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Specialist Stroke Occupational Therapist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the friendly and highly skilled Stroke Rehabilitation Team on Lanyon Ward at Camborne and Redruth Community Hospital.

Lanyon Ward is seeking is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated part-time Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work within our Stroke Rehabilitation Team.

The desired candidate will have highly specialist assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and discharge planning skills of complex stroke patients.

This is a 37.5 hour post which will include weekend working where required to ensure the service is delivered according to patient need.

Main duties of the job

To provide highly specialist assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of complex stroke patients admitted to the Stroke Rehabilitation Unit from the acute sector. As one of the Band 6 Occupational Therapist on the ward you will be required to hold and manage a complex stroke clinical caseload and facilitate appropriate discharge from hospital. To support Band 7 Therapy Team Lead in delivering therapy services and support/lead the team in their absence if required. To develop specialist stroke skills for the Band 5 Occupational Therapy team To liaise with patients, relatives, members of the multidisciplinary team and other agencies, especially in complex situations and decision making. To successfully and safely facilitate discharge to the patients chosen discharge destination or other appropriate environment.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HPCP registered


  • Masters Modules
  • Membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy



  • Previous experience of working within specialist stroke rehabilitation
  • Evidence of an understanding of professional roles within the multidisciplinary team within stroke
  • Experience in leadership and managing a team



  • Highly specialist skills in stroke rehabilitation approaches and therapy
  • Highly specialist skills in psychological care post stroke
  • Highly specialist assessment and treatment skills in upper limb rehabilitation
  • Specialist skills in the assessment, treatment and management of visual deficits post stroke
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the management of spasticity
  • Specialist skills and experience in postural management and specialist seating

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Lanyon Stroke Rehabilitation Unit

Barncoose Terrace



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