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Highly Specialist Community Paediatric Occupational Therapist posted by Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
Salford Care Organisation, Salford
£37,570 - £43,772 / year
NHS Band 7/8A

Job Description

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Group (NCA) unites five local hospitals to deliver high quality care across the North East of Greater Manchester.

The Alliance provides the benefits of scale but delivers this locally through multiple hospital sites which make up four new Care Organisations – Bury/Rochdale, North Manchester, Oldham and Salford. Using our mantra of ‘Saving lives, Improving lives’, the aim is for our Care Organisations to work closely with the communities they serve to deliver safe, high quality and reliable care, which are trusted, connected and pioneering.

Our Care Organisations are designed to operate within our group arrangement of hospitals, community and healthcare services which bring together over 17,000 staff and the services of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. Our size and geographical reach means we are creating an environment each individual will be inspired and empowered by to be the best they can be. This is a really exciting time to join our new team.


We are looking for enthusiastic Paediatric Occupational Therapists with relevant experience to join us at an exciting time for our team as we embrace the opportunity to review our service. The aim of this review is to ensure we are utilising all available resources to best meet the needs of the Children of Salford who require our services most and you could be part of making this happen.

Due to retirement within our Community Paediatric Physio and Occupational Therapy Team, we have vacancies for 2 Band 7 OT’s. We are using this opportunity to review our service structure and provision and are therefore looking to receive applications from OT’s who have experience in treating children with a range of conditions, and also have the passion and drive to work together with the team to ensure the service is the best it can be.

The team delivers an integrated service to Salford children from 0-19 within the community with a range of developmental, neurological and genetic conditions and we are looking for 2 experienced paediatric OT’s to lead parts of this service.

Proven clinical experience of working with children with a range of conditions such as Neurodevelopmental disabilities; learning disabilities; ASC and complex needs is essential and experience in postural management, moving and handling, equipment provision, development of perceptual and fine motor skills and knowledge of sensory processing are also desirable. You will need to be able to offer support and training both to other therapists, parents and carers; alongside having experience in service development and implementing change.

There will be opportunity for the successful candidates to develop their skills and interests within certain specialities within Community Paediatric OT.

The teams aim is to maximise the child’s ability to achieve their full potential and to enable participation in family life; education and social activities. The role includes assessment, advice and treatment planning; specialist equipment provision, minor adaptations, advice on adaptations for education settings and joint working with the Community OT team on major adaptations. You will also develop close links with other health and social care professionals and work jointly with physiotherapy, sharing documentation and treatment planning when appropriate.

You will receive peer support from the other Band 7 OT’s and Physio’s within the team and leadership from the Team Leader (OT). The team has a monthly IST programme and there is opportunity for further development of clinical and leadership skills.

It is essential that you are a car owner and driver.

The 2 posts are ideally 1 full time (37.5 hours) and 1 part time (22.5 Hours). However there may be the opportunity for this to be 30 hours for the right candidate.

Have you got the required experience? Are you flexible and driven to continuously develop both your own skills and those around you to provide the best service possible with the resources available?

Salford Royal has teamed up with housing association Salix Homes to provide a 26-apartment complex for doctors, nurses and other clinical staff new to the Trust. Please enquire upon appointment to review availability.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mandy Kast

Paediatric Therapy Team Leader

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If you are applying to work for Salford Royal it is important that you are aware of the following:

The Trust has four core values which are a focus for how our staff and volunteers work with each other and care for patients.

These shared values (patient and customer focus, continuous improvement. Accountability and respect) help us to work together to continuously improve the organisation and our staff.

As part of the recruitment process (application form and interview) you will be assessed to see if you meet the Trust Values

If you have a disability please ensure you read additional information for disabled applicants.

Please be advised that the Trust will not re-imburse any expenses incurred by candidates for attending interview.

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