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Band 6 Senior Occupational Therapist

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking enthusiastic a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to take up the opportunity to work on Magnolia Male Inpatient Ward

You will be, working as a key member of that team where you will manage, develop and deliver occupational therapy (OT) provision to a designated caseload. You will focus on occupational performance, complex mental health presentations, risk management and evaluating outcomes aligned to personalised care plans. You will implement and facilitate individual and group programmes of clinical intervention in collaboration with OT assistants, activity workers and other professionals for effective recovery and discharge.

Whilst you will be based with a specific ward team, as a member of the wider occupational therapy service there may be occasions when flexibility of location is required to accommodate clinical need. The post holder is expected to work core hours over a 7-day period and not on numbers, working closely with the band 7 Occupational Therapist, Ward Manager, Matron, Lead Occupational Therapist for Acute and Urgent Care, and the ward multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be joining a hard-working multi-disciplinary team dedicated to achieving the best outcomes for service users and carers and will champion our philosophy of care that the service user is at the heart of everything that we do.

You will be involved in a variety of professional roles, demonstrating excellent communicate and professional skills and knowledge to work effectively across the service, with the ability to work on your own initiative and as a committed team player. You will provide leadership within the team to include supporting the day-to-day decision making on the ward, being significantly involved in facilitating supervision, taking forward quality initiatives, implementing change and service developments that support the trust strategy. You will be expected to be flexible in your approach and to welcome the opportunity to build on your existing experience and skills.

This position would be ideal for an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist with a vision to develop their career and clinical expertise within an acute mental health environment. The post would require the successful applicant to have experience within a mental health setting and have a sound awareness of risk management in this environment. You will be expected to utilise specialist functional assessments and interventions including the Model of Human Occupation (MOHO) which is primarily used within the trust.

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

In return, we can offer a range of training and development opportunities linked to your personal development plan, access to a network of OTs and other allied health professionals (AHPs) within acute services and across our organisation and the opportunity to be involved in shaping the services of the future.

For further details /Informal visits contact:

Ward Manager

Occupational Therapist Lead Acute & Urgent Care

Person Specification

Experience and qualification


  • Experience and qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust


Magnolia Suite, Oleaster

6, Mindelsohn Crescent, Edgbaston


B15 2SY

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