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Discharge to assess
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
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Furness General Hospital
Barrow in Furness
£31,365 - £37,890 £31,365 - £37,890 per annum
03/12/2020 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Specialist Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

We are recruiting a specialist Occupational Therapist to provide therapy-based assessment and treatment as part of our Discharge to Assess team. 

The team will work to deliver a Discharge to Assess service.  This is an expansion of this new service to residents within the Morecambe Bay locality. The Team is currently based at the Furness General Hospital, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria and provides assessment and rehabilitation for patients on discharge to provide assessment within the person’s home rather than in hospital as part of a Discharge to Assess service.

The service operates over 7 days.

You will join a dedicated and motivated team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Rehabilitation technical instructors to assess, treat and also to support and identify discharge requirements, making referrals on to Health and Social care community services.

All assessment will be within the patient’s home at point of discharge from hospital

You will have broad previous experience within an acute inpatient, admission avoidance or community-based rehabilitation services.

You will have knowledge and experience in the assessment, treatment and goal planning with patients presenting with varied physical conditions and will be motivated to join us in improving our patients’ experiences and outcomes.


A Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy approved by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Registration with HCPC as an Occupational Therapist

The ability to travel to a variety of venues throughout the community to deliver patient assessments within an identified locality and to attend meetings

In addition to a comprehensive induction package we offer Team support, staff supervision and in-service training opportunities

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

About the Trust

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) covers a large geographic area which encompasses the Furness peninsula, the city of Lancaster and the Southern Lake District. It provides a comprehensive range of acute and support hospital services to a population of 350,000 based around Morecambe Bay. UHMBT is one of the largest employers in the area, with approximately 6,000 staff working across five sites.

What can the geographic location of UHMB offer you…

The Lake District, also known as The Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region in North West England. It is famous for its lakes, forests, mountains and fells. The Lake District is home to a great variety of wildlife. The lakes and mountains combine to form impressive scenery, so if you are a hiker, mountain biker, fell walker or just enjoy being in the great outdoors then this is the place for you. You won’t just reap the professional rewards working for UHMBT. Based on the edge of the Lake District, we really do have it all - sensational views, educational opportunities for all ages, affordable housing, and easy access by road and rail to Manchester, Liverpool and beyond.

Dedicated to Better Care Together

The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Foundation Trust wants to provide sustainable high quality medical services that fit with the Better Care Together integrated model of care – high quality specialist hospital services wrapping around community based teams to deliver responsive specialist expertise within both acute hospital and community settings and helping to keep people well and to manage their long term conditions closer to home. Plans have been approved to make some bold transformational steps to start to make the changes needed to deliver this vision.

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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

Mary Driver
Additional information

Mary Driver, D2A & Supported Discharge Team Manager

Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Mobile: 07970 037095

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