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Specialist Community Stroke Occupational Therapist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a specialist Occupational Therapist to join our established Integrated Community Stroke Service to deliver rehabilitation into various community settings. Care is currently delivered 8am-5pm, 5 days a week, including Bank Holidays. Weekend working may be required in the future.

The team offers full or part time roles, including flexible working which aims to achieve the right work-life balance, maintaining the wellbeing of our workforce.

The Community Health Services Division of NottsHC has an extensive portfolio providing childrens, adults and specialist services, covering a vast geographical area. Offering various roles and career development opportunities, working within supportive teams that encourage us all to work to the best of our abilities to provide the highest quality care.

Being part of an organisation as diverse as NottsHC provides you with great opportunities to be innovative and gives you permission to grow both professionally and personally and really make a difference.

Main duties of the job

This role requires day-to-day delivery of client care in our Integrated Community Stroke Multidisciplinary Team of AHP's, together you all make the difference.

To use specialist clinical reasoning, critical thinking, reflection and analysis to support assessments, treatment and management of stroke survivors with complex presentations. To work closely with the MDT, communicate effectively with clients/carers and their families and supervise, teach and develop other staff as required.

About us

At Nottinghamshire Healthcare, we have a huge variety of opportunities in our expansive Trust covering geographically from South Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire to Leicester, providing mental health inpatient and community services, community health services, forensic mental health services and secure prison healthcare across the East Midlands.

We have more than 100 sites and a huge scope of unique opportunities to develop your career and gain some amazing experiences. We strive to be a great place to work and offer many staff benefits and tailored staff support and wellbeing programmes.

Do you want to make a difference?
Do you believe in Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork?

Then Nottinghamshire Healthcare is the perfect place for you to start, maintain or further your career. Join our team of nearly 9000 who are making a difference every day. We are all about our people - our staff, volunteers, carers, service users and patients. We are NottsHC.

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Job description
Job responsibilities

We are looking for a Specialist Occupational Therapist to join our dedicated Community Stroke Team across the South of Nottinghamshire.

This post will allow the successful applicant the opportunity to work within an integrated multi-disciplinary team, providing therapy to clients referred to the Community Stroke Rehabilitation services, including early support stroke rehabilitation. The multidisciplinary team includes Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Clinical Neuro-Psychology, Assistant Practitioners and Rehabilitation support workers. We also provide a post stroke review for clients at 6 and 12 months.

As a Community Stroke service, we aim to offer a high quality therapy led Multidisciplinary Team approach providing stroke rehabilitation in a patients home or care home, focused around achievement of agreed rehabilitation goals.

As an Occupational therapist in the Community Stroke team you would be expected to
  • To provide high quality holistic evidence based care to patients / service users that is responsive, effective and efficient.
  • To facilitate and support timely discharge and prevent inappropriate admissions by supporting patients / service users to remain as independent as possible and maintain or improve their level of function and quality of life.
  • To be professionally and legally accountable as an autonomous professional for all aspects of own work and delegate to staff, students and others.
  • To formulate individualised, innovative management and treatment plans using clinical reasoning, critical thinking, reflection, analysis and evidence based practise.
  • To manage a caseload using specialist Occupational Therapy assessment for stroke clients who may have complex and diverse presentations, and plan appropriate management and treatment using specialist clinical reasoning skills and a wide range of therapeutic skills
  • To work closely with the other members of the multi- disciplinary team within health and outside agencies to ensure management and treatment meets the holistic needs of the client
  • To support quality and service improvement, by involvement in clinical audit.
  • To providing effective clinical supervision and assist with caseload monitoring of less experienced staff
  • To participate in the Trust clinical supervision and PAD appraisal systems carrying out supervision and PAD reviews as delegated, reporting any issues of concern to the Team lead
  • To supervise, teach and develop colleagues within area of expertise using evidence based practice where possible.
  • To support the organisation and delivery of in-service training and initiate informal training sessions when required to ensure high standards of clinical care.
  • To complete clinical records to Trust and HCPC standards
  • To maintain own CPD, keeping up to date with clinical developments and current research and evidence based practice
  • To provide clinical education of Occupational Therapy students in liaison with universities to ensure expected quality standards are met

We know that compassionate leadership, which focuses on staff engagement and inclusion, supporting staff well-being and quality will deliver excellent outcomes for patients and therefore adopt an approach to ensure all staff voices are heard and contribute to strategic and operational improvements, promoting shared ambitions resulting in achievable outcomes.

Working with us will provide you the opportunity to really make a difference in ensuring that quality services are delivered both now and into the future based around the needs of our patients.

We therefore seek a compassionate, dynamic, innovative Occupational Therapist to join us on this journey and ensure our patients continue to receive exceptional care and we continue to be recognised as a great place to work.

The Community Stroke Team is split into three localities. The base of this role is within in the locality of Nottingham West. The team work closely and will require you towork flexibly, across the whole of South Nottinghamshire, to support our evolving and developing service, supporting the team to deliver high quality integrated care.

This position requires you to work independently, but also be a team player, working closely with our Integrated Care Provider partners providing care to a diverse population covering many different geographies including, Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe.

As you settle in you will receive regular, meaningful clinical and managerial supervisions and an appraisal within 4 months of commencing in your role to establish how we can support you to be the best version of yourself, whilst achieving your developmental needs and aspirations.

You will have access to internal and external training and quality improvement opportunities and not to mention the wide range of employee benefits NottsHC offer;
  • Annual leave of 27 days plus bank holidays (this will increase up to 33 days depending on NHS service and in accordance with A4C terms and conditions)
  • Pension scheme
  • Flexible working and job share opportunities
  • Promotion of a healthy work life balance
  • Newly qualified staff will be offered a preceptorship programme
  • Receivean induction which is tailored to suit your individual needs.
  • Salary sacrifice schemes e.g. public transport loans, cycle schemes
  • Staff discount schemes e.g. Discounted leisure Centre membership
  • Free on-site parking (dependent on site)
  • An extensive health and wellbeing package including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Staff Counselling services
  • Support for carers

Further information regarding NottsHC employee benefits can be found on our website.

The job description and person specification is attached for further information on this position and should you wish to discuss this post further, please contact Claire Lee - Team Lead 07973 656 678 or alternatively

If you want to be the Occupational Therapist that makes a difference, then we look forward to receiving your application
Person Specification
Qualifications - Academic / Craft / Professional
  • BSc/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration

  • Practice placement Educator.
  • Postgraduate specialist Stroke/Neuro training

  • Experience of working with Stroke/Neuro rehabilitation
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience of Audit
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team

  • Previous experience at Band 6 level
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience of service evaluation and standard setting

  • Experience of treatment of complex patients ( stroke/Neuro)
  • Evidence based practice
  • Evidence of ability to assess, plan and evaluate treatment

  • Understanding of national and local priorities

  • Ability to plan, organise, delegate and priortise own work
  • Ability to time manage and respond to change
  • Leadership skills
  • Self motivated and able to work as an effective team member
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexible and positive approach
  • Ability to teach and pass on knowledge
  • Able to work as an effective team member

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