Specialised Neuro-Occupational Therapist - Harrow

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.
12 Feb 2018
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Main area
Stroke RehabilitationGrade
Band 6Contract
Fixed TermHours
37.5 HRS Per WeekJob ref

Edgware Community HospitalTown
£30,550 to £40,105 PA inc. HCASClosing
20/02/2018 23:59

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust works across nine London boroughs 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.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the newly expanded Early Supported Discharge Team for Stroke in Barnet working with a Band 7 Highly Specialist Neuro-Physiotherapist and team lead, other MDT therapists, and nursing colleagues. This post will have a role in developing the occupational therapy practice and delivery of evidence based Early Stroke Discharge rehabilitation packages for people returning home following initial treatment in hyper acute or acute stroke units serving the locality. The ESD team work as part of the wider Barnet Intermediate Care Services. The ESD team has a role to reach into acute units to provide advice and support to stroke patients, carers, and referring therapists. There is also a role in coordinating the 6 monthly stroke reviews service and participating in a national stroke audit process. The post is also supported by a Clinical Highly Specialist Physiotherapist in Stroke and the Team lead for ESD, and the Operational Manager for Barnet Intermediate Care Service.It is essential that you have current HPC registration and recognised qualifications as an Occupational Therapist. You should have 2 year’s experience working with stroke or patients with a neurological condition. Can clearly demonstrate neuro-rehabilitation skills for specialist assessment and treatment of clients with stroke. Experience will include working in multi-professional teams and across a range of different agencies to achieve the optimum outcome for service users (including working in the community).You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a positive and innovative approach to service development and have a commitment to multi-disciplinary team working/skill sharing. You will also have the ability to support and develop more junior staff and the responsibility to deliver training and use all relevant research and audit data to ensure the service meets the evidence base requirements. It is essential you have a current UK driving license, and access to your own vehicle for driving in the community setting.This position may also have opportunities to become a permanent role with Barnet Intermediate Care Service following this fixed term contract.

Just as we care about our patients’ wellbeing, we care about yours. We offer a range of benefits that include accommodation loans, season travel tickets, childcare assistance, cycle to work schemes and much more.

To have a full look at our benefits and what it’s like working for us please go here: www.clch.nhs.uk/staffbenefits

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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