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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/01/2020.

OT /PT A+E Liaison

Job Reference: 199-M11922

Employer:
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Department:
Therapy
Location:
CR7 7YE, Croydon
Salary:
£34,961 - £42,010 incl of hcas pa

About Croydon Health Services

Croydon is a busy, exciting and diverse place to work. The borough has one of the youngest populations in London and continues to grow. Croydon Health Services cares for local people at Croydon University Hospital, Purley Memorial Hospital and in clinics and people’s homes all across the borough.

We are a very close-knit and friendly organisation where everyone of our 3600 members of staff is valued. We strongly believe that our employees are our greatest asset and so through Listening into Action – our way of engaging staff - we empower everyone at any level to initiate and bring about real improvements in our care.

As a Trust, we are striving to be at the forefront for how the NHS is trying change and working in partnership with others to join up services for everyone, from the very young to the elderly.

We offer many flexible and part-time working opportunities and all of our employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, including parking, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme. We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity.

We particularly welcome applications from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates as there is an under-representation at senior level within Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

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Living Independently for Everyone

A+E Liaison Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist Band 6 (2 posts available)

post holders will be expected to work weekends/evenings and bank holidays

Our vision is for the people of Croydon to experience well-co-ordinated care and support in the most appropriate setting, which is truly person-centred and helps them to maintain their independence.

As demand rises with increasing health needs and advances in clinical care, we are responding to the challenges whilst continuing to deliver the highest quality of care. We are developing the services that we currently provide to reduce hospital admissions and to facilitate earlier discharge from hospital through advanced holistic assessment and ensuring patients have the safest best care that is delivered in their home environment.

Living Independently for Everyone- LIFE
Croydon Health Services are in a new Alliance Partnership with other health and social care providers in Croydon and the LIFE service is one of our new integrated service models. This means bringing together health and social care teams who work to support people to remain independent and healthy in particular to prevent admissions to hospital and shorten hospital stays.

The A+E Liaison is an admission avoidance service available 7 days a week.

Are you a dynamic, flexible, innovative and motivated experienced Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist with excellent assessment skills? Clinical expertise and good communication skills are required as well as excellent time management and prioritization skills.

The A+E Occupational Therapist will provide assessment of patients within the A+E department, A+E observation ward and occasionally to patients in their own home during a crisis if required. . This post will have particular emphasis on avoidance of hospital admissions.

The candidates will need excellent knowledge of all community services and will need to work closely with the Multi-disciplinary team in helping to facilitate safe discharges. The candidate will need to be motivated and innovative with strong leadership and communication skills, to support the development of this service.

Please note that, should this post attract sufficient interest and we are inundated with applications, we may choose to close at an earlier date.
We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage. If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

Interview date: week commencing 10th February 2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Linda Orth - Team Lead A+E 0208 401 3000 ext 4840
Aisling Vaugh- Operational Manager 0208 274 6445




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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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