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Community Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 349-LCO-3663849

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Community Occupational Therapist
community, Manchester
£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 Manchester Local Care Organisation (MLCO) - an exciting, public sector organisation that has brought together NHS community health services and social care services in the city. The MLCO is committed to the provision of accessible personalised services tailored to the needs and preferences of the people of Manchester delivering safe and effective services to ensure choice and best value. Our teams work as one Multi-Disciplinary approach in the neighbourhoods they serve – delivering and designing services in partnership with local people and importantly work cross organisational boundaries.

It is an exciting time to join the organisation as the Crumpsall Vale community 24 bedded Intermediate Care Unit has been extended and will become a 40 bedded unit. The focus of the additional 16 beds will be flexible in nature with an emphasis on frailty, accessible for both step down and step up patients, and will be responsive to local and national changes in policy, for example offer capacity to address post CoVid-9 rehabilitation.

Crumpsall Vale is set in the grounds of North Manchester General Hospital which is becoming ‘The North Manchester Wellbeing Hub’ a brand new facility to host a wide variety of health and wellbeing services. It will have a friendly and welcoming ambience, and have a positive influence on the culture of the redeveloped and reinvigorated hospital site.

All of these exciting changes for the health and care campus play an important role in optimising interaction with the acute and intermediate care and supporting the development of care closer to home.

If you are looking for a new challenge or different opportunity then please apply as the candidate will be exposed to all of these exciting new projects and the successful applicant would be expected to contribute to this process.

The service is provided across 7 days ensuring that patients have access to and receive a gold standard of therapy input by covering the hours of 07:30 to 19:00pm. The team’s integrated service delivery model, aims to respond more quickly, avoid admissions, reduce length of stay and improve residents’ experiences through better access to the right intervention, at the right time, delivered by the right health or social care practitioner.

Crumpsall Vale Intermediate Care Unit is a large family of joint working with Nurses, GP’s, Health Care Assistant, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Assistant Practitioners, Advanced Practitioners, Pharmacists, Housekeepers, Domestic staff , Administration staff, Macmillan Team & Community Stroke Team ensuring that patients receive a holistic Multi-Disciplinary approach from time of admission to day of discharge.

We currently have a full-time post available for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist that is dynamic, compassionate, caring, forward thinking, and a team player that wants to progress within the environment of the Community Intermediate Care Unit with an interest to develop in community rehabilitation. Applicants must have a BSc (hons) in Occupational Therapy, HCPC registered, with a full UK driving licence and access to their own vehicle.

The team is focused to continuous improvement and there is an opportunity for the candidate to continue learning and brings back all the valuable knowledge to the service. You will be encouraged to develop specialist knowledge and skills through joint-working, in-service training and CPD activities and benefit from being part of a supportive and experienced multi-disciplinary team

The successful candidate will be able to work autonomously and will have excellent communication and time management skills with the ability to organise, prioritise and problem-solve their own caseload


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Rekha Chandela

Job title: Therapy Lead

Telephone number: 07813 339515


For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Louise Lewis

Job title: Unit Manager/Matron

Telephone number: 0161 625 8164

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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