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Clinical Lead Therapist (Medical Rehabilitation)

Employer
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Profession
Mental health
Grade
Band 8A
Hours
Full Time
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.

Main duties of the job

  • 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 includingstructured 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.


About us

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.


Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Significant post registration experience as a Band 7/8a in relevant clinical area.
  • Post registration experience in a range of areas
  • Experience of team management in an NHS healthcare setting at band 7 / 8 level
  • Evidence of supervision of more junior staff
  • Leadership and participation of teaching/in-service programmes
  • Operational management skills
  • Evidence of managing and supervising other professions


Desirable

  • Liaising with external stakeholders and influencing decision making of senior leaders


skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner where no support or advice may be available.
  • Advanced clinical reasoning skills and awareness of current developments in relevant clinical area / national picture


Desirable

  • Experience of contribution to business planning


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • To be able to motivate a team and work well within a team setting
  • High level of resilience and ability to cope with difficult conversations / situations
  • Ability to build close working relationships with all members of the MDT


Employer details

Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital site

369 Fulham road

London

SW10 9NH

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