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Rotational Band 5 Occupational Therapist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
8 Dec 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
CALLING ALL ENTHUSIASTIC & MOTIVATED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS! University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) are recruiting to our established and ever-expanding Band 5 rotation across Heartlands, Good Hope, & Solihull Hospitals including Solihull Community Services. UHB NHS Trust is based in the vibrant city of Birmingham.

Opportunities are available for positions based across all sites providing intervention to adults across a variety of clinical areas, such as: Stroke & Neurology, Trauma & Orthopaedics, Health Care for older People, Medicals, OPAL, Respiratory, Specialist Surgery, Infectious Diseases, Renal, Solihull Community with planned expansion of the rotation to cover specialist areas such as: Macmillan, Rheumatology & more. Providing a variety of clinical experience to consolidate and develop your skills supporting successful career progression within the Trust.

Are you an established Band 5 wishing to experience different clinical fields or in the final year of your degree? You will be joining a large and supportive therapy team, with robust supervision and appraisal systems, excellent training and development opportunities, such as Band 5-6 development posts. Coupled with the opportunity to work alongside highly specialist colleagues and integrate into a variety of specialist multidisciplinary teams.

The Trust provides a preceptorship programme for new graduates. Successful candidates will be required to participate in 7 day working rotas.

Main duties of the job


1 Caseload Management

* To be responsible for managing his/her own caseload with clinical supervision from senior Occupational Therapists

* Use this support to reflect and learn from practice

2 OT Role

* To demonstrate confidence in the O.T. role within the Multi professional team

* To recognise the role of other members of the multi professional team, to have knowledge of and use the resources of each service in the team appropriately

* To demonstrate the application of the OT process to patient care

* Recognise when it may be necessary to carry out Access, Home and follow up visits, with guidance from a senior colleague

* Carry out straightforward home, access and follow up visits in discussion with senior colleagues, once confidence and the necessary skills are acquired over time.

3 OT intervention

* To identify all patients requiring OT intervention and prioritise them accordingly to the OT guidelines , with support of senior colleagues

* Carry out all necessary assessments of the patient's needs in self-care, productivity & leisure

* To establish plans of intervention and carry them out according to OT standards adjusting as necessary

* To organise discharge plans for patients with guidance from senior colleagues

* To learn and understand about options for patient care in relation to the clinical area

For information contact Lorraine Garratty, Clinical Team Leader, 0121 424 7798, email

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 detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * DIP RCOT/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • * HCPC membership



  • * Student placement in an area with transferrable skills
  • * Knowledge of an Acute Hospital Setting


  • * Other relevant student/workplace experience.
  • * Experience of interdisciplinary working

Additional Criteria


  • * Basic clinical understanding of acute medical, surgical conditions and conditions associated with Older People


  • * Ability to apply clinical knowledge to the OT process

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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