Join our dynamic and experienced team as we continue to strive for excellence in integrated Stroke and Neuro services. Based at Epsom Hospital where we have a large Stroke unit and also cover Neuro outliers, we in an exciting period of growth and development.
The Neuro OT team makes up a portion of a wider MDT including Physio, SLT, Dietetics, Psychology and Specialist nursing.
This post is a permanent Band 6 role on a static basis – not rotational.
You will have access to training, supervision and development within this post.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be responsible for assessment, treatment planning and intervention delivery of referred patients, which will be a mixed caseload of patients with stroke/neurological conditions requiring neuro-therapy intervention. They will work closely with a stroke specialist MDT, to provide and facilitate appropriate holistic management, rehabilitation and advice to patients, staff and carers. They will work with multidisciplinary ward teams and discharge coordinators to identify and facilitate appropriate discharge plans from hospital, including ongoing referrals to specialist and / or local services where appropriate. The postholder will be an integral part of the neurology team, led by a band 7 clinician who will provide support to the postholder. Supported by the band 7 clinician, the postholder will be required to supervise junior staff, technicians, assistants and students as appropriate. They will be expected to participate in development and monitoring of service standards and to assist in the running of the day to day service.
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.
We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.
The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.
28 April 2023
Agenda for change
£38,762 to £45,765 a year pa inc HCAS (Outer)
Epsom General Hospital
Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification.
The recruiting team reserve the right to close this advertisement early once applications reach maximum limit.
Qualifications and Knowledge
- Occupational Therapy diploma or degree
- Registered with Health Professions Council
- Understanding of services available in the community
- Appreciation of current developments in health care provision
- Comprehensive knowledge of equipment
- Knowledge of clinical governance
- Fieldwork Educators course
- Other relevant post-registration courses
- Membership of a relevant specialist section of British Association of Occupational Therapists
- Wheelchair prescription
- Experience as a band 5 occupational therapist in a physical field in the NHS, Social Services or other similar setting
- Experience with complex stroke patients
- Experience with neurological patients
- Experience of working with support workers
Skills and Abilities
- Excellent communication skills
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).