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Senior Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist with Specialist Neurological rehabilitation skills to be part of the established Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team in Central Lancashire.

The team are flexible in their approach to treatment and embrace the use of technology and other treatment modalities to offer the patients in their care the best possible outcomes for their future. In service training is offered as well as support for internal and external development within the field of Neurological Rehabilitation and leadership. Regular supervision is also offered as 1:1 and Peer supervision both band and discipline specific.

Main duties of the job

This is a great opportunity to further develop your skills working in a proactive neuro rehabilitation and stroke team providing assessment, treatment and care. You will work within a multi-disciplinary team closely linking with acute services,

Community Integrated Neighbourhood Teams and local GP practices. There will be the opportunity for the successful candidate to work with highly specialist Occupational Therapists and other members of the multi-disciplinary team, (Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Psychology) providing assessment and treatment for patients who require rehabilitation following a neurological event. Modalities within the team include the use of FES and Saeboflex, full training will be offered. You will work in a number of environments including clinics, patients' homes and other community settings including working with groups of patients delivering therapy.

You will work in partnership with Therapy, Medical and Social Work professionals, patient, carer and family. Working with voluntary, statutory and independent sector agencies within the local health and social care economy will be essential to keeping patients at home.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • Current professional registration with HPC as Occupational Therapist and responsibility for maintaining this registration
  • Evidence of CPD in related field of clinical expertise.
  • Current accredited field work educator



  • Understanding of the quality and governance framework and implications for practice including audit and research governance.
  • In-depth understanding of current NHS/government policy/Public Health/NICE guidelines on organisational change and the ability to adapt these appropriately to local service needs through publication of documents.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of lone working risks - policy and procedure.
  • Excellent time management skills



  • Treatment of a broad range of conditions relating to clinical speciality
  • Demonstrable evidence of improving and developing service and practice
  • Evidence of leading and implementing clinical change
  • Supervision and/or mentoring of staff/students.

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) .

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Ribbleton Clinic



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