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Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking a creative, innovative, and enthusiastic specialist occupational therapist to deliver assessment and interventions to children and young people (CYP) with functional difficulties.

This role is a great development opportunity to gain experience in both mainstream and early years settings, within our supportive integrated teams. The post holder will work in a split role, which will offer variety and the opportunity to make a difference in a range of settings.

This post offers great potential for the candidate to pursue specialist interests and develop skills, including opportunities for trainings relevant to the field . To contribute to further development of evidence-based pathways for CYP within paediatric occupational therapy.

The post holder will provide specialist occupational therapy assessment and interventions to children and young people, managing a caseload of clients with a variety of developmental disabilities. The children and young people will present with a range of needs relating to self-care, play and school activities.

Greenwich Children's Integrated Therapies Service operates within the following three service areas:Early Years Team , School Years Team and Special Schools Team

Greenwich has a young and very diverse population and is a place where every child and young person can achieve their full potential. We recognise and value the importance of promoting participation and functional skills in children, & young people.

Main duties of the job

Main job duties:
  • To provide specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention to children aged 0 - 18 years, within the borough of Greenwich.
  • To independently manage a defined caseload of complex cases with evidence of a high level of problem solving, reasoning skills and judgement.
  • To provide advice to others regarding the management and care of patients/clients who have difficulties with Occupational performance due to physical, sensory, perceptual or developmental needs.
  • To write reports and programmes reflecting specialist knowledge.
  • To liaise closely with other services and agencies to provide a smooth coordinated service based on best practice.
  • To participate in service development and provide information on issues pertaining to specialist area on a regular basis.
  • To provide training and advice for families and carers across all settings on issues pertaining to Paediatric Occupational Therapy.


About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To perform a Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapy role in the community, with children who have complex difficulties with Occupational Performance due to physical, sensory, perceptual or developmental needs.
  • To assess the functional needs of patients in order to develop and implement Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapy treatment.
  • Toindependently manage a defined caseload of complex cases with evidence of a high level of problem solving, reasoning skills and judgement.
  • To write reports and programmes reflecting specialist knowledge.
  • To provide advice to others regarding the management and care of patients/clients who have difficulties with Occupational performance due to physical, sensory, perceptual or developmental disability.
  • To ensure that patients and carers are involved in the planning and prioritisation of care wherever possible.
  • To monitor, evaluate and modify intervention in consultation with Clinical Service Manager, to ensure the effectiveness of case management.
  • To adapt practice to meet individual patient circumstance, giving due regard to cultural differences and diversity.
  • To liaise and negotiate with others, for example, parents, Health Consultants, social workers, teachers, G.P.s, as appropriate to facilitate effective case management.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in OT
  • HCPC registration


Experience

Essential

  • Minimum 2 years post registration experience
  • Post-qualifying clinical experience in paediatrics


Desirable

  • Experience working with Children in mainstream or with complex needs


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge of OT Process and knowledge of OT assessments and interventions relevant to clinical area.
  • Ability to work autonomously, set own priorities and manage time effectively


Desirable

  • Wide range of knowledge of paediatrics assessments and interventions


Other

Essential

  • Commitment to client-centred, non-discriminatory practice.


Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Goldie Leigh Hospital

Lodge Hill

London

SE2 0AS

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