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Occupational Therapist/Clinical Lead Band 7
Up to £42,000 DOE
We are currently assisting one of the leading disability assistant companies in the UK. Our client provides community equipment, wheelchair, assistive technology and home improvement agency services to local authorities and the NHS
• Providing leadership and direction for the clinical staff, understanding the role of motivation and influence on clinical outcomes, efficiency and effectiveness
• Leading the clinical team in quality activities in terms of patient safety, patient experience and clinical outcome
• Providing a structured system of supervision for clinical staff to meet HCPC registration requirements and an opportunity for reflection on clinical practice creating a platform for personal and professional development
• Providing annual competency based appraisals creating a culture of learning and development
• Participating in the recruitment and selection of new clinical staff and provide a robust programme of induction for newly appointed clinical staff
• Leading the clinical quality and assurance programme to prepare for CQC registration
• Undertaking holistic clinical assessments for a small case load of service users with a variety of physical, cognitive and/or learning disabilities. Many service users present with complex multi-pathologies which require a higher level of understanding of the impact of these conditions/disabilities
• Assessing and prescribing the most suitable mobility equipment to meet the user’s holistic needs using “chair in the day” principles to achieve efficiency and effectiveness for our clients, maintaining productivity for the service. This will mean participating in a range of clinical pathways relevant to experience and training requirements
• Represent the Service by taking an active role in relevant activities, conferences and events, and pro-actively ensure that all aspects of the Service are promoted and made equally accessible to all communities within the catchment area.
• A BSc degree/diploma in Occupational Therapy or physiotherapy
• Current HCPC professional registration
• Previous experience of working as an Occupational Therapist/physiotherapist band 5/6 level as a minimum
• Minimum 3 years’ experience as a qualified therapist, working with patients with long-term and deteriorating medical conditions, including palliative care and an understanding of the impact of these conditions on patient’s lives.
• Experience of undertaking postural and pressure assessments
• Previous experience of working in a Wheelchair service is desirable by not essential. Experience can include rotational experience, or experience in other settings.
• Current UK manual driving licence, minimum 3 years, is essential, and a willingness to drive Company vehicles
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