As part of the formation of the new dynamic and innovative Trafford Community Response service we have a fantastic opportunity for those looking for the next step in their career.
Trafford Discharge to Assess is a new community NHS team that will comprise occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, and support workers. We will provide holistic assessment of people in their own homes following discharge from an acute hospital. Previously Community Enhanced Care, we are a small and friendly team who value our staff and their continuous professional development. We recognise the importance of work life balance for our staff and can consider flexible working to suit potential candidates. We are in the process of recruiting and with this refurbishing the current building to suit the needs of the new service. A brand-new learning, health, and community hub building that will bring together a range of health and social care services under the same roof.
Main duties of the job
As a valued member of the multi-disciplinary team, you will provide specialist occupational therapy assessment and treatment of patients following hospital discharge, to promote independence, maximise patient safety and inform further care planning. Being part of the Discharge to Assess process you will liaise with colleagues across all sectors to arrange appropriate support in the community and will be managing a caseload of patients ensuring a high standard of Occupational Therapy provision. You will work collaboratively alongside other community teams within Trafford, particularly the Crisis Response team.
With the above in mind, you must have postgraduate experience of working in the NHS and it would be desirable that you have experience of working in a rehabilitation/ community setting. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an appropriate level of clinical skills in occupational therapy; will be experienced in administering person-centred OT assessments, as well as implementing and evaluating occupational therapy interventions. You must have a recognised Occupational Therapy qualification and current HCPC registration.
MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of & 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 brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we’ve 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 new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more 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.
28 April 2023
Agenda for change
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per Annum, Pro Rata
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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.
COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.
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!
- Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
- HCPC Registration
- Evidence of relevant post registration training / CPD
- Relevant Postgraduate Training
- Clinical Educator
- Broad experience as a Band 5 in core clinical areas, Experience in the care of neurological disorders, common orthopaedic, COPD and understanding of common mental health problems faced by older people.
- Experience of teaching others and mentoring students
- Experience of timely assessments and developing and delivering care plans to meet these needs
- Clinical supervision and training
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Community experience
- Knowledge of speciality
- Evidence of involvement in policy and practice changes arising from audit
- Knowledge of current health policy and relevance to the delivery of health care service.
- Knowledge and understanding of complex medical, social and psychological needs of older adults.
- Knowledge of evidence base practice
- Knowledge of clinical governance
- Knowledge of managing difficult situations and conflict resolution.
- Ability to comprehend and work within Trust policies of data protection, equal opportunities and health and safety
Skills and abilities
- Clinical reasoning skills / knowledge underpinning clinical skills specific to clinical area.
- Able to organise and prioritise own caseload.
- Able to fully complete tasks within agreed deadlines
- Ability to work to time pressure as part of caseload management
- To carry out risk assessments and ensure effective risk management strategies
- Ability to delegate to junior staff
- Ability to pass on knowledge and deliver training to other members of the team
- Ability to keep accurate and legible patient
- Ability to work in unpredictable environment manage crisis and reorganise workload at short notice.
- Awareness of own limitations
- Contribution to staff Development
- Critical Appraisal
- Able to work as a team member
- Flexible attitude to change and new ways of working
- Car driver / access to a vehicle on a daily basis and ability to transport equipment safely in vehicle.
- DBS Clearance at an enhanced level
- In general good health and evidence of a good attendance record
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).