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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
Sandwell/West Birmingham
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for band 6 Occupational therapist with acute medicine experience to join the Medicine therapy team at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust. We are looking for an established band 6 or an experienced band 5 who are ready for the next challenge, and we are happy to consider a developmental role for the right candidate.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to internally rotate every 3 months to specialised areas like Respiratory hub, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Hematology and Care of the Elderly wards but also have the option to rotate to other areas like Stroke, T& O for more experience. With the move to our new Hospital, Midland Metropolitan Hospital we are excited to have state of the art therapy gym, cognitive therapy skill space and functional assessment units for our patients. The successful candidate will have great opportunities for service development projects, audits and be part of the advanced training and teaching as part of their CPD within the Medicine therapy Team.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be the lead specialist cardio-respiratory and Frailty wards/patients. You will be expected to be part of the 8am to 8pm Acute care model of working rota 7 days and have 1 weekend every 6-7 weeks. We will be happy to accommodate a fully flexible working pattern to work to promote a healthy work life balance.

Main duties of the job

Complete therapeutic assessment and treatment of medical patient in Cardiology, Gastroentrology, Respiratory and Care of the elderly wards.

Understanding and completing discharge planning for patient having therapy or social needs. Using the national guidlines for pathways

Completing access, site and home visit wheere neccessary. Also promoting the discharge to access model for patients.

Completing Moving and Handling plans for patients using various equipments like full hoist, cricket stand aid, Arjo Hoist, Roat stands etc.

Supervising junior members of staff and therapy support workers and also student for various West midlands Universities.

Contributing in in-service training and teaching with the team and the mider MDT.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated care organ isation 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 lives

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details on what this role entails.

    Person Specification



    • Occupational Degree or equivalent
    • HPC Registration
    • Portfolio evidence of short specialist courses/CPD


    • Membership of British Association of Occupational Therapists
    • Accredited training in fieldwork education



    • Broad post graduate experience as Junior Occupational Therapist in a rotational post including inpatient NHS experience
    • Experience of working as part of an Occupational Therapy team and the wider MDT.
    • Experience of delegating to and supervising Occupational Therapy/ Rehabilitation Assistants.
    • Contributing to the clinical education of less experienced staff or undergraduate Occupational Therapy students


    • Involvement in audit, research

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust

    Hallam Street

    Sandwell/West Birmingham

    B71 4HJ

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