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Advanced Occupational Therapist - Children with Medical Complexities

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

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

We are looking for a skilled paediatric Occupational Therapist to join our team in a newly created role.

This post will join our newly funded hospital discharge team and will focus on supporting patients and their families with medical complexities. We believe that occupational therapy has an important role in supporting families and patients with a successful transition out of hospital, but that this work starts when their admission starts. This is a fast paced team looking after children from across a wide range of clinical specialties so problem solving and prioritising are important skills for this post. We are looking for someone with good assessment skills who can work across specialties and organisations to keep the patient at the heart of the plans. High level communication skills will be needed as well as flexibility in response to changing circumstances. Ideally, you would have experience of working in the community or are familiar with community services from health and social care so that you can support patients and families navigating their local service provision.

This post is based at the Children's Hospital in Birmingham but some travel to patients homes will be required so that you can complete assessments and work with families to prepare for their child leaving the hospital.

Main duties of the job

As this is a new role, it is especially important we measure outcomes and share any good practice we develop so we are looking for a therapist who is passionate about service evaluation and improvement. We will support individuals in quality improvement techniques, development of potential research and we would promote participation in professional networks relating to this post.

We can offer you access to high quality training inside and outside of the hospital to support both the clinical role and the leadership aspects of the job. We are a department that wants to develop a diverse range of skills and interests and are keen to support each other to achieve personal goals as well as the teams ambitions of providing high quality care that is personalised and effective for all patients. We are able to consider recruiting at a Band 6 if the right candidate does not meet the full criteria for a post at a Band 7 level.

Flexible working and workplace adjustments are always considered for staff in our team as we want to provide the conditions that allow you to focus on giving the best patient care.

For further information about this post, please contact Madeleine Paul or Ben Harris, Heads of Occupational Therapy.

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



  • Professional Registration as an Occupational Therapist
  • Post qualification experience in the acute setting with patients who have complex neurological presentations
  • Post qualification experience of working with children and young people


  • Leadership training/qualification
  • Post graduate courses/qualifications in relevant subject (for example: Paediatrics, Neurology, Neuro Rehab, Neuro Surgery, Long Term Ventilation)

Knowledge and Nature of Experience


  • Evidence of delivery of a range of high quality specialist and innovative OT treatment packages.
  • Experience of assessing, providing, and evaluating treatment methods, including equipment to facilitate occupational performance and discharge from hospital.
  • Experience of working successfully with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of teaching and supervising other staff.


  • Leadership training
  • Experience of working in local authority, housing and/or adaptation services
  • Experience in training/teaching other professionals and carers.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Therapy Department, Birmingham Children's Hospital

Steelhouse Lane


B4 6NH

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