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Intermediate Care & Rapid Reponse
Band 6
Full time: 37.5
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Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Salford Care Organisation
£31,365 - £37,890
Salary period
Today at 23:59

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Occupational Therapist – Urgent Care / Rapid Response / Discharge to Assess

Band 6

Our new Northern Care Alliance NHS Group unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 19,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be.  This is a really exciting time to join our new team.


This an exciting opportunity to join our innovative, intergrated settings based in both the Community and Acute Trust.

As a large, successful Foundation trust, we strive to continue to Vanguard a progressive way forward in Health and Social care and seek passionate, forward thinking, hard working individuals to join us in the challenge.

The community environment is continually developing and due to recent major funding increases we are have the opportunity to offer the right candidates a position on our newly established rotation.

You will gain opportunity and experience of working across a variety of services including Urgent Care/Rapid Response and Discharge to Assess.

You will be expected to carry out excellent holistic assessments of patient needs and develop, implement and evaluate occupational therapy treatment programmes from a person centred approach.

You will operate as an autonomous practitioner and key member of the multidisciplinary team and have an influential role in supporting and supervising junior staff and students.

You will be responsible in supporting and coordinating discharges, leading complex case conferences and providing feedback to the team around patient pathways in aim to provide a seamless approach to patient care.

You will have a degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy and be a member of the HCPC.

You will be expected to have a broad range of experience managing medical, surgical, neurological, mental health and complex social care conditions and be able to address the impact these may have on an individual's ability to remain at home independently.  Excellent risk assessment skills and a flexible and dynamic approach to treatment planning are essential for this role.

As per the progressing picture of health and social care services you will be expected to work across 7 days and have a flexible approach towards your working hours.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.  Appointment will be based on merit alone.

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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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Hannah Malesa
Job title
Band7 Occupational Therapist
Additional information

Hannah Malesa/Joanne Cook Jameson
Band 7 Occupational Therapists
0161 206 2290