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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/ pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist to join Sheffield's Community Stroke Service where we strive to deliver high quality care and rehabilitation to stroke patients in their own home/community setting.

Sheffield's Community Stroke Service is co-located with a 31 bedded specialist inpatient stroke rehabilitation unit which forms the wider Integrated Community Stroke Service.

The successful post holder will work closely with the wider multidisciplinary team comprising of specialist clinical therapists, nurses, psychologists, and assistant staff to deliver evidenced based care and rehabilitation. The post holder will demonstrate excellent clinical reasoning skills, knowledge of stroke care and rehabilitation and understanding of the national stroke care and rehabilitation guidelines. The ability to evaluate and optimise delivery of stroke rehabilitation in patients home or community-based setting will also be key in the successful candidate.

Main duties of the job

Carry a clinical caseload including complex specialist cases, requiring clinical reasoning and highly specialist therapy, assessment, planning and prioritising own work.

Delegate clinical duties to therapists and/or assistants ensuring they have appropriate knowledge, understanding and competence. Provide training and supervision.

Gather, analyse and evaluate information to identify problems in partnership with the patient, carer and colleagues.

Select and use appropriate assessment techniques for the patient's own home and/or in the community. Make clinical diagnosis and apply clinical reasoning.

Negotiate, agree expectations and set appropriate, realistic and individualised therapy goals in partnership with the patient, carer and colleagues.

Set up equipment for therapy and ensure it is used safely by patients, carers, staff and/or students.

Teach, guide and supervise patients as individuals or in group.

Contribute to service improvement work.

Supervision of band 3/4/5 staff as required.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • BSc in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Specialist post-registration training programmes



  • Post-registration experience sufficient to acquire core competencies in Occupational Therapy practice for medical, surgical and neurological conditions and the knowledge and skill to manage a complex specialist caseload in the chosen field
  • Existing NHS experience


  • Experience working in Stroke

Further Training


  • Evidence of continuous personal & professional development
  • Good post-registration theoretical and practical knowledge of therapy practice in stroke


  • System one training

Special Skills/apptitudes


  • Competency in occupational therapy clinical reasoning, processes & practices
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and team working skills
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to act on own initiative, organise and prioritise work and manage multiple tasks
  • Able to maintain accurate written records & statistics
  • Calm approach to changing work situations
  • Able to teach and motivate others

Other Factors


  • Full Clean UK Driving Licence and own Vehicle

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Beech Hill

Norfolk Park Road


S2 3QE

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