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Specialist Occupational Therapist CNRS

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative, experienced Occupational Therapist to join our friendly, forward-thinking team providing rehabilitation for a diverse range of people with stroke and neurological conditions within Stockport.

Main duties of the job

Based in the community, you will work within a comprehensive multidisciplinary team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Nurses, Assistant Practitioner, Therapy Assistants and Admin. You will be welcomed as a valued member of the coordinated and committed team, sharing knowledge, skills and opportunities to learn.

You will be provide specialist knowledge to facilitate the early supported discharge of stroke patients from the stroke unit, and work with patients with acute and long term neurological conditions to provide rehabilitation in the home environment, and other community settings, improving their quality of life.

Support and education is provided with the opportunity to work directly with experienced and specialist clinicians across the team and the chance to contribute meaningfully to a fast-paced and growing team.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:
  • Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will undertake comprehensive assessments and use your advanced clinical reasoning skills to develop and deliver rehabilitation programmes that support patients to achieve their goals.

You will participate actively in our weekly MDT meeting, linking with therapists from other disciplines and helping to ensure fully co-ordinated communication and goal-setting. Within the multidisciplinary team you will provide support and training to our Band 5 Occupational Therapists, Assistant Practitioners and Therapy Assistants within the delivery of rehabilitation interventions and a supervisor, as well as providing clinical education to student members of the team.

As a member of the CNRS team you will have excellent assessment, communication and problem-solving skills and demonstrate an adaptable, flexible approach whilst meeting guidelines and standards.

Joining the Community Neuro Rehab Service (CNRS) in Stockport, you will see were a supportive, caring and proactive team. Everything we do is aimed at providing exceptional, holistic, person-centred care to people with stroke and neurological conditions within the community of Stockport.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Before applying for a secondment opportunity please familiarise yourself with the Trust secondment policy (found on the intranet) and ensure that you have discussed and gained approval from your current line manager

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • State Registration with the Health Professions Council.


  • Evidence of continual professional development.
  • Fieldwork Education Course.
  • Membership of RCOT
  • Normal Movement Training



  • Broad knowledge of current best practice in occupational therapy in physical and psychological health.
  • Application of the Occupational Therapy process with designated patient group.
  • Knowledge of occupational therapy models of practice.
  • Knowledge and application of standardised assessments.
  • Understanding of therapy outcome measures.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Up to date in professional practice and new research.


  • Knowledge of government policy and current practice.
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance since its application.
  • Knowledge of intermediate care and community/support services.
  • Knowledge of discharge planning processes.



  • oPrevious experience as a Band 5 Occupational Therapist.
  • oExperience in clinical areas covered by occupational therapy teams. Advice and support of junior staff, support staff and /or students.
  • oPost registration experience in a stroke and/ or neuro-rehabilitation in a clinical setting.


  • oExperience of research or audit.
  • oExperience working in the acute hospital and community setting

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to analyse professional and ethical standards.
  • Understanding of team dynamics.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and set own priorities.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance.
  • Application of health, safety and risk management policies.
  • Willingness to participate in appraisal/ supervision.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organise and respond efficiently to complex information.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships.
  • Positive attitude towards people with disability.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within the integrated therapy team and multi-disciplinary team.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Training and facilitation skills.


  • Basic splinting skills.
  • Presentation skills.

Work Related Circumstances


  • Flexible approach to work.
  • Ability to move and handle patients.
  • Able to remain professional, calm and polite under pressure
  • Holds current driving licence and car owner with insurance for business use

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


CNRS 4th Floor 1WR

Wellington Road



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