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Occupational Therapy Specialist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jul 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Exciting changes are happening in the Children's Occupational Therapy team! New pathways, new specialties and new opportunities lie ahead. Are you up for the challenge? Can you empower a child to achieve their dreams? If so, you are just what we are looking for.

We are looking for a therapist with a passion to make a difference to children and young people with diverse and complex needs. You will be encouraged to establish a primary specialism in the Neurological and Complex Needs pathways but will be able to adapt and transfer your skills across pathways.

The Children's Therapy Team in West Lancashire provides an excellent opportunity to work alongside dedicated professionals providing excellent high quality care to reduce the impact of disability to children and their families. You will become part of a team of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists, who work closely with colleagues in health, education and social care to provide a genuinely child-centred service.

Main duties of the job

We work in a variety of locations, including clinics, children's own homes,nurseries and schools and are based at the Child Development Centre in Ormskirk.

We work with children and young people aged 0- 19 with well-developed and evidenced based pathways covering the needs of children with Long Term, Time Limited and Early Years related needs. The Neurological and complex needs pathway focuses on functional outcomes for children 0-18 with long term conditions and involves the assessment of posture, equipment and adaptations as well as optimising functional developmental.

This is a new post in the team with opportunity for leadership in developing the local service and working with service users to strengthen and develop the local service. We can offer clinical and management supervision, specialist support by experienced senior staff, continuing professional development and specialist OT Forums. The Children's Integrated Therapy Team has a strong network of Clinical Leads and a Professional Lead for Children's OT.

The successful candidate must be able to effectivelymanage their own time, and demonstrate excellent communication skills.

Flexible working packages will be considered.

About us

All Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust staff employed within Clinical Environments and have contact with service users and their families must familiarise themselves with and adhere to Local Safeguarding Children's Board , Local Safeguarding Adult Board and LSCFT Procedures for Safeguarding and Protecting Children.The Trust places great emphasis on the need for the strictest confidentiality in respect of personal data - both that of service users and staff. All information about people will be treated in the strictest confidence at all times. Breaches of confidentiality will be investigated and may lead to Disciplinary action being taken.The Trust view its responsibility under the Data Protection Act and the Caldicott Principles as central to all activities that are carried out in its name. Staff are therefore expected to acquaint themselves with the principles of Information Governance, and to complete the mandated training modules that have been agreed.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience required for this role.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • -Current Professional Registration with HCPC
Knowledge Essential
  • Understanding of clinical governance framework & implications for practice, including audit and research governance
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of recent and relevant post graduate experience encompassing the specialist field of practice. that demonstrates an in depth knowledge of specialist area

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