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Specialist Stroke Occupational Therapist (Rotational)

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialist band 6 Occupational Therapist to work as part of a specialised Stroke rotation,working in the Acute, Community and Intermediate Care settings.

There have been significant developments within our stroke speciality rotation, where Occupational Therapy is taking a leading role. The team have created and lead therapy music groups, along with a brunch rehabilitation group. Further rehabilitation groups, in conjunction with other Allied Health Profession colleagues are being launched to increase the rehabilitation offer to our stroke patients.

As part of your role, there will also be the opportunity to lead on one of the Quality Improvement projects across the stroke pathway to develop our stroke service further, for which you will be supported by both the Occupational Therapy team leads and our Advanced Clinical Practitioner.

You will also have the opportunity to gain experience by working closely within a broad multi-disciplinary team, including an Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language, Dieticians and Specialist Stroke nurses, all of whom provide a high level of rehabilitation to patients following stroke throughout their journey from the acute to community rehabilitation settings.

Main duties of the job

To provide a specialist Occupational Therapy Service to Stroke patients as delegated and directed by the Stroke Team Leads.

To be responsible for a delegated caseload of patients, to assess patient needs, plan intervention and evaluate patient care within objectives, protocols and procedures of the service.

To promote integrated, multidisciplinary working practices that supports a seamless transition of care.

To support the Team Lead OT, Advanced Clinical Practitioner in Stroke Rehab, Professional Lead OT and Service Manager with service development, helping to implement policy and policy changes and to set and monitor standards of practice.

To delegate work to and assist in the supervision of band 5 OT, OT apprentice and OT support staff, providing training as required.

About us

A wide range of staff benefits are available to our staff including staff development, enrolment in the NHS pension scheme, auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service, access to nurseries at EDGH and Conquest, staff restaurants and on-site staff accommodation.In addition to an internal Occupational Health department, all staff also have access to free psychological support through our confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available to staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Onsite parking is available from only �30 a year.There has never been a better time to join East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, submit your application today.

As part of the Stroke specialist therapy team, you will be joining a large, supportive team who are passionate about caring for the residents of East Sussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A regular in-service training programme is offered throughout your specialised rotations, along with regular wellbeing and supervision sessions. There will also be the opportunity to attend and engage with the Stroke Community of Practice, which has both internal and external speakers presenting topics of interest for clinicians throughout the stroke pathway. This will also provide an excellent networking opportunity for you.

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy.
  • Current registration with HCPC.
  • Postgraduate qualification or evidence of relevant post-qualification professional development


  • Specialist postgraduate qualification
  • Practice Placement Education Certificate



  • Significant rotational experience
  • Experience in Acute setting
  • Experience of Neurological conditions


  • Experience of multi-professional working.



  • Evidence of continued professional development in previous year.
  • Knowledge of client centred practice
  • Awareness of clinical governance and understanding of the NHS and challenges facing service delivery.


  • Specialist client group knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Eastbourne District General Hospital

Kings Drive


BN21 2UD

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