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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist (Stroke&Inpatient Rehab)

Job Description

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Welcome to the Isle of Wight NHS Occupational Therapy Service, this is a perfect opportunity if you are a Specialist Occupational Therapist with Stroke and Inpatient Rehabilitation experience who would relish a highly specialist leadership role.

This exciting role is a fantastic opportunity to join and lead our well respected Stroke and Inpatient Rehabilitation Occupational Therapy Service; to continue innovation and development of this team which has just received significant investment for growth by the Trust, with the support of the Integrated Health & Social Care Occupational Therapy professional management team.

You will act as a leader and highly specialist clinician to drive optimal discharges from the inpatient setting through to the early supported discharge team, help prevent admission and decrease care needs, through a range of therapeutic interventions.

This post will be supported by the wider Integrated Occupational Therapy Service. We provide an excellent clinical supervision programme, active continuing professional development forum, service development working parties and proactively support student placements from Southampton University. You will be part of an integrated (across Social Care and Health) Occupational Therapy service with a strong professional identity and voice.

The Occupational Therapy service on the Isle of Wight is a large team of motivated driven practitioners who strive for best practice standards. There will be opportunities for participation in research and development of services. Inpatient Occupational Therapy presented a poster at this year’s College of Occupational Therapy conference. The Community Housing and Adaptations Occupational Therapy are currently formalising a research piece “The impact of Bathing Adaptations on the future care needs of an individual” and our Facilitated Discharge Pathway will complete a report on the implementation of this new role to be submitted for publication in professional Journals.

This post is ideal for a fully developed Highly Specialist Band 7 seeking a range of clinical experience or a Band 6 wishing to develop into a Band 7.

Please contact Sara Quarrie, Principal Occupational Therapist,  ( Phone number removed )  or ( Email address removed ) to discuss the opportunities available within the Isle of Wight Occupational Therapy Service.

The Isle of Wight is a beautiful place to live with excellent opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Most of the Island is semi-rural with miles of unspoilt bridleways coursing through National Trust woods and over chalk downs. Spectacular cliff and coastal walks can be enjoyed all around the Island.

House prices compare favourably to the mainland and southern England with a wide choice of desirable property to suit all tastes. In addition, there are excellent public and private schools, and shopping and leisure facilities on the Island have improved enormously in recent years.

There are multiple frequent ferry links to the mainland and London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. There is a regional airport at Southampton, just 30 minutes away, with flights to many European destinations as well as UK mainland cities.

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