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Specialist Occupational Therapist

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to further develop their stroke rehabilitation skills and knowledge, contribute to service development, enhance leadership skills, and engage in continuing professional development. This is a permanent, part time (18.45 hours per week) post with Newcastle Community Stroke Services. We are an innovative, award winning Multi-Disciplinary Team committed to delivering high quality community-based stroke rehabilitation for adults. We are part of a well-established integrated stroke pathway ensuring high quality stroke care from acute admission, inpatient rehabilitation to home. We are constantly evolving our practice to provide evidence based therapeutic interventions and use patient and carer feedback to develop rehabilitation pathways that meet our patient's needs. We are ready to welcome an enthusiastic, creative, and dynamic Specialist Occupational Therapist to our team.

We are a welcoming, supportive team, dedicated to improving the outcome for stroke patients and provide support for their significant others. We
  • Interview date: 14th May 2024
  • 18 hours 45 minutes /week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

  • To assess and manage patients with stroke in their own homes alongside the multidisciplinary team
  • To facilitate return to functional living for patients
  • to provide education, information and promote self-management skills to complement the patient's individual rehabilitation journey.
  • Driving is required

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a high standard of occupational therapy care to complex and highly complex patients within Community Stroke Services evidencing high level problem solving, reasoning skills and independence of judgement.
  • To provide day to day supervision of junior and support staff and students working in the specialist area.
  • To provide an in-reach service to acute and rehabilitation in-patient settings to provide screening assessment to determine which patients are appropriate for the service and co-ordinate and support a safe transfer home.
  • The specialist practitioner is the clinical lead for the Occupational Therapy Service within Community Stroke Services highly providing specialist knowledge within the Trust and externally to therapists and other health care professionals from secondary and primary care.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification



  • In-depth clinical knowledge of medical conditions / stroke and their effect on occupational performance.
  • Highly developed understanding of OT process within community setting.
  • In-depth knowledge of health and social care policy, risk assessment and management.
  • Extensive knowledge of a range of disability equipment.
  • Extensive knowledge of eligibility criteria and procedures/policies relevant to disability equipment, minor housing adaptations.
  • Highly specialist knowledge of moving and handling legislation and knowledge of current moving and handling best practice and associated equipment.
  • Excellent understanding of professional ethics and their application into practice. Good knowledge of clinical governance.
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Knowledge of undertaking research and audit projects.
  • Knowledge of team dynamics and team building.



  • Good organisation, time management, problem solving and prioritisation skills.
  • Supervisory, team management skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Commitment to personal and service development.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance.
  • Car Driver


  • IT skills.
  • Presentation skills.



  • Significant post-registration experience incl experience within stoke and physical health.
  • Use of functional assessment and activity analysis.


  • Experience of working with patients with physical disability e.g. stroke and reduced mobility. Team management.
  • Experience in supervising staff.



  • Degree/Diploma in OT.
  • State registered with Health Professions Council.
  • Post graduate experience


  • Member of BAOT

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



317 Trustwide


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