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Specialist Neuro Rehab/Stroke ESD Occupational Therapist

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the Integrated Stroke Early Supported Discharge and Community Neuro Rehabilitation Service.

The Integrated service provided both stroke rehabilitation and community neuro rehabilitation supporting service users with a variety of complex needs.

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established multi-disciplinary team comprising of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists, Specialist Nurses, and Neuro Rehab assistants.

This role requires the successful candidate to manage a clinical caseload across the county of Cambridgeshire. Their base will be Princess of Wales Hospital, Ely.

The role involves visiting patients in their homes, wards, or community gyms. There may be times when there is a requirement to provide clinical cover elsewhere within Cambridgeshire. The role requires agile working often using virtual consultation to manage a caseload. We will provide a smart phone and laptop to support this role.

Main duties of the job

You will provide comprehensive assessments and deliver evidence-based specialist neuro occupational therapy programmes. You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team in supporting patients with physical, cognitive, and psychosocial needs to achieve their potential.

We pride ourselves on the development of our workforce and provide a variety of internal and external training opportunities. The successful post holder will receive and provide clinical supervision and an annual appraisal.

The ideal candidate should be flexible and adaptable to support service delivery.

The successful post holder must be able to travel independently across their work locality, have a valid driving licence and access to a car for work purposes.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot use public transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities.
  • To assess, plan and develop specialist OT programmes for patients with complex neurological problems and a wide variety of complex needs with support from advanced practitioner when required.
  • To work as an autonomous practitioner within the integrated multi-professional Integrated Stroke ESD and Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team
  • To be responsible for own caseload and undertake assessment of patients with complex neurological problems and multiple pathologies using specialist clinical reasoning skills.
  • To identify patient needs, agree goals and provide appropriate therapy interventions relating to their physical, functional and cognitive needs. Provide adaptive equipment, rehabilitation programmes, and work with other OT colleagues to make recommendations for minor and major adaptations in line with current legislation.
  • To undertake holistic assessment of patients with neurological problems (including those with complex presentations and cognitive problems) making use of specialist clinical reasoning skills.
  • To use evidence-based practice, to ensure clinical care is effective and appropriate.
  • To promote independence and wherever possible to avoid hospital admission and reduce inpatient length of stay to ensure those patients receive the appropriate care in the most appropriate setting.
  • To work effectively and liaise appropriately with members of the MDT and other agencies by attending MDT meetings, case reviews.

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Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Degree or equivalent, e.g. BSc, MSc or Diploma entry level qualification into the OT profession.
  • Current HCPC registration.
  • Willingness to undertake Fieldwork/Practice Educator qualification.


  • Specialist Section Neurological Practice (SSNP).



  • Relevant post-graduate clinical experience in a variety of settings.
  • Experience of working in Neuro Rehab and post graduate training in the field of neuro rehab.
  • Experience of working with people with cognitive problems.


  • Experience and knowledge of housing legislation, minor and major adaptations.

Skills & Abilities


  • Good communication skills and report writing including standard keyboard skills and ability to communicate through IT using packages such as Word.
  • Experience of supporting unregistered staff including an understanding of clinical supervision.
  • Able to assess plan and implement care.

Knowledge & Understanding


  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and can define the responsibilities of others .
  • Recognises the limits of own authority within the role and seeks and uses professional support appropriately.
  • Understanding of relevant outcome measures.
  • Demonstrate proactive response to maintaining registration with HCPC and/or other professional bodies.


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Physical Requirements


  • Kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments.
  • To use moving and handling equipment to manoeuvre patients.
  • Must have access to a personal car and the ability to drive independently around the locality, due to the radius covered and lack of public transport in some areas.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Princess of Wales Hospital

Lynn Rd



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