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Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist - The Portland Hospital

HCA Healthcare
Portland, Dorset
Closing date
23 Mar 2023
Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist - The Portland Hospital

Job - Clinical Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Location - The Portland Hospital, London

Contract Type - Permanent

Hours - Part time hours 22.5hrs over 3 days per week (8.45am - 5pm)

Salary Range - Competitive dependent upon skills and experience. This position is equivalent to a band 7 in the NHS.

Reward & recognition - We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions

Job Description

As the Clinical Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist, you will report into the Clinical Lead and act as a source of clinical expertise on the management of patients admitted onto the wards (including Neuro Rehab, PICU and NICU) as well as those attending as Outpatients.

The role involves providing specialist occupational therapy assessment and interventions to your own caseload of children with complex needs and work with the clinical lead to support the clinical development of staff and the growth and development of the service appropriate to the needs of the hospital. Therefore solid clinical, leadership and communication skills are required.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To provide expert Occupational therapy assessment and intervention to paediatric patients at the Portland Hospital and Harley Street Clinic as well supporting the clinical development of the occupational therapy team and service.

  • To deputise and support the lead to cover leave and to meet service needs by carrying out administrative duties to assist in the day to day organization of the service, management and patient care. All staff are expected to respect the individuality, values, cultural and religious diversity of clients and contribute to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs.

  • To provide expert Occupational therapy assessment and intervention across inpatients and outpatients.

  • To provide effective clinical supervision, development and support to facilitate the education of staff members using highly developed clinical skills and theoretical knowledge.

  • With support of the Clinical Lead, you will be responsible for identifying, implementing and promoting service evaluation, audit and research quality improvement initiatives within the Occupational therapy service and interdisciplinary team.

  • To accept clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients and to organise this effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.

  • To undertake specialist assessments of patients with complex presentations using expert clinical reasoning.

Skills & Experience

  • HCPC registered

  • Relevant Degree in Occupational Therapy

  • Extensive experience in paediatrics

About The Facility

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 and 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.


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