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Occupational Therapy Clinical Lead - Stroke

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a specialist Occupational Therapist looking for the next step in your career or already working at an advanced level and looking for a change? York Hospital Stroke Team are looking for a band 7 Occupational Therapist to take on the role of Clinical Lead.

Based at York you will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, supporting integrated pathways across acute inpatient, outpatient and community services. You will be providing clinical leadership and expertise in relation to stroke rehabilitation as well as driving service developments, quality improvements and outcomes in relation to the service.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have excellent clinical, communication and interpersonal skills. Be self motivated and enjoy working as part of a supportive multi-professional team. They will work collaboratively with system partners to improve the quality of patient care and ensure outcomes are monitored and reported on with clinical scrutiny. The successful candidate will work closely with the Team Manager and AHP Senior Operations Manager to offer advice and clinical expertise on local and national strategy.

They will work mindfully in accordance with the four pillars of practice, providing support and guidance to the wider team. They will autonomously manage a patient caseload and have oversight of the patients within the stroke service.

They will have access to clinical supervision from specialists within and external to the trust as well as professional support from the occupational professional lead. There will be access to training opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge in this specialist area. You will be encouraged to network locally and nationally as a source of development and support.

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 and Training


  • Degree or diploma in pre-registration Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Post graduate qualification relevant to post or willingness to complete
  • Evidence of significant post graduate training within specialist area


  • Practice placement supervisor qualification
  • Post graduate qualification relevant to post
  • Membership of Professional body
  • Course in wheelchair prescription and seating

Experience & Knowledge Required


  • Experience in specialist role, including the management of a range of specialist conditions, with substantial evidence of additional knowledge acquired through formal and informal clinical supervision
  • Evidence of ability to lead and act as an authority on the management of complex clinical presentations in a wide range of neurological conditions
  • Knowledge and understanding of occupational therapy Standards of Professional Practice
  • Significant experience of delivering clinical occupational therapy assessment and intervention with stroke patients.


  • Highly developed specialist clinical skills within stroke
  • Significant experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area
  • Experience of assessing for wheelchairs and seating

Skills & Attributes


  • Highly proficient organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Evidence of ability to lead engagement activities with others and understanding of the importance of good communication when implementing change
  • Ability to work within multidisciplinary teams acting as an advocate for occupational therapy and is an authority in the specialist area of stroke


  • Evidence of enhanced communication skills and the ability to use different communication methods and styles, relevant to specialty
  • Evidence of significant personal development in specialist area of stroke
  • Car driver with valid UK licence and/or ability to transport self across the community
  • Coaching skills
  • Counseling skills

Aptitude & Personal Qualities


  • Flexible & adaptable
  • Demonstrates professional curiosity, innovation, initiative, and proactivity
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team
  • Compassionate
  • Always demonstrates professional demeanour and inspires others

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wiggington Road


YO31 8HE

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