Job Description & Person Specification

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DESIGNABILITY - Paediatric Occupational Therapist (Part Time)
July 2014
Designability is a design and development organisation working to improve
the quality of life of people with disabilities and healthcare problems. A team
of professional design engineers and support staff work closely with
healthcare professionals, disabled people and other end-users. Designability
is an independent registered charity maintained by charitable donations, sales
of products and research grants and based at the Royal United Hospital,
Bath. http://www.designability.org.uk
JOB DESCRIPTION
JOB TITLE:
Paediatric Occupational Therapist (Part Time)
GRADE:
NHS Band 5
(£21,478 to 27,901 pro rata depending on
experience)
HOURS:
22.5 per week over 3 days
(Flexible working, with the possibility of additional
hours by negotiation)
CONTRACT:
Fixed term 2 years
DEPARTMENT:
Designability
RESPONSIBLE TO:
Director of Designability
REPORTS TO:
Lead Occupational Therapist Designability
This is a 2 year fixed term contract.
JOB SUMMARY:
The postholder will be responsible for the day to day clinical delivery of the
Wizzybug Charitable Loan Scheme and will input into research, product
development, training and promotional activities
There will be occasional evening or weekend working and some travel.
The post requires clinical knowledge in Paediatric Occupational
Therapy, together with experience of posture and seating assessments.
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MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The key roles being to
1. To manage the clinical delivery of the loan scheme
This requires close collaborative working with Designability’s production team
 To answer all enquiries from professionals and families.
 To screen and prioritise applications to the Loan Scheme
 Liaise with health and social care professionals as required
 To organise and carry out assessment appointments with children
and families
 To maintain appropriate clinical records
 To implement a system of review and evaluation of the loan
scheme
2. To promote and highlight the importance of of early years powered
mobility, Wizzybug and the Wizzybug Charitable Loan Scheme
 To work with the fund raising team to promote the loan scheme this
will involve; creating a network of contacts, doing demonstrations,
talking to groups, representing Wizzybug at exhibitions and
conferences.
 To set up and deliver basic early years mobility training for
professionals and volunteers.
3. To support further developments within the Wizzybug project
 To work with Designabilitys Product Design team on further design
developments, or production improvements.
 To liaise with the children's OT team at the Royal United Hospital,
Bath.
4.
To support research work related to early years mobility and
assistive technology
 To work with Designability’s Research team to record and analyse
data related to clinical outcomes.
 To work with the Lead OT to prepare papers and posters for
publication
5.
To input into Paediatric enquiries and projects within
Designability, as requested
6.
To work flexibly within the Designability team to achieve agreed
organisational aims and objectives
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Organisational Structure
Director of DESIGNABILITY
I
LEAD OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
I
PAEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST
The post holder should adhere to DESIGNABILITY and Trust / University of
Bath policies and procedures.
This job description is intended to provide a broad outline of the main
responsibilities only. The postholder will need to be flexible in developing the
role and in initial and ongoing discussions with the Lead Occupational
Therapist & Director of Designability
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
1. Continually updates clinical skills to reflect the current evidence base
for early years powered mobility
2. Has opportunity to attend professional conferences and apply for
training course places if considered appropriate and proportional to
development of skills relevant to work role
3. Regular professional supervision available from Designability Lead
Occupational Therapist
CONFIDENTIALITY
The work is of a confidential nature and information gained must not be
communicated to other persons except in the course of duty
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Employees must be aware of the responsibilities placed on them under the
Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) to ensure that the agreed procedures
are carried out to maintain a safe environment for all.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
The University and Trust have adopted an equal opportunities policy and it is
the responsibility of all staff to comply with the policy.
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JOB TITLE:
GRADE:
SALARY:
DEPARTMENT:
PERSON SPECIFICATION
Paediatric Occupational Therapist (Part Time)
NHS Band 5
(£21,478 to 27,901 pro rata depending on
experience)
Designability
This is a 2 year fixed term contract.
CRITERIA
Qualifications &
training
Knowledge &
Experience
ESSENTIAL
Diploma / Degree in
Occupational Therapy
State Registered with Health
Professions Council
Broad experience / knowledge
of paediatric clinical conditions
/ practical experience of
seating assessments
/wheelchair assessments /
awareness of use of assistive
technology.
Experience in clinical /
community paediatric
occupational therapy.
Experience in working within a
multi disciplinary team.
Specific skills
To work to professional
standards laid down by the
College of Occupational
Therapists.
Demonstrate excellent
communication and
interpersonal skills
Demonstrate high quality
written communication skills.
Show effective organisational
skills
Good IT skills
Physical Skills & Effort Demonstrates ability to
Emotional Effort
organise and progress a
programme of work within a
team setting.
Portray an ability to prescribe
and demonstrate / fit assistive
technology in a home
environment or professional
setting
Requirements due to
Valid UK driving license
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DESIRABLE
Postgraduate training,
or qualification, in
seating / wheelchair
assessments
Presentation skills
Familiarity with powered
control / switching
systems
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Working Environment
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