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Band 8a Clinical Specialist Orthotist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity to develop your career as part of an experienced Senior Clinical Therapy Leadership Team in Orthotics? Would you like to contribute to the leadership and profile of our forward thinking inter-disciplinary Therapy Directorate?

If you are an HCPC registered Orthotist with a passion for delivering highly efficient and effective services, this would be an ideal opportunity for you.

A Band 8a post has become available combining clinical specialist roles with local operational leadership on the Birmingham Heartlands, Good Hope and Solihull sites. These leads will work very closely with the QEHB lead to address service delivery and grow our own NHS employees.

Applicants must be HCPC registered and preferably members of BAPO

This is a Clinical Specilaist post requiring the postholder to work autonomously as the a lead Orthotist providing a clinical specialist Orthotics service within associated specialist clinics across the sites but predominantly the HGS sites(working incollaboration with the Orthotics lead on all other sites) -and take clinical responsibility for theassessment and management decisions for patients who are referred.

Site base is GHH Site-Cross site cover across HGS is required

Main duties of the job

To work autonomously as the a lead Orthotist providing a clinical specialist Orthotics service within

associated specialist clinics across the sites but predominantly the HGS sites (working in

collaboration with the Orthotics lead on the QEHB site) -and take clinical responsibility for the

assessment and management decisions for patients who are referred.

To be responsible for ensuring clinical effectiveness across the Orthotics service clinic by utilising

evaluation & research skills.

To provide strong clinical leadership in the provision of an effective, high quality, Orthotics Service for patients.

To lead & support audit & research projects in order to evaluate service delivery.

To be responsible for the education, training and development of orthotics staff

To work on OPD and o the wards environment to facilitate patient flow and respond to urgent priorities.

To regularly review clinical practice delivery in light of new models of care & clinical transformation

programmes within UHBFT, and to identify new ways of working, this includes the advancement of

extended clinical skills in this post and others.

To work with medical, nursing, AHP and other healthcare colleagues across the clinical specialty

within UHBFT and outside of the Trust in order to optimise patient management. This may include

implementing and delivering education and training to cross professional groups.

For a full list of main duties please refer to the job description.

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



  • Relevant AHP Degree Specific to Role
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Clinical qualification at degree level or equivalent
  • Current professional registration with the HCPC



  • Extensive clinical experience in a clinical area relevant to the clinical team
  • Significant experience working as part of an MDT
  • Significant experience as a clinical leader including direct clinical supervision.
  • Significant experience in education and clinical training of others.
  • Teaching experience to uni and multi -- professional groups with evidence of ability to deliver high quality presentations
  • Multi-disciplinary team leadership
  • Demonstrates excellent clinical service provision relevant to post and commensurate with grade
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of interdisciplinary working

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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