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Specialist Occupational Therapist in Neurology

Barts Health NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum per annum inc
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time
We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Band 5 Occupational Therapist ready to take the next step in their career progression into their first Band 6 role or an established Band 6 Specialist Occupational Therapist to join our dynamic Stroke and Neurosciences team. In this role, you will play a crucial part in the multidisciplinary team, working with patients who have suffered strokes and neurological conditions. Your expertise will contribute to their rehabilitation journey, helping them regain independence and improve their quality of life.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Conduct comprehensive assessments of patients' physical abilities, neurological conditions, and rehabilitation needs.
  • Develop tailored treatment plans, utilizing evidence-based techniques and therapeutic interventions.
  • Deliver one-on-one and group therapy sessions to enhance patients' mobility, coordination, strength, and overall function.
  • Collaborate closely with other healthcare professionals, including Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Nurses, to provide holistic care.
  • Monitor and evaluate patients' progress, adjusting treatment plans as necessary to ensure optimal outcomes.
  • Provide education and support to patients and their families, empowering them to actively participate in the rehabilitation process.

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality occupational therapy interventions to a wide variety of patients including the advanced assessment and treatment of patients, provision of individual and group education and treatment, provision of assistive devices (orthotics) and equipment, minor structural home adaptations and provision of complex disability management and advocacy services within the neurosciences and stroke pathway

To be an active member of the Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Team covering the following areas:
  • Neuro-Outlier Service
  • Acute Stroke Unit

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below

Person Specification



  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational therapy
  • HPC registration
  • Fulfils KSF outline for Occupational Therapist (Band 6)
  • CRB clearance
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy
  • Specialist Section Neurological Practice



  • Experience in specialist field(s) gained by experience in rotational position and specialist training to post graduate diploma level or equivalent


  • Supervision Training
  • Fieldwork educators training



  • National Clinical Guidelines: Rehabilitation following Acquired Brain Injury
  • NICE Guidelines: Neurological Conditions
  • National Clinical Guideline for Stroke for the UK and Ireland
  • NICE Guidelines: Stroke Rehabilitation in Adults



  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the Department and Directorate
  • Ability communicate effectively, both written and oral
  • Ability to offer constructive suggestions for service improvement



  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • The ability to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures.
  • Can demonstrate an enthusiastic, approachable and friendly manner
  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm towards teaching and sharing knowledge
  • Understanding of own Knowledge and Skills Framework and ability to identify learning needs and interests
  • Ability to self-reflect, carry out tasks of own job and identify what s/he needs to learn to able to do current job better oAbility to take an active role in agreed learning activities and keeps a record of them oActs in a way that is consistent with legislation, policies and procedures and abide by the Trust Health and Safety policies oAbility to support others in maintaining health, safety and security oEffectively carries out tasks related to evaluating services
  • Ability to take an active role in agreed learning activities and keeps a record of them
  • Acts in a way that is consistent with legislation, policies and procedures and abide by the Trust Health and Safety policies
  • Ability to support others in maintaining health, safety and security
  • Effectively carries out tasks related to evaluating services


  • Ability to identify and assess the potential risks involved in work activities and processes for self and others
  • Ability to identify how to manage risks and help others manage risks
  • Knowledge of current and emerging NHS strategy and policy

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Newham University Hospital


E13 8SL

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