We are looking for an individual with experience and a keen interest in Stroke rehabilitation to join our well established ESD/Community Stroke Rehabilitation team, as part of the wider Integrated Neuro Therapy team in Croydon. The team consists of Occupational Therapy, Nurse, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Administrative and Rehab support worker staff.
A key element of this role is ensuring the smooth transition of patients from acute to community services. The post holder will liaise with the staff on the Acute Stroke Unit at Croydon University Hospital (CUH) and the local hyper acute stroke units to facilitate this.
You will be joining a highly experienced and skilled team, enabling patients to maximise their independence in the community. Supervision and support is provided by the Band 7 Occupational therapist and In service training is delivered with the Occupational therapists from across the whole neuro pathway and the wider MDT.
We are continually striving to improve what we do and value our staff and their development. Interview Date : 12th December 2023Main duties of the job
The post holder will work as a member of the Integrated Neuro therapy team, providing OT to patients who have had a stroke, in the Community.
The post holder will provide a range of specialized rehabilitation OT input, to patients who have had a stroke, enabling them to achieve their full potential. The post holder is an autonomous practitioner but will work under the supervision of a Band 7 Occupational therapistAbout us
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.
Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.
Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
***** Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role.*****Person SpecificationEducation and qualificationEssential
- BSc or Diploma in Occupational Therapy.
- HCPC Registered as OT
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDINGEssential
- Postgraduate training relevant to Stroke
- Knowledge of a range of OT models and demonstrate being up to date with trends and developments in OT stroke rehab
- Awareness of clinical guidelines and NSF's in Stroke rehabilitation
- Postgraduate, incorporating experience in a variety of relevant core specialities, including stroke rehab
- Experience working as an OT with adults in NHS
SKILLS / ABILITIESEssential
- Previous OT Band 6 experience with adults
- Previous Community Band 6 OT experience with adults
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Identifies what attracts them to this specific post at Croydon Health services Trust
- Demonstrates a commitment and motivation to work with people with Stroke
- Flexible and adaptable to change to meet the needs of the service
Croydon University Hospital NHS TrustAddress
Broad Green Centre
1-13 Lodge Rd
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