Stroke Occupational Therapist (Band 5 or 6)

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
South Petherton
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
8 Oct 2023

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Mental health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Stroke Occupational Therapist based out of Shepton Mallet Hospital covering Community Stroke and ESD Caseload.

Band 5/6

Do you want to be part of an exciting and growing Stroke and ABI Service, whohave been awarded an innovation award by the Community Hospitals Innovation Team?

If this sounds exciting and appeals to you, then consider applying today!

Main duties of the job

This is a role to manage the needs of our busy community stroke service covering the East of the county.

This innovative service delivers intensive rehabilitation within patients' homes using state-of-the-art mobile technology, ensuring patients are kept at the centre of all decisions, goals, intervention and discharge plans. The team consists of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists and Rehabilitation Assistants jointly providing seamless services to patients within their homes and along the whole stroke pathway.

We strive to use current best practice and do so by regularly reviewing our service and adapting to provide patients with the best possible outcomes using evidence based practice.

To support this service, we require an additional Occupational Therapist at 37.5 hours per week hours per week to work as part of the team and contribute to the efficient countywide service.

Please contact Abbie McCormack 07799133448 for further info.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Post Holder Will:-Provide a high standard of Occupational Therapy within the service.Provide specialist assessment, treatment plans and interventions to Stroke and ABI patient in both patients homes, and community hospital setting using a variety of treatment provision methods.

Participate in the development of the Service in the community and within the Community hospital bedded environments.

Provide advice regarding the rehabilitation management of patients to families, carers and other members of the MDT.

Provide support, guidance and training to Rehabilitation assistants, Assistant Practitioners, Band 5 therapists and students.

Responsibility for a caseload of complex patients within both the community and the community hospital bedded environments.Act as Clinical Supervisor and undertake Managerial Supervision, including Appraisal, for Rehabilitation Assistants and Band 5 Occupational Therapists.

Work their hours over 7 days, including out of hours, weekends and bank holidays, to meet the needs of the service.

Be a car driver with a valid driving licence or have access to transport with appropriate business insurance in order to travel throughout the Trust, to meet the needs of the service

Please see attached job description and person spec.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Diploma / degree in O.T.
  • HPC Registration
  • Membership of COT
  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio including attendance at recent postgraduate courses


  • Wheelchair accreditation
  • Post graduate accredited course in Stroke rehabilitation Care of the Elderly and/or Rehabilitation/Neurology
  • Membership of relevant COT special interest group

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


  • Proven post graduate experience with extensive clinical experience relevant to the post
  • Experience of a wide range of clinical rehabilitation areas of practice to include elderly patients with complex multipathology, neurological, orthopaedics etc
  • Car owner and driver, willingness to travel


  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in a Community Hospital setting
  • Experience of lone working
  • Experience of service development and review

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


South Petherton Hospital

Bernard Way

South Petherton

TA13 5EF

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