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Specialist Occupational Therapist- Stroke and Neurology

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS 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
Are you passionate about supporting the recovery of patients through Occupational Performance following a stroke? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced band 5 or established band 6 Occupational Therapist to join SWBH Stroke and Neurology Team.

In preparation for our move later this year to our brand new Hospital 'Midland Met', we have secured funding to right-size our acute Stroke therapy team to meet the new RCP guidelines for Stroke, and are looking s to extend our already thriving therapy family.

Individual support and development is essential in creating a rewarding work place environment. As a Trust we ensure that both your professional and academic needs, as well as you personal development and wellbeing are prioritised. We achieve this through a structured supervision programme, access to both local and external training opportunities and regular team trainings. As a service, we aspire to become more involved in new research opportunities, and as such we are also keen to support individuals with an interest research.

This is an opportunity to strengthen and diversify the team, as such we are keen to interview individuals with an interest in specific areas of OT such as cognitive rehabilitation, upper limb rehabilitation and research.

As a band 6, you will have the opportunity to rotate across the Stroke and Neurology service, working on the acute and rehabilitation wards and with the community stroke service.

Main duties of the job

As part of this role you will be be required to utilise your core OT skills to complete assessments and deliver treatment plans to inform and develop individual rehabilitation goals for our cohort of patients.

You will use your knowledge and experience of rehabilitation to both deliver care for our patients and support the learning and development of more junior staff.

Alongside this, effective leadership skills will be required to direct others as needed and deputise for the band 7 OT lead in their absence.

In return, we can offer you access to structured clinical supervision with our most experienced team members to ensure both your clinical development needs and leadership aspirations are a focus. Regular time for training and development -both internal and external - to meet your individual needs and support you to achieve your learning goals will be provided.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see Job Description and Personal Specification for full details.

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    Person Specification



    • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
    • Professional Registration with HCPC
    • Portfolio evidence of CPD


    • Membership Royal College of Occupational Therapy
    • Membership of RCOT Specialist section - Neurological Practice



    • Sufficient postgraduate experience to demonstrate ability to meet the personal specification and fulfil the job description.
    • Able to write complex reports in English
    • Experience of working as part of a Therapy team and the wider MDT
    • Experience of delegating to and supervising junior Occupational therapists and Rehabilitation Assistants.
    • Specific experience within the field of Stroke/Neurology
    • Contribution to the clinical education of less experienced staff or undergraduate Therapy students


    • Experience of community services
    • Understanding of the cognitive hierarchy and it's impact on Rehabilitation

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust


    B71 4HJ

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