Skip to main content

This job has expired

Occupational Therapist Stroke

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
21 May 2024

View more

Occupational therapist
Band 7
Full Time

Job Details

Are you a Band 6 Stroke or Neuro Occupational Therapist looking to take the next step in your career? Do you want to work in a service where Occupational Therapists are well respected by the wider MDT, research active and supported to engage in service and personal development? If so, this is the role for you.

The specialist role would suit an Occupational Therapist with a keen interest and clinical experience in stroke, who would like the opportunity to continue developing their specialist clinical skills alongside developing their skills in clinical leadership, team management and service development. The post holder will work across the Hyper Acute & Acute Stroke Services, with close links to our colleagues in the Level 2 rehabilitation service.

You will receive regular supervision from the Lead therapist's to support your clinical and professional development. We actively support continuing personal and professional development through an established performance development review (PDR) system, in-service training and external courses. There are also opportunities to undertake formal postgraduate study. Career progression is actively supported and encouraged. Imperial has developed a clinical academic pathway where the benefits of research and evidence-based practice is supported and promoted at all levels of staff from band 5 to 8.

This role is a 12 month fixed term contract, and we would be pleased to hear from those who are keen to be seconded from their current posts, either within North West London or beyond.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the provision of highly specialised occupational therapy assessment, treatment and management of patients managed under the neurosciences, stroke and trauma pathways who present as in-patients with a wide variety of neurological management needs. These comprise acute, chronic, complex, disabling and life-limiting conditions.

To determine clinical diagnosis and treatment indicated and maintain records as an autonomous practitioner.

To ensure a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management and those of more junior staff providing a comprehensive and appropriate occupational therapy service to neurosciences, stroke and neuro-trauma.

To provide leadership to the in-patient neurosciences, stroke and trauma team alongside 4 band 7 neurosciences, stroke and trauma physiotherapists, and the Clinical therapy leads in neurosciences, stroke and trauma.

To undertake a significant clinical caseload working as an autonomous practitioner at a specialist level with other health professionals.

To be responsible for service development within the team, to implement policy and policy changes within the clinical area in partnership with MDT colleagues.

To deputise for the Clinical leads in the speciality.

To present a positive and inspirational role model for all team members.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Professional qualification in Occupational Therapy.
  • HPC registration.
  • Able to communicate complex information verbally and in writing clearly.
  • Evidence of Post-qualification training relevant to specialist area


  • Member of BAOT
  • Practice Placement course
  • Course in prescription of wheelchairs and seating



  • Specialist knowledge and application of OT assessments and interventions in neurological settings.
  • Application and interpretation of standardised cognitive assessments. Ability to conduct non-standardised cognitive assessments. Specialist skills in the management and treatment of cognitive impairments following neurological injury
  • Significant relevant, recent clinical experience in the occupational therapy management of patients who have a range of neurological conditions.
  • Recent, relevant work in an NHS environment


  • Previous Band 7 experience in relevant post
  • Experience of using clinical governance framework to monitor and improve quality of patient care
  • Clinical research experience

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Advanced knowledge of assessment and treatment approaches for the effective management of neurological presentations and conditions.
  • Advanced skills in the appropriate application of a range of techniques and approaches to the management of neurological presentations and conditions
  • Advanced clinical reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of the influence of psychosocial and cultural factors health/illness behaviours
  • Ability to pass on knowledge and skills to others in both formal and informal environments
  • Competent IT skills


  • Knowledge of recent NHS developments and their impact on service provision
  • Advanced computer skills for presentation and data analysis

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust




W2 1NY

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.



Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert