Band 5 Paediatric Occupational Therapist
The closing date is 05 June 2023
Childrens Occupational Therapist Band 5
Hours: 37.5 hours per week ( Part time hours will be considered, 22.5 hours and above)
Based at: Ashtead clinic (covering Mole Valley and Banstead)
Do you want to work in an environment where you will be:
An integral member of a dedicated and supportive team?
Joining a forward thinking, innovative organisation which puts its children at the centre of care?
Contributing to the provision of high quality care within your local community?
As CSH Surrey we recognise the importance of professional development. You can expect to:
- Receive Regular Clinical Supervision
- Attend professional forums
- Access coaching and mentoring
- Participate in service development
- Access a wide variety of internal and external training opportunities.
This post will offer the successful candidates the opportunity to work alongside a supportive multidisciplinary team of experienced therapists and assistants in providing a high quality occupation based provision to children aged 0-19 years, who have a variety of conditions, including Cerebral Palsy, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and learning difficulties
Main duties of the job
Please refer to the full job description and personal specification for further details about this post.
GOLDEN HELLO ELIGIBLE!A Golden Hello payment of £2000 (£1000 upon commencement and a further £1000 following successful completion of a six month probation period) will be made provided that the eligibility terms are met. The Golden Hello payment is not eligible for bank workers. Please see attached document for more details.
CSH Surrey are part of the NHS and are Surreys largest and longest established NHS community services provider, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Fringe High Cost Allowance of 5%.
Our staff enjoy excellent training and development opportunities, including the care certificate, apprenticeships, numeracy and literacy courses, access to the Nursing Associate programme, and a wide variety of management and leadership courses and programmes.
We CARE about our staff though through our values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. Our active employee council called The Voice, elect employee representatives to ensure colleagues' voices are heard at Board level.
If you are a passionate, person-focused individual then apply to join CSH Surrey today!
If you want more information about CSH please select CSH A great place to work document attached in the advert or visit our website. www.cshsurrey.co.uk
22 May 2023
Agenda for change
£28,408 to £34,581 a year inclusive of 5% High Cost Area allowance per annum pro rata
1. To provide support and advice for the childs family and parents about all aspects of their care that relate to their therapy needs, adjusting use of language to allow for their level of comprehension to understand.
2. To provide and receive complex and sensitive information with regard to a childs difficulties and expectations.
3. To attend meetings where requested in order to provide specialist advice about the therapy needs of the child. To arrange these meetings when appropriate.
4. To plan and organise a team of therapists and assistants to provide specific services on a daily basis.
5. To be able to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity in response to parents and children.
6. To work closely with parents who are themselves dealing with anger, grief and frustration as they come to terms with the impact of their childs condition.
7. To provide specialist therapy reports for use within inter-agencies, e.g. educational documentation relevant to the practice setting, standards and guidelines
8. To ensure that up to date written electronic records and activity are maintained in accordance with the professional and organisation standards
9. To provide programmes on a verbal, written basis or using pictorial representation as required to ensure these programmes are accessible to parents/ carers
10. To interpret complex assessment results and identify therapy goals as part of an overall care plan.
11. To contribute to the childs diagnosis by communicating assessment findings to the childs paediatrician, parents/carers and other involved professionals.
12. To make referrals to other professionals and agencies if required to address the childs global needs.
13. To plan, organise and provide training to parents/carers and educational staff.
14. To plan and undertake presentation of paediatric therapy related talks both internally and externally.
15. To participate in the delivery of the therapy development plan.
16. To demonstrate participation and in continuous personal development in line with the HCPC and professional body requirements.
17. To review and reflect on own practise and performance through a variety of means including the effective use of professional and operational supervision.
18. To apply increasingly more complex skills and knowledge in order to establish professional competence and fitness to practice as a paediatric therapist.
19. To effectively plan the daily management of a caseload of children.
20. To respond to urgent referrals as appropriate.
21. To prioritise clinical work and balance other patient related and professional activities as the department requires.
22. To carry out specialist assessments used to contribute to a multidisciplinary assessment and diagnosis of complex needs
23. To support the tribunal process with guidance from a Band 7 Occupational Therapist.
24. To use and maintain sound clinical reasoning skills throughout the therapeutic process to ensure best practice and identify risk.
25. To assess clients, carers and other professionals understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with clients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
26. Through the use of standardised and non-standardised assessments to clinically determine and recommend the best course of intervention, developing comprehensive therapy plans.
27. To develop and implement therapy and management plans for each child incorporating individual or group therapy sessions and programmes for use at home and/or in education settings.
28. To re-evaluate and progress/adapt therapy programmes at established intervals depending on the needs of each child and the outcomes expected and discharge when appropriate.
29. To use investigative and analytical skills, and seek guidance from senior staff, when appropriate.
30. To plan and implement a range of child-centred individual and/or group interventions, using clinical reasoning skills.
31. To use a range of evidence based therapy/ management options in formulating programmes of care.
32. To evaluate the outcomes of your interventions.
33. To demonstrate a working knowledge of and contribute to developing and completing clinical audits and performance information
34. To broaden research and development skills through participation in local audit and research projects.
- B.S.C Hons or recognised degree equivalent qualification in Occupational therapy Health Care Professions Council registrar
- Registered Member of professional body
- Knowledge of legislation and government polices related to the specialty. 2 years Post grad experience in OT Broad knowledge of current best practice. Previous therapy experience in the relevant clinical areas related to the post Documented evidence of CPD Competent to use standardised assessments. Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team. Ability to deliver training
- Evidence of successful completion of specialist short courses relating to the post. Membership of relevant Special Interest Groups/Clinical excellence networks Training relating to the line management and supervision of assistants and other therapists. Experience of training parents, other therapists and other professionals
Skills and Other
- Please see the attached Job Description and Personal Specification for further details
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
https://www.cshsurrey.co.uk/about-us/about-csh-surrey (Opens in a new tab)
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