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Band 6 Surgical Occupational Therapist (development)

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 5 Occupational Therapist looking to progress to a Band 6 or an experienced Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the Specialist Surgery Therapy Team based mainly at Heartlands Hospital. The Specialist Surgery team covers vascular, general surgery, colorectal surgery, ENT, urology and gastroenterology wards. Birmingham Heartlands Hospital is home to the Pan Birmingham Vascular centre and more recently has been a specialist site for robotic colorectal operations. The successful applicant will recieve training from an experienced multi disciplinary team and will be exposed to a wide range of surgical patients requiring various therapy interventions and rehabilitation.

Main duties of the job

To deliver specialist occupational therapy as part of Specialist Surgery Therapy Team to treat and rehabilitate patients post surgery. To take a role in planning, training, delivery and development of clinical occupational therapy. To work effectively in collaboration with the full multidisciplinary team. To act as a key contact and a source of advice for specialist surgery to multidisciplinary team colleagues, managers, other health care professionals and other services and networks internal and external to the Trust as required. To undertake clinical audit and evaluation of evidence based practice, initiating / participating in research and evaluation of service. The role contributes to the delivery and development of Trust-wide occupational therapy provision as part of Therapy Services. UHB is a multi-site organisation therefore you may be required to work at any of the Trust sites. You may need to change your normal place of work, either temporarily or on a permanent basis, as a result of development or reorganisation of Trust services. To contribute to and undertake 7 day working across the Trust as required.

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



  • *Good standard of general education including GCSE maths and English grade C and above.
  • *A levels or equivalent qualification
  • *Diploma / degree in occupational therapy
  • *Registered with Health Professions Council


  • *Evidence of leadership training
  • *Post graduate training relevant to clinical speciality
  • *Fieldwork Educator's certificate or attendance at Clinical Educators Course
  • *RCOT/ special interest group registration



  • *Demonstrates clinical experience enabling the post holder to manage a caseload of patients with complex needs in this speciality (specialist surgery/vascular).
  • *A specialist knowledge across a range of occupational therapy practices, routine and non-routine, requiring expertise within the field of occupational therapy


  • *Supervision of students, therapy support workers, Band 5
  • *Experience in staff management
  • *Contribution/leading service improvement projects

Additional Criteria


  • *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
  • *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
  • *IT skills -- computer literate in email, Word & Powerpoint
  • *Demonstrate enthusiasm for the specialist area
  • *Demonstrate a professional attitude.
  • *An ability to prioritise and organise own workload
  • *Ability to build effective working relationships within team and wider MDT
  • *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
  • *Able to contribute to weekend service

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust



Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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