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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/08/2021.

Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: L28-A-21-7652

St Andrew’s Healthcare
24,750 - £31,000

Occupational Therapist


Career Level B (NHS Band 5)

Salary: from £24,750 - £31,000 depending on experience

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Our patients and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.


You can achieve more at St Andrew’s Healthcare

St Andrew’s is a unique provider of specialist care in mental health and learning disability. We aspire to deliver truly world class, holistic services within our outstanding, modern facilities. Our independence means we can always put patients’ interests at the heart of decision making, while re-investing surpluses in frontline services. We are currently transforming the Charity to deliver ‘Value Based Healthcare’. This will ensure our patients consistently get the best possible outcomes and local teams gain more control and responsibility.


St Andrew’s Birmingham is a 118 bedded adult mental healthcare facility, located in Stirchley and comprises of eight units which cover medium and low security. Six of the wards provide services for Men, the remaining two low secure wards provide services for Women.

You should have:

  • An interest to work within a secure setting.
  • An interest, knowledge and understanding of a range of theoretical frameworks and approaches which guide practice and clinical reasoning. For example Model of Human Occupation, occupational science, occupational diagnosis and sensory approaches.
  • Knowledge and experience in using occupational assessment tools to support clinical reasoning, treatment planning and evaluation of interventions.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to develop good professional relationships with members of the MDT and patient group, and the ability to liaise with a variety of outside agencies (within and outside of the hospital).


As a registered OT you would be joining a highly motivated, knowledgeable and innovative team. Experience will be gained as part of a multi-disciplinary team, taking responsibility for a clinical caseload, and offering OT specific assessment and treatment to groups and individuals within your care. Strong communication skills are essential, both written and verbal, with the ability to develop good professional relationships with members of the MDT.


As an employee of St Andrews you will adopt an inclusive and ‘can do’ attitude in approaching your work, seeking to offer OT to all patients within our care. You will demonstrate good understanding of OT within secure services, including an application of risk assessment skills. In sharing your experience of applying the OT process, you should also emphasise how you promote our specialism as a profession.


You will have opportunity to undertake a comprehensive OT induction package, as well as a full preceptorship programme through your first 12 months. Our staff also benefit from regular supervision from a registered OT. Continued professional development is encouraged, with access to a range of in-house CPD events, as well as an expectation to support the development and training of OT students. Further opportunities include networking opportunities with colleagues of the same and different grades within the service and The Charity. This all adds to the extensive grounding you would receive here to launch your OT career.

We would also welcome and consider applications for flexible working and job share. This role may also involve working late evenings and weekends (weekend enhancements applicable).



•We offer an excellent benefits package including:

•Excellent professional and career development and training opportunities

•‘Transform’ our Leadership development program

•Relocation allowance (eligibility criteria applies)

•Pension and life assurance

•Sickness policy on par with the NHS

•35 days annual leave, increasing further after service (including bank holidays)

•Cycle to work scheme

•Healthcare cash plan

•Free parking

•Paid DBS application


If you have any questions regarding the post or want to arrange a visit please contact:, Lead Occupational therapist,

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