Advanced Occupational Therapist

Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The successful applicant will lead occupational therapy personnel and will have overall responsibility for the delivery of a safe and effective service ensuring clinical, operational and performance standards are maintained. The role requires a close working relationship with the CABIS lead, utilising a collective leadership approach, to promote the growth and development of the occupational therapy service.

We are looking for someone who is suitably qualified and wishes to gain experience in this leadership role. The successful applicant will manage and lead occupational therapy personnel and will have overall responsibility for the delivery of a safe and effective service ensuring clinical, operational and performance standards are maintained. The role requires specialist assessment and treatment to meet service user led goals and rehabilitation needs.

Advanced occupational therapy skills demonstrating advanced levels of clinical assessment and rehabilitation skills related to complex neurorehabilitation, neurobehavioural and neuropsychiatric presentations.

Provide assurance to AHP Associate Director regarding adherence to professional standards for those staff for whom he/she is professionally responsible.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for providing and coordinating a comprehensive Occupational Therapy service to service users who have a variety of complex occupational therapy needs, diverse presentations and a range of mental health conditions, neurological conditions, physical health conditions, cognitive and/or learning disabilities.The post holder will work within multidisciplinary teams ensuring that high quality, individualised care is delivered which ensures safety, promotes and maximises independence.To deliver highly specialist evidence based Occupational Therapy interventions within the pathway.To provide specialist advice to Occupational Therapy and other professionals within and outside the Trust with regard to specialist area.Demonstrate strong leadership and provide clinical supervision to Occupational Therapy staff within the pathway, ensuring robust clinical supervision structures are in place.To provide compassionate care that is based on empathy, kindness, respect and dignity.

The Community Acquired Brain Injury Service (CABIS) provides specialist neuro and vocational rehabilitation in Sunderland, Gateshead and South Tyneside. Family and carer support is offered in partnership with third sector organisations. This post is based at Monkwearmouth Hospital and is part of a multi-disciplinary service developed for people 16 years and over who have sustained an acquired brain injury (ABI).

About us

We aim to attract and retain a diverse, talented and committed workforce, who are caring and compassionate, and therefore able to meet the demands of the modern NHS now and in the future. In return we can offer a dynamic working environment in which to build a career.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached job description for full details.

Advertising date : 14th November 2023

Closing date : 28th November 2023

We welcome your application.

Person Specification

Education & Qualification


  • A minimum of 3 years neuro rehabilitation experience.
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Recognised Occupational Therapy degree or equivalent


  • Member of RCOT Specialist Section in Neurological Practice.

Knowledge & Skills


  • Demonstrating advanced levels of clinical assessment and rehabilitation skills.
  • Knowledge of occupational performance need for people with complex neurological disabilities.
  • Experience of supervision and leadership skills

Skills & Competencies


  • Participating in vocational assessment and rehabilitation


  • Involvement in service development and/or audits

Employer details

Employer name

CNTW NHS Foundation Trust


Monkwearmouth Hospital



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