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Stroke Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist Band 7

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
Fixed term-12 Months
up to 33.75 hours per week
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Marigold Ward - Stroke, Meadow Court, Barley Lane, Goodmayes
Barking and Dagenham
£33,222 to £43,041 pa plus HCAS
25/02/2019 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

Stroke Rehabilitation Occupational Therapist Band 7

Our Inpatient Stroke unit within the Acute and Rehabilitation Directorate of North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) currently has an opportunity for an innovative and enthusiastic Band 7 Occupational Therapist to join their team for a 1 year fixed term contract to cover maternity leave. A secondment opportunity would be considered for NELFT applicants and terms and conditions of the substantive post would still apply.

As of 26th November 2018 this in-patient stroke unit will be relocating to Meadow Court in Goodmayes. Meadow Court is located within the NELFT Goodmayes site and is based on the border of Goodmayes and King George Hospital and has good public transport links and staff parking available.

Falling within the remit of Stroke and Neurology Services, there are strong working relationships between the inpatient and community staff within the neurology pathway. This enables us to provide joint in-service therapy training across the two areas and potential opportunities to gain experience working across inpatients and community. We also work closely with our neuroscience specialist nurses in addition to other professionals and agencies to provide assessment and goal specific treatment to our patients. 

As an Occupational Therapist within the service you will be responsible for holding a clinical caseload, providing assessment and therapy to stroke patients on our inpatient stroke unit. You will take a role in the leadership of junior staff and rehabilitation assistants, through supervision, training and appraisal whilst also being involved in the on-going development of the service.

There is a well-established appraisal system and a commitment to support staff to develop leadership and clinical skills, through regular supervision, a structured neurology in-service training programme and internal and external training opportunities.

 Essential Criteria for the post include:

  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Post-graduate experience within the NHS
  • Clinical experience in the field of Neurology
  • The ability to travel efficiently throughout the area.The Service is fully committed to continuing professional development and is fully involved with the training programmes established within the Trust.

We are looking for candidates who are team players, enthusiastic, flexible and who possess excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

 Priority Post – Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham Essex


High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).




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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

Sinead Noonan- Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist - Stroke Ward

Tel: 0300 555 1201 ext 56892

If you have problems applying, contact

0300 300 1530 option 2