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Senior Practitioner - Highly Specialist Neuro Occupational Therapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
This post offers an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced specialist neurological Occupational Therapist to embed their management and leadership skills within the senior practitioner role within the TLCO community stroke and neuro-rehabilitation team (CSNRT).

You will be a dynamic, professional, and enthusiastic team member able to work autonomously with a highly complex caseload. You will be able to demonstrate leadership and management experience and sound understanding of quality improvement methodologies. You will have experience of managing complex risk, networking within the region and ability to horizon scan.

You will take a leadership role in team and service meetings so contributing to the positive development of the team, and manage the supervision of several team members.

Main duties of the job

To provide a highly specialist patient centred occupational therapy service to those who are referred to CSNRT.

To undertake and support staff to complete the assessment and clinical diagnosis of highly complex neurological patients using assessment and analytical skills formulating an individual treatment programme according to the patients goals using advanced clinical reasoning.

To assess and manage clinical risk and accept clinical responsibility as an autonomous practitioner for a designated caseload of patients.

To actively network with colleagues across the organisation and beyond in order to support local development projects and ensure compliance with current clinical practice and act as a strong advocate for partnership working and interdisciplinary care.

To chair team & professional meetings and be responsible for the dissemination of appropriate information.

To manage the day to day running of the team including service evaluation and design.

To provide line management to a team which includes, monitoring sickness absence, recruitment and the co-ordination of staff rotas in conjunction with the Business Support Manager/Officer.

To embed the principles of continuous quality improvement and innovation across the Division.

To support the Service Manager and Administration team to maintain compliance with performance targets and high quality data input.

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

Essential and Desirable


  • Qualified to practice as a occupational therapist within the NHS.
  • Post graduate qualifications and experience to Master's level
  • Current registration with Health and Care Professions Council
  • Relevant post graduate training required to underpin clinical practice in the required area that the Senior Practitioner will be required to work.
  • Significant experience at a senior level of clinical practice in the speciality
  • Evidence of managing a clinical of patients with complex clinical needs
  • Able to demonstrate clinical practice at a senior level
  • Experience of managing / leading a team
  • Awareness of recent government policies and directives and the implications for community service delivery both health & social care
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to review and audit current practice and implement appropriate change
  • Ability to prioritise workload for self and team
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work in a multi- disciplinary partnership including 3rd sector organisations
  • As this is an essential car user post (community only). Use of a car or access to a means of mobility.


  • Postgraduate Qualifications relevant to the clinical area of expertise.
  • Management /Leadership Qualification
  • Masters qualification
  • Experience of quality improvement

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Waterside house

Sale Waterside



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