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Children's Occupational Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Community Children's Services
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Sunshine House
£39,866 - £49,704 p.a inclusive of HCA
25/11/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

An exciting opportunity and innovative opportunity has arisen providing an experienced occupational therapist to join London Evelina Community Children Occupational Therapy services This post will be primarily based at Sunshine House Child Development centre in Southwark and Mary Sheridan Centre in Lambeth.

You will working be within a large team of Evelina Community Occupational Therapists that support services to the Evelina community population in Southwark and Lambeth and will be an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. The multidisciplinary team includes Paediatricians, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, nutritionists, complex needs nursing team and an office administration service. The Occupational Therapy service provides services to children presenting with developmental difficulties from birth to 19.

We have both permanent and fixed term contracts available. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide services in clinics, home and school. The post holder will be working under the supervision of an experienced clinical specialist and alongside a team of band 7 & band 6 OTs. You will have the opportunity to provide care to children in early years and school settings alongside colleagues in the multidisciplinary/multiagency team. In addition to this you will work with families and carers and provide care ranging from advice and consultation, direct intervention including specialist groups as well as carry a small caseload.

The post holder will be professionally supported through supervision and given the opportunity to further develop and build on their specialist clinical skills and knowledge with the support of Evelina Healthcare Community Children's Occupational Therapy Services.

As well as supervise band 6 Occupational Therapists, the post will provide you with the following opportunities:

• To both lead and participate in service training

• To conduct audits

• To participate in using LEAN principles to support efficiency in care

• To lead on care pathways, service developments and service innovation projects

Closing date: 25 November 2018 at Midnight

Interviews will take place week commencing 3rd December 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Further information/informal visits Please phone Judy Archer, Occupational Therapy Team Manager or Vicky d'Abo, Clinical Team Lead and Specialist on 0203 049 5991 or 0203 049 8181

Judy Archer

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If you have problems applying, contact

020 7188 7897

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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