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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Stroke and Neurology

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge?

Are you committed to putting each patient at the centre of everything you do?

If so, then this could be the job for you!

We have an rare opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Specialist Occupational Therapist, to join our Stroke Team based at York Teaching Hospital.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and developing patient focused Stroke Rehabilitation service. You will be responsible for providing specialist Occupational Therapy treatment and management of patients, providing rehabilitation to patients as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The successful candidate will be:
  • A team player who is dynamic, motivated, forward thinking and has good communication and organisational skills
  • Able to provide support to students and junior members of staff
  • Willing to develop services and identify potential areas of efficiency and improvements
  • Focused on delivering patient centred care, within a professional and caring environment

If you are both motivated and flexible, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, then we would like to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients, including those with diverse or complex/multi pathology presentations.
  • To formulate and deliver an individual goal orientated treatment programme, based on specialist knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options, using assessment, clinical reasoning skills and knowledge of treatment e.g. treatment techniques and principles equipment provision and other alternative options
  • To facilitate complex discharge packages and ensure effective communication across agencies
  • At all times you will ensure sensitive and appropriate handling of information in accordance with the data protection act
  • To provide training and advice on changes and adaptations to the patient's lifestyle considering the environmental, emotional, physical, spiritual and social needs
  • To address occupational performance and skills deficits enabling the patient in areas of self- maintenance, productivity, education, and leisure
  • To be responsible for organising and planning own caseload, to meet service and patient priorities. Readjusting plans as situations change/arise. Delegate duties to other members of staff as appropriate
  • To identify work related risk to staff and patients and inform Senior staff as necessary

The role is supported by several Senior Clinical Therapists, and will include participation in the in-service training, clinical and management supervision and will include opportunities for service development.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications


  • HCP Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Evidence of relevant CPD activities


  • Evidence of recognised post graduate training within specialist area
  • Practice placement supervisor qualification

Experience & Knowledge Required


  • Experience in a relevant junior role, including the management of a range of conditions, with evidence of additional knowledge acquired through formal and informal clinical supervision
  • Experience in occupational therapy assessment and provision of specialist equipment
  • Awareness of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy Professional standards for occupational therapy practice, conduct and ethics


  • Experience in the use of outcome measures to evaluate occupational therapy intervention
  • Developed / Specialist clinical skills within relevant area

Skills & Attributes


  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Ability to work as an effective member of the multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to present information, written and verbally in a clear and logical manner

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Teaching Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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