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Band 7 Senior Occupational Therapy (Team Lead)

Employer
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Birmingham
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Part Time
OT aims to improve the ability of patients to do everyday tasks. At QEHB we do this every day for those patients who reply on us for their rehabilitation.

Working across a number of wards working with the Specialist Rehabilitation team, an d supporting occupational therapy staff, the post holder will be required to:

* Co-ordinate and develop the clinical service for specialist rehabilitation across the QEHB site, working alongside an existing Band 7 to provide clinical leadership and support in liaison with the Clinical Lead for Occupational Therapy and other team leads.

* To provide skilled assessment and input with complex rehabilitation patients on across the QEHB site.

* Working collaboratively with the Specialist Rehabilitation Pathway Coordinator & team to support with Occupational Therapy input with this patient cohort.

* Manage a complex caseload of varying conditions requiring a multi skilled approach, demonstrating specialist expertise and knowledge within the clinical area and supporting staff as required.

* To have specific skills in specialist seating & positioning and a broad understanding of the cognitive impact to patients, applying specialist assessment skills as required. Training and development opportunities will be available.

Main duties of the job

Highly developed physical skills including dexterity, co-ordination & sensory skills for assessment and manual treatment of patients.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills including an ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive and contentious information.

Autonomous practitioner with the ability to prioritise and organise own workload.

Excellent organisational and time management skills.

An ability to cope with a range of complex options, find solutions, analyse, compare and decide on appropriate course of action.

An ability to work as part of an inter-disciplinary team.

Specialist knowledge across a range of therapy practices, requiring expertise within the field of Occupational Therapy. Comprehensive knowledge of an Acute Health Care Environment.

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.

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

Qualifications

Essential

  • *BSc in OT/ Dip COT
  • *HCPC registration
  • *Evidence of CPD including recent post graduate training relevant to clinical speciality.


Desirable

  • *Evidence of leadership training.
  • *Attendance at Clinical Educators Course.


Experience

Essential

  • *Demonstrates comprehensive clinical experience enabling the post holder to manage a caseload of patients with complex needs in this speciality.
  • *Significant experience of working in an acute hospital setting at band 6 or above within the relevant clinical area.
  • *Experience of team/service development.
  • *Experience of supporting and supervision of junior therapists, student therapists and assistants.
  • *A specialist knowledge across a range of therapy practices, routine and non-routine, requiring expertise within the field of therapy.
  • *Good understanding of working in an acute Trust.
  • *Understanding of current legislation and application to Occupational Therapy.


Desirable

  • *Experience of producing reports / data analysis


Additional Criteria

Essential

  • *Highly developed physical skills including dexterity, co-ordination & sensory skills for assessment and manual treatment of patients.
  • *Excellent written and verbal communication skills including an ability to provide and receive complex, sensitive and contentious information.
  • *An ability to prioritise and organise own workload, demonstrating ability to prioritise clinical and managerial duties.
  • *An ability to cope with a range of complex options, finds solutions, analyse, compare and decide on appropriate course of action.
  • *Ability to work weekends as part of a 7 day working pattern (when appropriate service delivery allows and commences).
  • *An ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • *IT skills -- computer literate in email, Word & PowerPoint.
  • *Experience of leadership and supervision of staff.
  • *Demonstrate enthusiasm for the specialist area.
  • *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.
  • *Demonstrate an interest in developing expertise within the clinical areas.
  • *Demonstrate excellent time management skills.


Desirable

  • *Car driver


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way

Birmingham

West Midlands

B15 2TH

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304-1070509DO

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