Specialist Neurological Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist

Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year Per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Specialist Neurological Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist

Band 6

37.5 hours per week - Mon - Fri (part-time considered)

The Community Neuro Rehab Team (CNRT) offers support, advice and therapy intervention to adults who have a physical and/or cognitive impairment, due to an acquired neurological deficit.

Due to an internal promotion we are looking for an enthusiastic and well motivated Occupational Therapist, who can demonstrate skills appropriate to the role, working in neurology.

Utilising your knowledge and skills, you will work closely with the service users, their family, their carers and other professionals from statutory and non statutory agencies, to offer consultation, advice, education and goal focused episodes of therapy. We offer community-based treatments in a variety of settings including the home, group, clinic, or the wider community.

This is an exciting opportunity for you to become a member of our interdisciplinary community team. You would be a part of a rewarding and developing service, committed to providing evidence based intervention.

Main duties of the job

Carry out occupational therapy assessments, plan and deliver treatment and offer education and support to patients and their families, in a variety of community settings.

You will be expected to practice autonomously but work as a part of an integrated multi-disciplinary team. You will be expected to carry a complex clinical caseload and be required to delegate work to support staff.

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

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 Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+& Disabled people.

Benefits include; flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

Job description Job responsibilities


The post holder will need to:
  • Develop working relationships with the immediate team
  • Communicate with a wide range of people to ensure that treatment planning and intervention is holistic and cohesive
  • Use a variety of communication methods throughout the working day, eg: email, written records and telephone.
  • Communicate difficult or sensitive information relating to patient care
  • Ensure that all locally produced information documents are in the corporate style and that all written information complies with Trust policy

Responsibility for Patient Care

The post holder will be responsible for:
  • Carrying out appropriate occupational therapy assessments, based on good practice
  • Developing treatment plans, tailored to the patients need and demonstrating sound clinical reasoning
  • Delivering therapeutic intervention based on the findings of your assessments
  • Promoting self-management to all patients
  • Supporting patients (and their carers if appropriate) by providing information which is well sourced and of good quality.
  • Assist patients, carers, relatives during incidental contact

Planning and organising

The post holder will:
  • Organise and plan their own day to day workload, in order to meet the demands of the service and job role
  • To participate in the supervision of more junior/unqualified staff
  • To supervise occupational therapy students on clinical placement within CNRT

Responsibilities for Physical and / or Financial Resources

The post holder will ensure safe and effective use of equipment, resources and consumables at all times.

Responsibility for Policy and Service Development and Implementation

The post holder will:
  • Be aware of, comment on and actively participate in changes on policy, procedure or service development.
  • To contribute to service development within CNRT
  • Embrace and support line management and the department, in making service improvements effective within the work place
  • To contribute to interdisciplinary training
  • Attend training as identified in appraisal

Responsibilities for Human Resources and Leadership

The post holder will:
  • Support new or less experienced work colleagues to adapt to the work place

Responsibilities for Teaching and Training

The post holder will:
  • Participate in training and development activities that are relevant to the job role
  • Deliver education and training to patients, their carers and other appropriate agencies, in relation to the role of an occupational therapist, the patients condition, healthy lifestyle choices and self-management
  • Support learners of all disciplines and be a main educator for occupational therapy learners

Responsibilities for data and information resources

The post holder will:
  • Comply with the standards expected by the Organisation, in relation to the inputting of activity data

Research, Development and Audit

The post holder will:
  • Contribute to departmental, local or National audits when required

Physical Skills and Effort

The post holder will:
  • Be required to carry out activities which involve manual handling and physical activity
  • Be required to drive from visit to visit when working in community teams
  • Be required to switch attention between tasks throughout the day
  • Be required to use a computer for parts of every day

Hand Hygiene

To assist the Trust in reducing healthcare acquired infections (HCAIs) all staff should be familiar with all the Trusts Infection Prevention policies which are appropriate to their role. You are required to attend mandatory training in Infection Prevention and be compliant with all measures known to be effective in reducing HCAIs


All employees have a duty and responsibility to protect and safeguard children and vulnerable adults. They must therefore be aware of child protection procedures and who to contact within the Trust for further help and guidance

Data Protection & Confidentiality

To abide by all relevant Trust and Departmental policies including information governance, confidentiality and data protection. The postholder is reminded that any breach of the Trusts information governance and security policies and procedures will result in disciplinary action.

Compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Information Governance the postholder is required to process all personal data relating to patients and staff, in both manual and electronic records, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, ensuring the security and confidentiality of data at all times. They must not for their own benefit or gain, or to divulge to any persons, firm or other organisation whatsoever, any confidential information belonging to the Trust or relating to the Trusts affairs or dealings which may come to their knowledge during employment.

Health & Safety

Compliance with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974- the postholder is required to fulfil a proactive role towards the management of risk in all of their actions. This entails the risk assessment of all situations, the taking of appropriate actions and reporting of all incidents, near misses and hazards, and a statutory duty of care for their own personal safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.

Harassment & Bullying

As a member of staff you have a personal responsibility to ensure you do not discriminate, harass or bully or contribute to the discrimination, harassment or bullying of any colleague(s) or visitors or condone discrimination, harassment or bullying by others.

Dignity & Respect

All employees have a duty to promote a harmonious working environment in which all persons are treated with dignity and respect, whilst fulfilling our legal obligations under equality legislation and associated codes of practice.

The Trust takes the right of the patient/service user to be treated with dignity and respect seriously. We will treat every patient/service user and carer as a valued individual, with respect for his/ her dignity and privacy. Our aim is to give each patient/service user the care we would want for our families and ourselves.

To undertake any other duties which is deemed appropriate to the band when requested by Senior Staff.

The above indicates the main duties of the post which may be reviewed in the light of experience and development within the service. Any review will be undertaken in conjunction with the postholder.

Person Specification Education Essential
  • BSc Honours Occupational Therapist or equivalent
Knowledge Essential
  • Evidence of CPD
Experience Essential
  • Previous experience at junior level, of the clinical field of neurology
  • Knowledge of EC manual handling guidelines
  • Previous experience of community working
  • Previous experience of being part of an MDT
Skills & Abilities Essential
  • Ability to manage own caseload and prioritise work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people who have barriers to understanding
  • Ability to communicate with patients, carers and other professionals in health/social care and voluntary agencies
  • Ability to assess and plan treatment using a problem solving approach
  • Ability to delegate responsibility appropriately
  • Ability to identify appropriate stakeholders in a patient's treatment plan/care package
  • IT literate

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