Senior Occupational Therapist – Stroke | Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 28-Mar-23

Closing Date: 27-Apr-23

Location: Liverpool, L7 8XP

Salary: Not specified

Senior Occupational Therapist – Stroke | Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced Occupational Therapist to join the Stroke Therapy Teams at Liverpool University Hospital Foundation Trust. Our centralised and world-leading stroke centre will offer the post holder stroke specific rotations between two hospital sites (Aintree and Broadgreen).

These rotations will include the Hyperacute stroke unit, Acute/Rehab stroke Unit, Stroke Rehabilitation Unit and Early Supported Discharge community team. Your role will be to support the rehabilitation and seamless transition of patients across the Stroke pathway.

This post requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a commitment to effective team working and skill sharing. The post holder will have experience working with adults with complex presentations, in particular Stroke and neurological conditions. The successful candidate will demonstrate leadership qualities; and be able to evidence supporting staff/student development. There will be opportunity to contribute to service developments that are both locally and nationally driven.

You will receive regular supervision/appraisal and have access to specialist training and learning opportunities in order to support your career development in this specialist field.

Offers of employment may be made for a Band 6 training post under Annex 21 AFC terms and conditions

The post holder will have the opportunity to work closely with highly skilled multidisciplinary colleagues, your named supervisor and support of the Advanced Clinical Practitioner and Therapy Management Team.

The main responsibilities in this post include:

– To carry out an initial neurological therapy assessment to identify post stroke deficits and to clinically reason the need for further assessment and treatment.
– To identify the most appropriate form of ongoing assessment including functional assessments, seating, upper limb and need for splinting along with standardised cognitive and mood screens.
– To set patient centred goals, devise and regularly review treatment plans to achieve these.
– To work closely with the MDT to identify rehabilitation potential and the most appropriate setting for this to occur eg stroke rehab unit / own home.
– To communicate effectively with patient, family and wider organisations in order to effectively support patients recovery and co-ordinate a safe transfer of care / discharge.
-To effectively manage own caseload, prioritise and delegate to Generic Therapy assistants.
– To identify all necessary equipment to facilitate discharge and complete timely referrals to equipment supplier.
– To complete clear and concise referrals to other services and co-ordinate a timely discharge to ensure maintenance of patient flow.
– To ensure compliance with mandatory training and ensure all trust policies are followed.

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

This job description is intended as a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the post and not a rigid, inflexible specification. It may be subject to revision to meet the changing needs of the service, following consultation with the post holder.

Through the course of your employment you may become aware of information concerning patients or staff. All such information must be treated as confidential. Breach of this confidence may result in dismissal.

This advert closes on Tuesday 11 Apr 2023