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ICRAS Therapy Team Leader

Employer
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

ICRAS (Integrated Reablement and Assessment Service) is a unique service providing a rapid responsive approach to support admission avoidance and early hospital discharges.

We're looking for a therapy team lead to join our existing multidisciplinary teams across Liverpool and South Sefton. If you're motivated, with a therapy background, a passion to promote allied health professionals, and share our aim for perfect care, we'd like to hear from you.

You'll have operational leadership for: occupational therapists, physiotherapists and therapy assistants/assistant practitioners, ensuring high standards of therapeutic interventions are delivered to our patient population, alongside maintaining performance in line with CQC standards. Thisincludes provision/oversight of audits, staff development, sickness management etc. There may also be a clinical element to the role dependant upon capacity and service delivery needs.

Our neighbourhood approach is across Liverpool and South Sefton, we work with intermediate care hubs, planned therapies who support patients with long term conditions, Hospital Avoidance Response of Liverpool (HARL) - working alongside a paramedic responding to falls within the community, reablement pathways and much more.

As a leader there are many development opportunities such as ICRAS succession plan including management modules, ARRIVE training, Edward Jenner and much more.

Shortlisting date - 17 June 2024

Proposed Interview date - 28 June 2024

Main duties of the job

We're looking for a therapy team lead to join our existing multidisciplinaryteams across Liverpool and South Sefton. If you're motivated, with a therapy background, a passion to promote allied health professionals, and share our aim for perfect care, we'd like to hear from you.You'll have operational leadership for: occupational therapists, physiotherapists and therapy assistants/assistant practitioners, ensuring high standards of therapeutic interventions are delivered to our patient population, alongside maintaining performance in line with CQC standards. This includes provision/oversight of audits, staff development, sickness management etc. There may also be a clinical element to the role dependant upon capacity and service delivery needs.You'll be part of a very supportive team - senior nurse, pharmacist, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrist, therapy and health practitioner assistants and advanced clinical practitioners.Our neighbourhood approach is across Liverpool and South Sefton, we work with intermediate care hubs, planned therapies who support patients with long term conditions, Hospital Avoidance Response of Liverpool (HARL) - working alongside a paramedic responding to falls within the community, reablement pathways and much more.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Team Lead responsibility for a cohort of staff - occupational therapists, physiotherapists and therapy assistants

Responsibility for service development through audits, overseeing training and staff development

Operational and leadership of sickness management, staff/team performance, audits, datix, annual leave, team meetings, staff health and well being etc

Service/team development initiatives

Oversee recruitment and retention

What we offer as a Service to support all staff within the team
  • A robust clinical support structure with regular clinical supervision and performance development review
  • Team Lead meeting
  • Opportunities to lead on service delivery, audits, in-service training, etc.
  • Monthly peer group support
  • An innovative NHS trust, committed to investing in its future and its staff
  • Opportunities to supervise junior staff, develop peers, students and therapy assistants
  • Be part of the development of services at the centre of the future direction of healthcare
  • Structured career progression, support and opportunities
  • Flexible working patterns and our commitment to a good work life balance.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree or equivalent qualification
  • Appropriate prescriber
  • Evidence of CPD/Short courses
  • Registration with relevant professional body


Desirable

  • First Line management qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable post registration/qualification experience
  • Experience of management and clinical leadership
  • Experience of successful multi-agency working
  • Awareness of current national and local agenda in NHS and Social Care
  • Understanding how other agencies work
  • Awareness of factors that contribute to good health and the importance of promoting these in line with organisational public health policy


Skills

Essential

  • Evidence of influencing, motivating and negotiating with others to achieve change in relation to care
  • Evidence of being able to communicate complex, sensitive information and advice on healthcare to patients/clients, carers and colleagues
  • IT literate
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage a diverse workload
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to understand and analyse complex data
  • Risk assessment skills
  • Ability to network with multidisciplinary colleagues
  • Self-management and motivation skills
  • Research skills
  • Report writing skills
  • Confidence to challenge poor practice and ability to address difficult issues
  • Ability to travel to work across boundaries


Desirable

  • Research skills


Values

Essential

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • High professional standards
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet
  • Change oriented


Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Litherland Town Hall

Liverpool

L21 9JN

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