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Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Children and Young People's Therapy Team in Ashford.

Situated in Kent, the Garden of England, Ashford has easy access to London and is close to the university city of Canterbury, which is vibrant and lively with a theatre, bars and restaurants as well as many historic sites. Folkestone and Dover are close by, giving easy access to Europe via the Channel Tunnel, Dover ferry port and the Eurostar.

Main duties of the job

We encourage an evidenced based, outcome focused approach to meeting the needs of our service users. We provide assessment and intervention based on a child's individual need regardless of their age (0-19 years).

During the Pandemic we have worked flexibly to meet the needs of our children and young people whilst keeping staff safe. Our modernised IT offer has allowed us to develop flexible working between office and home.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people.

Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'.

We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.

Person Specification



  • Minimum of 2 year's post qualification experience


  • Relevant paediatric experience at undergraduate/post graduate level



  • Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration



  • Evidence of ongoing personal and professional development


  • Evidence of relevant post graduate training in paediatrics



  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance


  • Experience of being involved with clinical audit/service improvement



  • Evidence of advanced clinical reasoning skills


  • Ability to be able to assess for and prescribe specialist equipment for children/young people with complex presentations

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Rainbow Centre

Great Chart Bypass


TN23 4ER

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