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Clinical Lead for Children's Occupational Therapy

Guy's and St. Thomas'
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Evelina London Children's Hospital to lead our hospital based paediatric Occupational Therapy Service. The Clinical Lead for Childrens Occupational Therapy will be an integral member of the senior management teams within the Evelina London. Located in the centre of London, opposite the Houses of Parliament, we are the second largest provider of children's services in London. Our vision is to be a world leading centre of life-changing care for children, young people and their families.

We are looking for an experienced, inspirational paediatric occupational therapist to lead and continue the development of our hospital occupational therapy service which includes therapists and therapy assistants within the inpatient setting and a large number of specialist outpatient services.

The ideal candidate will have specialist clinical skills and experience within neurosciences services or a closely related area. The role involves a combination of leadership of the team as well as the expectation of carrying a discrete clinical caseload. We can offer support to the successful candidate in meeting their development needs across the 4 pillars of practice. Our large and well-established multidisciplinary inpatient and outpatient teams are able to support the successful candidate to further enhance and extend their clinical, research and leadership skills in a friendly and dynamic environment. We take pride in delivering robust evidence based practise and support our clinical leaders to participate in regional and national working groups and peer support opportunities as relevant to their role and learning needs, which supports our organisational vision.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make a difference by inspiring, motivating and influencing staff at all levels across the organisation in order to facilitate service improvement and high quality care across our inpatient and outpatient services. Personal and professional development is key for the profession and is underpinned by our commitment to our senior leaders and our links to research, education providers, therapy consultants. Key to our developing a diverse and reflective workforce for our local populations is our support of apprenticeships, student placements and the promotion of the profession as a career in local schools.

Supervision and mentoring for the role is supported by the Head of Service and the Chief Therapist Evelina London with additional operational support from services managers of the specialties our teams work within. Depending on the candidate there are opportunities to extend the clinical aspect of the role to full time.

To succeed in this role you will need to be able to build confidence across the organisation and work autonomously when representing the Evelina London at a local, regional and national level. You will need to influence decisions and work in partnership with other Trusts, education providers and other key strategic partners in continuing to meet the Evelina London priorities. This is an exciting time to be joining the organisation, one of the largest trusts in England and expanding children's services. Along with this momentum come opportunities if you are looking to develop your career.

Does this sound like the challenge that you are looking for and do you have the get up and go to meet our requirements - if so then, please apply!

Should you require further information on this role please contact either

Rachael Fergusson, Trust Head of Occupational Therapy phone: 020 7188 4185 email:


Dr Anne Gordon, Chief Therapist Evelina London phone: 020 7188 4654 email: anne.gordon@gstt.nhs.ukHCPCh

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Guy's and St Thomas' celebrates, respects and values the diversity of its staff and patients. We review our policies, procedures and practices to ensure that all employees, patients and carers are treated equitable according to their needs. We are actively committed to ensuring that no one who applies for a job, works or study's at the Trust, or accesses our services is discriminated against on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, religion or belief, age, gender identity, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, or marital/civil partnership.

Applications are welcomed from applicants with a disability. We can make reasonable adjustments and offer support and advice in a variety of ways throughout the application process. Equality of opportunity is our policy.

As an organisation we are committed to developing our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients. This means that some staff groups will increasingly be asked to work a more flexible shift pattern so that we can offer services in the evenings or at weekends.

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