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Rotational Occupational Therapist - Community Stroke Service

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
25 Sep 2023
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and innovative therapist to join the specialist stroke team, working between the Worcestershire Stroke Rehabilitation Centre and the Community Stroke Service. The post holder will rotate between the inpatient stroke unit at Evesham Community Hospital and the community stroke service on a 12-month basis. This is an excellent opportunity to develop specialist skills within each of these settings, while contributing to the integrated and cohesive working of both teams.

Both teams are led by a band 7 Clinical Specialist/Team Lead providing regular supervision and support. There will be a variety of training opportunities including participation in in-service training programmes and regular joint working with specialist staff from a variety of disciplines.

The post holder will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a positive and innovative approach to service development and have a commitment to MDT working/skill sharing. You should have experience working within stroke or neurological rehabilitation.

It is essential you can meet the travel requirements of the post.

Main duties of the job

You will provide specialist inpatient rehabilitation to facilitate safe and timely discharges from the in-patient unit. In the community setting you will support stroke survivors through both early supported discharge and on-going rehabilitation, in a variety of settings to progress independence and improve quality of life.

Day to day, you will be undertaking comprehensive assessments of all stroke patients including those with multiple pathologies/co-morbidities, using specialist OT assessment tools to identify personalised goals. You will formulate individual programmes of rehabilitation using clinical reasoning and utilising a range of treatment skills, targeting realistic and measurable, patient-led goals. It is also expected that you will offer support and education to carers/families. You will attend the weekly MDT meeting in which the team will discuss the progress of patients and identify goals that are achieved and ongoing.

As a band 6 therapist you will support the band 7 in leading and developing the service, manage a complex case load of stroke patients and contribute towards the training of others.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in OT
  • Post graduate training relevant to the job role
  • Fieldwork educator qualification within one year of appointment
  • State registration with HCPC



  • Experience of working with stroke patients
  • Extensive clinical experience including individual and/or group work
  • Rehabilitation experience


  • Experience of working in multi-professional teams
  • Delivering training
  • Contributing to service improvement through use of audit and application of evidence-based practice

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
  • Ability to organise and respond efficiently to complex information
  • Able to meet the travel requirements of the role

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Evesham Community Hospital




WR11 1JT

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