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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Surgery/Critical Care

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

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Position vacancy:

Band 6 Occupational Therapist Surgery Team Manchester Royal Infirmary

Job Overview:

Come and join us at Manchester Royal Infirmary. We are welcoming a motivated Occupational Therapist to join the Surgery Team and develop their experience of acute hospital care. The Surgery Team is a multi professional team consisting of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Rehabilitation Assistants and provides therapy to the cardiac and general/elective surgery wards, including the respective intensive care and high dependency units.

You will have the opportunity to develop skills within the following areas including intensive care units, the surgical and cardiac wards and cardiac rehabilitation, all supported by our Senior Specialist Occupational Therapists.

This role requires that you work closely with and support your Physiotherapy colleagues, your ability to promote inter professional working and uphold our philosophy of team work is critical.The Allied Health Professions Directorate is a dynamic and forward thinking team of dedicated therapists who actively engage in teaching. Training and ongoing continual professional development, with opportunities for further education and personal development with regular appraisals, personal learning objectives and supervision from the Senior Specialist Occupational Therapists will form part of your support and development in your role within the team and the wider AHP department.

Main duties of the job

You'll monitor & review occupational therapy care plans against outcome measures & adjust care plans to facilitate achievement of goals.

With strong organisational, planning & prioritisation skills, you'll maintain accurate & comprehensive records of assessment & treatment in line with RCOT standards & local policy.

You'll effectively assess patients, identifying their problems & needs, ensuring medical, psychological, social, environmental & cultural factors are taken in to account.

You'll enjoy working with patients, many who have complex needs and demonstrate practical skills of assessment, goal setting, progressing patients to achieve their individual goals and facilitating the most appropriate discharge pathways.

As a problem solver, with well-developed concentration & analytical skills, utilising examination & assessment findings to competently plan & carry out realistic programmes of treatment from a range of therapeutic options appropriate to each patient using evidence-based practice

What's more, with a flexible attitude & the ability to adapt you'll coordinate and monitor the activity and caseload demands of yourself and those you supervise.

You'll maintain a calm & professional approach to all duties participating in weekend rota.

Finally , it goes without saying, as a naturally empathetic individual with excellent communication & interpersonal skills, you'll build rapport & demonstrate compassion towards patients & carers and providing effective advice.

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 Matters

MFT 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

Were 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

Knowledge and Experience


  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Manchester Royal Infirmary

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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