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Children's Occupational Therapist - Bank

Employer
Bupa
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
27 Jul 2021

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Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
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R1082731 Children's Occupational Therapist - Bank

Band 6 or 7 equivalent

Hours - ad hoc Monday to Friday

Cromwell Hospital, SW5 0TU

£26.55 per hour



Here you'll be welcomed. We champion diversity and we understand the importance of our people representing the communities and customers we serve. You'll find an inclusive environment where you can be yourself and where everyone is driven by the same purpose - helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

Our purpose has never been more important than during Covid-19. Our approach to keeping our people, customers, visitors and patients safe is clinically-led and in line with public health guidance.

We've implemented effective remote working/interviewing and safety measures across all our offices, care homes and clinical locations and we will continue to review our operating practices as the situation changes.

As a Clinician at Bupa our patients will be your top priority. With no shareholders, we reinvest our profits back into our business to give you the extra time and technology you need to make a difference to our patients each and everyday.

We have belief in you to do what's right for our patients and in return we'll support you to develop your career so you can not only grow at Bupa, but thrive.

Role Overview

As a Children's Occupational Therapist, you shall undertake all aspects of your clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner with children mainly in an outpatient setting and provide a client-centred and evidence-based service to both local and international patients.

We are looking for a candidate who is a good listener and able to communicate efficiently with the patient, their families, the wider MDT and other agencies including sponsors - verbally, non-verbally and in writing.

You will offer specialist assessments, intervention and parent/carer education to a caseload of children with varied and sometimes complex needs. You will receive referrals mostly from outpatient consultants, GP clinics and external routes including nurseries/schools and self-referrals, but, may also get referrals from the Children's inpatient ward.

The majority of your caseload will include children with neurodevelopmental conditions as well as and sensory processing deficits. You have up-to-date knowledge on evidence based, standardised assessments and outcome measures and are able to assess your patients' equipment needs.

What you'll do

  • Use reflective practise and clinical reasoning in undertaking specialist assessment in order to provide individualised assessments and interventions for each patient.
  • Obtain informed, valid consent on an ongoing basis which endeavours to keep patients involved in their own health care plan.
  • Liaise with colleagues as appropriate to ensure the effective co-ordination of the patient treatment and ongoing aftercare as appropriate.
  • Maintain accurate, comprehensive and timely patient treatment records and reports in line with local and RCOT professional standards.
  • Ensure clinical effectiveness by reflecting current evidence base, national guidelines and use of outcome measures in clinical management of your caseload.
  • Manage clinical risk within your caseload at all times and ensure potential clinical risk is effectively communicated and managed.
  • Be responsible for the ethical, safe and competent recommendation and provision of therapy equipment, splints, orthoses and braces.


What you'll bring

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registration
  • RCOT membership
  • Proven up-to-date knowledge and experience in a variety of physical conditions with children including neurodevelopment and DCD
  • Knowledge of standardised paediatric assessments and outcome measures.
  • Sound clinical reasoning skills
  • UK healthcare experience
  • Experience in managing a mixed caseload where demands for different skills are expected simultaneously.


Why Bupa?

We are a health insurer and provider. With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.

Our benefits are driven by what matters to our people. It's important to us that these benefits support a work-life balance that keeps people healthy, both mentally and physically. Alongside flexible hours to suit your own circumstances you'll also be able to take advantage of other great benefits.

Diversity and Inclusion

Bupa is committed to making sure that every applicant is assessed solely on personal merit and qualifications. We actively celebrate the diversity of our colleagues and provide an inclusive environment so you can bring your true self to Bupa.

We'll make sure you are treated fairly regardless of disability or circumstance. That's why we're happy to offer reasonable adjustments as part of our recruitment process to anyone that needs them.

Whether you've found your feet or are discovering a new path.

Welcome to a place that celebrates you.

This isn't where you've been.

This is where you're going.

This is what we have belief in.

For further information about this Children's Occupational Therapist role, please contact Louise Griffiths, Senior Specialist Recruiter, on 07714 073 450 or louise.griffiths@bupa.com
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