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This role is based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Do you want to shape the way therapy is delivered in hospital and improve acute rehabilitation? We have an exciting opportunity for two Senior Allied Health Professionals (either Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist) to be involved in a new ward-based therapy pilot at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
The aim of the pilot is to enhance recovery-focussed care as part of the multi-disciplinary team on an acute neurosurgical ward. The therapist will play a key role in the delivery and evaluation of the pilot, reporting into the project board led by the Associate Director for Therapy and Divisional Head of Nursing. The pilot will run for 12 months with regular review of its impact on service delivery and outcome metrics. The therapist will have the opportunity to be involved in the potential submission of subsequent research articles or posters.
The role will be part of Therapy Services with a line report to the ward manager. Patients who would benefit from a therapeutic approach to mobility and activities of daily living will be identified as part of the daily caseload. The therapist will deliver core aspects of care such as washing and dressing, positioning, transfers and optimising independence across the ward as well having time allocated to deliver regular Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment The therapist will work alongside nursing colleagues to complete relevant assessments and documentation to record repositioning, skin care, weights, observations and falls paperwork.
There will be a bespoke induction programme for this exciting new role led by the ward manager and senior therapists. The role offers a wide range of training opportunities across the MDT within the specialty of neurosciences. The pilot will be implemented on a neurosurgical ward with a varied and complex caseload comprising spinal cord injuries, traumatic and acquired brain injury, cranial and spinal surgeries as well as neuro-oncology presentations.
Applicants should have experience working in an acute NHS trust and have completed a rotation within neuro. Experience of multi-professional team working is essential.
The successful candidate will demonstrate sound clinical knowledge and excellent communications skills .Experience of undertaking audits is beneficial
See Person spec for details
The pilot will run for 12 months initially, with the opportunity to join the regular senior rotational scheme within /occupational therapy after this period.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Occupational Therapy department offers the opportunity to work alongside highly skilled staff covering a wide variety of specialist rotations:
neurology, neurosurgery and acquired brain injuries, upper limb injuries, oncology, St Mary’s Hospice acute medicine, trauma, burns, elderly medicine, renal medici