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Paediatric Occupational Therapist

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
Kings Lynn
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Full Time
The Children's Occupational Therapy Team in The Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are looking to recruit a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work in their well established and supportive team.

Would you want to work with inspirational children and young people who have a physical disability or a difficulty which impacts on their day-to-day activities? Do you want to develop your junior career in paediatrics? If so, we could be the team for you!!

We are looking for applicants to preferably have experience of working with CYP in a multi-disciplinary team, as you will be working as an integral part of a small experienced supportive team of OTs, PTs, and unregistered staff, and other members of the wider MDT. You will support clinical intervention for children with neuro developmental and motor skills difficulties. You will have the opportunity to work with children aged 0 - 19 years in a variety of settings, including nurseries, schools and in our Children's Centre on site, and have an opportunity to develop our services in specialist schools. We are looking for an excellent communicator who can prioritise a complex and varied case load, who can work autonomously as well as part of a team. Training and personal development is well supported.

If this sounds like the role for you, or if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Main duties of the job

Caseload management of a community caseload within the west Norfolk locality.

Assessment and intervention of children and young people aged between 0-19, using standardised assessments and evidence-based treatment techniques.

Working in a variety of community settings, including mainstream schools, early years settings and nurseries and clinics.

Contribution to Education Health and Care plans for children on your caseload, and awareness of the SEND agenda overall.

Contribution to peer supervision.

Working alongside other health professionals including physiotherapists, therapy assistants, GPs, Consultant Paediatricians.

Providing supervision to students, therapy assistants and other qualified members of the OT Team.

Ordering and management of equipment needs for the children on caseload using the recognised system.

About us

There's never been a more exciting time to join TeamQEH. We're working on a once in a generation opportunity to build a new state-of-the-art hospital to open in 2030 and we are also carrying out on one of the biggest pieces of digital transformation work we've ever undertaken.

Our new electronic patient record (EPR) will replace paper-based patient records from 2026 and will lead to better, safer, joined-up care at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and beyond.

At The QEH we provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, North Cambs and South Lincs.

We are an ambitious organisationthat upholds our values of kindness, wellness and fairness. We strive for continuous quality improvement, recently demonstrated in our 2024 CQC maternity inspection rating our services as 'Good', and we are proud to be a place to learn and grow through recognised learning and apprenticeships.

We recognise and reward our 4,000 staff and volunteers, priding ourselves on a community atmosphere and positive team spirit. We have approx. 530 beds across 33 wards and have newly built education and training facilities, a range of modern award-winning centres alongside a talented team of people ready to give you a warm welcome. We love working here and think you will too.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further information about the job role.

Person Specification

Education qualifications


  • B.Sc. in Occupational Therapy (3 year) or M.Sc. in Occupational Therapy (2 year) or Diploma in Occupational Therapy (3 year)
  • HPCP registration
  • Student educator course



  • 24 months experience in a variety of clinical areas
  • Clinical experience as a Band 5 Occupational Therapist within the speciality


  • Previous experience in the use of standarised and non-standardised assessments and treatments of paediatric conditions

Knowledge and Skills


  • Good clinical reasoning skills
  • Very good knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, cognitive and perceptual functions
  • Ability to use a wide range of assessment and treatment techniques
  • Committed to life-long learning and continued professional development through post graduate education
  • Ability to delegate workload
  • Organised approach to clinical and managerial work
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to prioritise one's own workload and that of others
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as a key member of a team


  • Computer skills using software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Ability to supervise under-graduate occupational therapists
  • Positive approach to data collection and audit

Personal Attributes


  • Mature attitude to work
  • Honest/polite/punctual
  • Ability to empathise, use tact and diplomacy

Employer details

Employer name

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Gayton Rd

Kings Lynn

PE30 4ET

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