Paediatric Occupational Therapist - Royal London Hospital

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Barts Bank Paediatric Occupational Therapist

  Band 6 - Barts Health Trust

Looking for a job with great prospects and a friendly team - come and join us!

We are seeking experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist’s to join the Barts Health Staff Bank to work across all Barts Health Sites.

Barts is the largest NHS Trust in the UK.  We operate from four major hospital sites (The Royal London, St Bartholomew’s, Whipps Cross and Newham) and several community locations, including Mile End hospital.

To become a successful member of our bank, you will have the opportunity to learn and work in a diverse and stimulating environment and enjoy the support of hard working teams, who put patients at the heart of all we do.

The Royal London Hospital provide services for a vibrant community, rich in cultural diversity and is a great place to work. Our therapy teams are innovative, creative and friendly, working closely with colleagues from other disciplines to deliver high quality, patient centred care.


An exciting three month contract has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join the paediatric therapy team at The Royal London Hospital from 4th March until 31st May 2019.

The post holder will work between the paediatric hand therapy outpatient service and the inpatient paediatric caseload.

The outpatient clinics offer a unique and specialised caseload of children requiring assessment and intervention following traumatic hand fractures or tendon injuries, hand surgery, upper limb BTX injection or congenital hand conditions. Hand therapy in the adult or paediatric setting is essential.  The paediatric hand therapy team work closely with both the plastic surgery and adult hand therapy teams. This includes the opportunity to engage in a comprehensive weekly teaching schedule. 

The post holder will also provide an occupational therapy service to inpatient children at the Royal London Hospital with a wide range of injuries and conditions. This includes providing assessment and treatment to children with acquired brain injuries and complex orthopaedic fractures following  trauma. The post holder will provide neuro-rehabilitation to those with various levels of neurological impairment. The post holder will assess changes in children’s level of function following injury and prepare them and their family for a safe discharge. They will also run a pre-admission clinic jointly with physiotherapists to prepare children for elective orthopaedic surgeries that will change their level of function. Liaison with community services and foreseeing functional needs post operation will assist in ensuring a high quality experience for the child during their hospital stay. The post holder will also be part of a multi-disciplinary team working with children with developmental delay during their hospital stay.

You will need to have excellent communication skills, be flexible and be able to work autonomously within a varied and busy caseload. Paediatric experience is not essential, and applicants with transferrable skills and an interest in paediatrics will be considered for this contract.

In return for your hard work, the benefits of becoming a successful member of the bank team are:

  • Competitive pay rates
  • Annual leave accruals
  • Ability to self-book shifts
  • Weekly payroll services
  • Shift flexibility
  • FREE training in the core skill areas (including Health & Safety, Child Protection Level 2, SOVA, Manual Handling and Basic Life Support)
  • A dedicated and professional Recruitment, Compliance and Bookings team to support you.

Required for role:

  • Degree/Equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • CRB clearance
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Knowledge of a broad range of paediatric clinical conditions
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice, occupational therapy, government and medical guidelines in paediatric practice
  • Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Member of relevant special clinical interest group
  • Supervision training
  • 18 months – 2 years minimum clinical experience in a range of specialities
  • Evidence of relevant postgraduate experience in the paediatric field
  • Experience of equipment provision and assessment
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in prescription and fabrication of splints

Please apply directly to this advertisement, with full and correct contact details. A member of the Recruitment Team will contact you shortly to discuss the role in more detail and to guide you through registration.

You will need at least 6 months recent NHS employment experience to be considered for registration and an up to date CV.


Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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