Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
West Bromwich
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Mental health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity is currently available for a motivated, enthusiastic and innovative Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work within our Community Respiratory Service in Sandwell.

If you have a passion or interest working with patient with respiratory conditions, then this will be the ideal role for you.

We are open to recruiting an experienced Band 5 OT looking to progress their career. This could be a developmental post.

Please do feel free to call or email for any further information. Wendy Morris (details provided in contact information section).

Main duties of the job

The key duties for the post holder will be

To provide leadership and oversight of the people on the caseload.

You will work closely with your peers, a Band 7 lead, the Service Lead and other colleagues across the health and social care system.

To deliver and evaluate the care provided to patients on a daily basis.

To provide specialist assessment and treatment of patients with planned and unplanned presentations within community settings.

To supervise, assess and educate team members including bank or agency staff, support workers and students.

We would be happy to support experienced Band 5s who still need some structured support to make that leap to their first Band 6 post.

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 attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of what this role entails

    Person Specification



    • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
    • HCPC Registration


    • Membership of relevant professional body or specialist interest group



    • Demonstrable post graduate experience as a Junior Occupational Therapist experience must include working within community and re-ablement environments.
    • Experience of working as part of an Occupational Therapy team and the wider MDT.
    • Experience of delegating to and supervising Support Workers.
    • Contribution to the clinical education of less experienced staff or undergraduate Occupational Therapist students
    • Participation in on-call/out of hour's duties.


    • Involvement in audit and research
    • Experience of facilitating group based therapy
    • Experience of supporting patients with long term Respiratory conditions.



    • Organise and prioritise own and team workload
    • Able to organise, supervise and delegate tasks to support workers
    • Able to deal sensitively with patients with high levels of anxiety/aggression which may be due to dementia, sedation, limited mobility or who are unable to accept re-ablement outcomes.
    • Able to cope working in a stressful environment with patients and carers of patients presenting with long term conditions.
    • Able to carry out concurrent activities involving frequent moderate to intense physical effort for several long periods manoeuvring patients and equipment throughout the working day.



    • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and its implications for the Unit.
    • Ability to comprehend and work within Trust policies of data protection, equal opportunities and health and safety.
    • Knowledge/competence required for emergency duties.



    • Must be a car driver with access to a car

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust

    West Bromwich


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