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Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 779-CSS-722176-C

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Occupational Therapy
Heart of Hounslow, Hounslow
£31,696 - £41,787 per ann

Who we are

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH) is responsible for providing community health service for over 500,000 people living across the London Boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond-Upon-Thames.

Community Healthcare covers most of the services that are provided outside of hospital or GP surgeries. We are passionate about delivering high quality care and provide a range of services for both adults and children including community nursing, health visiting, physiotherapy, nutrition and dietetics, health promotion and stop smoking services, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy. We also provide some specialist services such as audiology, neuro-rehabilitation, continence services and continuing care.

Some of our services such as the Walk-in Centre at Teddington Memorial Hospital and the Hounslow Urgent Care Centre attract patients from nearby boroughs and we also run services further afield such as the LiveWell and stop smoking services in the London boroughs of Sutton and Merton.

Our Mission

Providing care and services that we and our families would want to use.

The Hounslow Occupational Therapy Department is looking for a motivated, dynamic therapist to join the Children’s Therapy Team. You will join an established team of Occupational Therapists working in an integrated service with Children’s Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy.

We are looking to recruit an experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our paediatric therapy team.

Your role will entail working with school aged children in clinic as well as at schools, and organising OT input primarily in mainstream primary and secondary schools as part of the OT Spot Commission service. This service provides OT input at school to meet the Education, Health and Care needs of student’s as well as providing assessments, developing programmes and training and upskilling TA’s and school staff.

The post holder would be based at Heart of Hounslow and will have to commute to schools within/outside the borough.

You will also form part of the Leadership Team with two other Band 7 Specialist OT’s.

The post holder will be expected to undertake clinical assessments and provide intervention including seating and postural management, sensory programmes, fine and gross motor development, self-care and handwriting programmes.
The post is mainly autonomous; however the Occupational Therapy Team are able to offer:
• Peer support from an experienced and friendly team
• Multi-professional team working
• Opportunities to develop specialist clinical skills
• A strong commitment to CPD and clinical effectiveness
• A comprehensive supervision and appraisal structure
• The opportunity to develop advanced clinical supervision skills
• The opportunity to create innovative service designs and support the Children’s Therapies Manager & wider therapies department.

Please contact Uma Sai on 020 8973 3480 if you require any further information.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Uma Sai (Children’s Therapy Clinical Services Manager – Hounslow) on 0208 973 3480

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be occasions where we have to close a vacancy once a sufficient amount of applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible.

All correspondence relating to vacancies will be via email and therefore applicants are advised to check their email accounts regularly. Some servers automatically send emails to your junk mail so please check this as well as your in-box.

Email notifications will be sent to you via TRAC which is an online application management system and not via NHS Jobs.

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

Please note that this post is subject to a 3 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust, this will not apply.

Learning and Development

Education, training and development of our staff are central to the Trust’s ability to provide high quality healthcare services. We are proud of our commitment to staff learning and development and have supported many of our staff to make a real difference through their academic and learning achievements. We believe it is important to support the continuing learning and development of all our employees.

Our commitment to our staff has also been acknowledged in the National Staff Survey for our top staff engagement rates, providing excellent training and best place to work or receive care.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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