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Advanced Occupational Therapist - Stroke, Neurology and Rehab

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a passionate and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with experience in Stroke and Neurology to join our growing team as a Band 7.

As part of your role you will be responsible for a defined area of the stroke service and manage your own caseload working without supervision. Clinical performance review takes the form of regular training, support, clinical supervision and peer review.

Undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner

Provide expertise within rehabilitative and neurological occupational therapy to other therapists and multi-disciplinary colleagues, patients and carers through specialist advice and education.

Provide clinical leadership to band 6 & 5 occupational therapists including bank or agency staff and therapy support workers within the specialty through supervision, assessment, education and development.

Lead the supervision and assessment of undergraduate/post-graduate occupational therapy students within own clinical area as required ensuring the standard of practice and teaching meets the standards set by a degree/higher degree level.

Lead evidence based audit and research projects to further occupational therapy practice, making and acting upon recommendations for changes in practice to improve service delivery including the formulation and implementation of occupational therapy service protocols.

Deputise for therapy team leaders as required

Main duties of the job

Be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of patients in your care

Use highly developed specialist knowledge, skills and training in the occupational therapy management of rehabilitation and neurology patients with acute and chronic conditions including patients in an acute, clinic and community setting.

Be responsible for the delivery of the occupational therapy service to the area co-ordinating, allocating and organising the work of junior and assistant staff to meet service priorities on a daily basis and ensure a high standard of clinical care

Be responsible for the deployment, line management, supervision and co-ordination of staff in the speciality. This includes discussing contentious issues with staff and the daily management of informal disciplinary matters, conflict and disputes

Undertake highly developed specialist assessments of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations/multiple-pathologies using investigative, analytical, clinical reasoning and assessment skills to accurately diagnose the therapeutic needs of patients. This includes using effective listening skills to receive highly complex and sensitive information from patients/carers.

Formulate comprehensive individual treatment programmes using highly developed specialist skills in assessment, analysis and clinical reasoning, and knowledge of a range of evidence based treatment options.

About us

We are an integrated care organisation with an outstanding reputation for teaching, education, research and innovation. Our 6,600 staff are here for 530,000 local people when they need us.City Hospital in Birmingham is home to the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, and our Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre. It's also the regional base for the National Poisons Information Service. At Sandwell General Hospital in West Bromwich, you'll find inpatient, paediatrics, most general surgery and our Stroke specialist centre. At the Trust, we also have significant academic departments in cardiology, rheumatology, ophthalmology and neurology. We have intermediate care hubs at Rowley Regis and at Leasowes in Smethwick. Our community teams throughout Sandwell provide integrated services for children in schools, GP practices and at home. They also offer both general and specialist home care for adults in hospices and nursing homes.In 2024 we will open the brand new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital - the perfect demonstration of our vision for the future. And we are investing in far more than buildings.We are dedicated to investing in you. It matters to us that you enjoy the training, support and opportunities you need to fulfil your total potential and build the career you really want.To make that happen, we've trebled our training budget. We've developed new career path frameworks and new ways to recognise your achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and personal specification.

Interested applicants are encouraged to make contact with us to arrange an opportunity to discuss the role if able arrange a visit to view the service.

Person Specification



  • Stroke Specific Experience at B6 or above
  • Line management of staff
  • BBTA Normal Movement Module
  • Lead therapist within MDT setting
  • Understanding of role with patients with cognitive and communication difficulties
  • Experience of working in both community and acute environments
  • Report writing and Audit


  • Basic Bobath Course
  • Experience using FES and Orthotics
  • Leadership Course
  • Involvement in research



  • BSc Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration


  • Membership of appropriate special interest group

Employer details

Employer name

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust




B71 4HJ

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