Occupational Therapist -Paediatrics

York and Scarborough T
Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale
Competitive salary
11 Jun 2021
14 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
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Our Values
  • We are KIND
  • We are OPEN
  • We pursue EXCELLENCE

We are looking for applications from people who share our values to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population

People for Patients. Our People, our Patients, our Priority

Hours: 30 hours per week

Contract type: Permanent
  • Do you want to come and live and work in a lovely area?
  • Do you fancy a new challenge and development opportunity?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and dynamic Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our experienced, friendly and supportive Children's Therapy Team in the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale area.

Based at Springhill House in Scarborough or Malton Hospital in Malton, you will join a friendly, innovative integrated Children's Therapy Team delivering high quality compassionate clinical care across the beautiful locality as part of York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust .

Our patients are children and young people from 0-18 years, with a variety of neurological, developmental and sensory difficulties.

You will be working with pre-school and school aged children in a variety of settings which may include patient homes, community clinics, mainstream and special schools and nurseries throughout the Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale locality.

You will need to demonstrate advanced communication and organisational skills alongside knowledge and experience in the management of a range of Paediatric conditions.

Our team has a strong commitment to supporting personal professional development through our in-service training programme, clinical and managerial supervision and appraisal. This will include support from the Advanced Clinical Specialists in Paediatric Neurodevelopment Conditions (Physiotherapist) and Autism and Sensory Processing (Occupational Therapist) to help you develop in your role.

Your support network will also include a robust format of clinical supervision and peer review. You also will have the opportunity to contribute to the development and supervision of therapy assistants and students.

There is a strong emphasis on service improvement, and innovative practice is encouraged. The successful applicant would be expected to fully participate in on-going service development activities alongside the training programme.

Please note - if you would like your application to be considered for secondment, you must secure agreement from your employer/line manager beforehand that you can be released to undertake the role.

If this sounds of interest then please do get in touch to discuss this role further with us.

For further details / informal visits contac t:

Name: Sue HaleyJob title: Therapy Team Manage

Email address: suehaley@nhs.net Telephone number: 01723 342497

It's not just the area that's a great draw. In addition, as a member of our team you'll have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an award-winning package of staff benefits (see link on the right).

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Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

Agile and Flexible Working - We are committed to helping all staff balance their work with other commitments whilst ensuring minimal service impact, and have recently launched our new Agile and Flexible Working policy to support this. We encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

We are a carer friendly employer.

DBS Checks - All new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check if it is required for the role. The cost will be deducted from your salary either in 1 payment or over a six month period once you start employment. The charges are currently £27.20 for a standard check and £44.20 for an enhanced check. The level of check will be determined by the post you are applying for. Please note that Volunteers and Bank only staff will not be charged.

A bit more about us and the surrounding area:

North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York; a place which is consistently voted one of the best to live in the UK. It's a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we're proud to serve 800,000 people.

What next? Explore the documents attached to the advert and be sure to read our 'Our guidance for applicants' before applying. Good luck with your application!

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