Occupational Therapist - Stroke HMR Community

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist, to work within the Heywood Middleton and Rochdale Community Stroke Team. We are looking for an experienced and well organised individual with highly developed skills within stroke care. You will need to be enthusiastic, motivated and an appropriately experienced practitioner in stroke rehabilitation. You will need to be a registered Occupational Therapist whom can demonstrate your commitment, enthusiasm and drive to develop your own clinical, managerial and team working skills within the service.You must be able to communicate effectively at all levels, work autonomously and be able to demonstrate effective teamwork. You will provide high quality care in an appropriate and timely manner which is responsive to patients need whilst adhering to recognised policies and guidelines.

You will be supported through regular team meetings, 1-1 sessions, ongoing education with access to a professional team of nurses, AHPs and consultants to provide mentorship and support.A full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

Consideration will be given to part time working subject to the needs of the service, minimum 30 hours per week.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for providing specialist complexmulti-factorial clinical assessments, Occupational Therapy treatment and advice to stroke clients in the community as part of the Stroke Early supported discharge team within the Community Stroke Service.

The individual will manage a clinical caseload of clients, including those with complex and highly complex needs with support from the band 7 Occupational Therapist for highly complex patients andsupervise the band 4/3 support staff with caseload management

About us

Rochdale Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place destined to be different. Rochdale puts co-operation and co-design at the forefront of its health and social care. This is the place with community based integrated care at its heart. Rochdale Infirmary, and the adult and children's community services across Heywood Middleton and Rochdale, consists of professionals from health, social and voluntary sectors. A place leading the way in life-enhancing, integrated care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification

Essential Qualifications


  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Post registration experience as an OT
  • Experience of working across community settings.
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Broad knowledge of current best practice in OT.
  • Apply the OT process within a specialised area of work.
  • Have effective overall personal time management.
  • Able to analyse professional and ethical issues.
  • Have effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills.



  • experience of working in stroke rehabilitation


  • additional training in cognitive testing
  • Cognitive rehabilitation experience

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Rochdale Infirmary.

Whitehall Street


OL12 0NB

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