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Band 6 Occupational Therapist - Stroke

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

Based on the Stroke Ward - to work across the wider Rehabilitation Team as required

18.75 hours- Monday- Wednesday (Potential for more hours)

Leighton Hospital, Crewe

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist, with expert skills and experience of working with Stroke patients to join a dynamic, developing stroke service in Crewe.

Based within a friendly MDT on the stroke unit, with 8 acute beds and 20 rehabilitation beds. You will be part of the wider Rehabilitation team, including 2 further rehabilitation wards. You will be supported to develop as a clinician, have access to a robust training programme, regular supervision and support with courses. You will be welcomed into our dynamic team and be encouraged to actively participate in service development.

Main duties of the job

  • As a clinical specialist provide to a high standard comprehensive specialist Occupational Therapy assessment and rehabilitation service to stroke and rehabilitation patients and provide clinical leadership and support to delegated staff
  • To collaborate closely with the patient and members of the multidisciplinary and multi-agency team to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients
  • To continuously contribute to service development and innovation

About us

What we offer in return:

On commencing the role you will have a full induction. We offer regular supervision, setting individual objectives, promoting self-analysis/reflection and development. All staff irrespective of their post will be given equal opportunity to undertake a full variety of CPD to support and develop them in their role.

Service development and innovation is strongly encouraged alongside participation in audit and research. Flexible working environment and paid annual leave entitlement.

You will have a recognised degree in Occupational Therapy, HCPC registration, a full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle, or be able to demonstrate means of meeting the travel requirements of this post.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Duties/Responsibilities

  • To work autonomously to mange a defined complex patient caseload whilst working as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • To contribute to the delivery of the service in a variety of defined clinical settings, which may include in-patient wards, out-patient and community clinics and the patients home
  • To respect the individuality, values, cultural and religious diversity of patients, contributing to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs
  • To utilise advanced communication skills to ensure clinical advice and treatment programmes are delivered sensitively, taking into consideration the needs of carers
  • To gain consent for treatment and motivate patients to comply with treatment programmes, overcoming barriers such as dementia, cognitive impairment, hearing, visual or speech impairment
  • To comply with the Mental Capacity Act to gain valid and informed consent to specific treatment and intervention for patients who lack capacity to consent themselves
  • To undertake specialist clinical assessment, taking into account all relevant information and clinical reasoning to formulate evidence based individualised treatment plans in agreement with the patient
  • To implement specialist individual and/or group interventions for patients with diverse presentations and complex needs
  • To monitor progress and review treatment plans and interventions to facilitate the achievement of goals
  • To provide appropriate oral and written information for patients and carers where relevant
  • To develop and maintain good working relationships with other healthcare professions, social care and other appropriate agencies, to ensure integrated and high quality patient outcomes
  • To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team, contributing to decisions with regard to patient care programmes through attendance at ward rounds, case conferences and other multidisciplinary meetings
  • To maintain accurate documentation in line with professional standards, and local policies and procedures
  • To provide accurate and timely written information and reports to referring agents and other agencies where appropriate
  • To record and submit clinical activity data as required by the Trust in an accurate and timely manner
  • To ensure the safe and timely discharge of patients from the caseload, liaising with other agencies as required
  • To be responsible for safe and competent use of equipment including the provision of support, education and training to other staff, patients and carers as required
  • To identify appropriate equipment and adaptation needs, liaising with equipment providers, completing paperwork and complying with any tracking, stock control and maintenance systems as required
  • To be an active member of an evening and weekend on-call rota or rostered service, dependant on service need
  • To prescribe borderline substances as agreed with the medicines management committee, dependant on service need.

Education and training
  • To plan, deliver and evaluate formal and informal training to other health care professional staff groups, patients and carers, across a range of settings
  • To supervise junior staff and assistants, including the implementation of induction and competency training programmes to develop clinical skills
  • To plan and deliver designated induction and training programmes to meet the requirements of the Trust and student placements
  • To supervise, educate and assess the performance of the students, providing timely verbal and written feedback
  • To undertake health promotion activities across organisational boundaries
  • To contribute to in-service training and peer review meetings as required

  • To manage a specialist case load, demonstrating appropriate time management and organisation skills
  • To contribute to effective day to day organisation and provision of service, including the coordination of junior staff and assistants to meet service priorities.
  • To provide clinical leadership and support to junior staff and assistants, through case supervision, and the development and monitoring of competencies.
  • To undertake the appraisal of junior staff and assistants as appropriate.
  • To contribute to the recruitment of new junior and assistant staff including the planning and delivery of the induction programme.

Person Specification



  • At least 12 months experience working with Stroke/ Rehabilitation patients



  • Evidence of service development/audit



  • evidence of post grad study


  • experience supervising students

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Ward 6 Leighton Hospital



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