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Band 8a - Clinical Lead – Stroke Team (OT and PT)

Job Description

25 million people living in east London and beyond look to the services run by the Barts Health group of hospitals to provide them with the healthcare they need. We are the biggest NHS teaching trust in the country, and our challenges are those of a large and complex organisation. Coming to work for Barts Health mean you will gain experience like no other NHS trust. We offer you the opportunity and support to experience a wide and varied career within one Trust.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.

Band 8a - Clinical Lead OT/PT Stroke Pathway

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to join our Clinical Lead group at Barts Health. This is a perfect post for an experienced clinician with excellent clinical skills in both acute & community rehabilitation hoping to consolidate their leadership and management skills within the Stroke Pathway.

The Stroke Pathway at Barts Health is the largest Stroke assessment & rehabilitation team in Europe and it has a long standing reputation for innovation in service development, clinical excellence in Hyper Acute, Acute Stroke Unit and Community Stroke rehabilitation and supporting research.

Applicants should have experience leading & developing staff & services which supporting stroke survivors utilising skills in patient involvement across the acute care and in the community.

Individuals should have excellent clinical skills both with & outside their professional group and as well as extensive knowledge in cognitive and physical assessment and rehabilitation, and low level psychological assessment and interventions.

The post includes supporting clinicians throughout the MDT including Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech & language Therapist, Clinical Psychologists, Clinical Specialist Nurses, Dieticians , Social Workers, Rehab Support Workers & colleagues from the Stroke Association.

You would directly supervise 10 Band 7 OT’s & Physio’s working throughout the Stroke Pathway at Barts Health including

  • The combined Hyper Acute Stroke Unit & Acute Stroke Unit at Royal London Hospital (26 Beds)
  • Tower Hamlets Community Stroke Team at Royal London Hospital
  • Acute Stroke Unit at Newham University Hospital (13 beds)
  • Acute Stroke Unit at Whipps Cross University Hospital (13 beds)
  • Waltham Forest Community Stroke Team at Whipps Cross Hospital

The service has a strong and well established training and education programme, along with robust personal development review programme to support staff with their learning and development. Clinical leads will be expected to participate in joint clinical sessions with their teams and would participate in teaching programs on a local and national level.

Also they would be expected to work in conjunction with other clinical leads , Deputy Heads of Therapies & Head of Therapies to help develop therapies within Barts Health.

The service operates a seven day service, covering core hours between 8am and 6pm. Actual working hours are specific to each team.

Potential candidates should have current HPC registration and ideally be a current member of COT and specialist interest group, along with evidence of post-graduate study. You must have experience working within the NHS across a number of clinical areas, and leadership qualifications.

Please be aware that we reserve the right to close this position early is we experience high demand therefore early application is advised.

For further information please contact: ( Email address removed )

Please note: -

All staff identified as AT-RISK who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to Barts Health employees. This does not apply to Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) roles.

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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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