Occupational Therapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Fixed Term 12 Months
Hours
37.5 per week
Job ref
382-FAM12-18
Site
Longlands Child Development Centre
Town
Lancaster
Salary
£26,565-£35,577 per annum
Closing
08/03/2018 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

 

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

 

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.


The Children’s Therapy Team is a forward-thinking integrated team providing paediatric therapy services to children and families in Lancaster Morecambe and Carnforth.
The Paediatric occupational therapists within our team provide assessment, treatment, advice and education to children and young people aged 0-19 living in our locality. We work in partnership with families, social services and education to maintain a holistic approach to the management of the child or young person.
Services are provided within a range of locations to meet the needs of the child, young person and family. These include schools, children’s centres, the child’s home, clinics and child development centres.
We are currently looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated occupational therapist who is committed to the development of paediatric services. It would be an advantage if prospective candidates have (i) a working knowledge of formal and informal assessments for children & young people (ii) some knowledge or experience of assessment / recommendation for home adaptations and (iii) a current knowledge of a range of paediatric equipment.
You will be based at Longlands Child Development Centre, alongside colleagues from various health professions. You will work with an identified caseload of school aged children and will be working alongside other experienced OTs and OT Assistants. There is also support available from integrated team colleagues as well as admin staff.
You can expect to be well supported via various routes including Trust induction, local team induction programme, clinical supervision, Paediatric OT Team meetings, Appraisal / Personal Development Review / Personal Development Plan etc.
You will need to be a car driver or have suitable transport arrangements to enable you to undertake the essential travel within this role.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Elaine Fletcher
01524 406403

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