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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist: Paediatric Oncology

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Due to a skill mix review we are excited to advertise for a Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist to lead and develop our Acute Paediatric Oncology service.

You will be part of the wider Neurosciences & Oncology Team, taking a lead on Oncology and Neuro-Oncology patients, as well as supporting cross cover throughout our Childrens OT team where needed.

This role is permanent at 30 hours a week. Working Mondays are essential, but other days of the week will be discussed at interview.

You will work closely with our AHP colleagues in Physiotherapy, Speech & Language Therapy and Dietetics as well as the wider MDT.

Are you...

experienced in working within Oncology care/paediatrics?

enthusiastic about developing the specialist and unique OT role within Oncology?

confidently able to demonstrate the value of occupational therapy for Paediatric Oncology, helping to establish OT as a key profession within the MDT?

able to work autonomously and provide specialist OT assessment and interventions to Childrens, Young People and their families?

If yes, come and join our Childrens Therapy team at Nottingham University Hospitals!

Main duties of the job

You will:

Work closely with the MDT whilst delivering a high standard of Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention with an Inpatient ad Outpatient caseload.

Have experience of working with children and young people with Oncological conditions including altered Neurology.

Manage a complex clinical caseload.

Work closely with community colleagues across the region to support with the discharge and ongoing rehabilitation for children and young people oncological conditions.

Help develop and lead service improvements within the Oncology service, and the wider Children's Occupational Therapy service.

In addition to the below summary, you need to familiarise yourself with the full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Demonstrate commitment to the learning of others and provide training and mentorship to a number of staff through appraisal, clinical supervision and teaching.

Have excellent communication skills.

You will be an active member of the weekend working rota.

About us

With over 19,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Nottingham Children's Hospital (NCH) is based at the Queens Medical Centre campus and is part of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH). We provide In-patient and out-patient care for children up to the age of 19 years old.

With 97 beds, we care for around 40,000 children each year from Nottinghamshire and beyond, treating a full range of conditions, including planned and emergency treatment and surgery, Burns and Plastics, Neurological conditions, Oncology, Paediatric critical care, Renal conditions and transplantation, and Spinal and Orthopaedic care.

The Childrens Therapy team at NCH is a friendly and supportive department who work closely alongside the wider MDT, providing excellent evidence based care and innovative ways of working.

Throughout NUH we have a diverse range of AHP and support staff who work together to deliver the high quality care we aspire to supported by our Chief AHP to lead us on our strategic direction

Person Specification



  • BSc Hons (or equivalent) Occupational Therapy
  • Full Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) registration
  • Recognised post -graduate training relevant to specialty preferably including MSc or completed modules



  • Wide ranging and extensive experience of working within specialist area
  • Knowledge of current best practice within a clinical specialty
  • Able to evaluate current research and make recommendations for change in practice and implement these changes

Communication and relationship


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to discuss treatment options and recommend best course of intervention to patients and carers using negotiating, persuasive, motivational and reassurance skills
  • Communicate complex patient related information effectively to ensure collaborative working with MDT colleagues across health & social care sectors

Analytical and Judgement


  • Able to reflect and critically appraise own performance and the performance of other staff
  • Risk assessment skills for the safe management and discharge of very complex patients
  • Analyse information from clinical assessments and make judgements about appropriate interventions for highly complex patients

Planning & Organisation


  • Able to plan the delivery of a service for a specialist area where there is variable capacity and fluctuating demand
  • Able to lead in the development, review and implementation of relevant polices and service development, recognising and responding to wider strategic concerns

Physical skills


  • Able to handle and move complex patients safely and in a way which promotes rehabilitation if applicable.
  • Able to use and/or manoeuvre a range of medical devices including, for example, handling/assistive and anthropometric equipment if applicable.

Other requirements


  • Undertake out of hours duties as required.
  • Able to travel to required areas within and beyond the Trust

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts





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