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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/10/2020.

Stroke Occupational Therapist Band 6

Job Reference: 252-9790

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
252 Occupational Therapy
£32,933 to £39,681 pa with allowance

We are expanding our Occupational Therapy Stroke team to include a static Band 6 Occupational Therapy position, offering an opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills in the area of the treatment of stroke in the acute hospital setting, and your management and leadership as a Band 6 Occupational Therapist.

The post is for a qualified Occupational Therapist and requires you to have good communication skills, a professional attitude and experience at Band 5 or Band 6 level as essential, along with the enthusiasm to work in a busy acute setting.

The Department

As a Trust we are developing a Hyper acute and acute stroke unit.

We offer a friendly and supportive working environment, with peer support, clinical supervision and regular in-service training.

There is access to informal and formal training and CPD opportunities, where learning and sharing is strongly encouraged.

We have a dedicated, innovative band 7 Practice Development Occupational Therapist to support staff in their clinical development.

We have actively participated in ongoing service development, and participation in Trust-wide projects and audits, and cross-discipline working is highly valued.

Our recent Trust-wide staff survey demonstrated higher than the national average scores with excellent staff engagement across the Therapies Directorate and excellent scores overall.

We offer practice placements for Pre-Reg Occupational Therapy students from Canterbury Christchurch University and are excited to have 3 staff on the newOccupational Therapy apprentice 4 year degree course

Leadership is provided by the Professional Lead Occupational Therapist and an experienced award-winning team of Senior Occupational Therapy Team Leads.


Essential experience required:

  • Post-graduate clinical experience working as a Band 5/Band 6 Occupational Therapist.
  • Evidence of participation in In-service training and personal CPD.
  • HCPC registration and RCOT/BAOT membership.

Closing date for applications: Monday 2nd November

Proposed Interview date: Thursday 12th November

For further information contact

Mrs Jo Poulton Tel:01322 428579 or email .

Our staff are our most valuable asset.

We support and develop our staff through the facilitation of key learning events to enhance their continuing professional development and ensure they are up to date in their clinical knowledge.

The Trust has a strong commitment to equality and diversity. We aim to employ a representative workforce that reflects the communities we serve. 'Positive action' initiatives can be used whenever an under-represented group is identified. As our workforce is currently under-represented in bands 6, 7 and 8, we encourage applications from people with black or minority ethnic backgrounds.

Working days and or shift patterns will be agreed by the line manager to meet the needs of the service.

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust is a smoke free organisation. To improve public health, smoking is not permitted anywhere on the hospital site. For advice and support on stop smoking please call 0300 123 1220.





Our staff are our most valuable asset. We are committed to making staff feel appreciated, supported and included in the Trust’s successes. Our mission is to be an outstanding place to work providing the very best care for our patients and excellent career opportunities for our staff. Everything we do is guided by our core values and behaviours, identified by our staff and embedded throughout the organisation.

We have the highest CQC rating of all Acute NHS Trusts in Kent and Medway (Good). The CQC highlighted that managers promoted a positive culture that supported, valued staff and created a sense of common purpose based upon shared values.

The Trust is a great place to work, stay, develop a career and enjoy a healthy work life balance. We have made and are delivering on a wide range of commitments to staff; health and wellbeing; equality; diversity and inclusion; access to education and career development. During 2020 we are setting up quality councils, driven by our staff to create a culture of shared governance and quality improvement.

We have a strong focus on innovation and improvement. Part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ (GSTT) ‘Healthcare Alliance’ we are introducing new models of care to improve clinical outcomes for patients. Our association with GSTT also gives staff wishing to develop their skills excellent opportunities to work across numerous specialities.

As our local population increases, our services and skills are expanding and adapting to meet demand. We are continuously looking at best practice models to enhance and improve the services we offer.

The Trust provides services at Darent Valley Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital, for a local population of over 500,000 people.

If you would like to be part of our innovative and forward thinking team putting patients at the centre of all we do, we invite you to #joinourfamily.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

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