Acute Children's Occupational Therapist - Highly Specialist

Band 7

Main area
Acute Peadiatrics
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
22/02/2018 23:59

From 1st October 2017, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has joined together to create a new Foundation Trust which has been named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. 

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.  That’s why this really is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth career opportunities for great people right across our Group. 

Are you a motivated and experienced occupational therapist with a passion for orthopaedic and rheumatic conditions? An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our well-established rehabilitation team at RMCH. As the lead for occupational therapy in rheumatology and orthopaedics you must have substantial and recent experience of working directly with children, young people and their families within acute and/or community services in these specialist areas; delivering individual and group interventions. You will offer professional advice and supervision to less experienced occupational therapists.

This role involves assessment and provision of direct therapy, advice and support for the children, young people and families. You’ll manage a varied inpatient caseload with episodes of intensive inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient review for children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and hypermobility / biomechanical joint pain as well as providing ad hoc cross cover for the OT lead for chronic pain. You’ll cover pre-operative clinic for children with complex needs requiring orthopaedic surgery and manage patients with poly trauma on the major trauma pathway. You’ll work as a valued and core member of several multidisciplinary teams leading on complex and rapid discharge planning and collaborating with community colleagues both locally and across the North West region.

You’ll assess for and make recommendations for environmental adjustments and specialist equipment for home and school settings promoting participation in occupations that are valued and important to patients and families.  The ability to assess for and fabricate upper and lower splints is desirable. You'll be able to handle challenging situations calmly using excellent communication skills as you come into contact with patients and parents/carers who are under stress or distressed. You must be flexible, well organised and be able to respond positively to frequent caseload changes in a busy environment. You must be able to manage your own time effectively and be competent and confident in line managing and supporting less experienced therapists. As well as being a solid team player you will be encouraged to develop the service areas you lead on through audit and research.

Additionally the role involves working out of hours as part of the weekend/bank holiday Major Trauma service and providing regular high quality occupational therapy student placements. The Trust is committed to developing its staff professionally and personally, so you will also benefit from regular appraisals, supervision and training.

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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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Chris Cammiss Clinical Lead Neurosciences

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