Current vacancies at the Trust

Paediatric Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

Band 8a

Main area
Paediatric Occupational Therapy
Band 8a
18.75 hours per week
Job ref
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Evelina London
£46,897 - £54,983 p.a inclusive of HCA (Pro Rata)
27/06/2018 23:59
Interview date

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.

Clinical Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist Band 8A

We are looking for a 0.5 wte Clinical Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist in paediatric neurosciences to work in the Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service at the Evelina London Children's Hospital, at the St Thomas' Hospital site. This role will involve working primarily in paediatric neurosciences outpatients and this includes the OT-led neurosciences brain injury recovery service and the specialist occupational therapy upper limb rehabilitation service.

About you You will be a specialist occupational therapist with a proven track record in the field of paediatric neurosciences. You will have a role with leadership responsibilities as part of an OT-led outpatient service providing autonomous specialist assessment, consultation and advice to children with complex neurodisabilities. The role will also involve consulting on and delivering evidence-informed intensive upper limb intervention for children and young people with hemiplegia and driving forward service developments and innovations.

As a clinical specialist paediatric Occupational Therapist you will have a strong knowledge of the evidence base and current practice in the fields of upper limb assessment and management and brain injury practice. You will be able to articulate the evidence base and clinical reasoning to families and local teams in formulating clinical recommendations for intervention.

You will have demonstrable clinical leadership abilities, have experience of service development and research or audit. The role will include active and ongoing engagement with service users, including young people, parents/carers and community based therapists in delivering and developing services. The services in which this role is based have a strong culture of reflective practice and you will be able to actively engage in regular clinical reflections to improve care and identify individual and team learning and development needs.

You will be expected to supervise and support members of the occupational therapy team and have strong values as a team player. You will be experienced in setting measurable child focused rehabilitation goals and will offer a family centred service. Your role will require close liaison and working in partnership with community therapy services and/or other appropriate agencies. You will be responsible for supporting the development of knowledge and skills for members of staff working in this paediatric neurosciences and will contribute to service development alongside neurosciences colleagues.    

                                                                                                                                                                                                      How we support you The Evelina London is a supportive place to work. We can offer great professional development opportunities.

You will also benefit from: A comprehensive induction program and workplace mentoring to ensure a great start and ongoing support to develop clinical skills

The opportunity to further develop specialist knowledge and skills in assessment and intervention for children within your caseload, working in conjunction and with the support of the Consultant Occupational Therapist.  

Regular supervision

Encouragement and support in participating in departmental audits or research projects and delivering education.

There is also the opportunity to increase your knowledge and skills through participation in team and hospital wide continuing professional development programmes, supervision of junior staff members and students, appraisal, in-service training and joint working.

What you’ll need to succeed A commitment to putting children and families at the centre of your clinical practice.

Drive and energy to participate and lead, and enthusiasm for service development and extending traditional allied health professional roles.

An aptitude and willingness to work in a fast-paced environment where services and roles are evolving and there is an ambition for improving quality and effectiveness of care.

A commitment to maintaining knowledge of the evidence base in paediatric neuroscience and demonstrate application of evidence into practice.

Willingness to support, educate and train colleagues within and outside the hospital in health, education and social care.

Strong written and verbal communication skills and energy for innovation.

A willingness to work in services with structured evidence-informed protocols and where accountability and transparency is built in.

Closing Date: 27 June 2018 at Midnight

Interviews will be held on the 9th of July 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

If you are interested in this opportunity we would encourage you to make contact with us prior to applying. For more information please contact Dr Anne Gordon, Consultant Occupational Therapist in Paediatric Neuroscience via email: in the first instance, to arrange a telephone discussion and/or visit.



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020 7188 7188

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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