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Community Occupational Therapist (Crisis Response Team)

Job Reference: 349-LCO-3559399

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Community Occupational Therapist (Crisis Response Team)
Gorton South Office, Gorton
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum (pro rata)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 28,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

We are looking for Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our Crisis Team which is a dynamic, thriving and successful team within Central Manchester.

As a Band 6 Occupational Therapist, it is an exciting time to be part of our continuing and progressive working environment that deals with ‘crisis’ situations daily. where your clinical skillset will contribute to patients remaining safely in their own homes and preventing unnecessary A&E attendances and admission.

Our Crisis Response Service has a multidisciplinary team which compromises Advanced Practitioners, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses, support workers, pharmacists and social care staff. The Crisis Response team provides a 7-day, urgent and timely response with extended service hours. Referrals are received from the ambulance service, acute and primary care, other health or social care professionals. Rapid assessment and community intervention for up to 72 hours will support adults ‘in crisis’ with health and/or social care needs at home.

As well as bringing your clinical skills to the team, you will be a champion of Occupational Therapy and integrated community care. You will need to be a strong team player, an excellent communicator, adaptable, committed, well organized and work well under pressure. This position requires you to be a car driver and be able to travel around the community of Central Manchester to see patients in their residences. You must be motivated, enthusiastic and have proven two years post graduate experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team.

The MLCO has an ambitious vision for integrated health & social care services across Manchester, including the Crisis Response Service. Applications are welcomed from qualified and experienced staff.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Katie Jackson

Job title: Team Lead

Email address:

Telephone number: 0161 227 3096

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

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 race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

If you have any personal requirements that will enable you to participate in our recruitment process please contact a member of the Recruitment Services by phone on 0161 276 6198.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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