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Stroke/Neurology Team Lead Occupational Therapist

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year plus high cost allowance
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for a team lead Occupational Therapist for the stroke unit and neuro outliers service. We are looking for somebody who is forward thinking, innovative and has depth of knowledge and experience of Occupational Therapy assessment and interventions within a wide range of neurological conditions. You will be responsible for the day to day management of the service delivery, attending stroke governance meetings and meetings with external partners regarding stroke pathways. This includes the exciting opportunity to plan and develop usage of a newly acquired stroke specific therapy gym space. You will be confident in collecting data for SSNAP and using outcome measures specific for stroke/neurology. You will have skills and experience to manage a complex caseload, excellent knowledge and skills in moving and handling and complex equipment provision. You will have experience in supervising staff and be an accredited practice placement educator.

The Therapy department is committed to providing an environment of excellent professional growth and offers daily team huddles and regular departmental meetings ensuring effective communication within the teams. We incorporate CPD time, regular performance reviews and service development projects. There is also the opportunity to attend and engage in stroke specific MDT teaching sessions which are run fortnightly.

Main duties of the job

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
  • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021
  • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do
  • We are in the top 20% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment
  • Our staff rate us the best in the country among comparable acute trusts when asked if they would recommend the Trust as a place to work and when asked whether care of patients is the organisation's top priority
  • Our workforce are amongst the most motivated in the country we achieved the top acute hospital score in the country for staff engagement in the last national staff survey

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application accurately reflects where you match them. For further information regarding the role please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statement
  • Evidence of essential experience for role
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Canada Avenue



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