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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an opportunity for a highly motivated and autonomous Specialist Occupational Therapist to join our well established Discharge to Assess (D2A) pathway 2 Service. Following successful service development, we are developing our D2A pathway 2 service giving you the opportunity to help drive developing and implementing high quality care pathways and MDT training plans. Actively contributing to building a culture of research and development, with strong links to our local community supported by an invested interest in improving our bed-based services.

Main duties of the job

This is a unique opportunity to work in a transformative and innovative way with the autonomy to shape the future of D2A within North Staffs. Working in co-production with our service users and local D2A networks with the overall aim being to improve the health and wellbeing of the population served.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, 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 and 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 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 vaccinations 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

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. Our service is transformational with the post holder requiring a level of NHS experience and confidence to support with helping us drive development of the next exciting phase of our service model. The community role will require access to a vehicle, with UK driving licence and ability to work across a wide geographical area.

Person Specification



  • oDegree in Occupational Therapist or equivalent. oRegistration with HCPC oEvidence of postgraduate CPD in at least 2 relevant areas


  • oModules at Masters level oEvidence of further clinical study to D2A / adults / rehabilitation oFalls training & related assessments oMental capacity training oMember of RCOT oMember of relevant clinical interest group



  • oRelevant experience to the role in a variety of specialties including neurology, orthopaedics, older peoples rehabilitation, falls management, respiratory care, musculoskeletal including assessment and management of various conditions within the area of clinical speciality.


  • oExperience of risk management including risk assessment, action planning & evaluation

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Haywood Hospital

High Lane



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