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Band 7 Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist - HMP Birmingham

Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata plus Environmental Allowance £1,542 pa
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This post offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of an Occupational Therapy (OT) Service within the wider health care team at HMP Birmingham. This is a developing service and is part of a drive to develop multi professional prison health care team aiming to increase the focus on recovery, individual assessment and interventions, and work to improve effective transitions within the prison service and into the community.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will work closely with the multi-disciplinary team to develop the OT role within three main clinical areas a 15 bed mental health ward, a 15 bed physical health ward and the ITDS (Integrated Drug Treatment System). There will be requirement to establish assessment and intervention programmes where appropriate, to develop and contribute to therapy programmes within the restraints of the environment and to explore how effective pathways can be established.

To work as an integrated member of the Prison Healthcare team providing an effectively administered and professionally competent Occupational Therapy service in response to service user need which is evidenced based and outcome measured
  • To manage a defined caseload of clients with complex physical and mental health needs, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions within the prison setting.
  • To maintain clinical records and appropriate data.
  • Utilise the principles of recovery to lead on the delivery of therapeutic programmes of care.
  • To participate in the planning, development and evaluation of the service, holding responsibility for defined projects.
  • To regularly supervise OT students on placement.
  • To contribute to the maintenance and development of the Trust OT service.

About us

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year. We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community. If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people's lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Diploma or BSC(Hons) In Occupational Therapy
  • Evidence of registration with the HCPC

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


HMP Birmingham

Winson Green Road


B18 4AS

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