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Band 6 Occupational Therapist

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT
Selly Oak Birmingham
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
29 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our OT team within the Access to Communication and Technology(ACT) Service.

The post-holder will work within three clinical caseloads relating to Electronic Assistive Technology (EAT): people with severe physical disabilities who may need Environmental Control (EC) or computer access and people with communication and language difficulties who may need Alternative & Augmentative Communication (AAC)

The post holder will:
  • Have significant experience post qualification, with relative experience working with:

- Children

- People with Neurology Conditions

- People with Learning Disability
  • Be able to work independently and travel widely within the Midlands region
  • You would be expected to develop the knowledge, experience and skills in assistive technology required through a period of supported experience and training in the role. We have a good supervision structure in place to support this.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will:
  • Use occupational therapy skills alongside Speech Therapy (SLT) and Clinical Science (CS) staff within the interdisciplinary team assessing people referred to the service with AAC needs, in accordance with the ACT AAC clinical competencies. This will involve developing a deeper understanding of the scope of both SLT and CS, in order to apply this knowledge to provide comprehensive, holistic assessments.
  • Work as an autonomous practitioner, in accordance with the ACT clinical competencies, carrying a caseload of people referred to the service for assessment of EC, computer access and communication needs.
  • Participate in service improvement initiatives and projects within ACT and the trust and nationally for AAC and EC. This may include specific projects for individual patients, research, audit, as well as procedure development.

To establish effective working relation with the following:
  • ACT Team - Clinical, Technical, Stock and Admin staff
  • Patients, their carers and families
  • Assistive technology providers
  • Other departments
  • External organisations such as Higher Education providers, professional bodies and other stakeholders

About us

  • Please ensure you check your Trac account regularly as this is how we will communicate with you during the shortlisting and selection process
  • lease ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including business email address, telephone contact details and postal address

Be Part of Our Team...

BCHC has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehab Centre and one of Europe's leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to 'Be Part of Our Team' and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on the main responsibilities, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Significant Experience post qualification, with relative experience in one of the following areas: ?Neurology ?Paediatrics ?Learning disability
  • Documented evidence of CPD
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary team working


  • Previous experience working in EAT

personal qualities


  • Ability to travel around the region therefore car driver

Qualifications / training


  • oGraduate Dip OT / Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • oHCPC Registered

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT


West Midlands Rehab Centre

Oak Tree Lane

Selly Oak Birmingham

B29 6JA

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