Occupational Therapy Team Leader - Stroke
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced occupational therapist to work in stroke rehabilitation. (0.6wte 12 months fixed-term).
Are you a dynamic and forward thinking occupational therapist looking to join an organisation focussed on patient outcomes and professional development?
As an occupational therapist within the NUH Stroke rehabilitation pathway, you’ll join a team who are focussed on clinical excellence and holistic, person centred care.
You will provide specialist neurological assessment, rehabilitation and management for stroke patients undertaking inpatient rehabilitation, taking a leading role in a high quality, efficient and effective interdisciplinary service.
You will be joining an established, dynamic team comprising a mix of static and rotational Band 3/5&6’s, with peer support from experienced Band 7’s.
Main duties of the job
You must have a passion for staff development and a proven track record of providing high quality training and mentorship for a range of abilities, including face to face teaching, appraisals and clinical supervision.
You will be facilitating a 24-hour approach to rehabilitation, engendering a rehabilitation culture and supporting a 7-day stroke service across the pathway (this may be at QMC or City campus depending on need).
There is an expectation that you will identify areas for, and engage the wider team with ongoing service developments, supporting stroke services in managing change. You will be expected to have oversight and an understanding of the whole stroke pathway from hyper-acute through inpatient rehabilitation and working closely with community colleagues around the discharge and ongoing rehabilitation for stroke patients.
Working for our organisation
Therapies and Rehabilitation Services is one of the pathways that together make up the Clinical Support Division at NUH. We are a diverse pathway of AHPs and support staff, employing over 600 staff who work together to deliver the high quality care we aspire to.
Our HCPC registered AHP professionals comprise of physiotherapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, orthotists, prosthetists and speech and language therapists, and our other staff encompass professionals such as nurses, psychologists, administrative and clerical and support workers.
We have a Chief AHP to lead us on our strategic direction, and many of the pathway leadership team have pathway AHP backgrounds to support our staff. There are also Practice Development Therapists to support career development for all.
We’ve made a clear commitment to our patients and staff that We Listen, We Care. We will do all we can to ensure our patients get the best possible care we can give them.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The following is a brief overview of clinical responsibilities, please see attached Job Description and Personal Specification for more details.
- Undertake evidence based assessment of patients, having a flexible approach to the delivery of care.
- Develop evidenced based holistic treatment plans for individuals with complex needs, enabling individuals, carers and families to contribute to the plan.
- Establish effective working relationships and communicate with the wider MDT, patients, families and carers.
- Proactively advocate for patients with complex needs.
- Proactively work with patients promoting self-management empowering them to make
choices about their future management.
- Have overall responsibility for the management of a complex clinical caseload
- Liaise with clinical colleagues from all specialties regarding assessment of
patient needs prior to transfer of care
- Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with the multidisciplinary team, patients and carers
Analytical and judgmment skill
- Ability to solve problems within the team and make decisions where there are a range of options including clinical and strategic issues
- extensive stroke OT experiance
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.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Dave Whittaker
- Job title
- Therapy Service Manager
- Email address
- Telephone number
- Additional information