Occupational Therapist or Phsiotherapist-Community Stroke Service

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are passionate about stroke and improving the quality of life for our stroke survivors. The Stroke Quality Improvement for Rehabilitation (SQuIRe) Project has enabled us to expand our team and start implementing the National Model for Integrated Community Stroke Services. This is an exciting opportunity to significantly enhance our service, supporting all stroke survivors in Worcestershire.

The job would be to work 37.5hrs over 5 days on a rota system covering the county of Worcestershire. We support flexible working, and the Trust is excellent in supporting well-being.

The ability to use your initiative, work proactively, demonstrate excellent communication and influencing skills, work within a team, manage and prioritise your own workload and respond flexibly to changing demands are essential requirements of the post.

As a trust we offer a robust induction period and continue to promote opportunities for development through 1:1 supervision session, peer working and in-service training.

Main duties of the job

Day to day, you will be undertaking comprehensive assessments of mild-moderate-severe stroke patients including those with multiple pathologies/co-morbidities, using specialist OT/physio assessment tools to identify their personalised goals. You will formulate individual programmes of rehabilitation using clinical reasoning and utilising a range of treatment skills, targeting realistic and measurable, patient-led goals. It is also expected that you will offer support and education to carers/families.

You will attend the weekly MDT in which the team will discuss the progress of patients and identify goals that are achieved and ongoing. You will also participate in referral management which will include the triaging of referrals, liaising with other health care professionals within the Trust/Acute Trust and surrounding borders.

We pride ourselves on being truly interdisciplinary, so you will also be involved with supporting patients to undertake their personalised rehab programmes to promote independence. These sessions are part of a rehabilitation focused approach of which we can evidence great results in patients regaining independence.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you; help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme; and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Provide holistic assessment and evidence-based rehabilitation to stroke patients to enable them to achieve their best potential.
  • Contribute to the development and evaluation of the OT or physio practice provided by the service.
  • To act as a source of expertise on stroke patients management.
  • To maintain accurate comprehensive and contemporaneous documentation/patient records in line with legal requirements and Trust guidelines including personally generated clinical assessments/treatment requiring computer skills.
  • To demonstrate a high level of OT or physio stroke skills.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Diploma/Degree in physiotherapy or occupational therapy
  • Health and Care Professions Council registration
  • Relevant post-graduate neurology courses
  • Evidence of relevant CPD
  • Fieldwork educator qualification within one year of appointment
Experience Essential
  • Minimum of 2 years post registration experience
  • Evidence of experience in relevant field
  • Supervision and development of staff and students
  • Experience of working with stroke patients
  • Extensive clinical experience including individual and / or
  • group work
  • Rehabilitation experience
Knowledge Desirable
  • Attendance on one or more of the following: Bobath Introductory modules (if OT or Physio), Harrison Perception & Cognition for Healthcare professionals (if OT) or BrainTree Training cognitive workshops (if OT)
Skills & Abilities Desirable
  • Supervisory/appraisal skills

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