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Static Occupational Therapist

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An opportunity has arisen for a specialist band 5 Occupational Therapist in the Neurology Division within stroke and neurosciences based within Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.

The post will rotate across hyperacute, acute stroke, and community based rehabilitation services based in SPARC at beech Hill and includes integrated ward working , the Community Stroke Service(CSS) and neurosciences wards including critical care.

Our stroke services point of access is via a neurology assessment unit which supports rapid patient assessment and diagnosis and is co-located with a 16 bedded hyperacute service and 28 bedded acute ward. Sheffield has an integrated stroke pathway including a 30 bedded off site rehabilitation centre and community stroke services. The neurology and neurosurgery regional wards include 119 beds covering neurology critical care, neurosurgery and neurology. Conditions seen include traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, central nervous system tumours and motor neuron disease.

Main duties of the job

This post offers excellent personal and professional development opportunities within well-established services. The post holder will have opportunities to supervise students and to contribute to the development of the service. The post holder will be supported by senior staff to carry a clinical caseload, provide assessment, intervention and discharge planning utilising their clinical reasoning skills. This will include cognitive assessment, and tonal management amongst other core occupational therapy skills.

Candidates must hold a full UK driving licence and access to a car as community working and domiciliary visits are a core component of this role.

Candidates will need to demonstrate:
  • Experience in core areas of occupational therapy including Neurology ensuring a good basic knowledge of occupational therapy practice
  • Evidence of continuing personal and professional development
  • Effective interpersonal, communication and team working skills
  • Strong clinical reasoning skills in assessment and discharge planning
  • Knowledge of Cognitive assessment and treatment planning

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • BsC/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HPC registration



  • Preceptorship experience in core areas of Neurology
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding of the role of acute therapy within the NHS


  • Work or life experience in healthcare or teaching practical skills
  • Work or life experience in organising and managing multiple tasks
  • Clinical Governance or Health & Safety

Further Training


  • Evidence of continuous personal & professional development
  • Good basic knowledge of therapy practice neurology


  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Clinical Governance

Special skills/apptitudes


  • Competency in Occupational Therapy clinical reasoning, processes and practices
  • Effective interpersonal, communication and team working skills
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to act on own initiative, organise and prioritise work and manage multiple tasks
  • Able to maintain accurate written records & statistics
  • Able to teach and motivate others


  • Understanding of therapy in an acute hospital
  • IT literate

Other Factors


  • Positive attitude to patient care and teamwork
  • Full UK Driving licence
  • Access to car

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