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Community Occupational Therapist - CNRT

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a well-established, experienced and passionate team, committed to making a difference in people's lives. The Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team (CNRT) is a multidisciplinary team providing services across the county of Shropshire, including Telford & Wrekin, for people with acquired brain injuries and progressive neurological conditions.

The team has established links with key stakeholders, both within the county and the wider Midlands network, and comprises of registered Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Psychology staff in addition to our Support Workers.

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent communication skills, an ability to work flexibly within the team and be an open and positive individual who wishes to strive to see the best for both our patients and staff. A good understanding of data and the importance of evidence to underpin decision making will be essential to deliver quality and performance change.

We expect the very best from our staff - in return we can offer you the opportunity to work alongside experts to help you further develop your clinical and leadership skills, contributions towards CPD including external opportunities as service delivery allows, and an exceptionally rewarding job opportunity in one of the most beautiful yet dynamic parts of the UK.

Main duties of the job

To work as a key member of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) that is responsive to the needs of the local population, working flexibly to respond to the changing needs of the patient.

To complete Occupational Therapy assessments of patients with diverse presentations, with complex physical and psychological diagnoses, to inform treatment planning based around agreed and realistic goals.

To provide a high standard of Occupational Therapy care and work as an autonomous practitioner, taking responsibility for the management of patients, using robust clinical reasoning to inform care

To hand over care delivery as appropriate to rehabilitation assistants, and carers. To review this with an agreed timescale.

About us

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust provides community-based health services for adults and children in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and some services in surrounding areas too. These range from district nursing, health visiting and running four community hospitals through to providing very specialist community care through talented and dedicated staff.

Patients, carers and the public play a vital role in helping us to develop and improve our services and we are constantly looking for ways to work with local communities, patients and the public to innovate and improve. Have a look at the Have Your Say section of our website to find out how you can feed back your experiences and help us to continually improve.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached for further information on the role.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current registration with HCPC
  • Evidence of specialist post graduate training and education with older adults.
  • Evidence of core rotations



  • Significant Post graduate experience in a variety of clinical settings with experience in a community setting.
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary / multi-agency teams.



  • Ongoing awareness of recent developments in practice and research including NSF's/NICE guidelines.
  • Understanding of clinical governance and risk management and their implications for the service.

Employer details

Employer name

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust


Shropshire Rehabilitation Centre

Lancaster Road



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