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Paediatric Specialist OT

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a hard working, passionate and highly knowledgeable and skilled team of therapists. The post holder will work within the Nottinghamshire integrated children's therapy team working with children with a variety of conditions including neurological, orthopaedic, functional co-ordination disorder, learning disability and those requiring long term rehabilitation.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be keen to learn and show resilience and problem solving skills to the ever changing needs of the child and their family. They will use specialist clinical reasoning, critical thinking, reflection and analysis to support assessments, treatment and management of children and young people aged 0-19 years with complex presentations. To work closely with the Multi Disciplinary Team, communicate effectively with children and their families and supervise, teach and develop other staff as required

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be professionally and legally accountable as an autonomous professional for all aspects of own work and delegate to staff, students, and others.
  • To support the advanced practitioners with planning, co-ordinating, delivering and evaluating the paediatric occupational therapy service provided to children and young people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire in a variety of locations
  • To plan and deliver programmes of training for parents/formal and informal carers, education, and social care staff
  • To work closely with the other members of the multi- disciplinary team within health and other agencies to ensure management and treatment meets the holistic needs of the child
  • To formulate individualised, innovative management and treatment plans using clinical reasoning, critical thinking, reflection, analysis and evidence-based practise.
  • To supervise, teach and develop Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy colleagues within area of expertise using evidence-based practice /best practice.
  • To manage a caseload using specialist Occupational Therapy assessment for children who may have complex and diverse presentations and plan appropriate management and treatment using specialist clinical reasoning skills and a wide range of therapeutic skills
  • To be responsible for ensuring a good working environment in which children receive a high standard of care.
  • To support quality and service improvement, by involvement in clinical audit.
  • To provide effective clinical supervision and assist with caseload monitoring of less experienced staff
  • To provide clinical education of Occupational Therapy students in liaison with universities to ensure expected quality standards are met
  • To maintain own CPD, keeping up to date with clinical developments and current research and evidence-based practice
  • To participate in the Trust clinical supervision and appraisal systems carrying out supervision and appraisal reviews as delegated, reporting any issues of concern to the Team leader
  • To support the organisation and delivery of in-service training and initiate informal training sessions when required to ensure high standards of clinical care.
  • To complete clinical records to Trust and HCPC standards
  • To be personally accountable for maintaining skill, knowledge, and competence in the use of SystemOne.
  • To be aware of the Data Protection Act to ensure appropriate action is taken to ensure confidentiality and the protection of patient information, both written and electronic.

Person Specification



  • Experience of working with children with complex conditions
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience of Audit
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team


  • Previous experience at specialist level in paediatrics.
  • Leadership experience
  • Experience of service evaluation and standard setting

Contractual Requirements


  • A driving licence/ use of a vehicle to travel between locations as a part of the role.



  • HCPC registration
  • BSc/Diploma in Occupational Therapy


  • MSc in paediatric related subject

Values and Behaviours


  • All staff should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as identified within the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy and associated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights legislation
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Retford Primary Care Centre

North Road


DN22 7ED

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