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Senior Occupational Therapist - Paediatric

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting development opportunity has arisen for a Senior Occupational Therapist to work across our Complex disability Team and Sensory motor team in Children's Service. The post holder will be responsible for managing a varied caseload of children with a range of conditions. Children are seen in a variety of settings, including the Children's therapy department at Cherry Tree house, their family homes and education settings and therefore the ability to travel between settings is essential for this role. Staff may also be expected to work across the Children's service dependent on service need. Team-working is an important part of this role, and you will regularly work with other disciplines and service including social care and education. We have an excellent supervision and support structure, and you will receive a full induction on commencement of the post.

The successful applicant will have gained experience at band 5 level in core rotations and have some post graduate experience of working in paediatrics and be familiar and confident with assessment and treatment of a full range of paediatric conditions.

Main duties of the job

  • Assesses and treats own caseload of paediatric patients and maintains associated records.
  • To have a responsibility for Training & Development of junior staff, students, and other staff groups in this speciality. Supervise less experienced staff, assistants, and students.
  • Participates as a member of the therapy team and the MDT within a specified clinical area.
  • Has a responsibility re own CPD and other developmental activities.
  • Involvement in identifying and carrying out departmental audit, research, or service development activity in line with local and national guidelines.
  • Participates in providing 7-day services and extended working day, as required by the service.

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

Please see Job overview & attached Job description for further information about the Paediatric Occupational Therapist position available with WUTH.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • Graduate Diploma or BSc Occupational Therapy or equivalent qualification recognised by HCPC (or student Occupational Therapist with qualification pending)
  • HCPC registration
  • Appropriate experience as a qualified Occupational Therapist
  • Previous care experience
  • Core Rotations as a Band 5 Therapists in a range of core areas: Orthopaedics, Medical or Frailty Inpatients, Neurological Rehabilitation


  • Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapists or similar

Knowledge and Skills


  • Basic computer skills

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • Experience working as part of multidisciplinary team


  • Active collection of relevant CPD in portfolio
  • High level of clinical reasoning with excellent theoretical knowledge underpinning practice
  • Demonstrate a good awareness of needs of patient and appropriate action to take
  • Demonstrate awareness of the roles of others in providing patient care and ability to work as an effective team member
  • Experience supervising junior, students or non-qualified staff
  • Student Educator Course

Knowledge and Skills


  • Well developed theoretical knowledge under pinning Occupational Therapy 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

Personal Attributes


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


  • Ability to show initiative but understanding when to refer to trained staff
  • Ability to organise own workload and administrational procedures

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust



Clatterbridge Road


CH63 4JY

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