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Band 5 Occupational Therapist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a compassionate, caring and considerate person? Are you looking for a sense of achievement in your job? Are you motivated by helping others? If yes, then our Team at QEHB want to hear from you.

Our Band 5's have the opportunity to experience rotations within the areas of major trauma, acute medicine, specialist surgery, oncology & haematology, health care for older people, stroke and neurosciences.

You should have excellent communication skills, a flexible approach and the ability to work autonomously in a busy hospital environment.

Organisational and time management skills are essential. You will need to have experience of working within the Acute NHS.

You will have access to regular clinical supervision, support to complete the preceptorship programme, and a range of CPD opportunities including in-house training.

This post comes with the support of our team and managers. This is extended by support from our School of Nursing, AHPs and Midwifery. The school offers exciting opportunities for career growth and development, and our focus is on providing a supportive environment as part of continuing professional development. We want you to feel a sense of belonging, community, commitment and support whilst working at UHB.

Main duties of the job

Excellent communication skills, a flexible approach and the ability to work autonomously. Organisational and time management skills are essential.

The individual will have essential prioritisation skills and demonstrate client centred practice and demonstrate an understanding of the OT process within the Acute Hospital setting.

The individual should have relevant clinical experience specific to the post, and you will need to have experience of working within the Acute NHS as well as working within a multi-disciplinary team.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *BSc in Occupational Therapy / Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • *Current registration with the HCPC.
  • *A levels or equivalent qualification
  • *Good standard of general education including GCSE maths and English grade C and above.
  • *Evidence of CPD


  • *Member of RCOT



  • *Demonstrates relevant clinical experience within an NHS Acute setting.
  • *Demonstrates clinical knowledge and awareness relevant to the Acute Trust.
  • *Demonstrates an experience and understanding of the importance of team working.
  • *Demonstrates a knowledge of OT processes & treatment Planning
  • *Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of Clinical Governance
  • *Demonstrates an understanding of evidence based practice.
  • *HCPC and Professional Standards and Professional Rules of Conduct.

Additional Criteria


  • *Demonstrate a professional attitude.
  • *An ability to cope with moving/manoeuvring patients/equipment on a daily basis.
  • *An ability to frequently concentrate on patient assessments and treatments.
  • *An ability to cope with occasional exposure to distressing/emotional situations.


  • *Ability to drive

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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