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Occupational Therapist (Rotational)

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapists to join our extensive Band 5 rotation.

Rotations take place every six months across the following specialty areas: Major Trauma, Stroke Acute and Stroke Rehabilitation, Neuro Rehab, Acute Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology, Elderly / Medical, Emergency Assessment Unit, Post Acute Rehabilitation, Intermediate Care, Adult Learning Disabilities and Homesafe Discharge to Assess Team. All our rotations will provide you with excellent opportunities to develop a wide range of clinical and professional skills in a friendly and supportive environment at an outstanding teaching hospital.

Main duties of the job

You will carry out holistic Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment interventions, considering the persons physical, cognitive and psychosocial needs. You will work in a variety of settings including acute and rehab wards, out-patients and community bedded units and patients own homes. You will work with the MDT to achieve patients rehabilitation goals, facilitating discharge home or to appropriate rehabilitation settings.

You will be supervised and supported by highly skilled and experienced Band 6 and Band7Occupational Therapists and work collaboratively with the MDT. The Occupational Therapy Department strives for continuous service improvement and professional development is supported. We have a comprehensive preceptorship programme and place great importance upon training and supporting all members of our team.

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 tomake a differenceand we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values -care,appreciateandinspire- 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 better work-life balance.

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:

Person Specification



  • Member of the HCPC

Essential Qualifications


  • Degree / Diploma or Masters in Occupational Therapy

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Broad range of experience at undergraduate level including managing medical, surgical, neurological and mental health conditions.
  • Good written communication skills
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of CPD
  • An understanding of CPD
  • Evidence of clinical reasoning skills demonstrating knowledge of medical, surgical, neurological and mental health conditions
  • Knowledge of clinical governance
  • To demonstrate an awareness and understanding of supporting equality and valuing diversity within the role


  • Undergraduate experience gained in both a hospital and a community NHS setting

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Royal Hospital

Stott Lane


M6 8HD

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