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Senior Occupational Therapist

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The post holder will work as part of the Discharge Teams to facilitate transfers from hospital and community beds, working in partnership with colleagues across health and social care to reduce length of stay and improve outcomes for patients and carers.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic clinician who will provide professional and clinical support within the Discharge Teams and community beds as the service requires, which can include the Transfer of Care Hub, the Transfer of Care Team, Discharge to Assess, and the Intermediate Care at Home Team

This is a really exciting time to join our team to become part of our integrated service as we have many new and exciting initiatives to challenge and develop our staff .

The candidate should demonstrate strong communication/negotiating skills and be able to work closely with members of the MDT and other stake holders to facilitate timely and safe discharges to aid patient flow within the hospital and the community beds.

You will provide clinical leadership, expertise and advice to staff pertaining to all matters of discharge, quality and safe patient flow.

Main duties of the job

The key aims are as follows :
  • Excellent communication and IT skills are required to triage patients to the right team and services.
  • Delivering a consistent, co-ordinated approach to assist patients to identify potential needs at the point of discharge to avoid unnecessary delays in transfer of care
  • Working collaboratively with external and internal partners for the benefit of the patients to ensure smooth transition from hospital and reduce risk of readmission
  • Transparently providing information and expert advice to patients, carers and other professionals
  • Reporting all delayed transfers of care, sitrep reportable and non sitrep reportable, as per the local delay standards and criteria

Operating hours are 08:00-18:00 seven days a week.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:

o Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays

o NHS pension scheme membership

o Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further

o NHS Staff discounts

o Cycle to work scheme

oSalary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt

o Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Undertake holistic patient assessment and triage appropriately following the agreed SOP
  • Work in partnership with health, social and voluntary agencies to facilitate a seamless pathway of care for patients
  • Produce and maintain accurate records both written and electronic in a timely manner.
  • To abide by all relevant policies including Information governance, confidentiality, and data protection.
  • Understand own responsibilities and accountability in the delivery and planning of care to patients, working within own competence and professional code of conduct.
  • To communicate with patients, carers and staff as part of effective patient care.
  • To lead the team in the absence of the Team Leads
  • To supervise, lead, inform and delegate staff as appropriate to the needs of the service.
  • Applies analytical skills to assess and interpret referrals into the service, and in conjunction with the wider team plan the patients pathway.
  • Demonstrates a high level of intuitive and creative problem-solving skills to facilitate patient centred care rationalising information to promote patient safety by using a high level of communication and negotiation skills to affect the outcome.
  • To undertake Professional Development Reviews with lower bands of staff in the team after appropriate training.
  • To participate in the investigation of complaints and safeguarding concerns in accordance with the level of experience.
  • To ensure all accidents, complaints and unusual incidents are reported in accordance with policy.
  • To analyse workloads and review work patterns of the team as required.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification



  • Registered Therapist


  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent experience



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible approach to changing roles
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team



  • Post registration experience/or equivalent
  • Experience of community working
  • Experience of working in an Acute Setting



  • Knowledge of Complex patients and admission avoidance

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Regent House

Heaton Lane



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