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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/06/2020.

2x Advanced Occupational Therapists

Job Reference: 284-20-DMCM-171

Employer:
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Occupational Therapy
Location:
Birmingham
Salary:
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.

For most roles flexible working may be considered, we would encuorage you to speak to the recruiting manager about this.


2x Full time posts (Part time hours also considered for each role)

We have big ambitions for our patients, we work hard to make sure they achieve lots. The same goes for our staff and previous staff in these roles have presented their work around the world (including international symposiums in Singapore and Paris). Both roles are working within teams that have funded additional training on certified courses (such as BAHT courses and FES).

 

We have 2 Band 7 posts for highly specialized Occupational Therapists to work within 2 different services. For either post you should have a good understanding of the hand and upper limb anatomy and function; the structure of skin and the impact of the surgical interventions available; be able to design and make splints; have experience in scar management techniques; plan and carryout appropriate therapy; offer advice on self-care and monitor outcomes objectively.

 

Post 1: Hands and Upper Limb - Working closely with the Hand & Upper Limb Consultants, within Plastics, you will be part of the MDT clinic, making decisions about surgery, pre and post-op splinting or the conservative management of a range of upper limb conditions. The successful applicant will be responsible for a clinical caseload including children with traumatic hand and upper limb conditions and some Complex congenital hand differences and patients with a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy. This will be mainly outpatients, with occasional inpatient care.

Post 2: Burns and Plastics – Working in this role across inpatients and outpatients you will gain advanced skills in the assessment and treatment of burns, scarring and trauma at this nationally recognised Centre. Working closely with the Burns & Plastics multi-disciplinary team, you will be part of making decisions about surgery, splinting or the conservative management of scarring and function. This will include both inpatient and outpatient care. You will promote an occupation focus to ensure that services promote independence and prepare young people for transition.

 

The children and young people we work with are always changing and are always challenging us to keep up with them. We are making sure that our services are changing with them and giving our staff the opportunity to work flexibly.

Each service has up to 1 full time post but we are excited to look at working differently if that helps us keep up with our patients. We could particularly welcome applications from people looking for roles that are part time, job share, or other flexible working options to make sure that we have jobs that work for our staff as well as work for our patients. If you are interested in working in either or both of these teams, please get in touch.

 

We are looking for passionate, resilient and innovative Occupational Therapists who have an interest in working with children, young people and their families.

Familiarity with working across a variety of Occupational Therapy settings is welcome, and previous pediatrics experience is not essential.

 

There are multiple opportunities within the Occupational Therapy department to contribute to service and even if the posts currently advertised are not exactly what you are looking for, if you are an experienced Occupational Therapist who is passionate about working with young people, please, contact us and have a chat about what opportunities we may have for you at Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

 

Birmingham is a fantastic place to live and work and has been transformed over the last few years with developments such as Grand Central, the Bull Ring and Millennium Point. There are a range of lifestyle options from city apartments to suburbs with excellent housing and schools. With more projects on the horizon such as HS2, further City regeneration and hosting the Common Wealth games in 2022, Birmingham is becoming one of the most vibrant cities in the World.

Informal enquiries are welcome and for visits and further information please contact:

Madeleine Paul, Head of Occupational Therapy, 0121 333 9478, madeleine.paul1@nhs.net

Please specify in your application which post(s) you are considering.




Please ensure that you read and understand the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children and/or working with adults.

In 2021 Birmingham is set to introduce a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) to reduce harmful emissions, improve air quality in the city and the health of our children and young people. This is not a ‘congestion charge’ and does not apply to the vast majority of vehicles entering the city centre. Exceptions for NHS staff who earn under £30k and work in the zone are available. If you think the car you drive does not comply with the new regulations, you can begin preparations now. Simply visit the Brum Breathes website to find out more information.

*Please read additional documents attached


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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