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Occupational Therapist (St. Luke’s Hospice)

Job Reference: 412-COMM-916

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Macmillan Therapies Team
St. Luke’s Hospice, Winsford
Band 6 £30401 to £37267 per annum, pro rata

Do you like a challenge and want to be part of a team that are making a real difference to peoples’ lives? Then this could be the right opportunity for you to develop your skills in a friendly and supportive team in a beautiful area of the country.

Applications are invited from highly motivated, experienced and dynamic occupational therapists to develop a new role working with our partners at St. Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice in Winsford. The post covers 30 hours per week at Band 6 level. St Luke’s Hospice is a charity, offering specialist treatment, care, advice and support to many adults and their families every year. St Luke’s is a small hospice with a big heart whose ethos, values and beliefs are core to everything they do.

St Luke’s has 10 beds on their in-patient unit and a day hospice offering services Monday to Thursday between Winsford and Winterley Grange, near Sandbach. To enhance the care provided we are looking to recruit an Occupational Therapist with demonstrable experience in the field of palliative care.

This is a new post working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to develop and provide a range of occupational therapy services to support and enhance quality of life for patients and their families, allowing them to live as independently as possible. You will work with both small groups and individuals fostering a culture of re-enablement and independence. Your role as an occupational therapist will be highly rewarding as you see the positive impact you will have on people’s lives.

You will be expected to work independently as the sole occupational therapist in the hospice, with peer support from the occupational therapists within the Macmillan Cancer Rehabilitation Team, who are also based in Winsford.

You will be encouraged to become actively involved in an on-going process of exploring new ways of working and service development, with opportunities for CPD. Regular supervision and appraisals will be provided.

We are looking for a suitably experienced occupational therapist with excellent interpersonal skills, sound clinical assessment skills, and the confidence to work autonomously with a patient-centred approach, as well as being fully involved within the multi-disciplinary team.

Clinical expertise and good communication skills are required, as well as excellent time management and prioritisation skills to provide care to this group of patients living with long-term conditions.


The post-holder would be expected to be flexible across the entire South Cheshire & Vale Royal footprint. Flexibility is required from staff as we always seek to offer improved services to people we care for.


Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. We are the Lead Employer for Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) which aims to transform, develop and deliver health care services in the community.

The Trust has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following the recent inspection of its services and leadership and Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust has been named a Top40 hospital at CHKS Top Hospital Awards 2019.

Our clinical facilities are excellent, as we have invested in state of the art theatres, Critical Care, Emergency Department and our Childrens Wards (to name but a few). We have also invested in our people, ensuring we have the right number of the right people delivering care, fostering a culture of compassion, support and excellence.

Following an NHSI initiative to establish 29 Pathology networks across England the University Hospital of North Midlands is currently working closely with Mid and East Cheshire NHS Trusts to establish a Pathology network across Staffordshire and Cheshire.


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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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