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Advanced Occupational Therapist - Burns and Plastics

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have big ambitions for our patients, we work hard to make sure they achieve lots. The same goes for our staff and previous staff in these roles have presented their work around the world (including international symposiums in Singapore and Paris). This role is working within a team that have funded additional training on certified courses (such as BAHT courses and MSc Modules in Burns care).

We have a post for a highly specialized Occupational Therapists to work within our Burns and Plastics Service and are open to flexible working requests such as working part time hours and would consider job share for the right candidates. We would also consider a developmental post for those who do not yet meet all the criteria for working at this level but could be recruited at an AfC Band 6 role with a development programme to attain their Band 7 role within a set time frame.

Main duties of the job

Working in this role across inpatients and outpatients you will gain advanced skills in the assessment and treatment of burns and plastics at this nationally recognised Centre. Working closely with the Burns & Plastics multi-disciplinary team, you will be part of making decisions about surgery, splinting or the conservative management of scarring and function. This will include both inpatient and outpatient care. You will promote an occupation focus to ensure that services promote independence and prepare young people for transition.

The children and young people we work with are always changing and are always challenging us to keep up with them. We are making sure that our services are changing with them and giving our staff the opportunity to work flexibly.

We are looking for passionate, resilient and innovative Occupational Therapists who have an interest in working with children, young people and their families.

Familiarity with working across a variety of Occupational Therapy settings is welcome.

There are multiple opportunities within the Occupational Therapy department to contribute to service and even if the posts currently advertised are not exactly what you are looking for, if you are an experienced Occupational Therapist who is passionate about working with young people, please, contact us and have a chat about what opportunities we may have for you at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families.

Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas. Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care. Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Professional registration as an Occupational Therapist with the HCPC
  • Post registration courses/qualifications in subjects relevant to Burns and Plastics


  • Post graduate course/qualifications in leadership

Knowledge & Nature of Experience


  • Previous experience of treating paediatric at AfC Band 6 level or equivalent
  • Supervision and teaching of students/junior staff colleagues
  • Motivated to work with children and young people


  • Previous experience of treating burns/plastics/hands patients
  • Experience of specialist techniques e.g. hand therapy, splinting, pressure therapy

Analytical and Judgement Skills


  • Ability to problem solve whilst monitoring and managing work in a variety of different clinical settings
  • Has a good understanding of your own wellbeing and the wellbeing of others and able to identify a range of supportive mechanisms to promote wellbeing in self and others
  • Evidence of participation in clinical governance, service development, audit or research projects
  • Ability to evaluate evidence, national guidance, research outcomes and apply appropriately within clinical practice.
  • Good verbal and written skills

Professional/Managerial/Specialist Knowledge


  • Ability to understand and implement trust policies and protocols
  • Able to use computer and other technology to complete day to day tasks for work and familiar with Microsoft office
  • Knowledge of professional issues in current practice and commitment to remain informed of new developments in Occupational Therapy Practice
  • Evidence of keeping clinically up-to-date


  • Previous Experience of managing staff

Personal Skills/Abilities and Attributes


  • Ability to use initiative and work independently
  • Good organizational skills and ability to delegate
  • Able work flexibly at specific times when the usual processes and structures may need to be adapted and able to utilise strategies to be able to manage change and changes in the routine
  • Excellent communication skills with a variety of professions, age groups and cultures often in challenging situations
  • Builds effective therapeutic relationships with patients and carers to increase the accessibility of treatment to all who need it.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Burns Center, Birmingham Children's Hospital

Steelhouse Lane


B4 6NH

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