Occupational Therapy Team Leader for Hyper-acute and Acute Stroke

An exciting new role has become available for a Band 7 Team Lead Occupational Therapist within our fantastic neurotherapy team at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital NHS Trust.

The successful candidate will be supported by the Clinical Lead for Inpatient Stroke and Neuro Services and work within the integrated neurotherapy team, clinically supporting and managing the acute (HASU & ASU) neurotherapy Occupational Therapists, Therapy assistants and students as well as outreaching and supporting the Early Supported Discharge Team for Stroke (ESD team). The role will include close working with the Stroke and Neuro MDT. The integrated therapy team members work closely together to achieve improved outcomes and provide high quality care for patients suffering from a stroke.

Patients benefit from high quality care, from highly motivated and skilled staff throughout the stroke pathway at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust provides the hyper acute and acute stroke care and the inpatient stroke rehabilitation.

In April and May 2017, Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust acquired the Bradley Unit, based at Woking and two Early Supported Discharge Teams for Stroke, one based at Ashford Hospital and one based at Milford Hospital. The Therapy Manager for Stroke and Neuro services manages all the stroke/neuro therapy teams at Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust, which has provided continuity, consistency and opportunities for joined up working, rotations, sharing of best practice and training. The trust offers each member of the team 1 day per month for CPD.

We are looking for someone who will relish the opportunities to contribute, facilitate, design and lead service developments, innovations and audit within the stroke services here at Ashford and St Peter’s.

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust has undergone changes to its therapies management structure over the last couple of years and has been redesigned to promote more integrated therapy working, a more formal supervision process and a robust in-house training programme, which provides opportunity to further develop your clinical and leadership skills.

For further information, please contact Nicola Wilks via email to [email protected] or Kathy Anderson via email to [email protected]