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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 24/09/2020.

Team Lead - Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 824-INNER-9344-E

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Occupational Therapy
Athlone Rehabilitation, London
£45,780 to £51,393 PA Inc. HCAs

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among top NHS employers. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

Are an Occupational Therapist with a passion for rehabilitation, strong communication skills, and the ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team? Then this post might be the challenge you have been looking for!

The CLCH North West Bedded Rehabilitation Units cover 2 sites in the London boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster and accept patients from the boroughs of Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster and Hammersmith & Fulham. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

Our current Band 7 Team Lead Occupational Therapy vacancy is predominately based at the Athlone Rehabilitation Unit in Westminster. Athlone is a 22 bedded unit accepting adult clients with a variety of conditions/diagnoses. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team of Occupational Therapists across the Athlone and Alexandra Rehab units. They will also be responsible for the everyday running of the units alongside the Band 7 Team Lead Physiotherapist and will be well supported by the Clinical Lead. This post will offer applicants an exciting and challenging opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients, engaging in comprehensive assessment, patient centered treatment and rehabilitation.

So what do you need to join our team?

• Significant post graduate experience of multidisciplinary team work in an NHS environment
• Strong knowledge and expertise in working in adult/ older people’s rehabilitation, neuro rehabilitation and musculoskeletal/orthopedic services
• Experience of working in close collaboration with community services, social care colleagues and other voluntary sector organizations in order to deliver safe transition of care from the rehabilitation setting to discharge destination/home
• Experience in directly managing other members of therapy staff
• Experience in service development and in organizing and implementing training/teaching programmes for healthcare professionals and clients

If you have these skills, why join CLCH?

  • As a specialist in the provision of community services we have been assessed as 'good' by the CQC and as an organisation we have been awarded on the top 120 places to work by the HSJ and Nursing Times.
    • A range of employee benefits including the ability to support you with your housing needs through a rental deposit loan scheme.
    • Our organisation offers an educationally focused environment. There are excellent opportunities for professional development, and training is supported both in house and externally.
    • You will have the opportunity to be central to help deliver specialist therapy services and develop your leadership style.

Just as we care about our patients’ wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:

  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London – (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T&C’s apply
  • Car lease scheme *T&C’s apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

At CLCH we appreciate and are proud of the diversity in the communities we serve and the workforce we employ. Applications are open and welcome to anyone, regardless of your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and disability. We are proud to say that we follow the workforce race equality standard and 28% of our senior staff (8A and above) are from a BME background. CLCH also has active BME and LGBT networks.

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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.

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