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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time
Are you a passionate Occupational Therapist who is committed to service development and dedicated to collaborative working looking to progress their career?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Specialist Occupational Therapist to join our friendly and passionate integrated orthopaedic therapy team on a 9 month fixed term contract, secondments will be considered.

This is an ideal opportunity for an experienced band 5 looking to progress in their career or an existing band 6 wanting to specialise in this dynamic clinical area.

Working within the clinical specialty of Trauma orthopaedics at The Royal Oldham Hospital on a rotational basis.

Main duties of the job

You will work closely with our multi-disciplinary team, working within an integrated model of care to provide timely assessments, rehabilitation and support with discharge planning for our patients.

You will gain experience of working in a busy and pro-active environment where evidence based practice is embedded and joint working, service development and CPD is encouraged.

As a band 6 you will receive support from the band 7 team leader and peers. You will be expected to provide supervision to more junior staff and students.

The service operates over seven days and as such some weekend working is required as part of the role.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential tomake a differenceand we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values -care,appreciateandinspire- to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

Person Specification

Registration / Qualification


  • Professional Qualificaton in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Post graduate training in specialist areas


  • Clinical educator accreditation



  • Proven post grad experience in relevant area(s)
  • Autonomous post grad CPD
  • MDT/Partnership working
  • Teaching and supervsing others
  • service development
  • Experience of liaison with other professionals and partnership working
  • Involvement in and responsibility for service development activity
  • Manage complaints or queries in a positive and constructive manner
  • Manage conflict and defend own viewpoint effectively
  • Evidence of at least 1 year, post graduate experience in relevant specialist areas


  • Formal supervsion and appraisal
  • Audit experience
  • addressing poor performance
  • Contribution to the recruitment process



  • Specialist Knowledge anatomy/physiology related to specialist areas
  • Clinical Governance
  • Knowledge of how clinical governance affects practice, including quality, audit and risk management
  • To have an understanding of and adhere to relevant Trust/national policies and procedures including, but not limited to, data protection, equal opportunities and health and safety.
  • Specialist knowledge of anatomy and physiology to underpin relevant clinical skills and clinical reasoning



  • Computer skills
  • Organisational/ written skills
  • Enabling effective team working
  • Ability to use advanced clinical reasoning, making professional judgements in complex and challenging situations
  • Able to travel across Pennine sites and community to meet patient need, access training and attend meetings
  • Ability to work over 7 days
  • Satisfactory attendance record to support effective service delivery
  • Excellent organisational skills including time management, prioritising and the ability to complete a task.
  • Enable patient choice and participation and support others to do so
  • Portray a professional image
  • Ability to work autonomously and take responsibility for specialist clinical caseload.


  • Presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Oldham Hospital

Rochdale Rd, Oldham



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