Community Team Clinical Lead OT (Copeland)
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
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Community Team Clinical Lead Occupational Therapy (Copeland)
Are you looking for an innovative role in a multidisciplinary team? This fantastic opportunity awaits a dynamic, motivated Occupational Therapist looking to develop clinical, operational and leadership skills.
This team also provides a rapid response service for patients aimed at avoiding hospital admission if safe to do so. The Discharge to Assess element aims to support patients come home for assessments and stay at home if safe to or return to hospital to develop a safe discharge plan. The aim is to work closely with other teams to prevent hospital admission, facilitate discharge & promote independence.
As a team lead you will be expected to provide clinical leadership and operational management to the team and manage the clinical caseload of patients to ensure safe patient flow.
Do you have the appetite to lead this innovative team in developing to meet the dynamic needs of our community? If you are then do not hesitate to get in contact for an informal chat.
Secondment to this role would be considered.
Main duties of the job
- Providing clinical input, demonstrating advanced competence in complex decision making, assessment & management of clinical needs of a complex caseload.
- Supporting the development of individuals & the team through appraisal, personal development planning, coaching & mentoring.
- Provide assurance & governance for the service.
- Lead the implementation of clinical protocols/pathways in the service.
- Work with the Professional Lead to implement the AHP strategic plan.
- Develop rehabilitation & recovery focused services to enabling people to be independent for longer, manage their health needs & lead healthy, active lives in their community.
- Supporting the service implement clinical effectiveness programs by taking part in any agreed research/audit projects, leading key aspects as appropriate
- Provide strategic clinical leadership using the most up to date evidence based theory.
- Work alongside the Physiotherapy Team Lead to deliver the aims of the ICC & leadership to other community rehabilitation team staff.
- Offer expert clinical advice for service users, carers, staff & other professionals.
- Make a contribution to training, teaching & supervision of colleagues.
- Work in partnership with service users, carers & other agencies to ensure effectiveness of outcomes.
The post holder will have the autonomy, legitimacy and authority to make changes within the clinical practices of the team to move the service forward.
At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.
Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
- Being a clinically led organisation
- Quality and safety at the heart
- A positive patient experience every time
- A great place to work
- Managing our money well
As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.
Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.
We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.
Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.
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- youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
- the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.
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Standard Check: £18 + Administration cost of £3.85 = £21.85. Deducted at £6.85 from 1st month salary and £5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.
Enhanced Check: £38 + administration cost of £3.90 = £41.90. Deducted at £11.90 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.
As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.
A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.
27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years
Flexible working Scheme
Excellent opportunities for development
Competitive NHS Pension scheme
Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies
EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems
These schemes are subject to availability
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