Urgent Community Response - Clinical Lead
Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
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It's an exciting time for our Urgent Community Response (UCR) Service. We are expanding our teams to include the ability to provide virtual ward capacity whilst continuing to build on our successful UCR model.
UCR services work with patients in their homes across Brighton & Hove and East Sussex communities to avoid hospital admissions, support those being discharged home and provide virtual ward support using remote monitoring technology and enhanced medical oversight.
We are looking for a Clinical Lead (Occupational Therapist) to join us, so if you're an ambitious, proactive, and experienced Occupational Therapist looking to take a lead role in a team that provides cutting-edge, excellent acute community care, we'd love to hear from you.
We are a multidisciplinary team working flexibly to provide a seven-day service, 365 days a year, between 8am and 8pm. We deliver:
- A rapid response to people in the community who are experiencing acute episodes of ill-health.
- Virtual ward admission utilising remote monitoring technology and enhanced medical oversight to provide a safe alternative to hospital admission.
- A supported discharge service to facilitate timely hospital discharges.
- Acute reablement for up to 10 days, supporting people to achieve functional goals and work towards independence with activities of daily living.
Main duties of the job
In this role, you willprovide clinical and professional leadership, ensuring effective governance and clinical support for staff working within the service.
Working with the operational leads you will ensure the clinical effectiveness of the service and the delivery of an excellent patient experience.You will develop key partnerships, working to ensure effective system working through effective communication and networking with other disciplines and by working across professional and service boundaries.
You will be part of the development of the service through reflective practice, clinical supervision, and quality improvement initiatives. Central to this is supporting the principles of interdisciplinary working and cross skilling for all staff supporting each other and learning together.
You will use yourspecialist clinical assessment and intervention skills for complex patients and provide clinical advice and support to colleagues to enable individual and team development. You will be responsible for staff management, supervision, and development, including shift coordination, allocation of visits, and the performance development reviews of members of the team.
Your experience of working across a variety of clinical settings and working autonomously will help you excel in this role. We will support you to develop specialist areas of practice and your leadership skills through internal and external programmes.
Why work for us?
- Positive 2021 NHS Staff Survey results with compassionate culture and leadership, and support for staff wellbeing, scoring highly
- Rated 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
- Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
- A great variety of working environments, in the community, in patients' homes and in our community hospitals
- Excellent training and development opportunities
- Real Living Wage Employer, with great rates of pay
- Supportive flexible working patterns such as part time, flexi time, annualised hours etc.
- Supportive team environments
- Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
- Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
- Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
- Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff
You will need to able to drive with a full UK licence with access to a vehicle due to the geographic area covered by the team.
Further information is available in the attached job description and person specification.
If you would like to discuss this role or find out more, you can contact our Operational Team Leads, Jacqui Hilder and Jessica Poulton, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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