Paediatric Occupational Therapist

CSH Surrey

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Job summary

Do you want to:

Develop a career in Childrens OT or pursue a change in specialism?

Join a service that is at the forefront of evidence based practice and leading in contemporary OT approaches across health and education?

Contribute to the provision of high quality care within the local community?

Children and Family Health Surrey provides a dynamic and forward thinking community OT service, we are seeking to recruit to a post that will offer the opportunity to blend community and School Based practice, under the guidance of lead OTs who are directly involved with the RCOT & CYPF.

The post will have a strong emphasis on development and regular supervision will be made available as will the opportunity to attend in-service as well as external training. The service has a strong focus on leadership and mentoring and also promotes peer supervision at all levels of experience. Therapists at CFHS are encouraged to develop a broad skill mix as well as being able to focus on areas of interest in practice, engage in projects that support development of service pathways and review the use of evidence in practice.

Within easy reach of London, Surrey offers the balance between city and countryside all accessible via major road networks M25, M23, A3 and M3.

We welcome applications from experienced qualified therapists as well as those who are seeking a change of specialism, therefore experience of working with children is desirable but not essential.

Note: Not offering UKVI sponsorship.

Main duties of the job

This post will offer the successful candidates the opportunity to work alongside our supportive team of experienced therapists and assistants in providing a high quality occupation based provision to children aged 0-19 years.

The post holder will enjoy a varied caseload, practicing occupation-focused therapy in a wide range of community settings such as Schools & Nurseries, community health settings as well as home environments. OT practice at CFHS is guided by providing a function-focused and strongly evidenced based practice that supports children and young people to engage with their necessary and chosen occupations with independence, dignity and success. Our service works in partnership with the local authority to ensure that Occupational Therapy provisions as part of the Education Health and Care Plans are delivered and managed effectively and efficiently. We share strong working relationships with our multi-disciplinary colleagues in Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy as well as Developmental Paediatricians, in addition to Educational Psychology and Early years services within Surrey County Council.

Due to the community nature of this post, candidates will need to be able to work independently, have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of the multidisciplinary team.

About us

CSH Surrey are part of the NHS and are Surreys largest and longest established NHS community services provider, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Fringe High-Cost Allowance of 5%.

Our staff enjoy excellent training and development opportunities, including the care certificate, apprenticeships, numeracy and literacy courses, access to the Nursing Associate programme, and a wide variety of management and leadership courses and programmes.

We CARE about our staff though through our values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. Our active employee council called The Voice, elect employee representatives to ensure colleagues' voices are heard at Board level. CSH is a diverse organisation, if you are a passionate, person-focused individual then apply to join CSH Surrey today!

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds who meet the essential criteria of the job you are applying for and if you require any reasonable adjustments, please contact the named individual for this advert, or our recruitment team.

Date posted

04 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£37,162 to £44,629 a year Inclusive of 5% High Cost Area allowance per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

B9074-24-0184

Job locations

The White House

Crouch Oak Lane

Addlestone

Surrey

KT15 2AN


Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Description

Post Title: Occupational Therapist

Department: Paediatric Occupational Therapy Department

Pay Band: Band 6

Business Unit: Children and Families

Responsible to: Paediatric Occupational Therapy Clinical Team Leader

Accountable to: Clinical Services Manager

Responsible for: Band 5 Paediatric Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

Department structure:

Purpose

1. As part of Paediatric Therapy team to autonomously manage a complex caseload of children with a range of varied and complex needs. This will involve specialist assessment and treatment of children with complex needs.

2. To devise child centred therapy plans using evidence based practice to ensure that the individuals full potential is developed or maintained.

3. To provide clinical support, training and supervision for junior staff and students.

Principal duties to include

1. To provide support and advice for the childs family and parents about all aspects of their care that relate to their therapy needs, adjusting use of language to allow for their level of comprehension to understand.

2. To provide and receive complex and sensitive information with regard to a childs difficulties and expectations.

3. To attend meetings where requested in order to provide specialist advice about the therapy needs of the child. To arrange these meetings when appropriate.

4. To plan and organise a team of therapists and assistants to provide specific services on a daily basis.

5. To be able to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity in response to parents and children.

6. To work closely with parents who are themselves dealing with anger, grief and frustration as they come to terms with the impact of their childs condition.

7. To provide specialist therapy reports for use within inter-agencies, e.g. educational documentation relevant to the practice setting, standards and guidelines

8. To ensure that up to date written electronic records and activity are maintained in accordance with the professional and organisation standards

9. To provide programmes on a verbal, written basis or using pictorial representation as required to ensure these programmes are accessible to parents/ carers

10. To interpret complex assessment results and identify therapy goals as part of an overall care plan.

11. To contribute to the childs diagnosis by communicating assessment findings to the childs paediatrician, parents/carers and other involved professionals.

12. To make referrals to other professionals and agencies if required to address the childs global needs.

13. To be responsible for the supervision and students and band 5 staff.

14. To undertake Band 5, Band 4 and Band 3 team members appraisals and line management.

15. To plan, organise and provide training to parents/carers and educational staff.

16. To plan and undertake presentation of paediatric therapy related talks both internally and externally.

17. To participate in the delivery of the therapy development plan.

18. To demonstrate participation and in continuous personal development in line with the HCPC and professional body requirements.

19. To review and reflect on own practise and performance through a variety of means including the effective use of professional and operational supervision.

20. To apply increasingly more complex skills and knowledge in order to establish professional competence and fitness to practice as a paediatric therapist.

21. To deputise for the Band 7 when required.

22. To effectively plan the daily management of a caseload of children.

23. To respond to urgent referrals as appropriate.

24. To prioritise clinical work and balance other patient related and professional activities as the department requires.

25. To carry out specialist assessments used to contribute to a multidisciplinary assessment and diagnosis of complex needs

26. To support the tribunal process with guidance from a Band 7 Occupational Therapist.

27. To use and maintain sound clinical reasoning skills throughout the therapeutic process to ensure best practice and identify risk.

28. To assess clients, carers and other professionals understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with clients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.

29. Through the use of standardised and non-standardised assessments to clinically determine and recommend the best course of intervention, developing comprehensive therapy plans.

30. To develop and implement therapy and management plans for each child incorporating individual or group therapy sessions and programmes for use at home and/or in education settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Description

Post Title: Occupational Therapist

Department: Paediatric Occupational Therapy Department

Pay Band: Band 6

Business Unit: Children and Families

Responsible to: Paediatric Occupational Therapy Clinical Team Leader

Accountable to: Clinical Services Manager

Responsible for: Band 5 Paediatric Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

Department structure:

Purpose

1. As part of Paediatric Therapy team to autonomously manage a complex caseload of children with a range of varied and complex needs. This will involve specialist assessment and treatment of children with complex needs.

2. To devise child centred therapy plans using evidence based practice to ensure that the individuals full potential is developed or maintained.

3. To provide clinical support, training and supervision for junior staff and students.

Principal duties to include

1. To provide support and advice for the childs family and parents about all aspects of their care that relate to their therapy needs, adjusting use of language to allow for their level of comprehension to understand.

2. To provide and receive complex and sensitive information with regard to a childs difficulties and expectations.

3. To attend meetings where requested in order to provide specialist advice about the therapy needs of the child. To arrange these meetings when appropriate.

4. To plan and organise a team of therapists and assistants to provide specific services on a daily basis.

5. To be able to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity in response to parents and children.

6. To work closely with parents who are themselves dealing with anger, grief and frustration as they come to terms with the impact of their childs condition.

7. To provide specialist therapy reports for use within inter-agencies, e.g. educational documentation relevant to the practice setting, standards and guidelines

8. To ensure that up to date written electronic records and activity are maintained in accordance with the professional and organisation standards

9. To provide programmes on a verbal, written basis or using pictorial representation as required to ensure these programmes are accessible to parents/ carers

10. To interpret complex assessment results and identify therapy goals as part of an overall care plan.

11. To contribute to the childs diagnosis by communicating assessment findings to the childs paediatrician, parents/carers and other involved professionals.

12. To make referrals to other professionals and agencies if required to address the childs global needs.

13. To be responsible for the supervision and students and band 5 staff.

14. To undertake Band 5, Band 4 and Band 3 team members appraisals and line management.

15. To plan, organise and provide training to parents/carers and educational staff.

16. To plan and undertake presentation of paediatric therapy related talks both internally and externally.

17. To participate in the delivery of the therapy development plan.

18. To demonstrate participation and in continuous personal development in line with the HCPC and professional body requirements.

19. To review and reflect on own practise and performance through a variety of means including the effective use of professional and operational supervision.

20. To apply increasingly more complex skills and knowledge in order to establish professional competence and fitness to practice as a paediatric therapist.

21. To deputise for the Band 7 when required.

22. To effectively plan the daily management of a caseload of children.

23. To respond to urgent referrals as appropriate.

24. To prioritise clinical work and balance other patient related and professional activities as the department requires.

25. To carry out specialist assessments used to contribute to a multidisciplinary assessment and diagnosis of complex needs

26. To support the tribunal process with guidance from a Band 7 Occupational Therapist.

27. To use and maintain sound clinical reasoning skills throughout the therapeutic process to ensure best practice and identify risk.

28. To assess clients, carers and other professionals understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with clients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.

29. Through the use of standardised and non-standardised assessments to clinically determine and recommend the best course of intervention, developing comprehensive therapy plans.

30. To develop and implement therapy and management plans for each child incorporating individual or group therapy sessions and programmes for use at home and/or in education settings.

Person Specification

Transportation

Essential

  • Full Driving License & Access to a car that is insurable for business use

Qualifications

Essential

  • B.S.C Hons or recognised degree equivalent qualification in Occupational Therapy
  • Health Care Professions Council registrar

Desirable

  • Registered Member of professional body

Experience

Essential

  • Knowledge of legislation and government polices related to the specialty.
  • 2 years Post grad experience in OT
  • Broad knowledge of current best practice.
  • Previous therapy experience in the relevant clinical areas related to the post
  • Documented evidence of CPD
  • Competent to use standardised assessments.
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to deliver training

Desirable

  • Evidence of successful completion of specialist short courses relating to the post.
  • Membership of relevant Special Interest Groups/Clinical excellence networks
  • Training relating to the line management and supervision of assistants and other therapists.
  • Experience of training parents, other therapists and other professionals.
Person Specification

Transportation

Essential

  • Full Driving License & Access to a car that is insurable for business use

Qualifications

Essential

  • B.S.C Hons or recognised degree equivalent qualification in Occupational Therapy
  • Health Care Professions Council registrar

Desirable

  • Registered Member of professional body

Experience

Essential

  • Knowledge of legislation and government polices related to the specialty.
  • 2 years Post grad experience in OT
  • Broad knowledge of current best practice.
  • Previous therapy experience in the relevant clinical areas related to the post
  • Documented evidence of CPD
  • Competent to use standardised assessments.
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to deliver training

Desirable

  • Evidence of successful completion of specialist short courses relating to the post.
  • Membership of relevant Special Interest Groups/Clinical excellence networks
  • Training relating to the line management and supervision of assistants and other therapists.
  • Experience of training parents, other therapists and other professionals.

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

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Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

CSH Surrey

Address

The White House

Crouch Oak Lane

Addlestone

Surrey

KT15 2AN


Employer's website

https://www.cshsurrey.co.uk/about-us/about-csh-surrey (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

CSH Surrey

Address

The White House

Crouch Oak Lane

Addlestone

Surrey

KT15 2AN


Employer's website

https://www.cshsurrey.co.uk/about-us/about-csh-surrey (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Team Lead OT

Amy Hart

amy.hart8@nhs.net

01932826500

Date posted

04 July 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£37,162 to £44,629 a year Inclusive of 5% High Cost Area allowance per annum pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

B9074-24-0184

Job locations

The White House

Crouch Oak Lane

Addlestone

Surrey

KT15 2AN


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