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Occupational Therapist-Integrated Community Stroke Service

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are a newly qualified OT with a passion for supporting stroke survivors, we really want to hear from you. We are passionate about delivering a high-quality Integrated Community Stroke Service and improving the quality of life for Stroke Survivors.

An opportunity has become available for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist to join our expanding team. If you are a great team player, innovative, an excellent communicator and have perhaps done a community or inpatient stroke rehab placement that you really enjoyed, then this might be the role for you.

The job would be part or full time over 7 days on a rota system covering the county of Worcestershire. We support flexible working, and the Trust is excellent in supporting well-being.

As a trust we offer a robust induction period and continue to promote opportunities for development through 1:1 supervision session, peer working and in-service training. You will be fully supported by the Clinical Lead for OT, Team Lead, Band 6 OTs and wider team to develop your skills and knowledge in this area.

Main duties of the job

Day to day, you will initially be undertaking comprehensive assessments of mild-moderate stroke patients, using specialist OT assessment tools to identify their personalised goals alongside the MDT. Once your skills have developed, you will also be engaged with the more complex/severe stroke survivors.

With support, you will start to formulate individual programmes of rehabilitation using clinical reasoning and utilising a range of treatment skills, targeting realistic and measurable, patient-led goals. It is also expected that you will offer support and education to carers/families.

You will attend the weekly MDT in which the team will discuss the progress of patients and identify goals that are achieved and ongoing. You will also liaise with other health care professionals within the Trust/Acute Trust and surrounding borders and with third-party service providers.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Some knowledge of current best practice in Community Occupational Therapy within a Stroke Service
  • Basic knowledge of the principles of clinical governance.
  • Ability to manage own learning needs.


  • Contribution to audit / service development projects

Skills & Abilities


  • Assessment and treatment planning with stroke patients.



  • Application of the Occupational Therapy process.
  • Use of functional assessment and activity analysis



  • Diploma/ degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Health Professionals Council registration
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Queen Elizabeth House

Queen Elizabeth Drive


WR10 1PS

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