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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/03/2019.

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Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 779-HS-1620272

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Paediatric Therapies
Heart of Hounslow, Hounslow
£32,257.50 - £41,308 pa i

Who we are

At HRCH, we only want to provide the type of outstanding care that we would recommend to our family and friends.

We provide community healthcare and urgent treatment services for over 515,000 people living across the London boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond-Upon-Thames.

In the latest NHS Staff Survey results for community trusts, we had the highest percentage of staff in the country who felt their role made a difference to patients. We also had top scores for satisfaction with the quality of care staff can deliver.

In 2018 we were named ‘Best Place to Work for Employee Satisfaction’ by the Nursing Times and won the HSJ Workforce Award.

Our job is all about people and we believe that staff who feel valued and supported deliver better outcomes for our patients, so we invest in our people and their ideas.

With some of the best career development, staff wellbeing and flexible working opportunities around, you will be well looked after so that you can make a positive difference to the lives of people in our community.

Come and join our friendly and supportive Occupational Therapy Team at Heart Of Hounslow

The Hounslow Occupational Therapy Department is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 therapist to join the Children’s Therapy Team. You will join an established team of Occupational Therapists who work closely together in an integrated service with Children’s Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapists. We are commissioned to deliver a service to children between 0 – 19 within a variety of settings including nurseries, mainstream schools, clinics and within the home. Applications from therapist who have experience in adult work but can demonstrate transferable skills into paediatrics are welcomed.

The post holder will have the opportunity to develop their skills within a variety of clinical areas including complex neuro-developmental disorders including equipment provision, co-ordinations disorders and autistic spectrum disorders. A range of multi-disciplinary working opportunities exist including joint assessments, ADOS assessment and delivery of multi therapy groups.

The successful candidate will be closely supervised by our team of Band 7 therapists and will be offered regular individual supervision, group supervision and access to multi-disciplinary in-house and external training. The department’s commitment to continuing professional development is strongly supported by the Trust.

Please give us a ring and we can discuss the post in more detail and arrange an informal visit if required.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Uma Sai, Children's Therapies Clinical Services Manager
Tehmi Stott or Caroline Symonds - Band 7 Specialist OTs

020 8973 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.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system (TRAC Recruitment System). All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system. The Trust will comply with its obligations under the GDPR and other data protection legislation.

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.

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of key documents such as Passports, Driving Licenses etc. It is a condition of appointment that all prospective employees of HRCH have their original documents verified using this technology.

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. 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.


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.

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