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Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our busy team of Paediatric Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists.

Paediatric Occupational Therapy experience is not essential, however, adesire and interest for working with children and families is required.

The successful applicant will be required to travel to clinics, mainstream and special schools and homes across Derby City and districts of Derbyshire.

The service is forward thinking and supportive of new ideas.

We operate flexible working arrangements within the core hours of Monday - Friday.

Regular supervision is provided and we encourage personal development through internal and external training opportunities.

A mobile phone, laptop and full IT training will be available.

A driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to this post due to the requirements for regular travel and allowances are payable.

A role in Paediatrics allows application of the full OT process and will develop your skills with a range of standardised and non standardised assessment, treatment methods, equipment provision, report writing and splinting. Full training will be provided.

Please refer to the Person Specification for further information on the role.

If applying for a secondment please obtain permission from your line manager prior to applying.

Main duties of the job

  • To hold a caseload of children within a community setting and provide occupational therapy assessment, treatment and advice to parents, carers and schools leading to an effective package of care using clinical reasoning and evidence based/child centred principles thus ensuring a quality service is delivered. To seek clinical support, from a Senior Occupational Therapist, as necessary.
  • To supervise and teach students and provide clinical supervision for colleagues, so that all staff achieve their full potential.
  • To participate in the planning and development of the service to ensure a quality service is delivered against the modernisation agenda.
  • To work closely with the multi-agency team to ensure occupational therapy is fully integrated into the child's care programme.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification Attainments and qualifications Essential
  • oDiploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • oRegistered with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • oPre-registration experience in relevant settings, not necessarily paediatrics
  • oEvidence of Continued professional development - pre and post registration
  • oSupervisory skills
  • oChild Development
  • oBAOT membership
  • oMember of CYPF
Skills Essential
  • oGood communication and inter-personal skills
  • oAbility to pass on skills/knowledge to others within both formal and informal environments
  • oGood delegation and supervisory skills
  • oAudit
  • oResearch
  • oPresentation skills
  • oCritical appraisal skills
Knowledge anf experience Essential
  • oAbility to work independently
  • oKnowledge of child protection procedures
  • oUnderstanding of clinical governance and risk
  • oKnowledge of moving and handling legislation and procedures
  • oKnowledge of child development and conditions affecting this
  • oKnowledge of a variety of paediatric conditions relating to physical disability in children, including cerebral palsy and other neurodevelopmental conditions, who may also present with multiple and complex needs
  • oKnowledge of current legislation/policies relating to children
Disposition Essential
  • oAbility to work as part of a team
  • oAbility to demonstrate empathy, sensitivity and tact.
  • oAbility to communicate effectively with children of all ages and abilities
  • oPassion for Paediatric Occupational Therapy
  • oPositive and flexible approach
Special circumstances/demands of post Essential
  • oCurrent driving licence
  • oGood I.T. skills

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