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Occupational Therapist, Band 6

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Part Time
Occupational Therapist, Band 6 - Stroke (22.5 hours a week)

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our integrated stroke therapy team consisting of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Therapy Support Workers. We are looking for a candidate with proven specialist skills in stroke, who will provide therapy across the hyper-acute and acute stroke units.

The successful candidate will be passionate about stroke, motivated to develop their own skills and that of the service, and provide Occupational Therapy that is of a high quality and evidence-based. They will be keen to develop and support colleagues alongside the demands of working in a busy acute hospital.

Main duties of the job

To deliver therapeutic interventions, acting as a specialist clinician in stroke using the principles of Occupational Therapy in an integrated and client-centred way supported by the Therapy Competency Framework.

To support evaluation and service development in the clinical area in line with national and local drivers.

To support leadership and work within the Therapy team (stroke), providing an effective and evidence-based service through assessing, planning and implementing treatment programmes.

To communicate effectively with patients and carers potentially complex, sensitive or distressing information in order to provide patient centred care, to encourage self-management, maximise rehabilitation potential and to ensure understanding of the condition. Patients may have communication, perceptual or cognitive/ understanding difficulties.

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder assumes responsibility for the day-to-day management of the clinical area, in the absence of the team leader.

The post holder is supervised by a named therapist, who may not be present at all times. Clinical and professional supervision is in the form of regular clinical reasoning sessions, observed practice, peer review and formal training.

The post holder will link with the Band 7 clinical lead therapist to support the use of resources within budget. The level of managerial responsibility involves the supervision and appraisal of junior therapists, support workers and undergraduates, with the support of the Band 7.

Person Specification



  • Degree/ diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council
  • Experience of working in the NHS in the UK in the clinical specialty
  • Experience of supervising, appraising and providing education/ training to others


  • Have an understanding of the principles of Physiotherapy as well as Occupational Therapy in order to contribute to the development of an integrated therapy service

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Cheltenham General Hospital

Sandford Road


GL53 7AN

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