Band 6 Occupational Therapist - Stroke & Neurology

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton Coldfield
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 5 Occupational Therapist looking to progress to the next step to become a Band 6 Occupational therapist in Stroke & Neurology. A B5 to Band 6 development post will also be considered for the right applicant. We will provide the individual with a 6-month training programme, provided by experienced stroke & neuro-therapists with the focus on developing clinical and leadership skills for the successful candidate to make the transition from a Band 5 to a Band 6 Occupational therapist. You will work through a set of specific competencies that will be required to be signed off prior to obtaining the band 6 post.

The post will predominantly be based at Good Hope's Acute Stroke unit but may include other in-patient wards. The caseload also includes acute neurological patients. In addition there will be an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the Early Supported Discharge team.

Main duties of the job

Applicants should be HCPC registered. It is essential they have expert clinical skills, leadership qualities, have good communication and interpersonal skills. The post-holder must be able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and have excellent organisational and time management skills, teaching skills and an enthusiasm for service development.

You will join a proactive team of therapists and therapy support workers that are dedicated and passionate about providing high quality therapy therapy for our stroke & neurology patients.

Applicants must be prepared to participate in our 7-day working service and have a driving licence.

If you would like to discuss this post further please contact:

Caroline Graham, Clinical Team Leader Stroke & Neurology

Telephone: 0121 424- 7440,

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Diploma / degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • *Current registration with Health Professions Council.
  • *A levels or equivalent qualification
  • *Good standard of general education including GCSE Maths and English grade C and above.
  • *Evidence of CPD including recent post graduate training relevant to clinical speciality.
  • *Evidence of leadership training



  • *Demonstrates comprehensive clinical experience enabling the post holder to manage a caseload of patients with complex needs in this speciality.
  • *Significant experience of working in an acute hospital with elderly and frail elderly, neurological and musculo-skeletal conditions and will include experience in discharge planning.
  • *Experience of team/service development.
  • *Experience of supporting and supervision of Band 5 Occupational therapists, student OTs and assistants.
  • *A specialist knowledge across a range of therapy practices, routine and non-routine, requiring expertise within the field of therapy.
  • *Good understanding of working in an acute trust.
  • *Understanding of current legislation and application to Occupational Therapy.

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