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Neurosciences Clinical Specialist/Operatioal Lead - Relocation Expenses Available

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
Full Time and Part Time Hours
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hopsital
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum pro rata
09/06/2019 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.


We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.


We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.


We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.


We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.


We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

Wish you were here..? Click here to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer


We have a fantastic opportunity for an Occupational Therapist with specialist experience within stroke or neurology to join our strong and well established team in our Neuroscience Department consisting of our Hyper Acute Stroke Unit, Acute stroke Unit and Neurology Ward. 

In our journey to outstanding Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Trust has an ambition to become a recognised centre of excellence for neuroscience. In realising our ambition we will improve our established services as well as respond to innovative service developments such as deep brain stimulation, thrombectomy, and psychological support for patients and carers.

As part of this plan we are looking to recruit a highly experienced Occupational Therapist to further strengthen our established team. We are looking for a dynamic forward looking individual who would love the challenge of helping us implement clinical and strategic developments that will help us deliver what is most important to us- the highest quality patient care.  

We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills who will be able to demonstrate sound experience of working in a clinical occupational therapy role with stroke or neurology patients, either in an acute or community setting;

There is an opportunity to take on an operational component to the band 7 role which comes with protected time to manage the day to day running of the teams and support the Service Lead in the strategic development of the services.

As a Senior Occupational Therapist you will:

  • Carry out specialised assessments for patients with complex neurological needs
  • Support & supervise junior staff proactively aiding their development
  • Demonstrate expert communication skills
  • Promote & participate in audit and research
  • Be actively involved in integrated working with our Physiotherapy colleagues

In addition as a Clinical Specialist you will:

  • Provide highly specialist clinical skills
  • Develop & promote clinical & service initiatives
  • Provide leadership & support to team & individuals
  • Advise the Service Lead & Operational lead) on issues relating to the specialist area
  • Provide Operational Leadership to the team (for a suitable candidate)

Our modern hospital is set just outside the vibrant city of Norwich, in the beautiful county of Norfolk - the land of big skies, stunning beaches and rolling countryside.

Just think where your NNUH career could take you. Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is the 6th largest acute hospital in the UK with new clinics and services being introduced each year, the possibilities are endless.  With strong links to the University of East Anglia and Norwich Research Park we want to give our staff every opportunity and the support to achieve their potential. 

 ‘My favorite part about working at NNUH is the support and encouragement that I have received from the teams that I have been based in. In each team I have made a good group of friends, ensuring that we all feel supported in the workplace and allowing us to meet outside of work as well’

In Norwich a staggering 77% of people say they love their job.   Although less than 2 hours from London and serviced by excellent transport links , Norwich is one of few UK cities that still retain a strong local identity and with that a strong sense of community – people walk down the street and say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee order, you get to know about interesting local projects.

This strong sense of self along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the best city to work in.

Wish you were here?

So do we……


We are able to offer a relocation package to those who would need to move a significant distance for this opportunity.

Driving license required (adjustments will be considered for candidates with a disability).

Seven day working - Hours to include participation on the weekend rota.

Full time or Part time hours considered

Applications Open: 13th May 2019

Applications Close:  9th June 2019

Interview Date: Week commencing 24th June 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Martine Housego-Watts, Occupational Therapy Service Lead

Tel: 01603 646078