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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Stroke

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We asked our stroke therapy team what is the best thing about working with us and their response was that they feel inspired, passionate, fully supported and it is never boring!

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals has been designated the newly appointed Comprehensive Stroke Centre for the region. Following this there has been investment within our service to allow us to deliver 6 and 7 day working helping us to improve our SSNAP performance but most importantly to deliver the therapy our patients deserve.

As the successful applicant, you will work flexibly across both the acute stroke unit at Royal Preston Hospital including the HASU and ambulatory care and the stroke rehab unit at Chorley Hospital. You work closely with our community partners to ensure seamless transfer of care.

If you feel that neuro is your thing or if you are unsure about what direction you want to move in, we can offer you all the support and learning opportunities you need and a really thorough induction. The best thing about our service is that no day is the same. So if you're not sure yet, this role will give you the opportunity to have a go at everything!!

Main duties of the job

Daily life on our busy, fast paced wards at RPH and CDGH will give you the opportunity to develop your specialist skills in assessment, clinical decision making and early rehab of acute patients with a stroke condition. You will establish close working links with the wider MDT and have active involvement in training and development of yourself and of others.

You will have excellent assessment, decision making and communication skills to enhance your working relationships and interactions with patients.

There are lots of exciting developments happening within our service and joining us now would give you the chance to be part of this by building a stroke service which can meet the needs of our patients and provides the best possible experience and outcomes.

If you're reading this thinking this is the perfect job for me but I'm not sure I'm ready, then please don't be put off. Give us a call and we can discuss how we can support you developing into this role. There are lots of in house training opportunities as well as funding to access external courses through CPD Apply.

About us

Why not have a look at the twitter accounts: @StrokeTherapies @stroke_unit_rph and @rookwoodbLTHTR

Our Clinical Lead OTs for Stroke would love to chat with you and can be contacted by emailing or

Core Therapies were proud to take part in a video series '24 hours'. Take a look to get to know us a whole lot better:

The successful candidate will be expected to support a 7 day service model of care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our organisation, clinical management structure and culture provide a supportive and innovative work environment where you can continue to develop your skills and knowledge and play a key role in the delivery of high quality, compassionate care. Come and join us we know you wont regret taking the leap.

We are passionate about providing the best possible service for our patients whilst ensuring appropriate time is taken to support, train and develop our team.

We have regular in-service training as well as team meetings, band 6 forums and supervision so youll never feel on your own.

The band 6 Physiotherapy forum that meets each month that provides a safe space for discussion with your peers as well as presentations and training from a range of speakers.

Alongside this youll have the opportunity to provide supervision and appraisal to our Assistant Practitioners, therapy assistants and students.

Duties will include, but not be limited to:

We work in a fast paced environment and can promise that youll never be bored or short of things to do!

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • oOccupational Therapy degree/diploma
  • oHPC Registration


  • oPractice placement educator
  • oBobath
  • oBraintree - cognitive rehabilitation
  • oCore People Management or equivalent training

Knowledge & Experience


  • oKnowledge in the assessment and treatment of stroke and neuro rehabilitation
  • oCurrent knowledge of evidence based practice in stroke
  • oExperience in the management of stroke and neuro rehabilitation
  • oWide ranging experience of rotational areas with transferable skills
  • oKnowledge of the current agendas in stroke care


  • oExperience of audit implementation and analysis of results.
  • oExperience of supervision of others
  • oInvolvement in service development

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to manage a complex caseload and to problem solve complex cases
  • Ability to work as a member of, and negotiate within, the multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to use and advise on therapeutic handling techniques
  • Developed clinical reasoning skills
  • Knowledge of the current NHS Modernisation Agenda
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Skills in the training and development of staff

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