Are you an experienced paediatric Occupational Therapist who is looking to develop your clinical and leadership skills? We are recruiting to this rewarding role of a Clinical Specialist within our Children's Therapy Service.
The Children's Therapy Service are a team of OT's, Physiotherapists and Speech & Language Therapist's and Assistants who offer telehealth consultations, clinics and school/home visits to children across Lancashire. They also work in collaboration with Physiotherapists from Pennine Trust. The Children's Therapy Service provide a multi-disciplinary approach to the needs of children who have motor/perceptual difficulties that impact upon their functional life skills and access to their environment.
Full time or part time hours considered.
Main duties of the job
Within this role you will:
- Be supported to develop your specialist knowledge and therapy assessment/interventions to meet the needs of children and young people becoming an expert resource for Occupational Therapy practice within the Children's Therapy Service. You will
- Focus on occupational performance challenges for children with long term neurological and genetic conditions, with a particular interest in life-long support, compensatory and adaptive approaches.
- Be supported to innovate and lead improvements, acting as a champion of new ideas within the Children's Therapy Service. You will also be encouraged to grow your leadership skills in the development, provision and delivery of Occupational Therapy across the service.
- Be supported to advance Occupational Therapy within an identified locality team in conjunction with the Team Manager using a co-production framework. As a leadership team you will develop multi-disciplinary team practice, so that the team is effective in meeting the occupational needs of their populations.
- Provide professional leadership in terms of clinical developments, monitoring local practice relative to national guidance and established best practice. You will lead on clinical supervision, training and developing competencies with OT's and assistant OT's. You will develop your management of challenging situations, and work with children and young people with challenging needs in collaboration with parents/care-givers and MDT.
Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.
The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.
For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.
Job description Job responsibilities
Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- -Professional Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
- -Current Professional Registration with HCPC
- -Evidence of continued professional development
- -Evidence of formal training / self study / specialist experience to Masters level equivalent
- Detailed understanding of clinical governance framework & implications for practice, including audit and research governance
- Extensive knowledge of a broad range of assessment tools for children with diverse needs.
- Extensive knowledge of a range of therapy techniques and programmes and their applications for children with diverse needs/ related to client group
- Extensive critical understanding & knowledge of research, evidence-based practice and current issues relating to client group
- Knowledge of local and national clinical guidelines relating to their profession and their implications.
- Awareness and understanding of current NHS / Government Policy/Public Health and organisational change
- Evidence of recent and relevant post graduate experience encompassing the specialist field of practice. that demonstrates an in depth knowledge of specialist area
- Multi-disciplinary/multi-agency collaborative working
- Extensive experience of working with children with complex needs and their families in community settings.
- Safeguarding of children and implementation of policy and procedures with evidence of training/updates
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