Occupational Therapist - Children's (Remote)

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Home working - Amersham to collect IT
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to new increased financial investment in the Occupational Therapy service, we are expanding our clinical pathways to offer increased support for children and young people in Buckinghamshire.

We are recruiting a remote Occupational Therapist to join our Integrated Children and Young People's Therapies Service in Buckinghamshire. This post is a result of exciting and innovative service developments and redesign in the Occupational Therapy service to reduce wait times for first contact with an Occupational Therapist and enable earlier advice and intervention for children and young people.

This post is remotely home based offering a high amount of flexibility. There is an expectation to come on base periodically through the year and to collect essential IT.

The role will be to provide virtual advice sessions to schools and families as a first point of contact with the service along with delivery our universal webinar offers. You will also be holding a small caseload of children who can be supported via virtual coaching.

The Occupational Therapy Service forms part of an Integrated Children and Young People's Therapies Service working closely with Speech and Language Therapy and Physiotherapy as well as wider children and young people's services including Health Visitors, Community Nurses for Children with a Learning Disability, Community Paediatricians and School Nurses.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide high quality occupational therapy, targeted and specialist advice, training, assessment and intervention.
  • To maintain up to date and accurate case notes in line with RCOT professional standards and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust directives.
  • To make appropriate clinical decisions following universal and targeted advice in line with service pathways.
  • To make appropriate clinical decisions following specialist assessments, including differential diagnosis on the basis of evidence from assessment and levels of therapy input.
  • To provide appropriate specialist intervention and evaluate outcomes. To use clinical skills to generate written reports reflecting specialist knowledge.
  • To contribute by report and verbal input to the Statutory Annual Review Process.
  • To ensure appropriate adaptation of advice and therapy goals to the National Curriculum.
  • To use skills and knowledge to generate appropriate strategies and advice for management of complex clinical issues.

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What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, youll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

We offer flexible and agile working opportunities, alongside your NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement, pension and access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?

Were committed to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.

As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.

Greater diversity within our BHT family improves positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

Person Specification



  • Registered member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)
  • Recognised Occupational Therapy degree qualification or equivalent
  • Health Professions Council Licence to Practice
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and personal development in the area of working with school aged children



  • Clinical experience working within the mainstream school setting in the UK school system
  • Demonstrates knowledge of specialist OT assessment tools relevant to the client group
  • Experience of delivering intervention/advice on a remote platform.
  • Evidence of supervision of others in person and via remote platforms

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Home working with expectation to come to Amersham

Children's Therapy, Haleacre Unit, Amersham Hospital, Whielden Street, Amersham, Hp70JD

Home working - Amersham to collect IT


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