Specialist Occupational Therapist - Trauma& Orthopaedics

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join the Trauma and Orthopaedic team at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.

We are looking for an established band 6 or an experienced band 5 who are ready for the next challenge, and we are happy to consider a developmental role for the right candidate.

As a band 6 in Trauma and Orthopaedics you will join a therapy team of experienced Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Assistants to provide therapy provision for patients following elective surgery and following traumatic injuries.

The service is currently looking at a number of service developments to move the service forwards to maximise the patients rehabilitative journey and promote independence. Later this year we are hoping to pilot delivering a 23 hour Arthroplasty service and in the future we hope to develop an Early Supported Discharge service. As a band 6 in the service you will be a key member of the team in the implementation and delivery of these developments.

Main duties of the job

Provide specialist assessment and treatment of patients with diverse and complex presentations within in-patient trauma & orthopaedics

Contribute to the development of pathways and services relevant to trauma & orthopaedics across the organisation and local health & social care partners.

Participate in the delivery of therapy services across 7 days a week.

Support other acute hospital, inpatient and community therapy teams as required.

Contribute to the supervision and education of therapists, student therapists, support workers and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Deputise for the lead therapist in their absence.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see the attached Job Description and Personal Specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

    Person Specification



    • Sufficient postgraduate experience to demonstrate ability to meet the personal specification and fulfil the job description, including experience within the specialist field of T&O.
    • Experience of delegating to and supervising OT/Rehabilitation Assistants.
    • Experience working as part of a team


    • Involvement in audit and research



    • BSc/MSc Occupational Therapy
    • HCPC Registration


    • Full UK Drivers License and access to a vehicle for work
    • RCOT membership

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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