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Band 6 Specialist Neuro Occupational Therapist: Sutton H&C Community

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year Pro-rata pa inc HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The community Neuro team is looking for OT's with a passion to work with adult neuro clients .

The role is an opportunity to work in a Community MDT who truly support each other & work towards our vision 'Investing in our patient community, empowering them to live well'.

We work holistically, towards patient led goals, providing rehabilitation & intervention to maximise patient's potential. We are patient centred & specialists within our field, using evidence-based practice & investing in our staff, so they have the knowledge, skills & training to do this. We provide intervention based on clinical need, utilising each other's expertise & our rehabilitation assistants to maximise our intervention.

Visits take place in patients' homes, care homes & clinics, so staff need to be able to travel around the borough & work autonomously. Many of the team work part time/ flexibly there is some degree of remote working. As a team we also feel it is important that we come together regularly for clinical support/supervision, development, communication .

These roles are the perfect opportunity for current band 5 or 6's who have had who has some experience & wish to further build on skills specifically in the specialty of Community Neuro therapy.

Staff looking for full-time, part time & or job shares should apply, we will be happy to discuss / explore possibilities with appointable candidates.
Interview Date:TBC

Main duties of the job

The Sutton Community Neuro therapy & Adult Speech & Language therapy service is a Multi disciplinary team offering specialist, comprehensive assessment & intervention.We work with adults in the Sutton area of South West London who have Neurological conditions.

The service has various pathways which enable us to deliver intervention to meet our patients' needs. Community Neuro provides intervention to Stroke survivors (including an Early Supported Discharge (ESD) response) and other complex Neuro conditions, such as PD, MS and MND.

The needs of our patients vary widely & our services offer rehabilitation, enablement & disability management interventions dependant on the patients' needs & goals.

We offer specialised multi-disciplinary therapy assessment & intervention to patients in order to promote quality of life & independence, by preventing inappropriate hospital stays, maximising rehabilitation, recovery, and self-management

Therapists are expected to work flexibility across the pathways.

About us

Sutton Health and Care is an innovative partnership of providers working across Sutton (GP Federation Local Authority Mental Health Trust and Acute Trust) to provide integrated services for the local community. As partners we have the exciting opportunity to put the shared vision for how health and care can be delivered into reality through the implementation of a service model for the provision of community services (adult and children) that truly integrates health and care, physical and mental health and primary and acute care.

We are committed to working with each other and commissioners to co-create a model which when implemented will transform the experience of the people who use services in Sutton and fit the vision of the Sutton Health and Care Plan and the national NHS Long Term Plan.

We firmly believe that the partnership will drive transformational change to the benefit of patients and the local health and care system, getting the system to deliver better person-centred outcomes and financial sustainability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document, which contains more information about the role and requirements.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Occupational Therapy diploma or degree
  • Registered with Health Professions Council


  • Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapy (RCOT)
  • Membership of a relevant specialist section of RCOT
  • Fieldwork Educators course



  • Relevant experience in neurology
  • Post-graduate experience covering core areas such as surgery, orthopaedics, paediatrics, neurology, Care of the Elderly, mentally health
  • Experience of MDT working


  • Previous community experience

Knowledge and Skills


  • Ability to demonstrate on-going CPD
  • Up to date with evidence based practice
  • Effective written and spoken communication skills
  • Ability to manage own case load
  • Ability to manage own time
  • Ability to work independently
  • Basic computer skills


  • Basic splinting skills
  • Experience of carrying out audits
  • Experience in supervising Juniors / Assistants / Students

Personal Attributes


  • Flexibility and able to cope with change

Other relevant requirements


  • Current Driving Licence.
  • Access to a car for work purposes

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


Roundshaw Health Centre, Wallington.



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