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Senior Occupational Therapist - Paediatrics

Employer
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Location
Newport
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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Profession
Occupational Therapist
Service
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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A vacancy has arisen in the Children's OT Service. We have a full time Band 6 post to be based at Serennu Children's Centre which offers an excellent opportunity for a skilled and innovative practitioner to enhance their assessment and intervention skills within a highly specialised area of practice.

Previous experience of working with children with disabilities and developmental difficulties is essential for all applicants. The successful applicant will hold a complex and varied caseload in the community and will work alongside colleagues in the multi-disciplinary and multi-agency team to deliver high quality services to children and young people with disabilities and their families. The successful applicant will be supported in their clinical and professional development and funding is available for internal and external training. Supervision and a regular PADR review are an integral part of staff development within this OT service.

Main duties of the job

This post is part of a Gwent-wide service which comprises three children's centres and a staff group of 28 OTs and OT support workers working from the centres across the whole of Gwent. The service is actively developing new roles and ways of working and is currently seeking to develop a stronger interface across the health, education and social care boundary to ensure that children and young people referred to the service have access to high quality services delivered by experienced OTs with highly specialist skills.

Occupational therapy is a highly valued service within Gwent and we are strongly committed to service development, standard setting, clinical effectiveness and life-long learning. We are keen to recruit occupational therapists who are ready to work in an occupational therapy service that is actively developing and changing to meet the current challenges

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac

Person Specification Education and Training Essential
  • Degree or Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HPC Registration
  • Some specific children's OT related training e.g. postural management, Sensory modulation
  • Evidence of CPD
Desirable
  • Fieldwork Educator's Course
  • Membership of BAOT
Experience Essential
  • Clinical experience relevant to the assessment and treatment of children and young people with disabilities and developmental difficulties
  • Supervision experience of junior staff or students
  • Clinical experience including individual and group work
  • Evidence of CPD
Desirable
  • Experience of a range of paediatric clinical settings
Knowldge and Understanding Essential
  • Knowledge and application of OT assessments and interventions relevant to children
  • Knowledge and application of OT outcome measures
  • Ability to analyse professional and ethical issues
Skills and Attributes Essential
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Highly effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to reflect on and critically appraise own performance and develop new methods of working
Desirable
  • Ability to speak welsh
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel to meet the needs of the service
  • Commitment to client centred and non-discriminatory practice
  • Ability to cope with highly emotional or distressing circumstances
  • Ability to cope with exposure to challenging work environments


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040-AHP220-1222
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