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Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen foran enthusiastic and highly motivated Paediatric Occupational Therapist to jointhe Paediatric Occupational Therapy team at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for a forward-thinking Occupational Therapist with relevant experience to provide high quality care to our patients the successful candidate will be integral to the continued delivery of a high quality, patient focused service.

You must have excellent communication and organisational skills, be committed to CPD and work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Supporting service development and implementing continual improvement is an important part of this post.

The post holder will work across community settings including nurseries, schools, patient homes and clinics, with their main base within Breightmet Health Centre.

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust is a progressive, expanding organisation with great ambition around improving quality, integrating pathways and delivering high levels of productivity. The Family Care Division aims to deliver the highest standards of care for maternity, sexual health, gynaecology and a range of acute and community children's services. The Division is a Centre of Excellence for Women's and Children's Services and has a credible and enviable reputation.

Main duties of the job

  • Professionally and legally accountable for own caseload. To organise, plan and evaluate interventions to meet clients and services priorities and to adjust these in line with available and changing resources.
  • Undertake specialist therapy assessments for clients within clinical area, including those with complex physical, sensory, psychological, perceptual and/or cognitive and behavioural needs to identify areas of need. To use a variety of assessment methods both standardised and non-standardised, and clinical reasoning skills and knowledge for high quality clinical outcome.
  • Assess risks, make recommendations and document to ensure risks are reduced as far as possible within the client's daily activities and associated environments.
  • Work with clients and /or carers to identify client-centred goals in order to formulate and deliver therapy whilst being sensitive to complex and distressing diagnosis/prognosis and the resulting impact this has on the individual.
  • Monitor and evaluate treatment in order to measure progress and when necessary modify to allow for changes due to progression in condition and improvements with treatment.
  • Provide specialist advice and training to clients and/or carers with complex needs
  • Ensure that all clinical records are kept in accordance with professional guidelines and local trust and network policies.

About us

Bolton Foundation Trust aims to ensure the wellbeing and development of all our staff team and are committed to the continuous improvement of staff engagement initiatives. This is reflected in the NHS staff survey results where, for the fourth consecutive year, the Trust obtained the highest scores in Greater Manchester for the theme of Staff Engagement.

As an organisation we are committed to placing the patient at the heart of everything we do and in the provision of safe, effective patient care that acknowledges and ensures dignity. With this in mind we are seeking to recruit staff who share the organisation's values and beliefs. The department has an excellent recruitment and retention rate, which reinforces the supportive team approach to our staff.

Bolton itself is a culturally diverse university town within easy motorway access of Manchester and surrounding areas.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to job description for details of the main responsibilities for this role and provide evidence within your application form.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with the Health Care Professions Council.
  • Evidence of post graduate training/CPD in speciality area.
  • Clinical Educators Course


  • Membership of professional special interest group
  • Other relevant courses to clinical area



  • Post-graduate paediatric Occupational Therapy experience
  • Experience of managing a caseload of clients with LD, challenging behaviours, complex needs.
  • Experience of participating in service development
  • Evidence of multidisciplinary working
  • Experience of supervising junior staff/students


  • Experience of assessing and treating patients who have barriers to communication
  • Experience of student education within the workplace up to graduate level



  • Knowledge of recent NHS & Trust developments and their impact on the service
  • Knowledge of legislation around Special Educational Needs


  • Development of additional knowledge through specialist training and experience



  • Ability to use and apply a range of assessment and treatment techniques and approaches to the management of conditions relevant to the speciality
  • Ability to deal with complex and sensitive information and act appropriately
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines whilst working on multiple tasks



  • Car owner/driver with business insurance subject to the conditions of the DDA

Employer details

Employer name

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


Brieghtmet Health Centre

Breightmet Fold Lane



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