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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum, pro rata (incl of HCAS)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting permanent opportunity for a part time Occupational Therapist working 22.5 hours a week. The ESD for stroke team, based at St Marks' Hospital is a supportive multi-disciplinary team (MDT) comprising Neuro Specialists in Psychology, Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy, Therapy Assistants & Stroke Nurses who deliver high quality assessments and rehabilitation for patients who have been discharged from hospital following a stroke, related to their individual goals and needs.

You will receive supervision and support for your caseload from experienced Occupational Therapists in the team and from the wider Community Neurological rehabilitation service.

Your professional development will be supported and encouraged. Clinical care will be provided in patients' own homes, or other appropriate community settings dependent on patient goals within East Berkshire, but some cover to the West of Berkshire may also be required as part of the wider Community Based Neuro-rehabilitation team. The successful candidate must therefore be a car driver and have access to a car. We are a well-respected, established and forward-thinking team where there is a culture of continual improvement to achieve exceptional outcomes for patients.

Main duties of the job

The role will provide specialist Occupational Therapy to adults with Neurological conditions that require Rehab as part of the community neurorehabilitation and Earlier Supported discharge team for Stroke. You will complete specialist assessments, plan treatment and provide rehabilitation to patients who may have stroke impairments such as physical, visual and cognitive changes impacting on their functional performance.

You will work jointly and effectively communicate with MDT colleagues to achieve positive outcomes for your patients. You will use your skills to empower patients and their families to increase their independence through inspiring self-management and engagement in rehabilitation.

You will be able to manage your time and prioritise your demands to ensure the needs of each patient are met appropriately with the support of the MDT. You will have opportunity to participate in team training and service development. There is opportunity to also develop skills in treating progressive neurological conditions as part of the wider Community Based Neuro Rehab Team.

The post will be offered to individuals who are motivated, innovative and have experience or a strong desire to develop clinically as part of a dynamic, client centred service.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

We value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer.We work hard to create an inclusive environment where you'll be supported by friendly and professional colleagues to flourish.

Our values at Berkshire Healthcare:
  • Caring for and about you is our top priority
  • Committed to providing good quality, safe services
  • Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Benefits of working for us include:
  • Flexible working options to support work-life balance
  • 27 days' annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Excellent learning and career development opportunities
  • 'Cycle to Work' and car leasing scheme including electric vehicles
  • Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services
  • Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants
  • Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities, the environment and armed forces community to support equality
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and special leave
  • Free parking across Trust sites

If you share our values and would like to come and work for us, please submit your application as soon as possible as we'll occasionally close roles early that have a high number of applications.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the role, please see attached job description and person specification. We strongly encourage you to review how you meet the criteria in the person specification and write about this point-by-point in your supporting statement for the best chance of being shortlisted. For further application tips see the help with your application document attached once you click apply.

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, you belong at Berkshire Healthcare!

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Occupational therapy
  • HCPC Registration


  • Formal post-graduate qualification in a relevant area
  • Membership of relevant special interest group
  • Post-graduate training in a relevant clinical speciality
  • Relevant splinting course / willingness to undertake

Previous Experience


  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Experience of appraising staff
  • Experience of audits
  • Experience of appraising staf
  • Experience of audits
  • Experience of liaising with social Care in the UK


  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a senior Occupational Therapist
  • Therapist in a relevant clinical area
  • Therapist in a relevant clinical area Post graduate experience within specialist neurological service
  • Experience of formal and informal teaching
  • Experience of working in a multi disciplinary team setting

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Able to demonstrate confidence in own decisions
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Drive and enthusiasm for clinical excellence and clinical development of the team
  • Forward Thinking
  • Ability to work independently
  • Presentation Skills
  • Computer skills
  • Evidence of own self development through PDP
  • Ability to develop others through CPD / PDP / In-service training
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Able to maintain judgement under pressure
  • Understanding of social services in the United Kingdom
  • Willingness to learn


  • Proven clinical leadership ability
  • Highly specialist knowledge of Occupational Therapy in management of patients with neurological conditions
  • Understanding national policies /guidelines relevant to the area
  • Knowledge of Assistive Technology for neuro patients
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its relevance to this clinical area
  • Knowledge of Audit and Research
  • Ability to pass on skills and knowledge to others - both formally and informally

Additional Requirements


  • Occupational Health Clearance
  • DBS clearance
  • Hold a valid UK Driving licence and have a vehicle to drive to patients houses and community locations.

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Early Supported Discharge



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