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Community Paediatric Occupational Therapist

National Health Service

Blackburn, NW
Today
Blackburn, NW
Today

Community Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 12 March 2021

Job overview

Are you an experienced paediatric Occupational Therapist who is looking to develop your clinical and leadership skills? We are recruiting to this rewarding role of a Clinical Specialist within our Childrens Therapy Service.

The Childrens Therapy Service are a team of OTs, Physiotherapists and Speech & Language Therapists and Assistants who offer telehealth consultations, clinics and school/home visits to children across Lancashire. They also work in collaboration with Physiotherapists from the Pennine Trust. The Childrens Therapy Service provide a multi-disciplinary approach to the needs of children who have motor/perceptual difficulties that impact upon their functional life skills and access to their environment.

Main duties of the job

Within this role you will:

  • Be supported to develop your specialist knowledge and therapy assessment/ interventions to meet the needs of children and young people becoming an expert resource for Occupational Therapy practice within the Childrens Therapy Service.
  • Focus on occupational performance challenges for children with lifelong conditions, including rheumatic and neurological conditions, with a particular interest in how musculoskeletal difficulties and postural difficulties impact on occupational function
  • Be supported to innovate and lead improvements, acting as a champion of new ideas within the Childrens Therapy Service. You will also be encouraged to grow your leadership skills in the development, provision and delivery of Occupational Therapy across the service.

About us

There will be opportunity to lead on service wide development, provision and delivery of occupational therapy for a specified portfolio, supporting your peers with embedding initiatives from their portfolio area. We are currently reviewing the portfolio areas (long term conditions, early years and time limited clinic based input) to ensure they remain appropriate and they may be changed accordingly. Ultimately each portfolio will relate to the occupational therapy treatment, support and compensatory needs of one or more of the following client groups: neurological conditions, genetic disorders, rheumatic conditions and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Active involvement in research and audit within the Occupational Therapy Service is encouraged.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Be supported to advance Occupational Therapy within an identified locality team in conjunction with the Team Manager using a co-production framework. As a leadership team you will develop multi-disciplinary team practice, so that the team is effective in meeting the occupational needs of their populations.
  • Provide professional leadership in terms of clinical developments, monitoring local practice relative to national guidance and established best practice. You will lead on clinical supervision, training and developing competencies with OTs and assistant OTs. You will develop your management of challenging situations, and work with children and young people with challenging needs in collaboration with parents/care-givers and MDT.

You will be developed and supported through access to professional supervision and peer support, network best practice forums and trust wide OT forums alongside learning opportunities to enhance your personal and professional development.

Person Specification

Work Related Circumstances

Essential

  • Ability to comply with the travel requirements of the post.
  • Flexible working - including ability to work extended hours as part of an all year round service

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Confident to work independently as lead specialist.
  • Ability to manage children with challenging behaviours
  • Demonstrating excellent leadership and team working skills
  • High level analytical Problem Solving.
  • Ability to critically analyse and evaluate service issues to promote service improvement.
  • High level reflective skills in relation to own practice and service delivery.

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of recent and relevant post graduate experience encompassing the specialist field of practice. that demonstrates an in depth knowledge of specialist area
  • Multi-disciplinary/multi-agency collaborative working
  • Extensive experience of working with children with complex needs and their families in community settings.
  • Safeguarding of children and implementation of policy and procedures with evidence of training/updates
  • Demonstrable evidence of improving and developing service and practice

Knowledge

Essential

  • Detailed understanding of clinical governance framework & implications for practice, including audit and research governance
  • Extensive knowledge of a broad range of assessment tools for children with diverse needs.
  • Extensive knowledge of a range of therapy techniques and programmes and their applications for children with diverse needs/ related to client group
  • Extensive critical understanding & knowledge of research, evidence-based practice and current issues relating to client group
  • Knowledge of local and national clinical guidelines relating to their profession and their implications

Education/ Qualifications

Essential

  • -Professional Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy/
  • -Current Professional Registration with HCPC
  • -Evidence of continued professional development

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 NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Shadsworth Children’s Centre

Blackburn

BB1 2FD


Employer's website

https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/


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Senior Occupational Therapist

National Health Service

Blackburn, NW
4 days ago
Blackburn, NW
4 days ago

Senior Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 17 March 2021

Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking qualified Occupational Therapist to join the Adult Occupational Therapy Team at Pennine West Hone Treatment Team. The post will be supported under the supervision of the network band 7 Occupational Therapist also based within the team. The role will involve working within a multidisciplinary team within the adult acute setting for service users experiencing mental health problems requiring home treatment. The team covers the Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley locality.

The successful candidate will offer comprehensive Occupational Therapy assessments and treatments to service users within the community. They will also be expected to undertake supervision of junior staff and assist in local developments related to the Occupational Therapy services locally and across the foot print of Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust.

Interview date: 24th March 2021

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will receive regular managerial and clinical supervision as well as CPD/Training and development opportunities within their role. In addition Best Practice Forums run regularly for all Occupational Therapist working with home treatment teams.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist who is enthusiastic about working within mental health and possesses good time management skills and a compassionate approach to others. The successful candidate will be an able team worker with excellent communication skills with experience of working successfully within busy environments. If you have these qualities and wish to work within a supportive team who strive to achieve high standards in Occupational Therapy please apply.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma/BSC (Hons) in Occupational Therapy (OT)
  • State registered with Health Professionals Council
  • Practice Placement Qualification (Undergraduate OT student educator) within 1 year of appointment

Knowledge

Essential

  • Detailed knowledge of how mental health problems impact on occupational performance and how occupational therapy theory informs practice within community mental health settings
  • Specialist knowledge and application of OT assessments and interventions using expert level clinical reasoning
  • Knowledge of current best practice in community mental health and awareness of relevant government directives and legislation

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Confidently assess and manage risk in relation to occupational performance
  • Ability to devise specialist interventions to address occupational dysfunction to improve occupational performance

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 NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Daisyfield Mill

Blackburn

BB1 3BL


Employer's website

https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/


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Occupational Therapist

National Health Service

Blackburn, NW
1 day ago
Blackburn, NW
1 day ago

Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 15 March 2021

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Lancashire and South Cumbria Foundation Trusts Adult Community Network to work as a Band 5 Occupational Therapist within the Community Therapy Team for a period of 10 months. The team includes Occupational Therapists working closely with the multidisciplinary team to prevent avoidable hospital admission and deterioration in a patients physical functioning and wellbeing.

You will improve experience for patients and their families in relation to the discharge process; promote continuity of care from the acute into the community setting. Supporting patients following falls and providing support for our Rapid Assessment service.

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking Occupational Therapist to join our new service. The role will involve assessing patients within an intermediate care setting and patients own homes. The service will operate 365 days a year, 8.00am - 8.00pm.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the comprehensive Occupational Therapy assessment of patients within Community Integrated Teams using investigative and analytical skills, to formulate an appropriate hypothesis.

To establish an individualised management and treatment plan using clinical reasoning and utilising a wide range of evidence based treatment skills to formulate interventions and programmes of care

Flexible working will be required and the ability to cover an extended 7 day rota

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification

Work Related Circumstances

Essential

  • Competency to operate equipment according to local operating procedures
  • Able to work under pressure and constantly respond and adapt to frequent changes in circumstances.

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to communicate pathologies and diagnostic reasoning
  • Sound knowledge of psycho-social problems and ability to gain patient confidence and co-operation.
  • Show initiative, enthusiasm and motivation for excellence and the development of self and others.
  • Sound understand of Safeguarding agenda

Experience

Essential

  • Treatment of a broad range of conditions relating to clinical speciality
  • Demonstrable evidence of improving and developing service and practice
  • Supervision and/or mentoring of assistants /students.
  • Multi-disciplinary/multi-agency collaborative working.

Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of the quality and governance framework and implications for practice
  • Knowledge and appreciation of lone working risks
  • Excellent time management skills

Education/ Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree or equivalent in
  • Current professional
  • Evidence of CPD in related

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 NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Address

BwD Community Rehab Service (C)

Blackburn

BB1 2QH


Employer's website

https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/


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Occupational Therapy Assistant

National Health Service

Blackburn, NW
Today
Blackburn, NW
Today

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 14 March 2021

Job overview

Are you an occupational therapy assistant looking to work with children with additional and complex needs?

The Children Therapies Service is looking for enthusiastic and motivated occupational therapy assistants to join our Blackburn with Darwen based locality Paediatric Occupational Therapy team. The Children Therapies Service provides an excellent opportunity to work alongside dedicated professionals providing excellent high quality care to reduce the impact of disability to children and their families.

Main duties of the job

We work with children and young people aged 0- 19 with well- Occupational Therapy Assistant developed and evidenced based care pathways covering the needs of children with long term, time limited and early years related needs.

The team comprises of occupational therapists and speech and language therapists. We work closely with colleagues in health, education and social care to provide a genuinely child-centred service. We work in a variety of locations, including clinics, childrens own homes, nurseries and schools.

About us

We can offer clinical and management supervision, specialist support by experienced senior staff, continuing professional development and specialist occupational therapy forums. The successful candidate must be able to effectively manage their own time, and demonstrate excellent communication skills.

The Children Therapies Service has a strong network of clinical leads and a professional lead for childrens occupational therapists. An interest in working with children and their families is essential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details and information about this post, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Work Related Circumstances

Essential

  • Able to meet travel requirements of post
  • Health- the post holder must be assessed as having a level of fitness to carry out tasks/ duties after reasonable adjustments.
  • Ability to undertake moderate physical effort including working on the floor to meet the needs of clients.

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Very good interpersonal & empathy skills
  • Very good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under supervision and independently
  • Ability to recognise own competencies and seek support
  • Ability to prioritise duties and tasks independently
  • Ability to work as a team.
  • Ability to facilitate groups
  • Ability to respond to children's needs and adapt intervention approaches
  • Ability to respond appropriately to sensitive situations

Experience

Essential

  • Extensive experience of working with children with additional and complex needs in a therapeutic/educational environment
  • Significant experience of contributing to therapy
  • Significant experience of handling children in a therapeutic manner to deliver therapy interventions
  • Significant experience of producing information in an accessible format e.g. treatment plans
  • Significant experience of working with people in a person centred way
  • Experience of delivering formal and informal training to carers
  • Significant experience of communicating to clients/ carers in an accessible way

Knowledge

Essential

  • Working knowledge of key issues in Additional and Complex Needs
  • Sound working knowledge of professional issues e/.g. confidentiality
  • Good working knowledge of a wide range of therapy techniques relevant to role

Education/ Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ 3 in related health/education/care area or hold equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Educated to Diploma level in related health/education/care area or hold equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Good general education including GCSE in English Language or equivalent

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Shadsworth Children’s Centre

Blackburn

BB1 2HR


Employer's website

https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/


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Occupational Therapist

National Health Service

Leyland, NW
1 day ago
Leyland, NW
1 day ago

Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 10 March 2021

Job overview

To be responsible for the comprehensive Occupational Therapy assessment of patients within Community Integrated Teams using investigative and analytical skills, to formulate an appropriate hypothesis.

To establish an individualised management and treatment plan using clinical reasoning and utilising a wide range of evidence based treatment skills to formulate interventions and programmes of care

Flexible working will be required and the ability to cover an extended 7 day rota

Main duties of the job

Occupational Therapist

An opportunity has arisen within the Community Therapy Team to work as a Band 5 Occupational Therapist.

We require a dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking Occupational Therapist to join our with excellent communication skills who can demonstrate sound clinical assessment skills and who have the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

The role would involve assessing patients within intermediate care settings and within the community in patients own homes. The service will operate 365 days a year, 8.00am - 8.00pm.

The Trust works closely with the Acute therapy services and there may be a requirement to assess and treat patients within either a ward or community setting dependant on service demands.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview

Job description

Job responsibilities

The team includes Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists working closely with the multidisciplinary team to prevent avoidable hospital admission and deterioration in a patients physical functioning and wellbeing.

You will improve experience for patients and their families in relation to the discharge process; promote continuity of care from the acute into the community setting. Supporting patients following falls and providing support for our Rapid Assessment service.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Current professional registration with HCPC as an Occupational therapist and responsibility for maintaining this registration
  • Diploma/degree in OT (2)

Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of the quality and governance framework and implications for practice
  • Of broad range of clinical conditions
  • Of wide variety of assessment and treatment techniques Of MDT working

Experience

Essential

  • Treatment of a broad range of conditions relating to clinical speciality
  • Team working
  • Moving and handling
  • Health promotion/education
  • Maintaining clinical records

Skills

Essential

  • Good communication - patients carers professionals Ability to work with people with diverse needs Planning and organisation skills IT skills

Other

Essential

  • Ability to get around the community independently Flexibility - work base and hours of work/rotations

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 NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Leyland

Leyland

PR25 3UQ


Employer's website

https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/


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Occupational Therapy Specialist

National Health Service

Leyland, NW
1 day ago
Leyland, NW
1 day ago

Occupational Therapy Specialist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 11 March 2021

Job overview

Provide a high standard of specialist Occupational Therapy input to the designated therapy team. Hours may be required to be worked over 7 days between 08.00am and 08.00pm, depending on service need.

Rotation options may include cross organisational rotations, Occupational Therapy assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions, to contribute to diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.

Hold responsibility for own complex caseload and be responsible for a defined area of the service or a particular patient type, working without direct supervision.

Main duties of the job

The team includes Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists working closely with the multidisciplinary team to prevent further deterioration in their physical functioning and wellbeing.

You will improve experience for patients and their families in relation to the discharge process; promote continuity of care from the acute into the community setting by supporting an integrated approach. Enable patients to recover within their home environment after assessment of their needs within their usual place of residence, supporting patients following falls and supporting our Rapid assessment service.

The role involves assessing patients within an intermediate care setting, in an acute setting and patients own homes.

The Trust works closely with the Acute therapy services and there may be a requirement to assess and treat patients within either a ward or community setting dependant on service demands, or as part of a rotation into the acute.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Treatment of a broad range of conditions. Demonstrable evidence of improving and developing service /practice - Evidence of leading and implementing clinical change

Knowledge

Essential

  • Experience and ability to work effectively within an MDT - Evidence of clinical topic training / staff presentationsEvidence of supervision of assistant staff / students

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • HCPC Registration, Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy, Evidence of CPD in certain areas.

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Comm Rehab Service Central Lancs (C)

Leyland

PR25 3UQ


Employer's website

https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/


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Senior Occupational Therapist

National Health Service

Chorley, NW
1 day ago
Chorley, NW
1 day ago

Senior Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 11 March 2021

Job overview

Provide a high standard of specialist Occupational Therapy input to the designated therapy team. Hours may be required to be worked over 7 days between 08.00am and 08.00pm, depending on service need.

To assess and treat patients within a ward or community setting as an autonomous practitioner

Rotation options may include cross organisational rotations

Occupational Therapy assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions, to contribute to diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.

Hold responsibility for own complex caseload and be responsible for a defined area of the service or a particular patient type, working without direct supervision.

The postholder will ensure their own personal development and participate in the development of others

To supervise, educate and assess the performance of Occupational Therapy students to ensure the standard of practice and teaching meets the degree standard

Main duties of the job

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking Occupational Therapist to join our service. The role involves assessing patients within an intermediate care setting, in an acute setting and patients own homes. The service will operate 365 days a year, 8.00am - 8.00pm.

The Trust works closely with the Acute therapy services and there may be a requirement to assess and treat patients within either a ward or community setting dependant on service demands, or as part of a rotation into the acute.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist with excellent communication skills who can demonstrate sound clinical assessment skills and who have the ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.

The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • HCPC Registration
  • Degree / Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Evidence of CPD in relevant areas

Knowledge

Essential

  • Experience and ability to work effectively within an MDT
  • Clinical topic training/presentations
  • Supervision of TI/student
  • Awareness of lone working risks
  • Time management skills

Experience

Essential

  • Treatment of a broad range of conditions.
  • Improve/develop service/practise
  • Lead and implement change
  • MDT/multiagency working

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Written and oral presentations
  • Assess, diagnose and treat and broad range of conditions Prioritise workload Problem solve/Team worker Be able to work as autonomous practitioner Personal and service development Work related
  • Ability to operate machinery
  • Flexible to travel
  • Ability to be flexible with work hours
  • Ability to rotate community/acute
  • Fitness to carry out work duties
  • Able to work under pressure

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 NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Chorley

Chorley

PR25 3UQ


Employer's website

https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/


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Occupational Therapist

Outcomes First Group

Preston, NW
1 day ago
Preston, NW
£24k - £35k Per Year
1 day ago
£24k - £35k Per Year
Occupational Therapist
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Occupational Therapist 

North West

£24,000 - £35,000 

Permanent, full time

 

Are you an Occupational Therapist experienced in working with children with ASD and other complex needs?

Would you like to contribute towards, and help develop a Regional Wellbeing & Clinical Hub covering leading SEN schools, residential homes, fostering agencies and adult services?

If so, we have the role for you!

This is an exciting, new opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our North West team, covering schools, residential homes, fostering agencies and adult services across the North West from Stockport to Preston / Lancashire.  An ideal opportunity for those who would be excited by creating a nationally important resource with the substantial backing of a leading provider of education and care for children, young people, and adults with complex needs

About the Role

You will be responsible for providing individual, specialist assessments and carrying out informed interventions to meet the occupational, physical, and sensory needs of our children, young people, and adults at a universal, targeted and specialist level.  This will include the provision of direct one-to-one sessions or group activities as part of the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

As directed by the Clinical Lead the role will also involve the provision of advice, information and training to staff, other members of the clinical/wellbeing and multi-professional teams, commissioners and other agencies regarding issues relevant to autism, learning difficulties, developmental trauma and associated conditions including children, young people and adults who present with behaviours which challenge.

Multi-professional working is essential to our aim to provide a high-quality service that promotes the wellbeing and interests of the children, young people and adults it supports. Collaborative working and integration of Occupational Therapy and therapy support within the day to day running of each provision is a key part of this role.

Who we are looking for

We’re looking for a committed and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join the Outcomes First Group, providing therapy across the North West region.  Someone with a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.

HCPC registration and experience of working with children with ASD and other complex needs is essential. We are also looking for someone with post-graduate knowledge and preferably training in Sensory Integration therapy.

A driving license and car are essential due to the regional nature of the role.

Please see Job Description / Person Specification for a full list of essential criteria.

Why work for us

  • Professional supervision
  • A network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection & practice development
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path
  • Well-resourced provision
  • Ongoing funded clinical supervision/Licence
  • Company Pension Scheme and benefits
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters"- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services
  • Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same

 

Applications are invited online https://www.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk/vacancies/.

The Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS and necessary checks. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for

 

Job Type

Full Time

Posted

Today

Description

Community Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 12 March 2021

Job overview

Are you an experienced paediatric Occupational Therapist who is looking to develop your clinical and leadership skills? We are recruiting to this rewarding role of a Clinical Specialist within our Childrens Therapy Service.

The Childrens Therapy Service are a team of OTs, Physiotherapists and Speech & Language Therapists and Assistants who offer telehealth consultations, clinics and school/home visits to children across Lancashire. They also work in collaboration with Physiotherapists from the Pennine Trust. The Childrens Therapy Service provide a multi-disciplinary approach to the needs of children who have motor/perceptual difficulties that impact upon their functional life skills and access to their environment.

Main duties of the job

Within this role you will:

  • Be supported to develop your specialist knowledge and therapy assessment/ interventions to meet the needs of children and young people becoming an expert resource for Occupational Therapy practice within the Childrens Therapy Service.
  • Focus on occupational performance challenges for children with lifelong conditions, including rheumatic and neurological conditions, with a particular interest in how musculoskeletal difficulties and postural difficulties impact on occupational function
  • Be supported to innovate and lead improvements, acting as a champion of new ideas within the Childrens Therapy Service. You will also be encouraged to grow your leadership skills in the development, provision and delivery of Occupational Therapy across the service.

About us

There will be opportunity to lead on service wide development, provision and delivery of occupational therapy for a specified portfolio, supporting your peers with embedding initiatives from their portfolio area. We are currently reviewing the portfolio areas (long term conditions, early years and time limited clinic based input) to ensure they remain appropriate and they may be changed accordingly. Ultimately each portfolio will relate to the occupational therapy treatment, support and compensatory needs of one or more of the following client groups: neurological conditions, genetic disorders, rheumatic conditions and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Active involvement in research and audit within the Occupational Therapy Service is encouraged.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Be supported to advance Occupational Therapy within an identified locality team in conjunction with the Team Manager using a co-production framework. As a leadership team you will develop multi-disciplinary team practice, so that the team is effective in meeting the occupational needs of their populations.
  • Provide professional leadership in terms of clinical developments, monitoring local practice relative to national guidance and established best practice. You will lead on clinical supervision, training and developing competencies with OTs and assistant OTs. You will develop your management of challenging situations, and work with children and young people with challenging needs in collaboration with parents/care-givers and MDT.

You will be developed and supported through access to professional supervision and peer support, network best practice forums and trust wide OT forums alongside learning opportunities to enhance your personal and professional development.

Person Specification

Work Related Circumstances

Essential

  • Ability to comply with the travel requirements of the post.
  • Flexible working - including ability to work extended hours as part of an all year round service

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
  • Confident to work independently as lead specialist.
  • Ability to manage children with challenging behaviours
  • Demonstrating excellent leadership and team working skills
  • High level analytical Problem Solving.
  • Ability to critically analyse and evaluate service issues to promote service improvement.
  • High level reflective skills in relation to own practice and service delivery.

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of recent and relevant post graduate experience encompassing the specialist field of practice. that demonstrates an in depth knowledge of specialist area
  • Multi-disciplinary/multi-agency collaborative working
  • Extensive experience of working with children with complex needs and their families in community settings.
  • Safeguarding of children and implementation of policy and procedures with evidence of training/updates
  • Demonstrable evidence of improving and developing service and practice

Knowledge

Essential

  • Detailed understanding of clinical governance framework & implications for practice, including audit and research governance
  • Extensive knowledge of a broad range of assessment tools for children with diverse needs.
  • Extensive knowledge of a range of therapy techniques and programmes and their applications for children with diverse needs/ related to client group
  • Extensive critical understanding & knowledge of research, evidence-based practice and current issues relating to client group
  • Knowledge of local and national clinical guidelines relating to their profession and their implications

Education/ Qualifications

Essential

  • -Professional Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy/
  • -Current Professional Registration with HCPC
  • -Evidence of continued professional development

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 NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Shadsworth Children’s Centre

Blackburn

BB1 2FD


Employer's website

https://www.lscft.nhs.uk/