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T&O B7 OT Personal Spec

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Advanced Occupational Therapist - Trauma and Orthopaedics

Job Type

Permanent: Contribution towards weekend working

Full time
Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (Weekend working as per rota)


West Midlands



£43,742 - £50,056 per annum

Posted Date

6 November 2023

SWB NHS Trust, Sandwell/Birmingham

Closing Date

20 November 2023

As part o your role you will ensure best quality integrated therapy across the acute T&O pathways, delivering efficient and effective patient flow and seamless patient experience.

You will play a lead role in developing and establishing the OT pathway for patients within the T&O service to 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 would be needed to develop and implement this.

You will work alongside an established band 7 Physiotherapist to support the day to day operational leadership of the team.

You will lead OT education and clinical competency assurance within T&O elective and trauma pathways.

Main duties of the job
Be an expert clinician within T&O elective and Trauma pathways undertaking highly developed specialist therapeutic assessment of patients presenting with diverse, complex physical and psychological conditions, to provide a diagnosis, develop and deliver individual treatment programs and lead d/c planning.

Be responsible for a defined area of service and own caseload working without supervision.

Undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.

Provide expertise within T&O pathways to multi-disciplinary colleagues, patients and carer's through specialist advice and education.

Supervise, assess and educate therapists, support workers and student therapists, utilising a standardised clinical competency framework.

Liaise regularly with senior therapy and multidisciplinary colleagues to facilitate best patient journey & experience and clinical outcome.

Provide clinical leadership to therapists and support workers within the specialty through supervision, assessment, education and development.

Lead the supervision and assessment of undergraduate/post-graduate OT students within own clinical area as required ensuring the standard of practice and teaching meets the standards set by a degree/higher degree level.

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.

Working for our organisation
We are an integrated care organisation with an outstanding reputation for teaching, education, research and innovation. Our 6,600 staff are here for 530,000 local people when they need us.
City Hospital in Birmingham is home to the Birmingham and Midland Eye Centre, and our Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Centre. It’s also the regional base for the National Poisons Information Service. At Sandwell General Hospital in West Bromwich, you’ll find inpatient, paediatrics, most general surgery and our stroke specialist centre. At the Trust, we also have significant academic departments in cardiology, rheumatology, ophthalmology and neurology. We have intermediate care hubs at Rowley Regis and at Leasowes in Smethwick. Our community teams throughout Sandwell provide integrated services for children in schools, GP practices and at home. They also offer both general and specialist home care for adults in hospices and nursing homes.
In 2024 we will open the brand new Midland Metropolitan University Hospital – the perfect demonstration of our vision for the future. And we are investing in far more than buildings.
We are dedicated to investing in you. It matters to us that you enjoy the training, support and opportunities you need to fulfil your total potential and build the career you really want.
To make that happen, we’ve trebled our training budget. We’ve developed new career path frameworks and new ways to recognise your achievements.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Please see attached Job Description and Personal Specification for full details of roles and responsibilities.

Person specification
Essential criteria

Line management of staff
Lead therapist within MDT setting
Experience of delegating to and supervising OT/ Rehabilitation Assistants.
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.
Desirable criteria

Involvement in audit and research
Essential criteria

BSc/MSc Occupational Therapy
HCPC Registration
Portfolio that demonstrates continuous, relevant and up to date evidence of CPD within the speciality of stroke and neurology
Desirable criteria

Membership of appropriate special interest group

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Job documents

T&O B7 OT Job Description

T&O B7 OT Personal Spec

SWB Reward & Recognition Guide

T&O B7 OT Personal Spec

SWB Reward & Recognition Guide

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