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Specialist Occupational Therapist in Stroke

Barts Health NHS Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 per annum inc
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Barts Health NHS Trust is one of Britain's leading healthcare providers and the largest Trust within the NHS. We are looking for the best talent to work in our ambitious healthcare organisation. In return, Barts Health will provide excellent professional development, education and research opportunities.

We have a Band 6 Occupational Therapist (1.0 WTE) opportunity in our specialist Acute Stroke Rehabilitation and Neurosciences Team across the Newham University Hospital (NUH) site. We are looking for a dynamic individual with excellent clinical and communication skills, who will foster multi-disciplinary relationships and team working.

You will be supported by a team of highly experienced Clinical Leads and Band 7 Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist on site as well as peer network (cross site including Royal London Hospital, St Bartholomew's Hospital, Whipps Cross University Hospital) and education and research leads across the trust.

The NUH Therapy Team is dynamic and creative, working closely with colleagues from other disciplines to deliver high quality, patient-centred care. Excellent career opportunities are provided by newly created practice development OT, well established Quality Improvement team and educational academy providing excellent link to university base modules for career progression.

We offer you opportunities to work across the following areas:
  • Acute Stroke Unit
  • Neuro-Outlier Service

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality occupational therapy interventions to a wide variety of patients including the advanced assessment and treatment of patients, provision of individual and group education and treatment, provision of assistive devices (orthotics) and equipment, minor structural home adaptations and provision of complex disability management and advocacy services within the stroke pathway

To be an active member of the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Team covering the following areas:
  • Acute Stroke Unit
  • Neuro-Outlier Service

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which ourWeCarevalues and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Experience in specialist field(s) gained by experience in rotational position and specialist training to post graduate diploma level or equivalent



  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the Department and Directorate
  • Ability communicates effectively, both written and oral
  • Ability to offer constructive suggestions for service improvement



  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational therapy
  • HPC registration
  • Fulfils KSF outline for Occupational Therapist (Band 5)
  • CRB clearance
  • Evidence of CPD



  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • The ability to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures.
  • Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner
  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge
  • Understanding of own Knowledge and Skills Framework and ability to identify learning needs and interests
  • Ability to self-reflect, carry out tasks of own job and identify what s/he needs to learn to able to do current job better
  • Ability to take an active role in agreed learning activities and keeps a record of them
  • Acts in a way that is consistent with legislation, policies and procedures and abide by the Trust Health and Safety policies
  • Ability to support others in maintaining health, safety and security
  • Effectively carries out tasks related to evaluating services

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Newham University Hospital


E13 8SL

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