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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Trauma & Orthopaedics

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
West Bromwich
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a dynamic, passionate Occupational Therapist with experience in Trauma and Orthopaedics? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced 5 or established Band 6 Occupational Therapist to strengthen the Trauma and Orthopaedic Therapy Leadership Team at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.

As part of your role, you will ensure best quality therapy across acute T& O pathways, delivering efficient and effective patient flow and seamless pathway experience. You will support the Team Lead Occupational Therapist in establishing and developing OT pathways within the T& O service. This will support delivery of specialist assessment, rehabilitation and discharge planning, including D2A. In the future, we are hoping to develop a community Orthopaedic service and strong OT involvement will be required to develop and implement this. You will work alongside an established Band 7 Physiotherapist and Band 7 Occupational Therapist to support day to day operational leadership of the team, including transitioning across to the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital which is due to open in October 2024.

As a Trust, we will support your training and development objectives and encourage networking with peers across the region. You will play a key role in supporting OT education and clinical competency within the T& O Therapy Team.

Main duties of the job

As part of this role you will be required to utilise your core OT skills and specialist T& O knowledge to complete assessments and deliver treatment plans and interventions support rehabilitation goals and improve outcomes for our cohort of patients.

You will use your knowledge and experience to deliver care for our patients and support the learning and development of more junior staff, including registered and non registered members of staff.

Alongside this, effective leadership skills will be required and you will deputise for the band 7 OT lead in their absence.

You will also have the opportunity to lead evidence based audit and research projects to further therapy practice, making and acting upon recommendations for changes in practice to improve service delivery, including the formulation and implementation of therapy service protocols.

In return, we can offer you access to structured supervision and learning opportunities to ensure both your clinical development needs and leadership aspirations are a focus. Regular time for training and development - both internal and external - to meet your individual needs and support you to achieve your learning goals will be provided.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see the attached Job Description and Personal Specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

    Person Specification



    • Sufficient postgraduate experience to demonstrate ability to meet the personal specification and fulfil the job description, including experience within the specialist field of T& O.
    • Experience of delegating to and supervising OT/Rehabilitation Assistants.
    • Experience of working as part of an Occupational Therapy team and the wider MDT.
    • Contributing to the clinical education of less experienced staff or undergraduate Occupational Therapy students


    • Involvement in audit and research



    • BSc/MSc Occupational Therapy
    • HCPC Registration
    • Portfolio evidence of short specialist courses/CPD


    • Full UK Drivers License and access to a vehicle for work
    • RCOT membership

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust


    West Bromwich

    B71 4HJ

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