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Occupational Therapy Team Lead Medicine

Employer
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Reading
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Band 7 Specialist Occupational Therapist - Occupational Therapy Team Lead - Medicine

Are you a dynamic individual with specialist inpatient medicine experience?

Are you passionate about patient-centred care and do you value working in a positive team environment focused on peer support and development?

We are pleased to offer this exciting opportunity to come and join our team at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. We are a GOOD rated hospital following CQC inspection and are looking to employ a skilled, forward thinking, dynamic individual as a Medicine Clinical Specialist and Team Lead Occupational Therapist.

The post is suitable for an experienced OT with past leadership and service development experience. The post will be operating across the respiratory, gastroenterology, renal, oncology and haematology, rheumatology, endocrine and cardiac care specialty wards working with individuals with a variety of complex needs. This role will involve working alongside consultants as part of the MDT.

The successful applicant will have extensive NHS inpatient experience and possess excellent assessment, clinical reasoning, treatment and teaching skills. You will have sound IT skills and demonstrate the Trust's CARE values.

We are fortunate to be supported by a dynamic and forward-thinking Therapies Practice Education Team. Please follow the link to see how we support our staff in the delivery of excellent patient care: https://youtu.be/dFeVzr_UqCw

Main duties of the job

  • To be an occupational therapist clinical expert in the management of patients in Medicine for the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Hospital (RBFT)
  • To be responsible for the operational management and clinical leadership of the Medicine Occupational Therapy team in conjunction with the Occupational Therapy Professional Lead
  • To use expert Occupational Therapy knowledge and advanced clinical reasoning skills to provide specialist support and advice to the Occupational Therapy team and other healthcare staff, and to manage own caseload of patients with highly complex conditions as an autonomous practitioner
  • To ensure a high quality, effective Occupational Therapy service.
  • To be a member of the Occupational Therapy Department Management team, contributing to planning and policy development in the department.
  • To deputise for the Occupational Therapy Professional Lead as required.


About us

The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest District General Hospitals in the country. The hospital achieved Foundation Trust status on 1st June 2006. It was the first Foundation Trust in the South Central Strategic Health Authority. The Trust has a successful track record of delivering high quality acute medical and surgical services for 500,000 patients across West Berkshire, an area extending from Newbury in the west to Henley-on-Thames in the east, and including Wokingham and parts of Hampshire to the south and parts of Oxfordshire to the north. The Trust is Readings biggest employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for the operational management and clinical leadership of the Medicine Occupational Therapy team in conjunction with the Occupational Therapy Professional Lead.

Please refer to the Job Description and Personal Specification attached to this advert for detailed responsibilities.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Proven leadership experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience at Band 6 or above in relevant area of practice
  • Evidence of advanced clinical skills in practice


Desirable

  • Experience in managing complex team issues
  • Experience in performance management
  • Band 7 level experience in relevant area of practice


Knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence of highly specialist knowledge of OT within the field of Medicine
  • Knowledge of current issues and policy relating to field of practice
  • Registered OT with HCPC


Desirable

  • Attendance at specialist courses relating to OT within the field of Medicine
  • Completion of relevant QI projects
  • Evidence of CPD


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

Craven Road

Reading

RG1 5AN

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