Band 6 Occupational Therapist

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

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking to develop your clinical and interdisciplinary team working skills and support your career development? If yes, we have an exciting B6 position to support your learning. Ideal if you are an experienced Band 5 or currently a Band 6 looking for a change.

This is an opportunity to join a dynamic and evolving therapy teams at Good Hope and Heartlands Hospitals part of UHB. Covering Health Care of Older People and Acute Medical wards. You will work as part of the therapy team helping to support patients to return home as soon as possible by providing timely and regular therapy interventions maximising their chances of staying at home.

Are you dynamic, innovative and highly motivated HCPC registered Occupational Therapist with experience in a broad range of experience within therapy teams? You will already be an excellent team worker with knowledge across a range of Occupational Therapy treatments.

We provide a programme of training and development opportunities. Alternatively this experience could be invaluable for your career progression to Band 7 roles. You will be working within a friendly supportive environment where we are committed to continued professional and career development of all staff.

Main duties of the job

To provide therapeutic assessment, management and treatment of patients working within the Health Care for Older People's/ Acute Medical team focusing interventions to a wide variety of clinical cases, applying Therapy knowledge and processes. There will be a strong focus on facilitating discharges home, or to other care pathways. You should possess excellent communication, prioritisation and organisational skills and have experience in working in a multidisciplinary team. Undertaking all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner and maintain associated records. Furthermore assisting with supervision, education and co-ordination of generic Therapy Support Workers and Junior therapists.

You should be willing to participate in seven day working.

In return you will gain excellent clinical and leadership experience. You will also develop organisational skills and service development experience.

For further information regarding this post please, contact Lorraine Garratty, Clinical Team leader for Good Hope on 0121 424 7798

Or Craig Colton on 0121 424 1490

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



  • * Degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • * Registered with HCPC
  • * Evidence of CPD including recent post graduate
  • * Training relevant to clinical speciality
  • * Evidence of leadership training
  • * Good standard of general education including GCSE
  • * English and maths grade C or above
  • * A Levels or equivalent qualification



  • * Demonstrates clinical experience enabling the post holder to manage a caseload of patients with complex needs in this speciality having worked within this clinical area in recent times. This would need to include experience in discharge planning.
  • * Team/service development
  • * A specialist knowledge across a range of OT treatments, routine and nonroutine, requiring expertise within the field of occupational therapy
  • * An ability to cope with a range of complex options, finds solutions, analyse, compare and decide on appropriate course of action.
  • * Understanding of current legislation and application to OT

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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