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Occupational Therapist, Intermediate care bedded unit

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

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Intermediate care Bedded unit therapy team. You will be supporting the MDT to provide assessment and interventions to people requiring additional rehabilitation on discharge from hospital.

We are looking for a Band 6 Occupational Therapists to join our service. You should have significant post registration experience within the NHS including working in a community and / or rehabilitation setting, covering a wide variety of clinical areas. You will be a excellent team player and also possess excellent communication skills and must be able to work on your own initiative to organise and prioritise your own caseload and balance this with the demands of this diverse and varied role. You will be expected to supervise junior staff and support the band 7 team leads in delivering an effective and efficient service

The Service operates over 7 days (weekends occuring 1:4)

Main duties of the job

To assess and treat adults who who are experiencing reduced physical ability and require Rehabilitation following a stay in hospital. The post holder will work as a member of the Multi-disciplinary Team within the unit and will be responsible for providing a Occupational Therapy service to people within the bedded unit. Their day-to-day workload will include:
  • Be experienced and skilled in the holistic assessment of patient's needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of individual treatment programmes.
  • Support senior members of the team in delivering evidence-based patient care.
  • Carry a caseload of patients that present with Acute or Chronic conditions.
  • Work as an autonomous practitioner being professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of your work, managing own caseload and maintaining patient and own records.
  • Work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, coordinating discharge and taking an active role in case conferences.
  • Provide professional guidance and support for band 5 staff, Technicians / Therapy Assistants and students
  • Participate in appropriate MDT meetings, IST and training.
  • Assess, plan, prioritise and make recommendations with regards to equipment, adaptations etc., as appropriate to the client group. Assess for and advise on patient's care needs and evaluate this.

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 to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three

core values - care, appreciate and inspire - 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 betterwork-life balance.

We are currently in process of updating our values. 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:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Registration


  • Member of HCPC
  • Degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy


  • fieldwork educator

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Evidence of post graduate experience in the NHS to be able to meet the knowledge and skills for this post
  • Evidence of excellent written communication skills
  • Evidence of working within a MDT
  • Evidence of supervising staff and or students


  • Experience of working in the community and /or Rehabilitation unit
  • car driver

Trust Values and Behaviours


  • Understanding of Trust Values and Behaviours

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Bevan Intermediate care unit

stott lane


M6 8FJ

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