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Band 6 Peripatetic Occupational Therapist

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
It is an exciting opportunity for a qualified HCPC registered OT with relevant rehabilitation experience to work across the multidisciplinary teams to provide high quality assessment and interventions both in hospital and community settings. The clinical input will vary depending on service demands with a need to achieve activity targets.

Services based at:
  • West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre - Specialist clinics, access to communication and technology, amputee rehab Birmingham wheelchair service and posture and mobility service .
  • Moseley Hall Hospital - Inpatient Neurological Rehabilitation and stroke units , Birmingham Neurological Rehabilitation Team and Moor Green outpatient brain injury unit, Early supported discharge team.

  • The delivery of rehabilitation programmes and OT intervention can take place within the service base, client's home or in the community. This will involve moving around the community on a daily basis with potentially long periods of driving.

    You will need to have relevant clinical experience within neurology and assessment of complex disability and be flexible to meet the demands of all the different services. Be prepared to work within different services at short notice. You must be able to demonstrate sound knowledge and application of up-to-date clinical trends and practices including evidence-based ones, including prioritisation of workload and time management. You must be a car driver to enable travel to community patients and service bases

    Main duties of the job

    The peripatetic post will support the rehabilitation services within the Adult and Specialist Rehabilitation Division which provides a wide range of services for people living in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

    To work as part of the interdisciplinary teams within the rehabilitation services , effectively assessing clients with complex needs, considering their function, disability and health, taking into account all environments in which they live and work.

    To provide assessment and analysis of rehabilitation, social and care needs of complex patients as part of the Inter-Disciplinary Teams, in discussion with senior members of staff.

    Identify Occupational Therapy goals and plan intervention that is evidence based in conjunction with the client, their careers, other professionals / agencies.

    On the in-patient neuro-rehabilitation unit and Birmingham neuro- rehabilitation team to act as a key working a set number of patients to plan and co-ordinate their outpatient programme.

    Communicate effectively with clients, family / carer, and other professionals both internal and external to organisation. This may require explanation, instruction, persuasion, motivation, negotiation, reassurance and require expert verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

    To have supervisory responsibility for Junior staff, Therapy Assistants and students, dependent on which service the post holder is working within.

    About us

    • Please ensure you check your Trac account regularly as this is how we will communicate with you during the shortlisting and selection process.
    • Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including business email address, telephone contact details and postal address

    Be Part of Our Team...

    BCHC has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people, and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehab Centre and one of Europe's leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

    If you want to 'Be Part of Our Team' and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    **Previous Applicants do not apply*

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    For further details on the main responsibilities, please see the attached job description and person specification.

    All services are provided by teams of clinical professionals and support staff who aim to provide personalised, integrated services that best meet the needs of individual patients and their careers and assist them in managing their physical, cognitive, emotional and social disabilities.

    For further information please contact Ruth Banner Clinical Specialist OT on 0121-4666-6590.

    Person Specification



    • Graduate Dip OT / Degree in Occupational Therapy.
    • HCPC Registered
    • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development.


    • Relevant nationally recognised post-graduate training
    • Member of relevant clinical interest group.



    • Relevant experience as junior therapist/student to establish core OT skills & team working (acute, community & rehab
    • Assessment & prescription of ADL equipment.
    • Assessment & treatment of patients with complex disability, including neurological and deteriorating conditions
    • Core / Basic IT skills Word, Outlook, Excel.


    • Familiarity of Postural management systems (wheelchairs and special seating systems ( or willing to learn) and the assessment & treatment of patients with amputations.
    • Supervisory experience of students
    • Participation in service developments project, audits

    Skills/ Knowledge


    • Knowledge of the OT process & ability to use specific OT modalities.
    • Ability to demonstrate high level of clinical reasoning/problem solving, development skills, for patients with neurological problems.
    • Ability to manually handle patients and / or equipment safely, to attain positioning necessary to perform safe and effective clinical assessment / treatments.
    • Ability to generate written communication, which is relevant, concise, accurate and legible.
    • Evidence of good organisational skills, including prioritisation of workload and time management skills


    • Ability to demonstrate high level of clinical reasoning/problem solving, development skills for patients with amputations , postural and wheelchair needs.
    • Ability to demonstrate splinting skills with thermoplastics and casting skills (or prepared to develop these skills).

    Personal Qualities


    • Demonstrate flexibility within the changing NHS environment.
    • Demonstrate initiative and motivation when working in a variety of situations.
    • Willing to develop new skills as the services develop.

    Other job requirements


    • Ability to travel and access various work locations (eg. home visits). Must be car driver and have access to a vehicle for the community based services.

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT



    Alcester Road


    B13 8JL

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