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Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Develop your career with HCA Healthcare UK – World’s largest private acute and complex care hospital group and winners of 'The Best Private Healthcare provider 2016' and 'Best International Cancer Services' provider 2016  Internationally renowned for clinical excellence, The Portland Hospital is the only independent hospital in the UK entirely dedicated to women and children. Our inpatient and outpatient specialties reflect this, providing clinical expertise in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Women`s Health.  Our Paediatric wards hold 56 inpatient beds + 11 day case and are equipped with the latest technology to provide advanced medical and surgical care, including a Paediatric Neurorehabilitation Unit and a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit which reflects the acuity and complex nature of the children who are admitted to our hospital. The Portland Hospital has a large number of international Paediatric patients, often funded by relevant embassies.

Job Description

The role involves providing specialist occupational therapy assessment and interventions to your own caseload of children with highly complex needs. The role covers both inpatients and outpatients. To be able to work jointly with a range of specialist disciplines within the Multidisciplinary team & Embassy liaison services. Therefore an excellent standard of clinical, team working and communication skills are required.

This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week.

Salary between £31,972 and £38,366 depending on experience

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure that a professional, high quality occupational therapy service is delivered to the children and their families within our inpatient and outpatient service across three sites.
  • Works as an autonomous practitioner. Assess, sets goals, provides treatment and progresses own patient caseload which, contains patients with complex and specialist needs
  • Promote OT to all stakeholders.
  • Undertake ongoing CPD and audit, contribute to development of specialist services and relevant policies helping implement policy changes and monitoring standards of clinical practice & additional tasks as required and considered pertinent to the role.
  • Works as an autonomous practitioner. Assess, sets goals, provides treatment and progresses own patient caseload which, contains patients with complex and specialist needs

Skills & Experience

  • BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent)
  • Current registered member of Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Knowledge and application of paediatric OT assessments and interventions relevant to a paediatric client group.
  • Maintenance of up to date knowledge regarding developments in the field of paediatrics as pertaining to your field of work
  • Ability to work autonomously and set own priorities
  • Ability to analyse professional and ethical issues
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise one’s own performance and that of others.
  • Awareness of legislation and health and safety issues
  • Excellent time management skills 
  • Demonstrated excellent proficiency in English verbal and written communication
  • Demonstrated proficiency in using computer programs, including but not limited to Microsoft word, PowerPoint and excel.

About The Individual

HCA Healthcare UK offers ground-breaking innovation, leading the way in complex care. As part of the HCA group, we offer a market-leading benefits package including staff pension, flexible annual leave scheme, full private healthcare, dental insurance and much more.

 You will be provided with the opportunity to develop your career and we are committed to helping you achieve this by providing appraisals, mentorship and further training / development opportunities.

 This is a fantastic opportunity to work at the cutting edge of private healthcare with world class specialists at the height of their careers.

 If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please send through your details we would be happy to accommodate an informal visit as part of your application process and look forward to meeting you!

Competitive Salary

Paediatric Occupational Therapist

City of London, UK

Published on 4 Aug 2019