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Band 6 Occupational Therapist - Saffron, Zinnia

Band 6

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
zinnia centre
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
22/04/2021 23:59

Please note that this post may close earlier than the indicated closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Our Trust is committed to treating individuals fairly and ensuring they have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential, even if this means doing things differently for different people sometimes. We are working hard to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity within Birmingham and Solihull and that our services meet the needs of all diverse service users and carers.

Job overview

We are a traditional setting but innovating with non-traditional ways of practicing OT.

You will work as an integrated senior member of a ward team – this means shift working (early and late shifts, but not nights) over a 7 day period. You will be part of the core ward establishment working into the numbers.   There is a Band 5 and 6 OT working together on each of our wards, supported by a band 8.

The acute occupational therapy service is delivered following an OT care pathway that is consistent across all of our acute wards. You will ideally have experience of using the Model of Human Occupation and its associated tools in practice to lead on prioritising, assessing and delivering high quality and effective OT on your ward.

You will need to draw on your OT philosophy and skillset, but be willing to adapt your practice to shape how these new roles and tasks can be undertaken effectively.

Main duties of the job

Every week there is a period of protected time to focus on delivering OT specific clinical work / undertake CPD / supervision etc but for a majority of the working week you will be working ‘in the numbers’ alongside nursing staff undertaking roles and tasks that have traditionally been labelled as nursing care.   For example, co-ordinating and providing leadership to both nursing and OT staff during the shift, leading ward rounds.

Our wards are busy clinical environments . The integrated model is a new and innovative way of working that is still evolving.   You will need to learn additional non-OT clinical skills but we can provide  in-house training to acquire these.  The Band 6 role is both a Senior OT and a Deputy Ward Manager which can provide an opportunity for career development into senior operational roles, for example, ward manager roles.

*** Previous applicants need not apply ***

Working for our organisation

Welcome to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.  Our 4000 clinical and support staff help us to improve mental health wellbeing and meet the needs of the 70,000 people we serve each year.  We provide a range of mental healthcare services across Birmingham and Solihull, as well as specialised services nationally. We also offer medical, nursing and psychology training and are proud of our international reputation for both research and innovation.

Our population is culturally diverse, characterised in places by high levels of deprivation which create an increasing demand for our services and a necessity for us to make sure everyone can access the help they need. We are a team of compassionate, inclusive and committed people working together to provide excellent care to support our community.  If you are looking for a place to belong, where you can make a real difference to people’s lives, join our team where our warm welcome is waiting for you.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further information about the main responsibilities please view the attached job description and person specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • OT Degree


Essential criteria
  • HCPC Registration


Essential criteria
  • experience in mental health
We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantPositive about disabled peopleStonewall Health ChampionsDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Stacey Lewis
Job title
Ward Manager
Telephone number
0121 301 5358