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SMASH Community Occupational Therapist Band 6

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist looking to work in a supportive and inclusive NHS organisation? If so CCICP is waiting to hear from you...!

We are thrilled that there is an exciting post available in our service allowing us to welcome an enthusiastic and motivated band 6 community occupational therapist to permanently join our wonderful team in SMASH (Sandbach, Middlewich, Alsager, Scholar green and Haslington)

You will be part of a motivated and dynamic MDT, we have a robust in-service training programme, and opportunities to participate in continuous improvement.

Applicants must be HCPC registered and have completed Band 5 competencies. Clinical educator and preceptorship training is desirable. We also have the opportunity to support apprentices within the team.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and flexible Occupational Therapist to join our friendly, supportive, dynamic and forward thinking team in SMASH Care Community/ CCICP. As a team we provide a rapid, unplanned and planned response, we facilitate early discharge from hospital and aim to reduce hospital admissions.. There is a varied and interesting caseload and you will need to demonstrate knowledge, experience and relevant clinical skills with patients with complex / long term conditions, falls, orthopaedics, general mobility problems and neurological conditions such as Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke and Motor Neurone Disease. The successful candidate will work as a member of our integrated multidisciplinary team alongside District Nurses, Advance Nurse Practitioners, Complex Case Practitioners, MacMillan Nurses and will be responsible for supervising junior members of staff and students. There will be associated administrative duties and you will need to be computer literate with a good knowledge of Microsoft packages and have accurate keyboard skills. Our team utilises digital technology to support remote working and accommodate flexible working approach and have access to a laptop and mobile phone. You are required to be a car driver and have access to your own vehicle.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of hospital and community services for people across East Cheshire (population 399K) and West Cheshire and Chester (population 357K). The Trust provides high quality planned and emergency care, cardiac, critical care,child health,maternity services and intermediate care at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford.

The Trust provides over 500 beds and employs over 5,100 members of staff. A comprehensive range of community services is provided across 26 medical centres and schools through ourCentral Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership.

We have played, and continue to play, a proactive role in the development of Integrated Care plans across Cheshire & Merseyside and our local Cheshire East and Cheshire West Place-based systems. We believe, and it is the cornerstone of our five-year Trust Strategy, there is the opportunity to progress innovative, responsive and effective care in the best setting for the patient, be it in the hospital or out in the community.

At Mid Cheshire, our mission is to inspire hope and provide unparalleled care for the people and communities of Cheshire, helping them to enjoy life to the fullest.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work autonomously to manage a defined complex patient caseload whilst working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • To contribute to the delivery of the service in a variety of defined clinical settings, which may include in-patient wards, out-patient and community clinics and the patients home.
  • To respect the individuality, values, cultural and religious diversity of patients, contributing to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs.
  • To utilise advanced communication skills to ensure clinical advice and treatment programmes are delivered sensitively, taking into consideration the needs of carers.
  • To gain consent for treatment and motivate patients to comply with treatment programmes, overcoming barriers such as dementia, cognitive impairment, hearing, visual or speech impairment.
  • To comply with the Mental Capacity Act to gain valid and informed consent to specific treatment and intervention for patients who lack capacity to consent themselves.
  • To undertake specialist clinical assessment, taking into account all relevant information and clinical reasoning to formulate evidence based individualised treatment plans in agreement with the patient.
  • To implement specialist individual and/or group interventions for patients with diverse presentations and complex needs.
  • To monitor progress and review treatment plans and interventions to facilitate the achievement of goals.
  • To provide appropriate oral and written information for patients and carers where relevant.
  • To develop and maintain good working relationships with other healthcare professions, social care and other appropriate agencies, to ensure integrated and high-quality patient outcomes.
  • To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team, contributing to decisions regarding patient care programmes through attendance at ward rounds, case conferences and other multidisciplinary meetings.
  • To maintain accurate documentation in line with professional standards, and local policies and procedures.
  • To provide accurate and timely written information and reports to referring agents and other agencies where appropriate.
  • To record and submit clinical activity data as required by the Trust in an accurate and timely manner.
  • To ensure the safe and timely discharge of patients from the caseload, liaising with other agencies as required.
  • To be responsible for safe and competent use of equipment including the provision of support, education and training to other staff, patients and carers as required.
  • To identify appropriate equipment and adaptation needs, liaising with equipment providers, completing paperwork and complying with any tracking, stock control and maintenance systems as required.
  • To be an active member of an evening and weekend on-call rota or rostered service, dependant on service need.
  • To prescribe borderline substances as agreed with the medicines management committee, dependant on service need.
  • To be an active member of a weekend rota or rostered 7-day service, dependant on service need.

  • To maintain an awareness of relevant new and current professional, Trust and developmental standards, policies, procedures and guidelines, ensuring compliance.
  • To support the implementation of national & professional guidelines e.g. NICE
  • To be a member of a relevant professional association, attending regional and national meetings/conferences as required.
  • Ensure compliance with Trust policies, procedures and guidelines for self and others, by taking action/alerting senior management team if practice appears to contravene policy, or if concerned about any aspect of patient care.

  • To manage a specialist case load, demonstrating appropriate time management and organisation skills.
  • To contribute to effective day to day organisation and provision of service, including the coordination of junior staff and assistants to meet service priorities.
  • To provide clinical leadership and support to junior staff and assistants, through case supervision, and the development and monitoring of competencies.
  • To undertake the appraisal of junior staff and assistants as appropriate.
  • To contribute to the recruitment of new junior and assistant staff including the planning and delivery of the induction programme.
  • To actively contribute innovate ideas to enable the development and implementation of service improvements.
  • To contribute to the development and delivery of service objectives and designated projects.
  • To represent the department and contribute to relevant working parties and meetings.
  • Ensure a healthy, safe and secure working environment, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, maintaining accurate documentation and reporting any concerns.

  • To plan, deliver and evaluate formal and informal training to other health care professional staff groups, patients and carers, across a range of settings.
  • To supervise junior staff and assistants, including the implementation of induction and competency training programmes to develop clinical skills.
  • To plan and deliver designated induction and training programmes to meet the requirements of the Trust and student placements.
  • To supervise, educate and assess the performance of the students, providing timely verbal and written feedback.
  • To undertake health promotion activities across organisational boundaries.
  • To contribute to in-service training and peer review meetings as required.
  • Take responsibility for own learning and development by recognising and taking advantage of all opportunities to learn, including full participation in KSF/appraisal, supervision, action learning and by maintaining a professional/personal portfolio of learning.

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Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Alsager medical centre

Sandbach road south,



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