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Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist - Community Stroke

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you an enthusiastic Band 5 OT wanting to make the move to specialise in Stroke, with support to transition into a Band 6 post?


Are you an experienced OT looking for a Band 6 post, and already meet the attached Band 6 criteria?

If so CCICP is waiting to hear from you...!

You will be part of a motivated and dynamic MDT, including OT, Physio, Speech and Language Therapy, Dietetics, Psychology services, and Therapy assistants. We also work closely alongside Social Work, and the Stroke Association to provide a holistic service to our patients.

We have a robust in-service training programme, access to external training and CPD activities, and promote service development opportunities.

If you are employed in a developmental post, you will receive support to develop your specialist skills, with the expectation that you will reach competency for transition to the Band 6 role after 12 months with the team.

Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months relevant NHS experience.

If you have any queries about the role please get in touch, and we actively welcome you to visit us or shadow the team.

We look forward to receiving your application!!!

Main duties of the job

This is a great opportunity for an Occupational Therapist who shares our passion for good quality, holistic patient care and enthusiasm for ongoing improvements. Working within an integrated MDT to design and deliver our services better together, providing goal focused, person and family centred care to our patients.

You will provide specialist stroke assessment and rehab as part of our 'ESD' and longer-term specialist stroke rehab services for up to approx.4 months following discharge from hospital. This includes a rota'd weekend service in which you will be expected to participate.

The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills to be able to build rapport and provide effective interventions to patients who may present with cognitive or communication difficulties.You will be able to demonstrate good time management skills to ensure timely intervention and discharge of patients to maintain flow of patientsthrough the service.

You will be required to see patients in a variety of locations, both their own homes and in care facilities and must be comfortable with the loneworking aspect of the role.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of hospital and community services for people across East Cheshire (population 399K) and West Cheshire and Chester (population 357K). The Trust provides high quality planned and emergency care, cardiac, critical care,child health,maternity services and intermediate care at Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford.

The Trust provides over 500 beds and employs over 5,100 members of staff. A comprehensive range of community services is provided across 26 medical centres and schools through ourCentral Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership.

We have played, and continue to play, a proactive role in the development of Integrated Care plans across Cheshire & Merseyside and our local Cheshire East and Cheshire West Place-based systems. We believe, and it is the cornerstone of our five-year Trust Strategy, there is the opportunity to progress innovative, responsive and effective care in the best setting for the patient, be it in the hospital or out in the community.

At Mid Cheshire, our mission is to inspire hope and provide unparalleled care for the people and communities of Cheshire, helping them to enjoy life to the fullest.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The service covers areas around South Cheshire including Nantwich, Sandbach, Crewe, Northwich and Alsager. It is easily commutable fromManchester, Liverpool, Chester and North Staffordshire.

*The ability to travel is an essential requirement of the post*

The Job Description and Person Spec for a Band 6 Clinical Specialist Stroke OT is attached to this advert. If you wish to apply to start as Band 6 ready then you must demonstrate at interview that you meet this.

Person Specification



  • Previous relevant NHS Experience (Minimum 12 months)
  • Ability to travel for work purposes


  • Experience of working with stroke patients
  • Clinical Educator Experience



  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Ability to provide holistic patient assessments and set SMART goals


  • Assessment and treatment planning with stroke patients
  • Ability to problem solve and make decisions under pressure
  • Advanced Communication Skills



  • Demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement/CPD activities


  • Contribution to audit / service development
  • Teaching and mentoring staff / MDT
  • Relevant post grad training in Stroke/Neuro

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Specialist Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team, Ground Floor North Wing, Infinity House

Mallard Way



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