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Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Job Description


We offer some of the best local opportunities to develop your career within the NHS

Who we are

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH) is responsible for providing community health service for over 500,000 people living across the London Boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond-Upon-Thames.

Community Healthcare covers most of the services that are provided outside of hospital or GP surgeries. We are passionate about delivering high quality care and provide a range of services for both adults and children including community nursing, health visiting, physiotherapy, nutrition and dietetics, health promotion and stop smoking services, speech and language therapy and occupational therapy. We also provide some specialist services such as audiology, neuro-rehabilitation, continence services and continuing care.

Some of our services such as the Walk-in Centre at Teddington Memorial Hospital and the Hounslow Urgent Care Centre attract patients from nearby boroughs and we also run services further afield such as the LiveWell and stop smoking services in the London boroughs of Sutton and Merton.

Learning and Development

Education, training and development of our staff are central to the Trust’s ability to provide high quality healthcare services. We are proud of our commitment to staff learning and development and have supported many of our staff to make a real difference through their academic and learning achievements. We believe it is important to support the continuing learning and development of all our employees.

Our commitment to our staff has also been acknowledged in the National Staff Survey for our top staff engagement rates, providing excellent training and best place to work or receive care.

Our Mission

Providing care and services that we and our families would want to use.

Come and Join our Integrated Children’s Therapies Team at Ham Clinic

The Richmond Occupational Therapy Department is looking for a motivated, enthusiastic therapist to join the Children’s Therapy Team. You will join an established team of Occupational Therapists working in an integrated service with Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy.

The post holder will carry a varied caseload which will be partly led by your clinical experience, interest and expertise. The caseload includes children from 0 – 19 with complex neuro-developmental disorders, developmental co-ordination disorders, autistic spectrum disorder and other genetic conditions. The department values multi-disciplinary working and delivers a range of multi-disciplinary groups in conjunction with physiotherapists and speech and language therapists and joint assessment with paediatricians.

Experience and a specific interest in complex neurological conditions including equipment provision and/or working with children with EHCP’s in mainstream schools is desirable.

In addition to providing clinical input the successful candidate will work closely with the other Band 7’s within the team to supervise junior staff, co-ordinate and deliver in house and external training and drive forward service development supported by the service manager.

This post provides the ideal opportunity to continue to develop your clinical skills as well as being closely involved in reviewing and enhancing the service we deliver to children and their families. .

There is a strong commitment within the Trust and the department to continuing professional development through access to regular supervision, multi-disciplinary in house and external training

Please contact the department if you would like to discuss the post in more detail or arrange an informal visit.

The closing date given is a guide only. There may be occasions where we have to close a vacancy once a sufficient amount of applications have been received. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible.

All correspondence relating to vacancies will be via email and therefore applicants are advised to check their email accounts regularly. Some servers automatically send emails to your junk mail so please check this as well as your in-box. Email notifications will be sent to you via TRAC which is an online application management system.

Hounslow & Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

Please note that this post is subject to a 3 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust, this will not apply.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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