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Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
Stroke Rehabilitation
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Stoke University Hospital
Stoke on Trent
£25,655 - £31,534 per annum
Salary period
18/01/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

We are excited to be able to advertise for a Occupational Therapist within the Integrated Community Stroke Rehabilitation Service (ICSRS).

The ICSRS is service commissioned by Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (ECCCG) and delivered by University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM).

The Integrated Community Stroke Rehabilitation Service will be delivered to the population of Eastern Cheshire to support more timely discharges from the acute Hospital setting, to deliver care closer to home and it will address the physical, psychological and social wellbeing needs of the population.

If you are interested and would like to discuss in more detail, please contact Alice Podmore (Senior Therapy Lead) on 01782 675357

Main duties of the job

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and forward thinking  Occupational therapist who is interested in developing their specialised rehabilitation skills both within the acute setting and within the outreach service providing Early Supported Discharge. You will be an integral part of our innovative and friendly team working with patient’s following specialised care;  the integrated therapy team covers a 7 day working week from 07.30 until 20.00. You will require excellent interpersonal skills to enable you to work closely with a range of staff from various professional backgrounds. You will provide early rehabilitation for specialised patients, setting goals & treatment plans to be followed by the interdisciplinary team. You will also be promoting a seamless transition from the acute hospital to the home environment whilst continuing to work towards patient’s rehabilitation goals in their own home or normal place of residence. The ability to develop & sustain good working relationships with colleagues & peers is essential. You must demonstrate an empathetic approach & be responsive to patients needs & be flexible in your approach to work & adaptable in carrying out your tasks, managing your own workload & working unsupervised. Training and competencies will be addressed through our experienced and supportive therapy team. 

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

- Undertake ward round, discussing patient condition and progression with multi-disciplinary team e.g. doctors, nursing staff, OT’s.

- Participates in daily handover from nursing staff, including acceptance of new referrals.

- Liaise with Multi-Disciplinary Team (including Nursing staff, Consultants, Doctors, and Occupational Therapists, SALT, Dieticians, Orthotics, Social Workers and contribute to relevant service issues).

- Liaison skills with other agency service providers (including GP’s, Clinics, Community / Outpatients Service, Intermediate Care Team, Equipment Loan Stores, Discharge Team).

- To use negotiation skills (in motivating and encouraging participation and gaining consent for therapy interventions).

- Provide training for the Physiotherapy Team & Nursing Staff by participating in in-service training / journal club.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • • Degree/ Diploma in Physiotherapy
Desirable criteria
  • • Evidence of CPD


Essential criteria
  • • Registered with HPC
  • • Access to a vehicle for work purposes
  • • Computer skills


Essential criteria
  • • Demonstrate effective clinical skills
  • • Ability to carry own caseload specific to area.
  • • Ability to reflect on own skills and areas for development
  • • Ability to communicate effectively and build effective working relationships
Desirable criteria
  • • Experience of working within Neurosciences
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Lisa Simpson
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01782 674980