Paediatric Occupational Therapist
Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly experienced and specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist, to join our service at the Green Banks Centre in Margate.
The Children's Therapies service provides Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Specialist Nurse Advisor and Care Coordination to children aged 0-19 within Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT).
Clinicians are responsible for managing a paediatric clinical caseload in the locality. We believe that the best health care is delivered by multi-disciplinary teams working well together and in partnership with other teams and services to provide seamless care.
Main duties of the job
As a Paediatric Specialist Occupational Therapist you will be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of holistic care linked to packages of prescribed care or identified projects.
You will act as lead and senior practitioner to support junior staff carry out assessment/reassessments of service users and/or pathways with complex needs across the relevant field.
In addition you will supporting and make recommendations to senior managers in order to prioritise and focus efforts to drive forward and achieve business objectives, service improvement strategies and statutoryrequirements.
One of the largest community NHS trusts in the UK, KCHFT are rated 'outstanding' by the CQC. We've got a passion for delivering high standards of care to patients and deliver excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our valuesCompassionateAspirationalResponsiveExcellent.
We're committed to equality, diversity and inclusion, which leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. So, all our colleagues have equal access to career opportunities.
We've signed up to be a real UK living wage employer. The real Living Wage is the only UK wage rate voluntarily paid by 7,000+ UK businesses who believe their staff deserve a fair wage. Committing to the real UK Living Wage is one way we're delivering our pledge to be the best employer.
Flexibility is another way we do this. In the NHS, we're reminded every day how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement without having to sacrifice time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both.
Looking for professional development? We can support that too! Ourcareer pathways will help you achieve your aspirations.
The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this.
Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.
We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.
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All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. Interviews are due to take place on the 9th of October 2023.
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