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Senior Occupational Therapist - Stroke - Band 6

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Stroke Specialist Occupational Therapist 37.5 Hours per week Weekends and Bank Holiday working will be required on a rota basis.

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated therapist to join our occupational therapy stroke service in Lincoln.

Our stroke unit operates within a culture of a strong supportive multi-disciplinary team consisting of Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists. Therapists work alongside each other to promote person centred goals to enable positive rehabilitation outcomes and facilitate timely discharge from hospital.

The Occupational Therapy department is committed to providing an environment of excellent professional growth. We promote and enable regular supervision and appraisal in order to support professional development through skill accusation and training opportunities. We hold regular department meetings in order to promote effective communication within and across teams.

Main duties of the job

To provide a highly specialised assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of complex stroke patients. To support Band 7 Team Lead in delivering therapy services and support/lead the team in their absence if required. To develop specialist stroke skills for the Band 5 Occupational Therapists within the team and other team members. To liaise with patients, relatives, members of the multidisciplinary team and other agencies, and support complex situations and decision- making. To successfully and safely facilitate discharge from hospital to discharge destination.

To deliver evidence based specialist Occupational therapy interventions.

To work seamlessly with other MDT members to ensure a high quality client centred provision of therapy in order to maximise independence and support wellbeing.

To contribute to the MDT goal -setting incorporating physical, psychological and emotional needs for rehabilitation.

To co-ordinate treatment interventions working alongside discharge planning needs.

To provide training to patients and families to enable purposeful engagement in activities of daily living and support moving and handling skills.

To provide clinical supervision and leadership to staff as delegated by the team manager.

To provide a compassionate, caring and committed service for patients and families.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated

Job description

Job responsibilities

What should you do next?

Have a look at the job description and if you like what you see then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. your NHS needs you!!

Person Specification



  • HPC Registration
  • Dip.COT or BSc OT
  • Willingness to complete postgraduate study relating to the clinical area.


  • RCOT Member
  • ECDL or equivalent
  • Practice Education certificate/ APPLE
  • Post registration study relevant to Stroke.



  • Relevant post graduate Occupational Therapy experience within an acute NHS or Community setting
  • Evidence of participation in Clinical Governance activities
  • Evidence of active involvement in service developments


  • Evidence of involvement in organisations which support clinical practice eg COT specialist section
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Evidence of having taken a lead in service developments.



  • Well developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Competent IT skills
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Ability to provide leadership and provide support for team and team leader


  • Ability to work flexibly and proactively to meet the needs of varied clinical areas
  • Change management and leadership skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Able to meet requirements of preceptor profile

Specific Requirements


  • Commitment to meeting best practice standards
  • Commitment to providing person-centred care and occupation-focused practice
  • Demonstrated ability to complete PDR objectives.


  • Ability to travel across county and between sites

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Lincoln County Hospital



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