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Clinical lead OT- Sensory Motor Team

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced innovative Paediatric OT to join our Children's Sensory motor team based at Clatterbridge Hospital. As part of the wider Paediatric OT team including Early Years and Complex disability team you will work alongside the clinical leads of these areas to lead the Children's OT service.

The post will give opportunity to lead and develop OT services for school age children with Developmental Co-ordination Disorder, severe praxis difficulties and/or Sensory modulation difficulties. You will be required to carry out a range of assessments and interventions and to provide advice and support to a variety of educational and community settings.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and pro-active OT with post graduate experience in a core range of specialities including children's services and neurological conditions.

Main duties of the job

To communicate effectively with staff, patients, carers and other agencies to co-ordinate care and to ensure effective and appropriate planning and delivery of treatment.

To collect, analyse and deliver a range of more complex clinical information to staff groups, agencies, lay people etc for educational purposes, or service development.

To be a resource to support staff with complex patients requiring a high level of decision making.

To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your work including patient treatment, equipment use, resources and documentation

To provide specialist comprehensive assessment of patients, with complex presentations, requiring a range of specialist skills, including highly developed physical skills, analytical skills and cognitive analysis skills

To provide education and advice to own profession staff, other staff groups, agencies, patient groups, relatives and carers and the general public

To organise and undertake audit, patient surveys or research in order toanalyse effectiveness of service, identify patient need and to plan for improving and developing services

To provide a good example of leadership, through effective team working,flexibility, enthusiasm and commitment to own speciality

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on the role, key responsibilities and duties please see the attached Job description for the Clinical lead Post.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • Graduate Diploma or BSc Physiotherapy or equivalent qualification recognised by HCPC in Occupational Therapy, Dietetics or Speech & Language
  • HPCP Registration
  • At least 4 years post grad experience (including Experience as band 5 AHP to consolidate basic post-graduate skills & to develop more specialist skills followed by appropriate experience in a relevant area of work at band 6 (or equivalent) level


  • Member of Charted Society of Physiotherapy, British Dietetic Association, Royal College of Occupational Therapy, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists or similar
  • Evidence of significant and relevant post registration training and relevant evidence in CPD portfolio in order to prove development of specialist clinical skills and development of highly developed specialist knowledge. Profession specific training in specialist area, recognised as equating to masters level, e.g MACP, Sensory Integration training, Bobath, PENG clinical update etc

Knowledge and Skills


  • Basic computer skills

Knowledge and skills


  • Well developed theoretical knowledge under pinning physiotherapy practice
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good analytical, problem solving and clinical reasoning skills


  • Knowledge and experience in hospital computer system
  • Ability to communicate within difficult circumstances and demonstrate empathetic approach to patients.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), analytical, problem solving skills and clinical reasoning
  • Understanding of national issues and relating them to own clinical practice

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • Demonstrate a high degree of expertise and competency in a wide range of skills which involves assessment and treatment underpinned by sound theoretical knowledge. Experience of highly complex caseload management. Experience of advising and guiding others within profession and other members of the MDT.
  • Ability to work as an autonomous clinician, managing own case load, including complex patients, and time, using clinical reasoning and analytical skill to perform appropriate assessment, identify problems and appropriate treatment plan
  • To have the analytical ability to be able to review treatment / services, with evidence of taking part in audit
  • Demonstrate awareness of the roles of others in providing patient care and ability to work as an effective team member
  • Ability to identify learning needs and develop the skills of staff and students in speciality. This includes mentorship, appraisal, supervision and training


  • Active collection of relevant CPD in portfolio

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in order to support others and needs of the service.
  • Ability to show initiative
  • Good organisational skills


  • Ability to organise own workload and administrational procedures

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Clatterbridge Hospital


CH63 4JY

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