Highly Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist (Hands & Upper Limb)

Band 7

Main area
Hands and Upper Limb Conditions
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
14 hours per week
Job ref
349-CSS-0939-B
Site
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Town
Manchester
Salary
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum (pro rata)
Closing
29/09/2017 23:59

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) will join together to create a new Foundation Trust in October 2017 which will be named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; subject to required approvals.   Following this, the plan is for North Manchester General Hospital (which is currently part of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust) to join the new organisation around 12-18 months later.

As a result of this plan, it’s such an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth of opportunity. Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester. 

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) will join together to create a new Foundation Trust in October 2017 which will be named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust; subject to required approvals. Following this, the plan is for North Manchester General Hospital (which is currently part of The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust) to join the new organisation around 12-18 months later.

As a result of this plan, it’s such an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth of opportunity. Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital. These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.

A highly specialist occupational therapist with expertise in paediatrics and hand therapy is required to take a lead for children and young people with congenital hand conditions and upper limb spasticity management.

There is an expectation that you will provide competency-based training and clinical supervision to less experienced therapists working within the orthopaedic team.

You will work closely and collaboratively with the consultant upper limb surgeon and local therapy services to ensure children receive optimum care from preoperative assessment to discharge.

You will manage wait times for first and review outpatient appointments for your specialist area and ensure that splinting resources are utilised efficiently and effectively by the wider therapy teams. You will work collaboratively and flexibly with colleagues to ensure there are robust senior cross-cover arrangements across all hospital-wide specialities .
You will demonstrate evidence-based practice and have a working knowledge of the NICE Clinical Guidelines for Spasticity in Children and Young People (2016).

This post provides an exciting opportunity for an occupational therapist to work in a dynamic and supportive acute paediatric therapy team where professional development is actively encouraged.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Chris Cammiss Clinical Lead
Christine.Cammiss@cmft.nhs.uk
Matt Nixon Consultant Hand and Upper Limb Surgeon
matthew.nixon@nhs.net

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
Manchester
M13 9WL
Telephone
0161 276 4744