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Band 7 Occupational Therapy Lead

Job Reference: 313-A-20-85711-AW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Ward 1 Snibston Stroke Unit

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Community Hospitals Service

Stroke Services Occupational Therapy Team Lead – In Patients

Ward 1 Snibston Stroke Unit Coalville Community Hospital

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with stroke experience to work as Therapy Lead for Stroke Services provided on Ward 1 at Coalville Community Hospital. This is a 15 bedded in-patient service delivering specialist stroke care and therapy to patients who require rehabilitation.

We are looking for a highly experienced Occupational Therapist with strong clinical & managerial skills, enthusiasm and motivation to provide visible leadership on the ward. The post holder will be an experienced Band 6 who can demonstrate they have a range of transferable skills in providing stroke therapy from experience gained in either a hospital and/ or community setting.

You will play a vital role in further developing the ward team and stroke care delivered to patients; working closely with the senior ward team including the Stroke Specialist Consultant, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Matron and Ward Sister. You will have the opportunity to work on wider Stroke Service development with teams across LPT and external stakeholders including ESDS and CINNS teams.

The successful candidate will be supported to develop their leadership ability and management skills and will lead by example to deliver excellence in patient care.

All our Community Hospital wards all have a multi-disciplinary approach to patient management. Nursing and therapy are integral within the ward team. Supported by the Matron you will be responsible for ensuring the continuous management of Occupational therapy and contributing to high standards of care delivery through your professional accountability, innovative thinking and clear vision.

Please contact Jane Howden Matron for Stroke Services on 07788497960 or email


We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

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For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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