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Job summary

Main area
Neonates
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-CDCS-2699-A
Employer
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£43,742 - £50,056 pa pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
27/02/2024 23:59
Interview date
12/03/2024

Employer heading

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust logo

Clinical Specialist OT - Neonates

Band 7

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

The Trust is a Disability Confident Employer and committed to both employing and retaining people with disabilities.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

A fabulous and exciting opportunity has arisen due to new funding for Neonatal Services at University Hospital of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.

The post will involve working at both trust sites, Royal Derby Hospital on LNU and at Queens Hospital Burton SCBU.

The neonatal units have never had dedicated Occupational Therapy support and it will involve a close working relationship with the team of AHP's and especially physiotherapy.

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced and innovative Occupational Therapist to join the team.  You will hold a caseload of specialist and complex infants and therefore will need comprehensive knowledge and skills in clinical assessment techniques, advanced handling skills and awareness of the neurodevelopmental care for premature and vulnerable infants and principles of Family Integrated Care.

Alongside the clinical component this role will give the candidate/s the opportunity to be instrumental in the introduction, delivery and evaluation of Occupational Therapy to these units.

You can expect access to relevant training, clinical supervision and peer support running alongside a yearly performance development review.

Interest in a part time or full time position would be welcomed.

Closing date of applications: 27 February 2024

Interview date: 12 March 2024

Main duties of the job

  • To be part of a group of Clinical Specialists for the Neonatal Occupational Therapy Speciality within the Trust, coordinating the Trust wide service development and evaluation and promote and ongoing culture of change and improvement within the service. The post holder will be expected to work across the acute sites at Royal Derby Hospital Level II facility and Queens Hospital Burton's SCBU.
  • To act as a highly specialist autonomous clinician with advanced assessment and treatment skills. 
  • To provide clinical leadership in the field of neonatal Occupational Therapy across the acute sites of the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, promoting the highest standards of patient care throughout the speciality, in line with local and national standards, policies and procedures.
  • To provide highly specialist advice and education to occupational therapy staff, MDT members, nursing staff and other clinical specialities within the Trust.
  • To support the parent-infant relationship, helping parents understand and respond to behavioural cues and signs of stress, helping infants to regulate their body systems and participate in co-occupations such as sleeping, feeding and early interaction.
  • The post holder will work closely with the multidisciplinary team on the neonatal units including Nursing staff, medical team, other Allied Health Professionals and support staff. 
  • To support timely discharge and provide anticipatory guidance to ease transition to home

 

Working for our organisation

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:

  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England – an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A&Es across our network every day – 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB – this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person specification

Qualifications, Education and Training

Essential criteria
  • Degree in Occupational Therapy and HCPC registration
  • Completion of HEE Neonatal Foundation Modules
  • Evidence of relevant postgraduate experience
  • Evidence of training in neurodevelopment
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of a management training course

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of clinical experience in Paediatrics
  • Experience of working at band 6 level
  • Experience of working with children with neurodevelopmental conditions
  • Experience of contributing or leading on audit/service development, service evaluation projects
  • Evidence of teaching/educating/presenting to a variety of audiences
  • Evidence of a knowledge of behavioural cues and signs of stress
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in Neonatal care

Skills and Ability

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of communicating to different audiences concerning clinical information
  • Evidence of advanced assessment skills
  • Evidence of developing treatment plans and adapting as required
  • Evidence of own caseload management and overseeing of others
  • Evidence of using communication skills in negotiation, motivational circumstances
  • Evidence of delivering sensitive information to parents/relatives and staff
  • Evidence of interpreting data and using it to formulate action plans
  • Evidence of writing reports to enable continuity of care both internally and externally
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of training and managing staff
  • Evidence of using standardised assessment tools relevant to neonatal development

Values and Behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of why this position and UHDB
  • Evidence of working within policies and guidelines
  • Evidence of showing empathy and compassion
  • Evidence of using correct approaches when challenging inappropriate behaviour

Employer certification / accreditation badges

No smoking policyArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Disability confident employerStep into healthArmed Forces Covenant

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Justine Williams
Job title
Clinical Team Leader
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
07585966144

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 788466
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