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Senior Stroke Specialist Occupational Therapist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Praze an Beeble
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Pro rata
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The Senior Stroke Specialist Occupational Therapist will work across 7 days on a rotational basis, across the whole county as required, as part of the ICSS Team to ensure all patients who have had a stroke, have access to specialist assessment and associated care.

Main duties of the job

To deliver advanced occupational therapy for stroke rehabilitation. Providing specialist assessments and interventions for people with highly complex needs.

To provide clinical leadership, advice, and support for practitioners in health and social care working with people affected by stroke.

To lead in the measurement and evaluation of clinical practice in stroke. To achieve this through the use of evidence-based practice, research and audit.

To lead on clinical governance and service development within the stroke speciality in partnership with professional specialists and other clinical leads.

To provide clinical and professional advice to managers regarding the development of occupational therapy in stroke.

To support the development of stroke care along the stroke pathway.

To act as an expert resource for stroke rehabilitation during periods of absence of team occupational therapy pathway specialists.

To supervise, manage and appraise staff and students working in stroke services on occupational therapy issues.

To lead in the provision of high-quality teaching and training in the area of stroke rehabilitation.

To engage and involve local service users and carers in maintaining and developing the community stroke service.

With other team members, to deputise for the service manager either in their absence or where appropriate at relevant meetings /forums.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live her. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increase the numbers of people who use out services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • Professional registration HCPC
  • Professional Qualifications - Degree in OT or equivalent
  • Evidence of appropriate postgraduate courses and/ CPD to support practice when working with adults with stroke
  • Experience acting as an autonomous practitioner formulating specialist assessment
  • Experience in leadership and supervision of staff

Knwowledge and experience


  • Highly skilled in triage of referrals to the team, in line with service priorities
  • High levels of time management skills, working flexibly both autonomously and as part of a team with the ability to engage and network professionally
  • An awareness of national agendas influencing clinical practice e.g. NICE
  • Highly developed specialist knowledge of the theories and principles of therapists and their application in this role
  • Able to identify, plan and lead audits relating to service provision
  • Broad range of experience at advanced level in the field of stroke rehabilitation, including delivery of clinical services to people with unpredictable, varied and highly complex presentations.


  • Evidence of leading projects for service development

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Praze Surgery

School Road

Praze an Beeble

TR14 0LB

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