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Lead Occupational Therpist Stroke

Band 6

Main area
Occupational Theapy
Band 6
Part Time 22.5 Hours week
Job ref
Royal Derby Hospital
£30,401 - 37,267 pro rata pa
22/05/2019 23:59
Interview date

There has never been a better time to come and work at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.  The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals – in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth – to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire. 

With over 12,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds. All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic person to join our Stroke Rehabilitation Unit as a Lead Occupational Therapist.

You will be required to work to support the timely assessment, treatment and discharge of individual patients on the Unit.  In addition to managing your own caseload you will support in managing a small team of Occupational Therapists and therapy assistants and will deliver a consistent and responsive Occupational Therapy service to stroke patients in order to facilitate timely transfer or discharge of patients in to the Community. The unit’s aim is to rehabilitate stroke patients to a point where community based rehabilitation can be accessed as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so. You will be responsible for prioritising workload across the team, working closely with all members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure a high quality of service for patients during the inpatient phase of their recovery.

Relevant experience of working within a multidisciplinary stroke service and a working knowledge of the Stroke RCP/ NICE standards is essential. You will be required to have experience of supervising and teaching others in a similar setting.

You will be supported by the Clinical Team Leader, Operational Lead Therapist and other senior MDT colleagues within the stroke service. Regular supervision and appraisal systems are in place and appropriate training and development will be supported.

You will be required to demonstrate that you are:

  • Organised and efficient
  • Have demonstrable experience in stroke care.
  • An enthusiastic and motivated team member
  • An excellent communicator
  • Flexible and adaptable to meet service requirements
  • Genuinely interested in supporting the needs of those with complex physical and cognitive impairment
  • Able to work on your own as well as part of a team
  • Flexible with regard to 7 day working

In return we are a friendly, supportive team who can offer:

  • Support from the Clinical Team Leader, lead operational Therapist and Clinical Specialist OT and Physiotherapist
  • Regular in-service training
  • Support to attend appropriate training courses
  • Trust commitment to CPD, annual appraisals and regular supervision

Some flexibility is available about how the hours are worked and spread across the week, with the aim of suiting both the service and successful the applicant.

Closing Date for applications: 22 May 2019

Interview Date: 5 June 2019


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Rose Kershaw (Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist), or Jan Jolly (Specialist Physiotherapist)

on 01332 788778 or 01332 788280

If you have problems applying, contact

Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
DE22 3NE
01332 786187