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Occupational Therapist B5-6 Development Post ICSNRS

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Lytham St Annes
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and skilled Occupational Therapist to join the Integrated Community Stroke and Neuro Rehab team, within the Therapies Directorate at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. If you are passionate about rehabilitation of stroke & neurorehabilitation patients, we are looking for you to become a valued member of our team.

The Band 5-6 development post will enable you to enhance your stroke and neurorehabilitation skills, as well as take up opportunities to develop as a Band 6. This will include the supervision of others, such as students and assistants, providing training and engaging in service development.

The team is a large integrated community team, consisting of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech & Language Therapists, Psychologists, and Integrated Therapy Assistants, working with patients in their own homes and some community clinics.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within the Stroke, Neurorehabilitation & Acute Brain Injury pathways with the option for flexible working.

Main duties of the job

The variety of Stroke and Neuro patients that we come across on a daily basis will allow you to extend your clinical knowledge and clinical reasoning in this field of practice.

Working within the service requires you to demonstrate excellent problem-solving skills and forward thinking. The ability to work within a fast paced and pressured environment is essential, along with having excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate must have a passion for learning, while demonstrating high levels of drive to improve their own skills and knowledge. You must also be patient-centred in your approach to your clinical practice.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

We recommend that all individuals employed in patient facing roles, or those located on a ward or department where patients receive a service should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a Community Occupational Therapist, you will be responsible for the assessment, treatment planning and rehabilitation of patients who have been diagnosed with a neurological disability or have survived a stroke.

You will be an autonomous practitioner responsible for supporting the discharge planning process of such patients, via liaison with the multi-disciplinary team to ensure discharges are timely and effective for patients. You will also have responsibility for managing a caseload of patients with a variety of complex symptoms, often including disabling and life-limiting changes.

You will be provided with the opportunity to develop your leadership skills and also to engage in, or lead, any service development projects with completion of your B6 competencies.

Candidates should be willing to support other team members in their development, including therapy assistants and students. This will include active participation in clinical supervision sessions and an in-service training rota.

We are looking to employ a candidate for full time or part time hours, with flexible working as an option. You may be required you to work weekends on a rota basis in the future, with current working hours being Monday-Friday.

We will offer the following support:
  • Professional support will be provided by the Clinical Lead Therapist as well as the opportunity to engage in regular peer-supervision with other team members.
  • Protected CPD time.
  • An individualised Job Plan which includes protected service development / audit time and regular Clinical Supervision.
  • Opportunity to contribute to wider departmental developments via Working Party groups.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HCPC registration



  • Able to plan and run treatment and know the use of activity
  • Good understanding of the core skills of Occupational Therapy
  • Understanding of professional conduct and confidentiality
  • Knowledge of current best practice
  • Awareness of the requirements of Clinical Governance
  • 12 months qualified experience


  • Knowledge of NHS systems



  • Portfolio of documented evidence of CPD
  • Able to plan and carry assessment and intervention
  • Ability to make independent clinical and professional decisions, seeking help and guidance as required, taking into consideration Trust and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Able to identify priorities, manage time and meet deadlines.
  • Sound planning and organisational skills (clinical and non-clinical)
  • Ability to work under pressure and recognise when support is required
  • Full UK driving license and access to a vehicle


  • Stroke / Neuro experience

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Ansdell Medical Centre

Albany Road

Lytham St Annes


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