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Senior Occupational Therapist - Stroke

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Our Liverpool Stroke Recovery Partnership and South Sefton Stroke Early Supported Discharge Team (ESD) are looking for an enthusiastic team player to join our team as an Occupational Therapist.

Our ESD Team is an innovative and highly specialist team providing stroke rehabilitation for patients in the community setting. You will be working alongside a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team. There will be ample scope for individual training and development, service development and research projects.

This post requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a commitment to effective team working and skill sharing. The post holder will have experience working with adults with complex presentations, in particular Stroke. The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership qualities and be able to evidence supporting staff/student development. There will be opportunity to contribute to service developments that are both locally and nationally driven.

You will receive regular supervision/appraisal and have access to specialist training and learning opportunities in order to support your career development in this specialist field.

As this is a community based post, access to a vehicle with appropriate business cover is strongly advantageous.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have the opportunity to work closely with highly skilled multidisciplinary colleagues, your named supervisor and support of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner and Therapy Management Team.

The main responsibilities in this post include:

- To carry out an initial neurological therapy assessment to identify post stroke deficits and to clinically reason the need for further assessment and treatment.- To identify the most appropriate form of ongoing assessment including functional assessments, seating, upper limb and need for splinting along with standardised cognitive and mood screens.- To set patient centred goals, devise and regularly review treatment plans to achieve these.- To work closely with the MDT to identify rehabilitation potential and the most appropriate setting for this to occur eg stroke rehab unit / own home.- To communicate effectively with patient, family and wider organisations in order to effectively support patients recovery and co-ordinate a safe transfer of care / discharge.- To effectively manage own caseload, prioritise and delegate to Generic Therapy assistants.- To identify all necessary equipment to facilitate discharge and complete timely referrals to equipment supplier.- To complete clear and concise referrals to other services and co-ordinate a timely discharge to ensure maintenance of patient flow.- To ensure compliance with mandatory training and ensure all trust policies are followed.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

This job description is intended as a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the post and not a rigid, inflexible specification. It may be subject to revision to meet the changing needs of the service, following consultation with the post holder.

Through the course of your employment you may become aware of information concerning patients or staff. All such information must be treated as confidential. Breach of this confidence may result in dismissal.

Person Specification



  • Flexible and open to change



  • Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent
  • HCPC Registration


  • Member of Special Interest group



  • Post registration experience in a junior rotational post providing a broad experience in musculoskeletal / medical surgical conditions
  • Evidence of a contribution to clinical education of less experienced staff, students or assistants
  • Evidence of participation in audit
  • Evidence of the advanced skills required to plan complex and rapid discharges



  • Evidence of sound clinical knowledge and specialist skills relevant to the clinical caseload
  • Broad knowledge of current best practice in Occupational Therapy
  • Have an understanding of the legal responsibilities of the profession



  • Ability to manage own work load, determine priorities and delegate tasks
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to keep accurate legible patient notes
  • Teaching / Presentations at In - Service level
  • Able to evaluate and be critical of self


  • Competent IT Skills

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Broadgreen Hospital


L14 3LB

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