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Occupational Therapist

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Full Time - 37.5 Hours Per Week

We are looking for a motivated band 6 Occupational Therapist to join this integrated service. The successful candidate will be working with a supportive and committed team of professionals which include clinical psychology, occupational therapists, dietitians, physiotherapists, nurses, health care support workers and the Stroke Association. The role encompasses provision of intervention across the whole stroke pathways for patients within a Specialist Stroke in-patient Rehabilitation Facility, Stroke ESD and longer-term Stroke Rehabilitation for up to 6 months. Longer term support then continues with the Stroke Association, who work closely with the team from the outset and are involved to support the patient and their family throughout their stroke journey.

We are looking for applications from suitable therapists who have experience of providing stroke specific intervention within an integrated multidisciplinary team in a range of settings (patient own homes, ward environment, care homes) providing face to face and virtual consultations in 1:1 and group settings.

All Employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients.

Main duties of the job

Benefits to joining the team would include flexible and agile working, training and educational access and regular supervision.

Opportunities to connect with colleagues /share ideas and receive support will be incorporated into the working week. Continued Professional Development and innovation is fully supported and encouraged.

The Barnsley Stroke service is integrated within the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Stroke Network, providing the opportunity to engage collaboratively in a number of projects across the region, with the aim of driving up standards of stroke care

Working within an integrated multidisciplinary team in a range of settings (patient own homes, ward environment, care homes) providing face to face and virtual consultations in 1:1 and group settings.

You will work in close liaison with the wider MDT and other community therapy and nursing areas.

Assessment and planning interventions and therapy for patients

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To provide a specialist Occupational Therapy Service for the treatment of patients within the Integrated Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team (incorporating ESD)

To provide supervision, training and development of Basic Grade Occupational Therapists, other health care professionals, support staff, and of OT students, if present.

To undertake high quality evidence based assessments and treatments of patients within the relevant clinical area. These patients may have complex needs and multiple pathologies.

To participate in planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy services within the clinical areas.

To assess occupational performance, plan and carry out goal orientated intervention programmes.

To provide Occupational Therapy advice to other professions.

To assist in administration, supervision and development.


To prioritise and manage a significant caseload of patients within the Integrated Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team (incorporating ESD)

To assess for physical, cognitive and perceptual deficits in patients and to carry out assessment, treatment and using critical analysis to treat patients through goal setting, which is evaluated and adjusted throughout the patients period of care.

To assess the individual in the most appropriate environment and to be responsible for the assessment, prescription and evaluation of specialised equipment, taking into account safe use/risk to patients and carers.

To receive and communicate complex, sensitive and contentious information in a clear and effective manner with patients/family and carers. To overcome barriers such as hearing loss, fear, behavioural issues, language problems in order to maximise rehabilitation potential.

To collect and effectively communicate information to relevant agencies, acting for and on behalf of, the patient and carer, in order to obtain equipment or services, in order to maximise collaborative working.

Deputise for Band 7 in the management of the services for duties identified by them.

To attend meetings, provide detailed written reports, risk assessments, discharge summaries and other relevant information and recommendations. To communicate effectively within the Multi-disciplinary team, contributing to the decision making regarding discharge, planning and long term management.

To participate in the induction and training of staff within multi professional, multi agency teams.

To provide formal and informal supervision of junior grades of staff and rehabilitation assistants.

To undertake the education of Occupational Therapy students whilst on clinical placement within the department.

To comply with professional and trust policies and procedures, to take individual responsibility towards health and safety issues, undertaking risk assessments as appropriate.

To be responsible for maintaining own continuing professional development in line with trust policy and professional guidelines, and to undertake appropriate training and development to meet the needs of KSF/SDR.

To participate in service developments in areas related to evidence based practice, service delivery and clinical governance.

To contribute to the Occupational Therapy team, joint therapy team, multi-professional team and older peoples service development.

To be responsible for maintaining accurate and comprehensive patient treatment records in line with COT/BAOT guidelines.

To provide supervision, training and development of Basic Grade Occupational Therapists, other health care professionals, support staff, and of OT students, if present.


Patients and relatives and their carers.

Colleagues from the multi professional/multi agency team across health and social services, the voluntary sector, private services and medico-legal.

Service manager, clinical lead, nursing and therapists within the team and professional head of Occupational Therapy services.

Education colleagues

Medical staff

General public

Trust Values:

The Trust is committed to ensuring the highest standards of care and treatment and expects that all staff treat people e.g, service users, their carers, relatives, friends, colleagues, visitors etc, with dignity and respectat all time. The post holder must all time act in accordance with the Trusts Values.

For full description, please see attached supporting documents.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HPC Registration.

Personal Attributes


  • Demonstrate the ability to work under time constraints.
  • A Current driving licence and access to a car during the working day is essential (reasonable adjustments will be considered for any applicants who are unable to drive due to a disability)
  • Ability to work flexibly including weekend, evening and Bank Holiday working

Physical Attributes


  • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post. A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).


  • Occupational Health



  • Demonstrable post-graduate experience, in Stroke, rehabilitation or other relevant clinical areas
  • Demonstrable experience of Evidence Based Practice and Risk Assessment.


  • Experience of supervision of other staff.
  • Experience of audit/research



  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development and training in relevant area.


  • Clinical educators qualification or working towards achievement in 12 months.

Special Knowledge/Skills


  • Ability to demonstrate specialised clinical reasoning and treatment skills.
  • Good level of clinical reasoning, handling and treatment skills.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team, in isolation and on own initiative.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of NHS/Clinical Governance issues.
  • Demonstrate the ability to risk assess for own and others work area and caseloads.

Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


Stroke Services - Kendray Hospital

Doncaster Road



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