completing timely home assessment and put in place adaptations and equipment to reduce risks and support people to return home.

The Home First Occupational Therapist completes follow up reviews post discharge and links closely with the Community Connectors and Social Workers to ensure any identified needs are met and supporting people to be as independent as possible.

The Home First Occupational therapist will also provide education, training, and development of care to support goal setting, overcoming barriers such as carer anxiety, engagement and training to support independent daily living, though techniques, equipment and small aids.

To act as an Advanced Clinical Specialist responsible for the triage, assessment and treatment of patients admitted to the medical and surgical services providing advanced level assessment and intervention for patients with complex needs.

To provide advanced level clinical advice and work as part of the wider multi-disciplinary team to support integrated working for this patient group,

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care, delivering the right care first time, every time.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters as part of ongoing monitoring.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional degree/diploma
  • Clincial Educator Training
  • Membership of a relevant professional body & related specialist sub-groups
  • HCPC (Health and Care Professional Council) registration


  • Communication skills training



  • Highly advanced communication and listening skills
  • Ability to lead junior colleagues
  • Audit skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload achieving a balance between clinical and other aspects of role
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of team


  • Critical Appraisal
  • Presentation Skills



  • Proven post registration experience, in the relevant specialism.
  • Experience of planning and completing audit & research.
  • Experience of teaching and mentoring of staff

Specific Job Requirements


  • Advanced clinical skills in assessment and intervention for patients admitted for medical, surgical and specialist elderly care

Other role requirements


  • Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for further details

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Macclesfield District

General Hospital

Victoria Road, Macclesfield

SK10 3BL

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