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Band 6 - Occupational Therapist

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have experience and are you passionate about working within the specialist field of Stroke & Neurology?

Do you have experience and enjoy working in Community Services in Patients own homes and community settings?

Are you keen to develop your knowledge and specialist skills within Stroke and Neurology?

If yes, read on, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!

We have an exciting opportunity for 2 flexible and enthusiastic Band 6 Occupational Therapists to join the Community Integrated Neurology and Stroke Service (CINSS) which is integral to Community Health Services in Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The successful Candidates will join a specialist multi-professional team comprising of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Clinical Psychologists (Neuropsychology) and Generic Rehabilitation Technical Instructors working closely with Speech and Language Therapy services along with, Stroke and Neurology Rehabilitation Consultants.

Main duties of the job

The team provides specialist neuro-rehabilitation in community and outpatient settings to individuals with a wide range of neurological conditions and stroke. These positions require 2 flexible and enthusiastic Occupational Therapists with relevant clinical experience in Neurology and/or Stroke rehabilitation. Previous Community experience would also be advantageous but not essential.

You will be required to manage a caseload in a busy, developing environment with senior and multidisciplinary support available. Excellent organisational, communication and team working skills are required for this position, along with the ability to support and develop other members of the CINSS team.

The positions also include internal rotation into the Discharge to Assess and 3 day Response aspects of the CINSS service provision as part of professional clinical development.

The team's hub is at Braunstone Health and Social Care Centre (BHSCC), with spoke bases across Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland.

There are 2 full time (37.5 hours per week) Band 6 Occupational Therapist posts available (the service will also consider applications for part time working hours). One position is to be based in the CINSS city team (Braunstone Health and Social Care Centre base) and the second is to be based in the CINSS west team (Loughborough hospital base).

If you are short-listed you will be invited to undertake an interview at a future date in February/March 2023.

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you like what you've read and would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy.
  • Registration with the Health Care Professionals Council.
  • Additional post graduate training relevant to clinical area.
Experience Essential
  • Professional approach.
  • Demonstrates initiative.
  • Flexible approach.
  • Evidence of multidisciplinary teamwork.
  • Ability to take a lead and work in partnership with other members of the multidisciplinary team in the delivery of Therapy Services in Clinical Care Pathways.
  • Demonstrate confidence in own abilities relevant to post and experience.
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own and others performance.
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote support to patients and carers.
  • Ability to identify, provide and promote support to all members of the Therapy Service.
  • Experience of working as an Occupational Therapist in relevant area or has transferable skills.
  • Experience of research/audit/quality improvement.
  • Experience of supervising Junior Staff, Students and/or Support Staff.
  • Experience of teaching/passing on skills informal and informal environments.
  • Experience of working in the community setting.

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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