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Senior Occupational Therapist

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The purpose of this post is to provide specialist Occupational Therapy Assessment ,and Rehabilitation intervention for patients on the acute stroke unit in Scunthorpe General Hospital and outreaching to support our Early Supported Discharge service into the community. The post aims to support effective discharge planning as part of a wider MDT. You would be expected to undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner ensuring the service delivers excellent care to patients.

The Stroke Unit at Scunthorpe General Hospital has a hyperacute unit , rehabilitation beds and outreaches to other acute wards to support other neurology in-patients.

The post would ideally suit an experienced Band 6 Therapist or a Band 5 wishing to progress into a more senior role. Development roles would be considered with the applicant supported to achieve work-based competencies in order to progress from Band 5 -Band 6.

There will be an expectation that you will participate in the 7 day working rota for stroke.

Main duties of the job

Perform advanced Occupational Therapy assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions. Use advanced clinical reasoning skills to provide a diagnosis and to develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.

Responsible for managing own caseload and a defined area of the service, working without direct supervision.

Supervise, educate and assess students, assistants and Band 5 staff and provide specialised advice to other health care professionals in the specific clinical area.

Undertake evidence-based audit and research projects to further develop own clinical practice and development of the service area. Make recommendations on changes to practice to the clinical lead/manager. May lead the implementation of specific changes to practice or contribute to development of service protocols.

About us

We're a large organisation with three hospitals located in Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole. We also provide community services in North Lincolnshire. Our 6,500 members of staff care for and support a population of more than 400,000 people.

We encourage all our staff to innovate and adopt 'best practice' so we can deliver excellent care to our patients. We ask staff to live our values kindness, courage and respect.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us. You could be one of them.

To learn more about Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, and discover the unique benefits on offer to employees, view our latest videos, plus more, please visit our recruitment website at

Should we receive a high volume of applications for this vacancy, the advert may be closed earlier than stated. To view a full job description and person specification please see attachments on this advert.

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We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children/vulnerable adults and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

Please be aware that all newemployees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check, if it is required for their role.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more detailed information, please read the job description linked below.We are committed to creating and maintaining a fair and supportive work environment and culture, where contributions are fully recognised and valued by all and staff feel empowered to carry out their duties to the best of their abilities. As employers we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff. This underpins our values as set out in the NHS constitution, supports us to be an Employer of Choice and ultimately enables our employees to support the effective care of our patients.

We strongly value the different perspectives and ideas a diverse workforce brings to deliver better outcomes for our patients. We welcome applications irrespective of people's age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Relevant accredited courses or experience to equivalent level
  • HCPC registration (or to be completed within next 6 months)


  • Evidence of Masters level study

Occupational Experience and Abilities


  • Variety of post-graduate experience in core clinical areas (min 1 year)
  • Evidence of a range of CPD activities associated with clinical area of post


  • Specific evidence of experience in the role related area.

Knowledge and skills


  • Experience of student/ staff supervision
  • Evidence of involvement in Quality Improvement activities e.g audit or service development activities


  • Evidence of working to support staff /students in relation to HR processes e.g absence management/ performance management

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust


Scunthorpe General Hospital

Cliff Gardens


DN15 7BH

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