Community Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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NHS AfC: Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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£26,565 - £35,577 p.a.
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From 1st October 2017, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has joined together to create a new Foundation Trust which has been named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.  That’s why this really is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth career opportunities for great people right across our Group. 

Discharge to Assess and Rapid Access Services



Band 6 Occupational Therapist


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic, motivated individual to join our community teams as part of the developing Rapid Access and Discharge to Assess services in the community in south Manchester.



These teams are leaders in facilitating timely discharge from an acute bed and enabling integrated, coordinated care and support at home / in the community.



The teams comprise a new Discharge to Assess service, and the development of existing services in the community including Intermediate Care Home Pathway, Intermediate Care bed bases, Urgent or Crisis care and Reablement Services (Manchester City Council)



The services all provide a link between hospitals and where people live, and between different areas of the health, social care and third sector systems – including community services, hospitals, GPs and social care.



The post requires a skilled generic assessor, ability to problem solve and utilise your specialist therapy or nursing skills, perspective and expertise.



You will work with an appropriate degree of professional autonomy, possess excellent communication skills, have experience and knowledge of working within both the community and acute setting and be able to actively contribute to team working.



You will be expected to work across both community and acute locations as required following a flexible shift pattern, across 7 days a week from 8.00am-8.00pm.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Vicky Isaac at 291 2347

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 4053