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Occupational Therapist

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton in Ashfield
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated Occupational Therapist in the newly developing Integrated Community Stroke Service within Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The current Stroke Early Supported Discharge team were established in 2009 and now has the exciting opportunity from March/April 2023 to expand and develop the service to be able to provide more access to specialist stroke community-based rehabilitation within the localities it covers. This high-profile community-based service covers Mansfield, Ashfield, Newark and Sherwood and receives referrals for patients following an acute stroke.

The service aims to facilitate a smooth and timely transition from hospital to home optimising stroke recovery, function and independence for the initial 6 months post discharge home from hospital.

The team has a strong ethos of patient centred care and high clinical standards. We are looking for an Occupational Therapist that has a keen interest in stroke care and rehabilitation and that is keen for a new challenge and would like opportunities for self and service development.

Main duties of the job

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients, wealso care for you.

We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To see the full detailed job description and main responsibilities of the job please refer the job description attached.

Person Specification

Knowledge Requirements


  • Ability to assess, plan and evaluate treatment.
  • Knowledge of equipment/adaptations and all aspects of ADL
  • Time management & prioritisation skills
  • Organisational skills and use of initiative.
  • Clinical reasoning and reflective practitioner
  • Self motivated and able to work as an effective team member.
  • Effective communicate skills
  • Ability to manage self.
  • Flexible and positive approach
  • Competent IT skills


  • Knowledge of local & National priorities
  • Pathology of the older person/Stroke
  • Knowledge of Risk assessment

Qualifications Academic/ Craft/ Professional


  • Degree in Occupational Therapy, BSc(Hons) or Graduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC State Registration


  • Membership of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists

Further Training


  • Clinical Educator course
  • Short courses



  • Broad experience in general occupational therapy application
  • Continued Professional Development


  • Experience with stroke patients
  • Experience of community working

Contractual Requirements


  • All appointments are subject to satisfactory medical clearance and the ability to cope with the demands of the role
  • Able to cover 8am -6pm including weekends and bank holidays to meet the needs of the service
  • Car driver - daily access to own transport
  • Full Driving Licence

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Kingsmill Hospital

Mansfield Road

Sutton in Ashfield

NG17 4JL

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