Children's Occupational Therapist - Amersham

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Buckinghamshire Health
Amersham Hospital, Amersham
Competitive salary
23 Feb 2021
05 Mar 2021
Role Type
Start Date
At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust we have lots to be proud of:
  • We are an integral member of the Buckinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) providing both acute and community services, and at the forefront in developing ICP systems and new models of care.
  • The Trust's latest CQC inspection report, rated the Trust as "Good" overall, "Outstanding" for caring with an "Outstanding" end of life service and a range of "Outstanding "practices in areas such as the Emergency department, adult community services and outpatients.We have been ranked as one of the UK's top hospitals by health intelligence specialists CHKS.
  • Our Stroke Unit has maintained the 'A grade' in the latest Royal College of Physicians' Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) audit
  • We are the home for the National Spinal Injuries centre, the birthplace of the Paralympics.

Come and join our exciting and dynamic Children and Young People's Therapy team.

We are looking to recruit a band 5 Community Occupational Therapist to join our Children and Young People's team. The position is based in Amersham, please note there is an expectation to work across the county as required.

Buckinghamshire has an integrated therapy team which forms part of a wider children and young people's service including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, health visitors and school nurses. This is a jointly commissioned service that will give you the opportunity to use your innovative and dynamic OT skills to influence the delivery of high quality, evidence based interventions for children and young people in Buckinghamshire.

You will be joining an experienced team of Occupational Therapists and Therapy Clinical Assistants working with children and young people from 0 - 19 years of age, across health, education and social care provision with a wide range of functional difficulties and disabilities. This includes expanding our current training packages to parents/carers, children's centers and schools, equipment provision in home and school, developing links across all schools in Buckinghamshire and delivering evidence based and innovative interventions occupational therapy such as COOP groups, Modified CIMT and Bimanual therapy groups, School Advice Clinics, and Parent workshops. The work involves supporting children in mainstream Early Years settings and schools, individually, in small groups and within the classroom setting too. You will be required to deliver regular therapy and train teaching staff to support the children effectively. The post may also involve working as a Link Therapist within a number of schools, building strong working relationships with school staff.

In Buckinghamshire we are at the forefront of technological innovation. Our team of clinicians use a wide range of apps and tools on the iPad for assessment, therapy, demonstration and motivation. We have a superb website with many useful links and access to our resource packs, handouts and general guides for development.

We are a very supportive team and pride ourselves on our strong commitment to supervision and CPD. All staff receive regular clinical supervision and the Preceptorship programme is offered for newly qualified therapists. A range of specialist training will be available, via internal and external courses, mentoring, clinical supervision, attendance at regional and national CYPF meetings, the OT show etc.

Applications will be considered for up to 37.5 hours a week and there would be the opportunity to discuss a number of flexible working arrangements.

Car driver essential. Previous experience working with children and young people preferable/highly desirable.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Would you like to know more? If so please contact Candice Read, OT Team Lead ( or 01296 567816)

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We are committed to providing staff with learning and development opportunities to support their career progression. We also offer on-site subsidised childcare, flexible working and a generous pension.

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and are constantly striving to improve the working lives of our staff. We do not offer London Weighting. It is Trust policy that travel expenses for interview will not be reimbursed.

The post will close on the closing date stated at midnight. Please note that we may when necessary be required to close a job prior to the closing date, due to a large number of applications or change in circumstance. Contact with candidates will be made via the email address on your application form. Therefore, ensure that this email address is checked regularly.

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Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications providing the position satisfies the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration service require 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 Government UK visas and immigration website.

The Trust is a NO SMOKING environment. Smoking in all areas of the building and premises is prohibited.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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 UK Visas and Immigration website.

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