Occupational Therapy Team Lead

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Occupational Therapy Team Lead – Trauma & Orthopaedics Band 7 Main area Trauma & Orthopaedics Grade Band 7 Contract Permanent Hours Full Time - 37.5 hours per week Job ref 309-PS4-SCB-060 Site University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) Town London Salary £45,780- £51,393 per annum inclusive Closing 07/10/2020 23:59 At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation. Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing. Band 7 - Occupational Therapy Team Lead – Trauma & Orthopaedics University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) will be increasing surgical services in 2020 as part of our continued vision to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. Currently UCLH provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites and will be opening a new hospital providing surgical services in the Autumn of 2020. Additional support is required to staff this new site and the services on offer, therefore we are seeking applicants to the post of Occupational Therapy Team Lead to support our current staffing structure for this exciting new hospital at UCLH. This is a fantastic opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to shape and develop a high quality, efficient, and effective multi-disciplinary service to Trauma & Orthopaedic patients at UCLH, whilst also developing as a clinical leader. The T&O service at UCLH has a busy inpatient portfolio, providing an excellent clinical service for urgent and elective pathways. Patients are referred from across the country to access specialist care for lower limb (foot and ankle / hip and knee), upper limb and hand & wrist conditions.  We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to lead the Occupational Therapy Service in a fast-paced environment, where excellent prioritisation and time management skills are essential. The successful candidate will carry a complex trauma & orthopaedic caseload, and lead in the delivery, co-ordination and evaluation of the therapy service. Alongside the orthopaedic Band 7 Physiotherapy lead, the post holder will manage an inpatient service committed to the principles of Enhanced Recovery, and pre-assessment service. You will be responsible for supervision, education and appraisal of other team members including Band 5 & 6 Occupational Therapists, and Therapy Assistants. Significant post-registration experience, with experience at Band 6 level in relevant clinical settings is essential. You will be supported to develop clinical and managerial skills at Band 7 level by the Orthopaedic General Manager and Matron for Surgical Specialties. Professional peer support is also available from across the organisation. If successful, you will gain experience in all areas of service management, including; finance, performance, clinical governance, staff management and service improvement / project management. The post-holder will be a key senior member of a multi-disciplinary team of therapists, clinicians, nurses and managers. We are also able to consider applicants where Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK is required. We offer our permanent staff an interest free season ticket loan for travel, a subsidised social club including gym, free independent and confidential support for all staff, large retail discounts, cycle to work scheme and on-site accommodation to name a few… for more information on our staff benefits please see attached poster. We recognise, reward and thank colleagues by nominating them for our annual Celebrating Excellence Awards, which are funded by UCLH Charity. We are also members of which offers discounts on high street retail stores, offers on travel deals, and also to take advantage of cash back schemes. This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application. Please note that all correspondence regarding your application will be via email. The emails will be sent to you via TRAC.jobs and not via NHS Jobs, we encourage you to check your inbox regularly. Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected. You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience. Please note that if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date of the advert to assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. You must have appropriate UK professional registration. This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service. For further information on the post, please contact Anna Brooke, Trauma and Orthopaedic Inpatient Therapy Lead via email

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