To clinically lead a small team of Occupational Therapists within the area of expertise, be responsible for their learning and development, provide clinical support and guidance and ensure the development of this team in line with the department's strategy.
To develop and provide highly specialised Occupational Therapy to patients in the clinical area working autonomously and without direct supervision, and being accountable for own professional actions.Main duties of the job
To be responsible for the development, implementation, and delivery of Occupational Therapy as a specialist clinician, including assessment, treatment planning, carrying out treatment and discharge planning of own client caseload.
To develop and implement specialist treatment programmes and initiate discharge planning. To be highly skilled in assessing and interpreting a range of complex factors relating to the patients' condition, including diagnosis and prognosis.About us
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust offersan extensive range of services, includingcancer,pathology,surgery, andgynaecologyto over 490,000 people in south west London and north east Surrey. We operate two busy general hospitals,Epsom HospitalandSt Helier Hospital, andrun services from other locations, includingSutton Hospital.
St Helier Hospital is home to theSouth West Thames Renal and Transplantation UnitandQueen Mary's Hospital for Children, while Epsom Hospital is home to theSouth West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC). Both Epsom and St Helier hospitals haveAccident and Emergency departments (A& E)andMaternity services (Obstetrics).
The Trust also plays an active role in the local healthcare economy. Surrey Downs Health and Care brings together our staff, CSH and the GP groups in Surrey Downs, and Surrey County Council in a partnership to improve care for local people. Also health and care teams from organisations (the London Borough of Sutton, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, Sutton GP services, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and South West London & St George's Mental Health Trust) across Sutton that provide care to Sutton's older population are coming together to work as one team. The team will ensure people have the right support in place for them to maintain their independence and live healthily and safely at home for as longas possible.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To clinically lead a small team of Occupational Therapists within the area of expertise, be responsible for their learning and development, provide clinical support and guidance and ensure the development of this team in line with the departments strategy.
To assist the manager in the development of the Occupational Therapy service.
To develop and provide highly specialised Occupational Therapy to patients in the clinical area working autonomously and without direct supervision, and being accountable for own professional actions.
To provide highly specialised Occupational Therapy advice in relation to the care of patients who have a range of psycho-social, physical and emotional problems working in an acute setting.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Diploma/ Degree in Occupational Therapy
- HCPC registered
- Post graduate qualification
- Good experience as B5 and B6 including Elderly Care, General Medicine
- Evidence of complex patient management
- Amputee experience
- Some previous Renal experience
- Previous experience of managing a team, including Students
- Evidence of clinical teaching
- Good understanding of NHS pressures
- Evidence of excellent Communication
Understanding of NHSEssential
- Post Graduate leadership training
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Evidence of a Community and Acute experience
- Good grasp of Discharge pathways
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS TrustAddress
Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust
Green Wrythe Lane
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