Stroke and Neurology Occupational Therapist

Band 7 (£46,244 - £53,789)

NHS Western Isles, Stornoway

  • Full time
  • Permanent

Posted 2 weeks ago, 3 Feb | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

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Full Job Description

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.


Band 7  £46,244 - £53,789 per annum

Plus  Distant Island Allowance £1,279 per annum

Permanent contract

37.5 hours

     The post is eligible for relocation expenses

Do you have a passion for remote and rural healthcare? Are you keen to escape from lifes treadmill and embrace a healthier work life balance? If you answered yes, NHS Western Isles has the perfect opportunity for you.  This is an exciting chance to join our Occupational Therapy team, where you will become part of the NHS Western Isles family and will have the chance to develop your skills and confidence within a supportive team, with the remote island location providing a very special extra sense of reward.

Working as part of the Stroke Multi-disciplinary Team and other local and mainland neurology colleagues, an OT service is provided for people with stroke and other acquired and progressive neurological conditions across the Western Isles.

You will work directly with patients who have a range of difficulties impacting on occupational performance. Conditions seen includes stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons disease, functional neurological disorders and neurosurgical conditions e.g. traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury. People are seen in the hospital, out-patient clinics and in their home and community environment.

You will require a current full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle for which allowances will be payable.

We offer the support of a professional and well-established integrated team of Occupational Therapy staff who work across the Western Isles with links to a national network of Occupational Therapists working in Primary Care across Scotland.

Also known as the Outer Hebrides, the Western Isles are steeped in history and culture, with stunning landscapes, spectacular coastlines, a strong sense of community and identity, and renowned Hebridean hospitality. For those with young families, the Western Isles also offer a safe place to live, a high-quality education system, with low levels of crime.

This post is eligible for relocation expenses.

If you feel you are the right person for this post, please contact Sonja Smit, Occupational Therapy Services Manager by e-mail or Jenny Hill, OT Team Lead & Rheumatology and Hand Condition OT by email for an informal discussion.

All NHS Western Isles vacancies appear on the NHS Scotland website:, along with a job description.

Tha beàrnan-obrach NHS Eilean Siar uile gu léir a' nochdadh air làrach-lìn NHS na h-Alba ,  còmhla ri dealbh-obrach.

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Closing Date 01th March2024