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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Stroke Pathway

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity to become a Band 6 Occupational therapist in the A-rated Stroke pathway at Doncaster and Bassetlaw teaching Hospitals (DBTH).

DBTH comprises of 3 geographical sites(Doncaster, Bassetlaw and Montagu Hospitals)and the successful applicant will rotate through all sites delivering highqualitycare as part of a dedicated MDT in Stroke and Neurology.

Rotation Include:

- Hyperacute stroke unit - Doncaster

- Inpatient Stroke Rehabilitation - Montagu Hospital / Bassetlaw Hospital

- Inpatient Neurological outliers - Doncaster

Successful applicants willwork with the MDT toprovide specialist Occupational therapy to patients of the highest quality across a 7 day rota. There is full senior support with structured supervision process in place.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 6, the post holder will play a key role in on-going service review, developments and delivery across the Trust's stroke and neurology pathways. There will be opportunities to participate in quality improvement and innovation projects. This is an exciting time to join the stroke pathway at DBTH with significant development opportunities to improve the current rehabilitation facilities using augmented technology to enhance patient experience and care at the Montagu site.

We have robust CPD and appraisal processes in place and you will be supported to develop your clinical and non-clinical skills.

The successful applicant will have 18 months experience working as a Band 5 Occupational Therapist in addition to post graduate experiencein Stroke and Neurology.

The post holder will support the Clinical leads, Therapy manager and existing Band 6 Occupational Therapists with the operational management of Occupational Therapy across the stroke and neurology pathway. They will contribute to the education, training and development of Band 5 Therapists, Therapy Assistants, multidisciplinary staff and students. The role will include quality improvement and service evaluation including audit.

As part of a regional stroke delivery network the successful applicant will develop links with other Therapists within the Region.

About us

DBTH is one of Yorkshire's Leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 440,000. Our services are based over three main hospital sites and several additional services employing over 7,000 colleagues.

It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities to grow their career, it's our pledge to help you Develop, Belongand Thrive, Here.

As an organisation that supports flexible working, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities.

We offer a range of benefits to support our people including:o Extensive range of learning opportunitieso NHS Pension Schemeo Generous holiday entitlement in line with Terms & Conditionso Comprehensive health and wellbeing supporto NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping and finance through external providers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached to the advert a job description and person specification for further details. Please ensure you read both documents carefully.

Please note, if your application is successful you will be required to present original certificates of qualifications that are listed in the person specification under essential.

Person Specification

Interpersonal skills


  • Ability to present information in a clear accurate and logical manner
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate a positive 'can do' attitude
  • Flexibility in approach to working
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Qualification / Training


  • HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of Post graduate training in specialist area
  • Degree / diploma in Occupational therapy
  • Hold a full driving licence and have access to own vehicle
  • Portfolio evidence of relevant experience
  • IT skills


  • Specialist training in cognition , perception and normal movement
  • Basic first line management Training / leadership training
  • Student Accreditation Course



  • Post graduate experience working within Stroke and neurology
  • Experience working in MDTs
  • Experience of supervision/appraisal of junior and support staff.
  • Range of experience across different specialities
  • 18 months experience as a Band 5 occupational therapist


  • Experience of participating in service development and quality improvement projects
  • Experience of professional 'cross boundary' working i.e. with physiotherapy



  • Reasonable level of physical fitness in order to fulfil all duties and responsibilities

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe Road



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