• Full Time
  • London SW10
  • 58,698 - 65,095 £ / Year

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Pay

  • £58,698 – £65,095 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Location

London SW10

Full job description

We are looking for an experienced and energetic therapist (OT/PT) to lead a busy OT/PT therapy team covering general medicine, older adults, and frailty, plus outlier wards within our Chelsea site acute hospital. You will also be required to work clinically and within the MDT, take ownership of work streams for patient flow, students, apprenticeships and staff development and work alongside our community partners to refine pathways and drive improvements that are of benefit to service users.

Reporting directly to the EIC Divisional Therapy Lead you will be an integral part of the wider senior management team, and will assume joint responsibility with other clinical leads for the effective operational and clinical management of services across both acute sites. This will involve management of rotas across a 7 day service, staff recruitment, embedding of best practice, disciplinary and sickness management and the promotion of the AHP workforce.

You will be supported to develop both clinically and managerially through internal and external courses, and will be part of a supportive and well established senior team committed to providing outstanding care. You will have access to a package of wellbeing and lifestyle resources. If you feel you have what it takes to help us on our journey to being an outstanding organisation then we would love to hear from you.

To be the therapy services expert clinician for the the downstream ward areas .and to be responsible for the day to day operational management Medical Rehabilitation and Frailty team.

To be responsible for the supervision, teaching and day to day line management of more junior staff within a dedicated clinical area including structured appraisals, formal meetings and informal support in regarding clinical issues.

To include regular managerial and clinical problem-solving and supervision of band 7 clinicians.

To be responsible, with the other Inpatient Therapy Clinical Leads, for leadership in maintaining and improving all aspects of clinical governance, evidence based practice and quality assurance inpatient therapy services.

Contributes to strategic planning and service development and deputise for other Therapy Clinical Leads when required and initiate and manage clinical service development initiatives, implementing and sustaining change where necessary.

To educate the multi-disciplinary team, therapists in the Trust on elements of therapy in your designated clinical area, and raise the profile of the therapy service in your designated clinical area within the service and Trust.

To lead on the student, preceptorship and apprenticeship work streams within the trust.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be one of the top performing and safest trusts in England. We have two main acute hospital sites—Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, plus our award-winning clinics across North West London and beyond.

To be the therapy services expert clinician for the acute care and downstream ward areas.

To be responsible for the day to day operational management Medical Rehabilitation and Frailty team.

To be responsible for the supervision, teaching and day to day line management of more junior staff within a dedicated clinical area.

To provide structured appraisals, formal meetings and informal support in order to manage and supervise the senior staff regarding clinical issues.

To include regular managerial and clinical problem-solving and supervision of band 7 clinicians within dedicated teams.

To be responsible, with the other Inpatient Therapy Clinical Leads, for leadership in maintaining and improving all aspects of clinical governance, evidence based practice and quality assurance inpatient therapy services.

Contributes to strategic planning and service development of the Inpatient Therapy Service and deputises for other Inpatient Therapy Clinical Leads when required.

To work alongside the Inpatient Therapy Clinical Leads to initiate and manage clinical service development initiatives, implementing and sustaining change where necessary.

To utilise expert clinical reasoning and specialist skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in your dedicated clinical area and to provide specialist support and advice to other therapy staff whilst maintaining a caseload as an autonomous practitioner which includes highly complex patients.

To utilise evidence based principles and current best practise guidelines and ensure that all members of your team do likewise.

To participate in CPD and other developmental activities and encourage all members of your team to do likewise.

Have the opportunity to participate in, facilitate or lead research projects within therapies and designated clinical areas.

To educate the multi-disciplinary team, therapists in the Trust and therapists nationally (as appropriate) on elements of therapy in your designated clinical area, and raise the profile of the therapy service in your designated clinical area within the service and Trust.

To lead on the student, preceptorship and apprenticeship work streams within the trust, and to act as a central point of reference for stake holders both internal and external to the trust.

To ensure that the therapy service in the designated clinical area is responsive to user requirements within the available resources and in accordance with directorate and departmental plans.

To be responsible for the supervision and teaching of students and more junior therapy staff, and to take an active role in multi-disciplinary teaching sessions within the orthopaedic unit.

To apply for this job please visit www.chelwest.nhs.uk.