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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Band 6 Neuro-Occupational Therapist looking for your next challenge? Or already working at a Band 7 level and want to come and work at Salford CSNRT? We have an exciting opportunity to further expand our B7 Neuro OT cohort and join our team allowing you to expand your knowledge, skills and expertise in this immensely rewarding area of work. We are a hugely supportive team and place great emphasis on staff wellbeing to enable you to be at your best in work.

CSNRT is all about patient led care and our patients are at the heart of everything that we do!

We are a strong MDT comprising of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapist, Dietitian, Nurses, Psychologists, Therapy Instructors/ Senior Assistants, Social Work, Assistant Practitioners and expert Administrative support.

We are a Green NCA accredited status team, our standards are high. We are committed to the delivery of high-quality patient centered care at all times - and how we can all improve this.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for a motivated, dedicated and innovative individual to join our specialist service . You will have an extensive and varied background of neurology experience, ideally in Acute and Community, and Stroke and Neuro.

We offer:
  • Varied caseload / diagnosis
  • Supervision of staff / students within OT and wider MDT
  • Supportive supervision
  • Utilise leadership skills
  • Variety of settings to treat patients
  • Effective team working
  • Service development opportunities
  • Quality Improvement projects
  • Wider GM networking and opportunities

We are looking for:
  • Experience mainly in Stroke and Neurorehab in community setting but ideally with some Acute exposure
  • Good level of post graduate training in area of speciality
  • Supervision of Band 6 staff and below
  • Provide rich student placements as Clinical Educator
  • Contribute to team development in own profession and wider MDT.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Highly effective communication
  • Successful team player
  • Ability to demonstrate drive and initiative
  • Experience of service improvement projects
  • Expected to cover weekends and Bank Holidays on a rota basis
  • IT skills applicable to the role
  • Ability to cover the geographical footprint in Salford (this does not include public transport)

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



  • Degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy


  • Masters module / degree in area of speciality

Professional Registration


  • HCPC Registration

Knowledge, Training & Experience


  • Significant post registration experience
  • Evidence of wide clinical theoretical knowledge base and specialist knowledge in assessment and treatment of Stroke and Neurology patients
  • Highly developed communication and leadership skills
  • Significant experience of MDT working
  • Ability and evidence to work as part of a team, uni -professionally and multi-professionally
  • Evidence of supervising other staff, registered and non-registered, and students
  • Evidence of contribution to service improvement
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Evidence of relevant CPD
  • To demonstrate an awareness and understanding of supporting equality and valuing diversity within their role

Working in a Community Setting


  • Ability to cover the geographical footprint e.g. car user

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


St James House

Pendleton Way


M6 5FW

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