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Senior Occupational Therapist - Paediatric Therapy Team

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time

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Senior Occupational Therapist - Paediatric Therapy Team

Directorate: Cancer and core clinical services

Care Group: Diagnostics and Therapies

Band: 6

Salary: �35,392- �42,618 annum/pro rata

We are recruiting for a Senior Occupational Therapist who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

The successful post holder will work in an integrated therapy team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Therapy Assistants, providing excellent therapy care to patients in assessment areas and the wards. The Paediatric Senior Occupational Therapist will have the opportunity to work with children with a wide range of different conditions as well as supporting our Women's service.

Main duties of the job

You will ensure that you provide quality timely assessments and interventions to support admission avoidance and early discharge planning.

You will work within the multi-disciplinary team, working closely with consultants, site practitioners, flow coordinators, nursing staff and specialist nurses, community therapy services and discharge teams.

The role will provide you with experience of working in a challenging and fast-paced acute ward and assessment environments and the opportunity to develop skills within this area.

As a Senior OT, you will need to be motivated and enthusiastic with a broad range of acute hospital experience, demonstrable leadership skills with the ability to contribute to service development.

You will get an opportunity to develop your managerial and supervisory skills providing supervision to rotational Therapists, Therapy Assistants and Students. CPD is encouraged and supported.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work including responsibility of an allocated patient case/work load

To undertake assessment, standardised and non-standardised, of patients and children including those with diverse and complex presentations and conditions: using clinical reasoning skills and assessment techniques to formulate individualised treatment plans and programmes

To deliver individualised Occupational Therapy intervention and treatment programmes using a broad range of Occupational Therapy skills in individual and group settings

To continually reassess patients and children progress, adapting treatment plans accordingly, and developing discharge plans

To refer patients and children appropriately to other health and social care services according to protocol providing timely and detailed information to ensure good continuity of care

To communicate effectively with families and children, carers and other health care professionals using a wide range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to share assessment findings, agree treatment plans, progress rehabilitation, give advice, teaching etc. This will include patients with communication and comprehension difficulties and those who may beunable to accept diagnosis/prognosis

To supervise and mentor rotational therapists, students and therapy assistants

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in occupational therapy
  • Current Health Professions Council registration
  • Membership of the College of Occupational Therapy



  • Broad range of experience and junior level including acute environments
  • Experience of responding to demand / prioritising work / managing a caseload



  • Good knowledge of basis assessment and treatment of patients with a range of conditions
  • Understanding of the balance of professional development needs with service needs
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance and managing risk in your own work



  • To have developed a CPD portfolio and demonstrate a planned commitment to CPD
  • Experience of implementing change

Values Based Question


  • Give an example of a time where you have demonstrated a 'can do' attitude (including the situation you were in) and the outcome

Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Medway Maritime Hospital

Windmill Road



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