Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist - Community

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Job summary

A fantastic opportunity for experienced Occupational Therapists in Solihull Community Services Intermediate Care Bedded Units Team based at sites across Solihull is expanding providing therapy to more people who are placed in discharge to assess beds requiring further assessment and rehabilitation following a period of hospital admission and have complex discharge planning needs.

If you have the relevant experience, skills and Knowledge and you are looking for a role in a supportive multi-disciplinary team we could be perfect for you.

We are a friendly and forward thinking team committed to the continued professional and career development of all staff. There are opportunities to develop the service in line with the discharge to assess model and be involved in improvements and expansion of the service.

We are committed to continued professional development and career development of staff. We provide team in-service training and support with on the job training / competencies.

The trust and team are committed to providing a 7 day therapy service and participation in a weekend/ bank Holiday rota. This would suit an experienced Band 5 who is ready for career development or a current Band 6 who wishes to work in a team setting to provide ongoing assessment and treatment progression of complex discharges from the acute hospitals.

We encourage informal conversation /visit so please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss this post. We look forward to hearing from you.

Main duties of the job

Deliver a high standard of therapy provision in various community settings within the Home First /Discharge to assess model.

Provide assessment and rehabilitation to our patients; promoting recovery, reducing risk of admission and facilitating discharges from the acute setting into the Community.

Manage complex discharge planning needs by working collaboratively with in an interdisciplinary therapy team and wider multidisciplinary team. This required effective communication and excellent organisational skills.

Effectively triage referrals into the service/s and coordinate safe discharge from the service.

To meet the travel requirements of the post as community based. Assessing patients with in care home settings / community by completing site visits and home visits

Hold responsibility for own case load and be responsible for a defined area of the service, working without direct supervision. Supervision takes the form of regular formal training and clinical reasoning sessions, peer review, case conferences. Undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner and maintain associated records.

Assist with supervision, education and assessment of the performance of students; this would be to a graduate standard and involve working with universities to ensure the standard of practice and teaching meets the standards set by the degree level qualification

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



  • Good standard of general education including, GCSE English and Maths grade C or above
  • A Levels or equivalent qualification
  • Degree/diploma in Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with Health and Care Professionals Council
  • Evidence of CPD including recent post graduate training relevant to clinical speciality



  • Demonstrates clinical experience enabling the post holder to manage a caseload of patients with complex needs. This would usually be approximately 12 months and will
  • include experience in Medical, Older People, Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Specialist knowledge across a range of practices, routine and non-routine, requiring expertise within the field of Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy relating to Community Services
  • Previous and on-going attendance at mandatory training
  • CPD portfolio

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