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AHP Lead - Tower Hamlets Community Neuro Team

Employer
Barts Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inc (pro rata)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic therapist to clinically lead a multidisciplinary, adult neurological community service in the diverse borough of Tower Hamlets consisting of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Clinical Psychologists and Support staff. The team also has very close working links with the Tower Hamlets Neuro Navigator.

Tower Hamlets Community Neuro Team (THCNT) works within the integrated framework of 'Tower Hamlets Together' and is supportive of innovation. There is opportunity to collaborate and lead in pathway development and quality improvement programs. There is close integrated working with a number of multi-agency stakeholders, including but not limited to, the wider Neurological service within Barts Health and also other community health services, primary care and the local authority. There is enhanced scope for collaborative working with the Neurologists at the Royal London Hospital, strengthening a neurological pathway with access to Neurological clinics. Being based in London, there is also the opportunity to enhance networks spanning a number of specialist neurological centres across London.

Main duties of the job

To provide operational and clinical leadership to the THCNT.

To support the team in identifying managing & delivering a range of health care interventions in the community to support people in their own homes and/or other community settings.

To provide clinical / professional supervision to the Allied Health Professionals within professional field.

To provide line management to Allied Health Professionals and administrative staff within THCNT.

The post holder will be able to work autonomously and support the THCNT in undertaking assessments and planning care to support diagnosis, provide interventions, refer appropriately and lead the co-ordination of care, working with other Community Health Services, Primary Care, Acute services, partner agencies and key stakeholders.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Extensive post graduate experience of working at band 7 level or comparable senior level
  • Extensive experience of supervision of senior and junior staff, students and assistants including HR management
  • Operational management experience in a complex environment
  • Experience of successfully leading and implementing service improvement and QI projects within a service / department
  • Working across and leading Trust wide projects
  • Experience proposing and overseeing solutions to complex problems
  • Experience of teaching using a variety of strategies to post graduate staff


Desirable

  • Experience of managing a budget


Skills

Essential

  • Able to lead a multidisciplinary team, demonstrating strong leadership skills
  • Able to prioritise, organise and delegate
  • Decisive, using sound judgement in decision making
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Able to translate strategic vision to guide service direction and empower / motivate staff to be positively involved
  • Good analytical & organisational ability
  • Ability to identify and assess the potential risks involved in work activities and processes for self and others
  • Ability to assess and act against risks and consequence of exposure to patients and environments which may be highly distressing, antagonistic, open to aggression and/or unpleasant to self, patient and others
  • Excellent self-management and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills suitable for a diverse range of audiences, including chairing meetings and giving presentations
  • Able to communicate with patients in an empathetic manner regarding their treatment and procedures
  • Able to clarify key points from diverse and complex sets of information
  • Fluent in the use of MS Office applications


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of a broad range of neurological conditions
  • Understanding of the legal responsibilities of the profession
  • Understanding of National Service Frameworks, NICE guidelines and National Strategy documents and their implementation in practice
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance and its implications for health care provision
  • Involvement in relevant professional special interest group


Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy / Occupational therapy/ SLT
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of CPD including attendance at post graduate course/training relevant to clinical specialty


Desirable

  • Evidence of relevant Masters level qualification or equivalent specialist experience.
  • Educators training
  • Leadership training
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy/ College of OTs /RCSLT


Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust

Address

Mile End Hospital

London

E1 4DG

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

259-6439325RLH

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