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Neuronavigator

Employer
Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Wallington,
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 a year Pro-rata pa Incl. HCAS (outer)
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Part Time
Neuronavigator Band 7

South West LondonNeuronavigator hosted by Sutton Community Neuro Therapy service

We have an exciting opportunity to join the pilot 'SW London Neuronavigation Service', as a Neuronaviagtor hosted by the Sutton Community Neuro therapy service (Host Sutton Health & Care, Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust).

You will be joining an experienced clinician in a job share capacity working 3 days per week (Mon, Weds, Thurs).

The SW London Neuronavigationservice commenced in May 2022 & consists of four neuronavigation posts, hosted within the community neuro teams across SW London. The postholder will be affiliated and work closely with named teams, there is an expectation that they will work across teams as well as supporting/represent all six SW London Boroughs as required.

This role is primarily aimed at improving the experience of people with highly complex long term neurological disabilities, as they journey though the health and community care service system.

The key aspects of the role are defined as 'providing proactive case management and direct support to the local acute and rehabilitation services, with expert clinical advice, assessment and education, and directing patient referrals to the most appropriate specialist neurorehabilitation service with the emphasis on enhancing flow' (London Neuronavigator Service Operating Model).
Interview date: TBC

Main duties of the job

Applicants will be considered from any related discipline including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Psychology, Nursing or Social Work.

The successful applicant will have extensive experience working in a range of specialist neurology/neurorehabilitation settings. This is a pilot project, confidence and competence in using excel and experience in audit and data collection is also important.

All of the Community Neuro Teams provide multi-disciplinary assessment, treatment, advice and information to adults with a variety of progressive and non-progressive neurological conditions. The services also offers early supported discharge for stroke patients and link closely to local acute hospitals.

The team compositions vary slightly but most have Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Clinical Neuropsychologist, Dietitian, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neuronavigator/Neuro Case Manager, Psychology Assistant, Therapy Technical Instructors and Admin Assistants.

As a senior clinician the post holder will have a lead role in the development of the Neuronavigation role/service within the multi-disciplinary teams and across SW London, and will also have a key role in wider neuro rehab service development.

Continuing professional development is actively encouraged and is supported via clinical supervision, annual PDP Plans, post-graduate and in-service training . All our staff are fully supported by a Clinical Team Lead.

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surrey and NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and is supported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification.

The recruiting team reserve the right to close this advertisement early once applications reach maximum limit.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Graduate degree in an AHP/Social work/nursing profession
  • Member of a relevant professional body
  • Registered with Health Professions Council or other relevant governing body
  • Working at Masters level as demonstrated by ongoing, in-depth CPD
  • Evidence of recent CPD


Desirable

  • Evidence of post graduate training and leadership


Experience

Essential

  • Extensive experience in the specialist field of Neuro-disability
  • Experience of multi / interdisciplinary team working
  • Experience of effective inter-disciplinary and multi-agency work
  • Experience of managing change


Desirable

  • Experience of user involvement
  • Experience of conflict management


Skills /Abilities

Essential

  • Ability to manage conflict and deal with emotionally challenging situations
  • Effectively communicate with service users with complex communication, cognitive / behavioural or emotional problems
  • Able to prioritise and work independently
  • Evidence of leadership skills
  • Evidence of excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to facilitate learning in others
  • oDrive and enthusiasm for clinical excellence using EBP and clinical networks
  • oExcellent presentation skills, and ability to produce reports, letters, business plans often complex in nature
  • oAbility to negotiate, persuade and influence others


Knowledge

Essential

  • Highly specialised, in-depth knowledge of issues pertinent to people with complex physical / neurological disabilities
  • Working knowledge of Specialist Commissioning model for Neuro rehabilitation (as outlined by NHSE and BSRM)
  • In-depth knowledge of the bio-psycho-social model of neurological disability
  • Up to date knowledge of current practice and research developments within this specialist field
  • Highly developed understanding of the roles of all professions involved in working with this group of service users
  • Knowledge of National policies affecting this group of service users
  • Understands clinical governance / quality issues around patient-centred care
  • Understands audit and evaluation


Desirable

  • Knowledge of specialist neuro pathways within SW London and London
  • Working knowledge of the Mental Health Act (1983) and its amendments


Other

Essential

  • Membership of relevant clinical interest group / special interest group
  • Ability to travel across London and occasionally wider afield.
  • Up to date on relevant professional / clinical issues


Desirable

  • Car driver, motorcyclist or very competent bicyclist and own transport


Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Adult Therapies Roundshaw Health Centre,

First Floor - 6 Mollison Square,

Wallington,

SM6 9DW

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

343-NN-6376864-AHP-HM

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