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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Stroke

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Band 5 Occupational Therapist or existing Band 6 seeking an opportunity to gain experience within the speciality of stroke?

Then we hope you will consider a role within our integrated stroke team at Bury care organisation.

An opportunity has arisen for a static band 6 Occupational Therapist working within stroke services at Fairfield General Hospital. The Stroke Service is a high performing, nationally recognised centre of excellence. As Fairfield is a primary stroke unit, you will have the opportunity to work across hyper-acute, acute and stroke rehab wards. You will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced band 7 occupational therapists as well as other specialist clinicians within the stroke multidisciplinary team. We would welcome you to join our dynamic and supportive team.

A development post from band 5 to 6 would also be considered for the right candidate.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced therapist at a Band 5 level or existing Band 6 who are well organised, seeking an opportunity to develop their skills within stroke at a Band 6 level. You will need to be enthusiastic, motivated and an appropriately experienced practitioner. You will need to be a registered Occupational Therapist who can demonstrate your commitment, enthusiasm and drive to develop your own clinical and team working skills within the service.You must be able to communicate effectively at all levels, work autonomously and be able to demonstrate effective teamwork. You will provide high quality care in an appropriate and timely manner which is responsive to patients needs whilst adhering to recognised policies and guidelines.

The service operates over seven days and as such some weekend working is required as part of the role.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential tomake a differenceand we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values -care,appreciateandinspire- to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

Person Specification



  • Degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy


  • Clinical Educators accreditation
  • Post graduate training in specialist areas

Professional Registration


  • HCPC registration


  • Membership of RCOT

Knowledge, Training & Experience


  • Proven post graduate experience in relevant specialist areas
  • Evidence of autonomous post graduate CPD in the form of a detailed personal development portfolio
  • Specialist knowledge of anatomy and physiology to underpin relevant clinical skills and clinical reasoning
  • Knowledge of how clinical governance affects practice, including quality, audit and risk management
  • Experience of liaison with other professionals and partnership working
  • Teaching and supervision of others
  • Manage conflict and defend own viewpoint effectively
  • Manage complaints or queries in a positive and constructive manner
  • Portray a professional image
  • Enable patient choice and participation and support others to do so
  • Involvement in and responsibility for service development activity
  • To have an understanding of and adhere to relevant Trust/national policies and procedures including, but not limited to, data protection, equal opportunities and health and safety


  • Evidence of relevant post graduate training/courses in specific clinical areas appropriate to post
  • Research and Development and/or experience
  • Leadership experience
  • Previous experience in a Senior role

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to work autonomously and take responsibility for specialist clinical caseload
  • Ability to use advanced clinical reasoning, making professional judgements in complex and challenging situations
  • Effective computer skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Enabling effective team working
  • Ability to work over 7 days
  • Able to travel across the Northern Care Alliance sites and community to meet patient need, access training and attend meetings
  • Excellent organisational skills including time management, prioritising and the ability to complete a task


  • Formal supervision and appraisal of others
  • Involvement in a cycle of audit activity
  • Contribution to the recruitment process
  • Addressing poor performance in others
  • Presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Northern Care Alliance, Fairfield General Hospital

Rochdale Old Road



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