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Band 7 Senior Occupational Therapist (Team Lead)

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Team Lead Occupational Therapist working within an established Major Trauma Centre, on a 12 month fixed term basis.

The successful applicant will work alongside an existing Band 7 Team Lead. We are seeking someone with appropriate skills in the management of acute trauma, in patient rehabilitation and discharge planning, working closely within the Trauma multi-disciplinary team.

You will be required to support the team in managing a caseload of varying conditions. An understanding of the cognitive impact to patients as well as seating and positioning skills would be beneficial. You will work closely with Specialist Rehabilitation teams, with access to a wheelchair clinic and splint clinic for some of the more complex patients.

The successful applicant will be required to provide regular supervision to staff, complete annual appraisals and support with OT undergraduate students.

The post is full time and is an ideal opportunity for someone with strong leadership skills wishing to broaden their experience in this clinical area.

A Band 7 development programme within therapies is provided. The post comes with support from our School of Nursing, AHPs and Midwifery. The school offers opportunities for career growth and development, and our focus is on providing a supportive environment as part of continuing professional development. We want you to feel a sense of belonging, community, commitment and support whilst working at UHB.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work alongside an existing team lead, to support a team of Occupational Therapists and support workers across a number of wards.

Excellent organisational and time management skills are required. As well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Autonomous practitioner with the ability to prioritise and organise own workload.

Strong leadership skills, collaborative working with peers and a personal desire to develop is required.

Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

The successful individual will take a lead role in the advanced assessment and treatment of a variety of complex patients and be proactive in developing and expanding clinical practice within this specialty area. Support is available from Clinical Specialist OT as well as an opportunity to work closely with the SHARP team (Specialist Hyper Acute Rehabilitation pathway) in the management of trauma patients with complex presentations.

Experience of working within an Acute NHS setting is required with transferrable skills to the clinical area.

Experience of supervising staff.

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.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • * BSc in OT/ Dip COT
  • * HCPC registration
  • * Evidence of CPD including recent post graduate training relevant to clinical speciality



  • * 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 setting at band 6 or above within the relevant clinical area.
  • * Experience of team/service development.
  • * Experience of supporting and supervision of junior therapists, student therapists and assistants.
  • * Good understanding of working in an acute Trust.
  • * Understanding of current legislation and application to Occupational Therapy.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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