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Band 7 Senior Occupational Therapy (Team Lead)

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a compassionate leader looking for a sense of achievement in your job? If yes, then we want to hear from you.

Norman Power Unit is a pathway 2 unit providing further health and social care assessments. This will include comprehensive therapy assessment and intervention.

The Norman Power Unit is looking for a Senior Occupational Therapist (Team Lead) to co-ordinate and develop the clinical service and provide leadership to the therapy team.

You will support a small team of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy staff on a daily basis, with case load management, alongside regular supervision and appraisals and education.

You will manage a varied caseload requiring a multi-skilled approach with experience and knowledge of discharge planning. You will be required to liaise effectively with community colleagues to co-ordinate timely and safe discharges as well as attend regular referrer and pathway meetings.

The post holder will be supported by the Occupational Therapy Senior team at QEHB. They will have opportunities to work with experts in their field and be offered regular supervision and support.

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.

Main duties of the job

Advanced leadership skills to lead a clinical team of therapy staff.

Assessment skills and treatment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions.

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

Autonomous practitioner with the ability to prioritise and organise own workload and support staff as required.

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 and assessment skills, across a range of therapy practices, requiring expertise within the field of Occupational Therapy.

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

Comprehensive knowledge & experience of discharge to assess process and pathways.

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 specific detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



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



  • Demonstrates comprehensive clinical experience enabling the post holder to manage a caseload of patients with complex needs in this speciality.
  • Significant experience 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.
  • Understanding of current legislation and application to Occupational Therapy.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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