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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/04/2020.

Clinical Lead

Job Reference: J210-EK15B

Connect Health
up to £60,000

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Clinical Lead

22.5hours per week

Up to £60,000

East Kent(occasional home workingavailable)


About the role

We are looking for an outstanding Clinical Lead to drive, innovate and deliver on strategic development, clinical expertise and quality in an ever-evolving Rheumatology service in East Kent. Working closely with our Consultant Rheumatologist, Service Manager, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Developing Clinical Nurse Specialists and Admin Staff, you will play a pivotal role within the community service that truly integrates with the wider community, including primary care and the local acute Trust.

The clinical lead role will be pivotal in supporting the service with the current growth and development plans and provide essential clinical expertise. You will demonstrate a sound understanding of the clinical competencies required of the clinical staff within the Rheumatology pathway as well as an ability to lead and effectively implement frameworks and services to meet the evolving requirements of the service and patients.

You will be proactive, highly self-motivated and achievement orientated. An inspirational leader who will engage and motivate and develop our clinical team in East Kent in achieving clinical excellence. You will be resilient in terms of remaining focused in picking up challenges of an ever-changing NHS landscape. You will be committed to deliver a quality clinical service meeting the clinical and commercial needs of the service.

Developing and promoting a positive and dynamic image and culture, you will be key in fostering productive relationships with key stakeholders such as local Consultants and GP’s and provide support and training to other clinical staff and students.

You’ll be a people manager with a track record of delivering results in a field-based role, particularly in a healthcare/NHS related role. You’ll be an excellent communicator and an assertive decision maker who is passionate about delivering and maintaining high standards of clinical care and service delivery.

This role can also support occasional home working.


About Connect

Connect Health is the largest, independent provider of integrated community MSK (musculoskeletal) and physiotherapy services in the UK (including orthopaedics, pain, rheumatology, and occupational health) serving over 350k NHS patients per year across 20+ CCGs and 100+ businesses.

We provide bespoke occupational services to companies and organisations, large and small. We’re also a trusted and longstanding provider of numerous integrated community service contracts across the country for the NHS.

We’ve been treating patients with MSK disorders to keep them moving and improve their quality of life for 30 years, which means that our systems and approaches are designed to facilitate great care for patients with MSK conditions.

We have one vision, and that is to help people improve their quality of life. It’s why we exist and it’s what we care passionately about. Our services are wholly designed to focus on the patient experience and what really makes a difference to them. Being seen in the right place, at the right time, by the right clinician. It’s exactly what a patient wants, and it’s helped countless people improve their quality of life.


Benefits of working for Connect

  • up to 30 days’ holiday (plus public holidays)

  • option to buy additional annual leave

  • an additional day off for your birthday

  • online discounts portal

  • employer pension contributions

  • salary sacrifice schemes

  • an employee assistance programme

  • performance related pay rewards

  • team building/away days

  • reimbursement of HCPC and CSP membership fees for clinicians


“Best thing about Connect - for me it’s the opportunity to develop”

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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