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Paediatric Occupational Therapy Clinical Team Lead

Job Reference: 333-G-HC-0345-D

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Occupational Therapy
Child Development Centre, Hillingdon
£44,956 - £53,042 pa inc pro rata

CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run. You can become a member by visiting our website.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We’re proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

CNWL is recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.



An exciting new clinical leadership role has arisen within our Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service
As the Occupational Therapy team clinical lead, you will be a highly skilled experienced OT clinician able to provide clinical leadership expertise, and direction for the service. Your clinical experience will include community, MDT and school settings. You will be experienced in, and responsible for the management of staff, resources and departmental developments. You will be the paediatric OT representative at wider forums across health and partner organisations, and will work in combination with the CDC therapy leads for Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy and Paediatric Physiotherapy who will support some aspects of the operational day to day management for OT.
In this role you will be working within a well-established team located at the Child Development Centre in Hillingdon. The service provides community care across Hillingdon for children and young people 0-19years, across a variety of settings extending to Children’s centres, mainstream and special schools. Multidisciplinary working is embedded in clinical practice and operational pathways.
The OT service is responsible for providing occupational therapy intervention to children within the borough of Hillingdon, with physical, sensory and/ or developmental difficulties. The service is an integral part of multidisciplinary and multiagency delivery.
Therapists hold varied and interesting caseloads and treatment is delivered on an individual, MDT or group basis. Established sensory processing interventions are an integral part of the service provided.
We serve a range of OT needs in children and young people including those with:
i) Complex presentations, some with on-going physical needs requiring assessment for specialist seating, postural management needs, splinting and hand therapy.
ii) A range of gross and fine motor difficulties affecting functional abilities in daily living and/or access to the learning environment.
iii) Sensory issues that that significantly limit function in the home.
We have exciting new opportunities to further strengthen partnership and research links with the local Brunel University as part of a newly formed local health alliance. Professional, clinical and leadership development will be actively encouraged, in line with service/ appraisal objectives.
If you are driven to deliver excellent patient care to children, young people and families, working across MDT teams of motivated and skilled professionals, and working closely with other therapy team leaders than this is the ideal post for you.
Hillingdon is a borough in North West London with Heathrow in the very south and Northwood at the very north. It includes the towns of Ruislip, Eastcote, Uxbridge and Hayes and is a culturally diverse environment. The London borough of Hillingdon has good transport links to the centre of London by tube, bus and road- including the M4 and M40, with easy access to the surrounding counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Middlesex.
We are proud to say that the service enjoys:
• High levels of user satisfaction 93% of parents report that the level of care received from the service is excellent / good
• Strong working partnerships across the Local Authority and Brunel University
• MDT working as a core feature of our Child Development Centre.
• Contract in place with the Local Authority to provide Occupational Therapy input to identified children with an Educational and Health Care plan in mainstream schools.
• A strong ethos of person centred SEND support in line with the 2014 SEND reforms.

Please note that should you be shortlisted to be interviewed for this post you will be informed via the email address used to apply for the post.

Interview date: 12th of March

For further details / informal visits contact:

Freda O’Driscoll, Clinical Service Manager & Professional Therapy Lead (Children’s Services) on mobile: 07852769376 or email: freda.o’ or Clare Marels ( Paediatric Physiotherapy Team leader and Joint OT Team Leader) on 01895 891222 or email

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