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Occupational Therapist at Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT (NHS Job)

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Job summary

We are seeking to recruit a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our team at Park House, North Manchester General Hospital. Park House is an adult inpatient mental health unit which provides inpatient care to services users with acute and complex mental health needs. The post holder will work proactively as a member of a multidisciplinary team on the acute inpatient wards for clients with complex mental and physical health needs providing an Occupational Therapy Service. They will work with the multidisciplinary team to create and maintain an environment that supports social participation, health promotion and inclusion, with access to resources and facilities required to achieve this. This will include identifying and developing links with other agencies.To be successful in this role you will need good communication skills, be flexible, organised and highly motivated. You will need the ability to build effective working relationships and be able to demonstrate a commitment to client-centred, non-discriminatory practice.

Main duties of the job

To manage a defined caseload of service users from the adult in-patient mental health service under the supervision of a senior Occupational Therapist. The post holder will work as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team and in partnership with other agencies and services, in line with the Care Programme Approach to promote recovery and social inclusion.

To apply person centred principles and evidence-based practice to assess, plan, implement and evaluate occupational therapy interventions. To carry out interventions in hospital and in the community including home visits.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world’s most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.


£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum pro rata



Working pattern


Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached detailed job description and person specification:

Staff benefits

  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discount


Person Specification



  • Degree level or more qualification in Occupational Therapy


  • Post degree training specific to Occupational Therapy



  • Experience in working in mental health services


  • Experience of working in inpatient settings

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

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).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


Park House, North Manchester General Hospital

Delaunays Road


M8 5RB

Employer’s website (Opens in a new tab)

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