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Rotational Occupational Therapist - STU (July 2024)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and adaptable qualified Occupational Therapist to join our varied community based rotation that covers the following settings:

Discharge to Assess

Intermediate Care in- patient beds - Ascot House

Equipment and Adaptations - One Stop Resource Centre

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Community Rehabilitation

Community based Neuro /Stroke rehabilitation

In patient Neuro rehabilitation - Trafford General.

Pathway one assessment team

Main duties of the job

Rotations are for six months.

Support and encouragement to develop is provided via a band 5 support group, regular supervision, in service training and monthly Occupational Therapy meetings.

The post holder will provide occupational therapy to a community caseload of patients, in a variety of settings within the trafford footprint.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Qualified to practice as an Occupational Therapist within the NHS.
  • Experience of working within a team and independently with support.
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • HCPC registration


  • Experience of working in the community setting



  • Range of experience in physical OT settings
  • Experience working in NHS setting



  • Clinical knowledge base of physhological, physical illhealth and recovery
  • Knowledge and application of the OT Process


  • Awareness of clinical governance including audit
  • Experience within a mental health setting

Skills and Abilities


  • Use of functional assessment tools and activity analysis
  • Ability to work single handed with groups and individuals
  • Ability to understand and apply policies and procedures
  • Clinic al knowledge base of mental and physical ill health & recovery
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Understanding of team dynamics
  • Basic knowledge of health legislation and current practice
  • Knowledge & application of risk assessment and management
  • Word processing and Internet skill
  • Basic knowledge of the principles of clinical governance
  • Good time management skills
  • Training and presentation skills
  • Group work skills
  • Knowledge and application of Health & Safety principles

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Various Locations on in Trafford

Various locations


M33 7ZF

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