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Rotational Children's Occupational Therapist

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and join our exciting and dynamic Children and Young People's Therapies Team

Are you interested in working with children and young people but are unsure which clinical area you are interested in?

If you are then we invite you to join our new Band 6 Children's integrated rotation. This new rotation will provide you with the opportunity to rotate across 4 areas of specialism: early years, school aged children, sensory processing pathway and home equipment services across health, education and social care.

All the rotations will come with a highly structured training programme, peer support opportunities and supervision from experiences clinicians in each clinical field.

Access to car or ability to travel between county-wide locations is essential.

Main duties of the job

  • To practise paediatric occupational therapy at a very competent level across a broad range of duties ensuring thatcompetency levels are maintained and improved by continuous professional development.
  • As part of a team to provide a Paediatric Occupational Therapy intervention to children and young people from birth to eighteen years, referred to and accepted by the service in line with service delivery
  • To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To work within a variety of community settings e.g. schools and children's centres to provide OT intervention.
  • To take the lead on specific aspects of service development
  • To lead a team of junior staff in delivering specific aspects of the OT service.
  • To provide training to colleagues, parents/carers and the wider workforce on all aspects of OT delivery and intervention.

About us

Why colleagues think we are a great place to work!

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

Alongside NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme, you'll have access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

We are working hard to increase diversity at all levels within the trust. We believe a diverse workforce can have a positive effect on both staff wellbeing and patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities and care-experienced candidates.

We are proud to achieve the Gold award for the Armed Forces Covenant and support applications from the Armed Forces Community. Please contact (our Armed Forces Covenant Lead) if you would like guidance or assistance with your application.

We make employment decisions by matching our service needs with the skills and experience of candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification



  • Communicates openly, honestly and professionally, and actively promotes team working and building strong working relationships Patients are always first. Drives service improvements. Strong self-awareness with a desire to grow. Treats all with compassion and kindness. Ensures everyone feels valued. Consults others and listens to their views/opinions. Enables others to take the initiative



  • BSc OT or Dip COT Professional registration with HCP. Member of BAOT/COT or equivalent for professional indemnity. Member of Specialist Section of the College of Occupational Therapy e.g. CYPF Evidence of Post Graduate CPD



  • Experience of working in a range of clinical settings to include community and hospital. Evidence of good presentation skills Evidence of supervision of others

Skills, Abilities, & Knowledge


  • Knowledge of how lack of functional impacts on participation Motivated to learn and evidence of CPD Evidence of successful team working Ability to prioritise and manage own time Approachable nature with the ability to motivate and inspire others Evidence of leadership skills and qualities. Excellent interpersonal skills including delegation of tasks Access to own transport to enable access to a wide variety of community settings.

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Children's Therapies

Haleacre Unit, Amersham Hospital, Whielden Street,



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