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Band 6 static Occupational Therapist / Physiotherapist for ED / AAU

Job Reference: 289-EI-0624

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Acute medicine
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital / community, Chelsea
£36,481 - £44,044 per annum incl HCAS

About our Trust

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital—and a number of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

The Trust has over 6,000 staff proudly serving a million people locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. We treat a patient every 40 seconds, performing 34,000 operations and carrying out 391,000 scans, x-rays and procedures each year. As the second largest maternity provider in the country we help deliver a baby almost every hour of the day. We are one of the best performing trusts in London for A&E waiting times, and our mortality rates are some of the best in the country.

Our Trust has been rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘Good’ in all five of the main domains of safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led, giving an us overall rating of ‘Good’. We are one of the first trusts to receive ‘Good’ across the board under the new CQC inspection framework. Both hospitals within our Trust—Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital—were rated as ‘Good’ overall.

Our Trust was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating for ‘use of resources’ by an NHS Improvement inspection which was completed during the same period as the CQC assessment.

The Role

Band 6 static Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist for the Acute Assessment Therapies Team at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital site

We are currently recruiting an experienced Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist for our Acute Assessment Therapies Team. This position would suit an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist who is passionate about the role of therapies within the Emergency Department and specialism of acute medicine, and are looking to develop their leadership skills.

The team provide therapy service to our Emergency Department and Acute Assessment Unit, from 8am to 8pm over 7 days a week. This is an exciting time to be joining the team as there is currently a number of service developments on-going including increasing the therapy presence in Majors area of the Emergency Department, and supporting the development of the frailty pathway on the Acute Assessment Unit.

The post holder will have both clinical and leadership responsibility. You will provide comprehensive clinical assessment and intervention to patients with a range of medical conditions with the primary purpose of preventing admission to hospital and facilitating an early and supported discharge home. The post holder will also support the Band 7 Team Lead with day to day operational management of the team, including supervision and training of staff and co-ordination of the team caseload and rotas. You will have the opportunity to lead on service development and supervise other staff members and students. The post requires the person to be adaptable and flexible to work within this fast paced environment.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, we would strongly encourage you get in touch and arrange an informal visit. You can also check out our Facebook and Twitter medias @chelwesttherapy to see some of the great work and projects that the department are involved in.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Thomas Edwards, Clinical Lead Therapist for ED & Frailty

Additional Information

The Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all its employees as well as maintaining a workforce that broadly reflects the local communities we serve. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy, religion or belief or sexual orientation. Reasonable adjustments to the interview process can also be made for any candidates with a disability.


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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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