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Clinical Specialist Team Leader - Stroke

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
UHCW NHS Trust is looking for a Stroke Specialist Occupational Therapist to join the acute stroke services based at Coventry Hospital. The post holder will have joint responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Stroke team, working alongside the stroke therapy leadership team (See attachment for Stroke Team Structure).

The post holder will work clinically within the busy acute Stroke wards, providing highly specialist advice, assessments and treatments to a wide variety of patients. There are opportunities to further strengthen the growing partnership between UHCW and CWPT services, along the Stroke Pathway.

You will manage a team of Band 6 and Band 5 Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, both rotational and static, as well as Therapy Technicians. There is a very close working relationship across the many teams within both the hospital and the community. Successful applicants will need to provide evidence of team leadership skills and MDT working.

The Therapy service at UHCW NHS Trust is an expanding, forward thinking and highly regarded service and this post offers excellent personal and professional development opportunities within an established, supportive team.

*** Please be advised that interviews are proposed for 17th July 2024 ***

Main duties of the job

  • Provide a highly specialist, high standard therapy service, assessing and advising on patients care & treatment, as an autonomous practitioner within the defined patient group.
  • Lead the Therapy staff across the service area providing clinical supervision and training, liaising with other appropriate Therapy leads to ensure an integrated service is provided for the service area
  • Ensure development of junior staff through supervision, training and annual appraisal.
  • Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of clinical practice & service development within area.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and development of the Trust Occupational Therapy / Physiotherapy service. Take a lead for information management to ensure high quality data which is recorded, evaluated & reported in a timely manner.
  • Provide a source of expert clinical opinion on stroke for other health professionals, both internal and external to the Trust.
  • To participate in 7-day working patterns, including Bank Holidays.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Be professionally & legally responsible & accountable for all aspects of own work including the management of patients in own care. Ensure a high standard of clinical care for patients under own management & support more junior staff to do likewise.

Interpret & analyse clinical & non-clinical facts to form accurate diagnosis & prognosis in on wide range of highly complex conditions to recommend the best course of intervention, evaluate outcomes, reassess & to develop comprehensive treatment plans.

Undertake comprehensive assessment of patients including those with complex presentation, investigate & analyse skills & formulate individualised management & treatment plans to formulate specialised programmes of care.

Assess patient understanding of treatment proposals & gain informed consent in order to work within the legal framework for patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.

Accept clinical responsibility for own caseload & organise this effectively & efficiently with regard to the clinical progress the patient.

Oversee/supervise the caseload of more junior staff to ensure patients are prioritised according to acuity of need across the service areas.

Provide highly specialist clinical technical services contributing to diagnosis, care of treatment within the speciality as appropriate.

Maintain a clean safe environment ensuring adherence to Trust standards of cleanliness hygiene & infection control at all times.

Work with Consultants and other agencies to refer patients and develop the strategic & operational management of the specialist service area within the relevant professional service guidelines & practices.

Provide spontaneous & planned advice, teaching & instruction to relatives, carers & other professionals to promote understanding of the aims of the Therapy Department and to ensure a constant approach to patient care.

Regularly manage expected & unexpected clinical events requiring high & unpredictable levels of physical effort according to patient dependency & clinical need.

Abide by the appropriate professional body and the Health & Care Professions Council standards of proficiency.

Communicate effectively, plan, organise & work collaboratively with medical, nursing & therapy colleagues to ensure the delivery of a co-ordinated multidisciplinary service.

Comply with organisational, professional & Trust policies & procedures & be actively involved in reviewing & adapting as appropriate to own specialist field.

For further details of the job role please see attached job description.

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Employer details

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University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust


University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire

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