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Specialist Neuro Occupational Therapist

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The purpose of the role is to provide high quality occupational therapy to the patients with a wide range of neurological conditions, including those with complex impairments.

The post holder would work within an MDT that is supportive and dedicated to patient care. The post holder would work closely alongside a number of other disciplines within the team, and also with specialist nurses, medics, and others who are external to the immediate team.

The Community Neuro-Rehab Service (CNRS) is divided into 2 MDTs - the north team based in Aylesbury, and the south team based at Amersham Hospital. The post-holder will be an important member of the the south team.

Main duties of the job

To take a lead role in planning, coordinating and delivering occupational therapy to Community Neuro-Rehab clients as part of the interdisciplinary team.

To provide highly specialist occupational therapy to a wide range of clients with complex physical and cognitive deficits resulting from neurological impairment.

To take a lead role, as required, in the overall organisation and functioning of the community neuro-rehab service.

To provide clinical supervision to band 6 occupational therapists and a therapy assistant.

To act as a clinical educator of occupational therapy students

About us

Why colleagues think we are a great place to work!

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

Alongside NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme, you'll have access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

We are working hard to increase diversity at all levels within the trust. We believe a diverse workforce can have a positive effect on both staff wellbeing and patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities and care-experienced candidates.

We are proud to achieve the Gold award for the Armed Forces Covenant and support applications from the Armed Forces Community. Please contact (our Armed Forces Covenant Lead) if you would like guidance or assistance with your application.

We make employment decisions by matching our service needs with the skills and experience of candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification

Professional qualifications and membership


  • Relevant degree level qualification in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • HCPC Registered Occupational Therapist


  • Member of Specialist Section - Neurological Practice (SSNP)

Professional experience


  • Significant clinical expertise in neuro-rehabilitation (normally at least 5 years clinical experience of which 4 years within neuro-rehab)
  • Senior level multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of assessment and treatment of neurological clients with long standing complex disabilities
  • Experience of supervising junior staff (including occupational therapists and occupational therapy students)
  • Experience of managing a complex caseload


  • Previous work experience at band 7 level within the NHS
  • Standard keyboard skills



  • High level communication skills both written and oral


  • Experience of neurological splinting

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Amersham Hospital

Whielden Street



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