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Rotational Occupational Therapist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and autonomous HCPC Registered Band 6 Occupational Therapist tojoin our well established Home First Rehabilitation Service in the North of Staffordshire.

You will be part of the Allied Health Professions (AHP) service providing Occupational Therapy and will work in a variety of settings.

You will be responsible for delivering high quality rehabilitation to patients with a range of physical health conditions including MSK, Stroke, Parkinson's disease, Neurological conditions, Spinal Injuries, Cancer, Post Surgery, General Frailty, Amputees, plus a wide range of other conditions which provides you with a varied and exciting experience within our service.

We offer excellent support through CPD routes and building robust learning plans within the four pillars of AHP practice offering opportunities to represent and promote our service locally, regionally, and nationally including UKSF & CSP conferences.

Due to this being a varied role you will be required to adequately travel across the geographical area to meet the demands of the role.

Please note: If we receive a high number of applicants then this advert will be closed before the scheduled closing date

Main duties of the job

The role involves managing a caseload of adults in close liaison with the Home First Team. Many of these patients will have multiple complex health needs and will require you to work closely with uni/multi-disciplinary teams/agencies in addressing a range of care/support issues across the spectrum of conditions, preventing unnecessary hospital admissions and improving the health and wellbeing of our patients.

As part of this role you will be expected to:
  • Be a specialist HCPC Registered Specialist Occupational Therapist and have a detailed professional and clinical knowledge.
  • Be highly skilled in the assessment of complex/specialist care/support needs and in the development, implementation and evaluation of care/support packages.
  • Have supervisory, training and leadership responsibilities where appropriate and will have some responsibility for team performance and service developments/improvements.
  • Demonstrate initiative and be creative in finding solutions to problem solving.
  • Work with the team leader undertaking delegated tasks in team management.
  • Promoting independence/self-management and maintaining safety.
  • Increased functional ability.
  • Improvement in health and wellbeing including mental health.

About us

By joining Team MPUFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression.
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave.
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients.
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccination every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed overview of the post and role responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

If you do have any further questions regarding this role please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • DipCOT or degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration


  • Member of BAOT
  • Completion of specialist qualification or training in areas of:- Stroke, Rehabilitation Medicine, Older Adults, D2A Service, Community Rehabilitation, Equipment / environmental adaptations



  • Relevant experience / placements to the role including assessment and management of function and occupation
  • Willing to participate in training events to promote D2A / Home First / Neurological Rehabilitation Medicine / Stroke in-patient & community services / Integrated Health and Social Care
  • Supporting service users, families and carers in dealing with the impacts of disability
  • Working with a multi-disciplinary team


  • Community Working Rehabilitation
  • Experience of working with people following neurological event including stroke
  • Experience of community working
  • Experience of Falls interventions

Skills, Knowlege and Abilities


  • Knowledge of current best practice in OT and rehabilitation
  • Awareness of complex recovery process and deficits following neurological events including stroke
  • Knowledge of OT process and role of OT with acute and longer term health conditions, neurological conditions including stroke
  • Understanding of current NHS initiatives and issues
  • On a frequent basis:- required to handle patients following illness, trauma and /or neurological event including stroke


  • Awareness of standard assessments and outcome measures
  • Awareness of relevant NSF's and NICE guidance
  • Knowledge of Mental Health legislation and current practice
  • Client / carer education strategies

Personal Attributes


  • Hold a UK driving licence with business insurance
  • Effective clinical reasoning skills to support assessment and formulation of appropriate treatment programmes
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance demonstrating adaptive behaviour / learning as appropriate
  • Team player
  • Work effectively with other disciplines/agencies both statutory and non-statutory across the health and social care economy

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Bradwell Hospital

Talke Road, Chesterton



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