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Occupational Therapist - Band 5 (Discharge Team)

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5 Occupational Therapist- Permanent Full Time Post

We look forward to welcoming an enthusiastic and dynamic band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our Integrated Therapy team within the Therapy Services Dept. You will be supported by the wider team of Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists, with opportunities to develop your skills in a variety of settings across different clinical areas.

You will be based within the fast paced acute discharge medical team with the focus on improving patient flow through the hospital, reducing length of stay and supporting with complex discharges. You will have the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of clinical areas using skills in problem solving, goal setting and treatment planning.

You will be provided with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate new skills, knowledge and leadership qualities to progress onto developmental roles across the Therapy Service.

There will be the opportunity to be a part of an inpatient rotation in the following areas Orthopaedics, Medical/Surgical wards, Stroke Rehabilitation and A+E/Frailty Unit.

If you would like to discuss this post further Please contact:

Helen Sawle DART and REACT Therapy Manager

01270 273015

Main duties of the job

To undertake assessment of patients with a wide range of conditions and to work as autonomous clinicians, under the guidance of Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapists as required, using accurate analytical skills and clinical reasoning to interpret assessment findings, identifying patient problems, setting goals, and providing an appropriate treatment plan and progression.

To work collaboratively with the patient, members of the multidisciplinary team and multiagency team to achieve the best possible outcome for the patient.

To maintain own CPD through maintaining professional development and taking forward opportunities as the arise.

To be aware of and work along side local support services to help with discharge planning.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work autonomously to manage a defined patient caseload whilst working as part of a multidisciplinary team, referring to a senior clinician who is available on a daily basis as required.

To contribute to the delivery of the service in a variety of defined clinical settings, which may include in-patient wards and the patients home.

To utilise effective communication skills to ensure clinical advice and treatment programmes are delivered sensitively, taking into consideration the needs of carers.

To maintain professional practice within the context of the Health & Care Professions Council. This includes standards of proficiency, conduct and performance, ethics and continuing professional development.

To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team, contributing to decisions with regard to patient care programmes through attendance at ward rounds, case conferences and other multidisciplinary meetings.

To maintain accurate clinical documentation in line with professional standards, and local policies and procedures.

To provide accurate and timely information and reports to referring agents and other agencies where appropriate.

To maintain competency to practice through CPD activities, producing a personal portfolio which reflects professional development.

To record and submit clinical activity data as required by the Trust in an accurate and timely manner.

To contribute innovate ideas to enable the development and implementation of service improvements.

To contribute to the supervision, education and assessment of the performance of students, providing timely verbal and written feedback as required.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent in Occuaptional Therapy
  • Training, due to complete degree course



  • Broad experience of placements



  • Communication



  • Has or applying for HCPC registration

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Leighton hospital

Middlewich Road



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