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Clinical Specialist OT - Stroke Band 7

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are excited to be able to offer an amazing opportunity for a Band 7 Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist within our integratedstroke therapy team. This is an excellent opportunity for an Occupational Therapist with stroke specialist skills and proven leadership experience to join a supportive and dynamic team.

We are looking for a candidate with proven specialist stroke skills, who will be responsible for the provision of expert therapy, across both our hyper-acute and acute stroke units. The successful candidate will be passionate about stroke and the delivery of a

quality service,leading onevidence- based practice and application of local and national stroke service objectives. They will be motivated to develop themselves, colleagues and the service alongside the demands of working in a busy acute hospital.

Hours: 30

For more information please contact

Vickie Hopton - Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

0300 422 3272

Main duties of the job

  • To operationally manage Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy staff working within stroke, including supervision, annual appraisal, training and general support.
  • To deal with issues relating to performance management (in consultation with Human resources and the Lead Therapist) to effectively manage staff within the clinical team.
  • The post holder will ensure effective stock control and use of resources to support budget management. This includes reviewing staff resources and skill mix to meet service need. The post holder assumes responsibility for the day to day management of the clinical area.

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust operates hospitals on our two main sites in Cheltenham and Gloucester, and we're one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.

Our workforce of almost 8,000 staff provide high quality emergency, elective and specialist care across a range of clinical areas

It is expected that all employees uphold the values of the organisation as our values underpin everything we do and describe the way we expect our staff to behave towards our patients, families and carers and between each other.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Professional valuesTo deliver therapeutic intervention, acting as a highly specialist clinician in stroke, by using the principles of Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy in an integrated and client-centred way supported by the Therapy Competency Framework.

Communication and interpersonal skills
  • To communicate effectively with patients and carers potentially complex, sensitive or distressing information in order to provide patient centred care, to encourage self-management, maximise rehabilitation potential and to ensure understanding of the condition. Patients may have communication, perceptual or cognitive/understanding difficulties.
  • To communicate effectively and work collaboratively with medical, nursing, other allied health professions and other colleagues to ensure delivery of a co-ordinated multidisciplinary service.

Leadership, management and team working.
  • To assume responsibility for personal development and ensure other team members are supported for development and supervision by continuing professional development, linked to appraisal.
  • As a senior clinical decision maker, support the managerial and operational leadership for the Therapy team in Stroke. To ensure an effective and evidence based service through assessing, planning and implementing treatment programmes.
  • To lead evaluation and service development in the clinical area in line with national and local drivers.

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with HCPC


  • Completed or working towards completion of relevant post-graduate study and experience of working at a senior level in this specialist area



  • Experience of working in the NHS in the UK
  • Relevant specialist experience in stroke and proven leadership experience
  • Experience of providing education and supervision to staff and students
  • Evidence of Continued CPD, including evidence of reflective practice, service evaluation and utilisation of best practice

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Proven negotiation/communication skills
  • Expert clinical reasoning skills with the ability to provide highly specialised and expert clinical evidence to colleagues and other healthcare professionals.
  • Evidence of a biopsychosocial, patient centred approach to management
  • The ability to inspire, influence, persuade and negotiate at all levels
  • The ability to operationally manage a service area including evaluation and making change as required
  • The ability to manage change and conflict to ensure resolutions with positive outcomes.



  • Excellent communication skills across the MDT, patients, carers and other professionals
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team, resolving problems as they arise
  • The ability to react in a flexible way to changing demands in service delivery, both operationally and strategically
  • Well developed leadership and motivational skills alongside team building and team working skills

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Cheltenham General and Gloucester Royal Hospital



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