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We are looking for a Paediatric Occupational Therapist to work within the out-patient Rare Bone Diseases Service at the Evelina London Children's Hospital, at the St Thomas' Hospital site. The successful candidate will work as part of a dynamic and inclusive multidisciplinary team. The team specialises in the management of children with inherited bone diseases such as achondroplasia and skeletal dysplasia's. This is an exciting time to be joining the team due to recent service expansion. The successful candidate will work within existing outpatient clinics. They will also establish new clinics aimed at meeting the needs of the children and families. There will be opportunities for innovation and service development. About you
You will provide an out-patient intervention service within the Inherited Bone Service working with children 0-18 years and their families. Many of the children will have short stature, and present with challenges developing their independence in daily occupations. They may also present with additional medical and/or neurodevelopmental conditions.
As a Senior Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist you will ensure that any child or young person has access to specialist assessment and advice working in partnership with multi-disciplinary colleagues and community occupational therapy services.
You will be experienced in standardised and non-standardised assessment across domains of the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health, delivering child and family centred services. You will provide consultation and advice across all domains of occupation. You will liaise with community therapy services in supporting children and young people to develop independence in areas of self-care, school work and leisure/play alongside their families. Your role will require close liaison and working in partnership with community therapy services and/or other appropriate agencies.
You will have experience of developing services in conjunction with multi-disciplinary colleagues to meet the needs of children and their families.
You will be able to critically appraise literature and utilise appropriate evidence to inform your practice with children who have inherited bone conditions. You will be able to articulate the evidence base and clinical reasoning to families and local teams in formulating clinical recommendations for intervention. How we support you
The Evelina London is a supportive place to work with opportunities for professional development.
You will also benefit from:
- A comprehensive induction program and workplace mentoring to ensure a great start and ongoing support to excel • Individually tailored professional development programs
- You will further develop specialist knowledge and skills for working with children with rare bone diseases as you work in consultation with the inherited bone diseases team.
- There are opportunities for multi-disciplinary learning.
- There is the potential to participate in departmental audits or research and innovative projects and present at local, national and international events.
- There will be opportunities for developing services and quality improvement projects.
What you'll need to succeed
- There is also the opportunity to increase your knowledge and skills through participation in team and hospital wide continuing professional development programmes, supervision of junior staff members and students, appraisal, in-service training and joint working.
Drive and energy to succeed, with strong verbal and written communication skills; collaborative working within the multi-disciplinary and with our community colleagues in health, education and social services is essential.
- A child friendly approach and adaptability to meet the child's and family's needs as well as flexibility to support the team within a busy hospital environment.
- You will be energetic, keen to critically appraise literature in the field of occupational therapy, deliver evidence-based practice and be part of a service tha