Clinical Lead Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Job summary

Are you a Band 7 wanting a new challenge or a Band 6 Occupational Therapist (or equivalent) looking to move on in your career? Then this may be the vacancy you have been looking for.

We are able to offer the opportunity of a permanent position within our community paediatric occupational therapy team. We are a close and friendly team and we support each other with supervision training and mentoring on a regular basis.

We would love to hear from you if you feel this may be the job for you.

Main duties of the job

As a Clinical Lead you are professionally and legally accountable under the HCPC code of conduct [or equivalent body] to provide clinical leadership to the Paediatric Occupational Therapy team within an area defined by GP population. You will work alongside the Service Operational lead with the provision and development of effective services to meet legislative, policy and contractual requirements within the context of an integrated, service.

The post holder will provide clinical leadership within the team and management support.

The post holder will be expected to work autonomously within a multi-disciplinary framework, providing training and staff development, specialist assessment, clinical support and time limited intervention to service users.

The post holder will also be responsible for working with clinical leaders to ensure the development of new and innovative clinical practices responding to emerging knowledge and techniques and working with other partner agencies to make improvements the service, in collaboration with the wider community.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click ON APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site, you will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification



  • To hold a degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • State Registered O.T (with Health Professions Council)
  • Post graduate Occupational Therapy experience
  • Paediatric experience at Band 6 level
  • Detailed knowledge about posture and specialist seating
  • Detailed knowledge of assessment and treatment of children with co-ordination disorders impacting on occupation.
  • Evidence of relevant postgraduate courses (CPD portfolio)
  • Evidence of supervisions skills.
  • Evidence of project management.
  • Evidence of working independently.


  • Experience of community paediatrics
  • Paediatric Bobath training
  • Co-op training.
  • Management training.
  • Up to date student Apple or equivalent training.



  • Legislation relating to professional practice and children/disability.
  • Sound knowledge of child protection procedures.
  • Sound understanding of clinical governance and risk.
  • Knowledge of assessments and standardised clinical assessment.



  • Able to demonstrate excellent clinical reasoning and intervention skills
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills. Including ability to motivate and lead others; write complex reports.
  • Experience as a clinical supervisor.
  • Delegation and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to travel across sites.
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to set goals and achieve child centred outcomes


  • Ability to use IT systems including email and electronic patient records

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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