Major Trauma Rehabilitation Coordinator
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
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Make a difference to patients rehabilitation pathway and experience
Imperial College NHS Trust offers an exciting opportunity for a rehabilitation coordinator role to work with people following traumatic injuries, including brain, spinal and polytrauma. Applications are invited from registered Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists or other Allied Health professionals with a strong clinical background in neurological/trauma rehabilitation and knowledge and skills acquired from working within a major trauma setting.
The Rehabilitation Co-ordination role works across the multi-disciplinary teams acting as a specialist in rehabilitation to a designated caseload, working as an advocate for the patients and families and navigating them through their rehabilitation pathway. Liaison with the referrers, Consultants and Rehabilitation MDT is an integral part of the job so excellent communication skills are essential. The rehabilitation co-ordinator provides support for patients and carers with highly complex rehabilitation needs and you will also require negotiation skills, empathy and the ability to manage complex situations.
For further details / informal visits contact:
Natalie Hildebrand - Natalie.Hildebrand@nhs.net - 02033122845
Clinical Therapy Lead for Major Trauma and Neuro Rehab
Main duties of the job
To be responsible for the provision of highly specialised assessment, treatment and management of patients managed on the major trauma pathway who presentwith a wide variety of orthopaedic, neurological, respiratory and soft tissue management needs. These comprise acute injury, complex, disabling and life-limiting conditions.
To determine rehabilitation needs and provide treatment indicated and maintain records as an autonomous practitioner.
To ensure a high standard of clinical care for the patients and those of more junior staff providing a comprehensive and appropriate rehabilitation service to the major trauma patients from the acute to community setting.
To undertake a significant clinical caseload working as an autonomous practitioner at a specialist level with other health professionals.
To be responsible for service development within the team, to implement policy and policy changes within the clinical area in partnership with MDT colleagues.
To be responsible for the organisation of the weekend rehab service where appropriate. This includes provision of training and implementation of competency development for all staff participating.
The job holder is required to work within a weekend service (specific rota details are held locally within departments).
At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.
Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.
We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.
To deputise for the Clinical leads in the specialty.
To provide leadership to the trauma team alongside the other band 7s in the services that support the major trauma pathway which includes, paediatrics, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, vascular, plastics and respiratory specialties and the Clinical lead therapy leads in neurosciences and major trauma.
To present a positive and inspirational role model for all team members.
To develop close working relationships and service links with the Clinical Team Lead Therapists for neurosciences, paediatrics, orthopaedics, critical care and trauma and orthopedics.
To formulate and deliver an individualised rehabilitation management programme based on advanced knowledge of evidence-based practice and a wide range of specialist treatment options across the pathways from acute to community.
To communicate complex clinical findings to the patient /carers to gain valid informed consent, prior to any intervention.
To work within a legal framework for those patients who lack the capacity to consent to treatment.
To formulate accurate prognoses for a complex caseload and recommend the best course of intervention and developing comprehensive rehabilitation plans for onward referral or discharge.
To use communication techniques, therapeutic handling, manual therapy and other interventions in the treatment of patients. For example, management of the acute post-surgical patient adult and pediatric.
To manage clinical risk within own patient caseload and that of the team.
To engage the patient, family and carers in the planning and delivery of the rehabilitation programme.
To be a lead specialist in rehabilitation to inform and advise patients, carers and other members of staff about other therapy approaches which might be considered.
To provide specialist and highly specialist advice and peer support to therapy, nursing, medical, social care and educational colleagues in the overall management of the patient presenting, as an in-patient with complex problems.
To be an expert clinical resource for other members of staff. This will include members of the specialist multi-disciplinary team (MDT), and other members of staff who work in a different specialty.
To use evidence based practice, audits, and published research including national and local clinical guidelines to inform own practice and that of the team.
Education / Qualifications
Certificate of Sponsorship
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