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Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist - Band 7

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum / pro rata
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist - Band 7

Due to development and expansion within the childrens OT service, we are very excited to advertise a Clinical Lead post working in the Children's Occupational Therapy team in Coventry.

Our mission statement is

'The Children's OT/Physio leadership team aspire to create a supportive and fair environment that actively empowers staff to promote inclusivity and optimise quality of life for children and young people in Coventry'

The post holder will be a key member of the OT leadership team, contributing to clinical staff development, service improvement, championing evidence based practice and delivering high quality clinical care.

The role will be part of our established community based Children's OT Service which is based at the City of Coventry Health Centre, serving the 0-19 Coventry population. This includes clinical delivery in homes, schools, nurseries and clinic settings.

We provide specialist assessment and intervention to children and young people with a wide variety of needs including upper limb, splinting, emerging diagnosis, prematurity, developmental delay, parent education, specialist clinics and early intervention.

Main duties of the job

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

The post holder will be supported with formal quality improvement training and their leadership development through formal and informal routes.

The clinical lead role is integral to development of Band 7 clinical specialists, Band 6, Band 5, Band 4 and Band 3 staff. This includes monitoring competencies and identifying training needs within the team. This also involves supervising staff, providing training and contributing to pathway development.

The post holder will have good knowledge of current and emerging trends of clinical practice, including advocating for new areas of expertise.

About us

CWPT Children's Occupational Therapy are committed to learning and development and the post holder will lead on certain areas of the development programme for new starters, alongside feeding into our well-established in-service training and preceptorship programme.

The post holder will work closely work MDT colleagues including physiotherapy, speech and language, early support, portage, SENCOs, orthopaedics, neonatologists and community paediatricians.

The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.

Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.

Job description Job responsibilities

For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.

We are looking for a candidate who has in-depth knowledge of children's Occupational Therapy and shows a desire to influence and advocate the role of the Occupational Therapy in paediatrics.

The post holder will hold a clinical caseload alongside protected development time to drive forward service improvement and be involved in audit/research.

Please note many Trust interviews are currently taking place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • BSc Occupational Therapy (or equivalent).
  • Post graduate training in working with children and young people and appropriate leadership training; to a master's level or equivalent (or willing to work towards)
  • Current Registration with Health and Care Professions Council without restriction.
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in the assessment and intervention with children and young people.
  • Ability to demonstrate team building, leadership and organisational skills.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and ability to practice in a child/young person / family centred way.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of clinical and management supervision skills.
  • Established knowledge base across a broad variety of clinical areas
Experience Essential
  • Broad range of experience in working as a qualified occupational therapist
  • Significant experience in working in working with children and young people
  • Competence with children and young people with complex needs.
  • Evidence of effective caseload management.
  • Experience of supervising registered and/or non-registered staff.
  • Experience of involvement in service evaluation and audit.
  • Experience in competently managing highly complex cases
  • Experience in training and supporting others with complex cases and clinical interventions.

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