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Operational Lead Inpatient Occupational Therapy

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Occupational Therapy
NHS AfC: Band 8a
37.5 hour per week
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Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston upon Thames
£49,349 to £55,562 pa Inclusive of HCAS
24/04/2019 23:59

Kingston Hospital - First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a district general hospital situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country – close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run a number of outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

We employ 3,000 staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare, particularly in 'patient-focused' care, day surgery and maternity services.

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Kingston Hospital are a part of the local South West London Collaborative and offer competitive bank rates to work across the three NHS trusts: St Georges, Kingston Hospital and Epsom & St Helier. Our Smart App booking system makes life easier for flexible working!

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The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work life balance
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Caring – Design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants. - Safe – Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first - Responsible – All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation - Value Each Other – Value each other’s contribution.

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B8a In- Patient Occupational Therapy Lead

Are you interested in this exciting opportunity to progress in your career both organizational and strategic focusing on people and service development?

Under guidance of the Head Occupational Therapist/ Professional Lead and being based in the In-patients area you will assist with:

  • The development of the clinical strategy for the OT Department by working clinically to support staff through the changes, being influential in the creation of new models of care and promoting and supporting staff to achieve these.
  • The development and review of Recruitment and Retention initiatives including developing new roles, job and succession planning, etc
  • Service development in designated area including responding to/ reviewing and acting on complaints, enhancing training and development of current staff (and MDT in or outside trust where required), further expansion of seven day working, organizing and enhancing staff rotations, developing integrated working and a discharge to assess model of care, supporting the use of outcome measures to evidence effectiveness and performance, focussing on clinical governance in action and increasing compliance by supporting improvement through real time support in practice and in line with best patient care and excellent performance.
  • Managing the day-to-day organization of designated area including cover, leave management, organizing rotas, etc.
  • Delivering clinically towards the CQC key lines of enquiry: Caring, Responsive, Effective, Well-led and Safe, help deliver the key aspects of the NHS Long Term Plan and work at all times as an effective role model for staff within the Trust Values and Behavioural Framework

 You will also carry a small clinical workload dependent on needs within designated area.

We are looking for:

  • A resilient, dynamic, responsible, creative thinker with tenacity, highly developed negotiation and persuasive skills, extensive Occupational Therapy experience in physical health both clinically and managerially who holds project and analytical skills and experience and is a “finisher”.
  • An excellent receptive communicator who can help lead and maintain effective communication within and outside the trust, who can communicate complex service and patient related information effectively across MDT or community to ensure collaborative working and the delivery of co-ordinated patient care.

The role will be directly accountable to the Head of OT/ Prof Lead and work closely with other Therapies Managers and community partners

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require 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 resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) 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 UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal visit please contact Eva Van Loock/ Kate Skov on 020 8934 2518

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