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Senior Occupational Therapist Community Stroke Service

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an experienced, forward thinking Occupational Therapist to join the Community Stroke Service here in Herefordshire.

You will be working as part of an skillful and supportive multi-disciplinary team alongside other Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Therapy Support Workers/ Practitioners.

This is a countywide service therefore you will need to be able to fulfil the travel requirements of post.

We would also consider a development role to start at band 5 progressing to band 6 once relevant competencies and experience have been gained.

Main duties of the job

As an important member of the team, the post holder will assess, plan, implement and evaluate the delivery of occupational therapy. You will be part of the therapy resource providing Early Supported Discharge input as well as longer term Stroke Rehabilitation. You will provide assessment, support planning and interventions to meet the person's needs in the community ensuring the delivery of high-quality care.

We offer good support, supervision and opportunities for development, including the potential for externally funded courses. As a service we are innovative, forward thinking and encourage staff engagement. You will have the opportunity to be involved in service development/ quality improvement and develop leadership skills as well as supervising staff and engagement in student placement education.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • NHS or equivalent experience e.g. in inpatient areas, acute or community or community services
  • Experience of using/fitting adaptive equipment

Education & Qualifications


  • Professional Qualification to degree level or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Relevant post graduate experience

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Broad and specialist knowledge of relevant patient conditions and therapy interventions
  • Demonstration of knowledge of core and specialist Therapy skills
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD in relevant area
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary communication, assessments and record keeping
  • Computer Skills including word processing and e-mail

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Vaughan Building, Belmont Abbey



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