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Woodbourne Priory Hospital, 21 Woodbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B17 8BY

Priory Group Division



£43,742 to £50,952



Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Job Advert Role Description


Knowing that you’re making a difference to people’s lives is rewarding in itself. But our many roles offer much more than that. As well as helping you grow and develop your talent, we want you to feel proud of where you work and what you do.

Set in the leafy suburb of Edgbaston, close to Birmingham City centre, Priory Hospital Woodbourne is conveniently located for access to the West Midlands motorway network and with very good local public transport links. 
The hospital provides a diverse range of inpatient services, including acute and psychiatric intensive care, Mental Health, specialist Eating Disorder and private acute and addictions treatment programmes.  Our multi-disciplinary teams deliver personalised treatment programmes to our patients and have established an excellent reputation for providing the highest standards of care

We are seeking an Lead Occupational Therapist to work within our hospital wards at Woodbourne Priory Hospital.  Suitable candidates will have a degree in Occupational Therapy (MSc pre-registration or BSc) and registration with HCPC.

• Broad experience post qualification with significant experience in acute sector clinical OT 
• Experience of team leadership and effecting change 
• Working knowledge of current national and local health care issues 
• Experience of supervising/teaching under and post graduate staff 
• Inpatient experience (where leading inpatient therapy teams) 

• To ensure that own practice and service meets agreed local and national standards and clinical governance requirements, including COT Standards for Practice, Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. 
• To work collaboratively with other Service Leads in Occupational Therapy, carrying portfolio service responsibilities that may bridge all specialties. 
• To take a lead role in the development, implementation and review of local policies and procedures required to deliver high quality, evidence based occupational therapy service. 
• To be a source of knowledge and expertise regarding Occupational Therapy Services, relatives and colleagues of all disciplines both within the site. 
• To manage and co-ordinate the delivery of occupational therapy services on a day to day basis. 
• To be responsible for, and undertake, regular clinical audits and research that informs service improvement and delivery within occupational therapy across the service. Including, evaluating and reporting on the effectiveness of occupational therapy, utilizing reliable clinical outcome measures. 
• To manage the OT team and oversee the clinical supervision of all staff within the OT team through the implementation of a supervision structure of more senior / experienced staff supervising less experienced. 
• To lead and participate in clinical work and to promote a high standard of expertise within the OT department, and to ensure these standards are maintained by all staff. 
• To identify professional and operational issues that need to be addressed at strategic level, and to alert the Therapy Manager so as to reach appropriate agreed actions. This may include developing proposals / bids in an attempt to gain additional funding for areas of service development. 
• To act as an expert resource on Occupational Therapy, providing specialist support and advice to the Occupational Therapy team, students, members of the multi-disciplinary team and professionals working in external agencies. 
• To undertake specialist clinical assessments where required for the relevant service lines provided for example Sensory assessments. 
• To participate in site service quality improvement initiatives including conducting investigations and Quality monitoring assurance objectives 
• To lead the OT Team, ensuring that all team members are practising effectively within agreed local and national standards and competency frameworks. 
• To be responsible for the allocation and prioritisation of workload for all OT staff in the team, to ensure that resources are matched efficiently and effectively to client needs. To delegate responsibilities to the staff in keeping with their grade and competency. 
• To successfully implement changes in work structure and/or work patterns within the OT team, using advanced communication and change management. 

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your Pre-Employment checks. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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