Band 6 Occupational Therapist - Stroke

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Market Harborough
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you have a passion for stroke rehabilitation?

Do you enjoy working collaboratively with patients and families?

If so, then take a look at our band 6 Occupational Therapy post in Stroke

Due to internal reorganisation, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our in-patient stroke team at St Lukes Hospital in Market Harborough as a Band 6 Occupational Therapist

We are looking for a highly motivated, innovative, and enthusiastic individual who enjoys working in a collaborative way with patients, families and multi-disciplinary team to help us develop our service.

As a stroke service within Leicestershire, quality improvement is at the heart of everything we do in line with our Trust wide Step up to Great agenda.

You will continue to develop your clinical skills with a varied caseload of patients requiring in patient stroke rehabilitation.

Patients arrive on our unit within a few days of their stroke and you will work together with them, their families, and the wider MDT to implement individualised rehabilitation programmes to meet patient goals.

Main duties of the job

There will be opportunities to be involved in service development initiatives and to continue our work embedding the latest evidence into clinical practice.

We are looking for someone who has a curiosity to learn in a supportive environment and to use creative approaches to share this learning across the MDT.

This post will work alongside existing staff to provide Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention to deliver rehabilitation and timely discharges from our 15 bedded stroke ward.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supervision of junior staff within the therapy team and some of the day to day management of the unit, providing an opportunity to develop managerial skills alongside continued development of clinical skills.

Part time hours and job share will also be considered.

For more information and/or an informal chat, please contact Amanda Sawford, Therapy Clinical Team Lead on 07795 452814.

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
  • Stroke specific post graduate training
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Occupational Therapy process and treatments in stroke/neurological conditions
  • Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work autonomously, prioritising own workload and delegating where appropriate
  • Thorough understanding of discharge planning
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working as an Occupational Therapist with stroke and/or neurological conditions
  • Experience of supervising junior staff, students and/or support staff
  • Evidence of, and commitment to continuing professional development

UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details Employer name
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
St. Lukes Hospital

33 Leicester Road

Market Harborough


LE16 7BN

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