Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Central and North West
Child Development Centre, The Woodlands, Hillingdon, Hillingdon
Competitive salary
12 Jan 2021
14 Jan 2021
Role Type
Start Date
CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

We offer a generous relocation package (subject to eligibility assessment) and flexible working options, including bank assignments for most roles. See attached Staff Reward and Wellbeing Handbook detailing our benefits, discounts and wellbeing intiatives for staff.

Become part of our team. We care for you as much as you care for others.

Come and join us and be one of the friendly and supportive 300 Occupational Therapists (OTs) in CNWL. We work in many different teams in both physical and mental health, as well as a number of specialist areas. You could have a career for life with us and maintain your dual skills.

OT in CNWL is very fortunate in having a long-established professional structure and this includes an AHP director, Trust wide Professional Head of OT, borough and specialist Head OTs. This has the huge benefit of ensuring representation of our profession at all levels - both strategically and operationally.

Personal and professional development is a high priority for the profession and is underpinned by our OT R&D strategy, R&D specialist groups and OT clinical networks. This enables us to invest in the development of our staff by providing excellent internal training as well as commissioning specialised external training and providing quality supervision. This ensures all our OTs reach their full potential at every stage of their career. Our commitment to research, audit and EBP is made possible by our strong links with local universities.

We actively support the next generation of OTs through apprenticeships, student placements and the promotion of the profession as a career in schools. We are proud of the diversity in our workforce but have invested time in supporting and developing this further through our BAME OT group.
If you are an OT who strives for excellent and wants to develop to your full potential then we would welcome your application.

We recognise that Band 6's are often the backbone of our clinical teams and we will therefore support their development both clinically and managerially. You will have opportunities to supervise staff, be an educator and have access to both internal and external training.

Development of the service has provided a brilliant opportunity for you, a dynamic
and motivated therapist to deliver high quality Paediatric Occupational Therapy within our
established multidisciplinary team and to contribute to service development.

If you have a variety of Paediatric Occupational Therapy experience and enjoy being part of a dynamic, experienced team- working closely with colleagues in Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Community Paediatricians and Education, then this is an ideal position for you.

The OT service is responsible for providing occupational therapy intervention to children within the borough of Hillingdon, working with children and young people aged between 0 to 18 years with physical, developmental, social communication and other specific difficulties; supporting them to participate in meaningful occupations. These children are seen across both Hillingdon and out of borough schools, with EHCPs in place.

The service is an integral part of multidisciplinary delivery across the borough of Hillingdon. We are based at the Child Development Centre (CDC) on the grounds of Hillingdon Hospital, but work a range of settings in the community including Children's Centres, health clinics, mainstream schools and family homes.

Multidisciplinary working is a core part of service delivery. The service is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure high standards of dynamic, evidence-based and innovative clinical delivery of Paediatric Occupational Therapy.
Professional, clinical and leadership development opportunities are actively encouraged, in line with service and organisational objectives.

We can offer:
- A supportive, friendly team of experienced clinicians and assistants with a wide range of knowledge and experience.
- Regular professional support, including annual appraisals, supervision and continued
professional development (CPD)
- Close support from Heads of Profession, giving strong professional identity to the role
- Regular professional development opportunities, including leadership programmes
- Development of expertise in specific clinical areas/skills will be promoted and you will be
supported by senior staff, together with access to external training opportunities in line with
your personal development plan.
- Well established partnership working with our academic colleagues at Brunel University
- A departmental and CDC multidisciplinary in-service development programme.
- Regular OT team, CDC and multidisciplinary therapies team meeting.
- Opportunities for multidisciplinary and multi agencymulti-agency working promoting person centred, joined up care plans
- Opportunities to provide training to parents, education staff, colleagues and other
- Investment in development of your personal and clinical skills through a range of learning experiences specifically linked with your appraisal objectives and identified development needs
- Opportunities for joint consultations and shadowing
- A very warm welcome!

We are proud to say that the service has:
- High levels of user satisfaction, with 100% of parents happy or very happy with the level of care they received from the service
- Strong partnerships with colleagues in the Local Authority.
- Strong leadership & a clear sense of direction to develop the quality of services to children through ongoing pathway review and innovation.
- Contracts in place with the Local Authority to provide Occupational Therapy input to identified children with an Educational and Health care plan in school
- A strong record on completing audits & service development as a result of feedback
- We are committed to developing true user involvement & feedback, at the Child Development Centre (CDC) there are a number of targeted work streams focusing on this.
- A strong track record on innovation and service development
- An innovative and responsive online presence to support children, families and scho

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CNWL NHS Foundation Trust are committed to safeguarding all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults.

Due to the high response levels we receive for some vacancies, we may expire any of them prior to the advertised closing date and advise you to submit your application as soon as possible.

Our Agenda for Change employment contracts are subject to a contractual 13 week probationary period.

If you are offered a job, information will be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

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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