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Clinical Manager Childrens OT and Physio

Job Description

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust provides integrated acute and community Healthcare in the West Midlands serving a population of 260,000 residents. Walsall Manor Hospital houses the full range of district general hospital services. The £170 million development was completed in 2010 and we are continually upgrading. Construction of the new integrated critical care unit has commenced and is due to be completed 2017, and plans to extend the neonatal unit are underway.

We provide high quality, friendly and effective community health services from multiple sites covering Walsall. Our multidisciplinary services include rapid response and homebased care, so that those with long term conditions and the frail elderly can remain in their own homes.

We are recommended by colleagues as a place to work which is supported by the trusts promises to work as part of a team, be supported to maintain high standards and appreciate every individual. We are committed to investing in our workforce by recruiting to Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professional and HealthCare Science vacancies.

We have already made substantial progress following our CQC visit and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plans.

Clinical Manager – Children’s Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy (Band 8a)

Salary: Band 8a

Full Time: 375 hours

Job Reference 407-16390

Following restructuring of therapy services an exciting new opportunity has arisen for a clinical manager to provide leadership and management to our busy Children’s Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Services across Walsall Healthcare. This would include acute and community paediatrics and a small team of Women’s Health Physiotherapists. The post holder will hold a Physiotherapy or an Occupational Therapy qualification and have extensive experience of working across children’s health services.

The post holder will be expected to carry a small caseload of children aged 0-19 years providing assessment and intervention within their profession across Walsall Borough.

Walsall Healthcare Therapy Services are progressive and continue to develop in line with Government and local agendas, with children’s services enjoying very close working relationships with colleagues across education and social care. The post holder will be expected to be able to demonstrate a willingness and ability to support these developments and continue to drive the services forward.

Supervision, personal development reviews and professional development opportunities are available and CPD is supported and actively encouraged. Students are regularly taken by the teams and close links are maintained with the West Midlands training Universities.

The trust is committed to operating flexible working practices and service provision.

Applicants must be able to travel across the borough within the working day in order to provide a community based service.

Successful applicants will be expected to apply for disclosure. Please note that we reserve the right to alter the closing date for this post and that if a large number of applicants meet the essential criteria for this post, random selection interviewing will also take place.

We have already made substantial progress following our CQC visit and this has been recognised by NHS Improvement. We are committed to delivering high quality care in our wards and services and as part of our improvement plans we are recruiting to a number of clinical and non-clinical vacancies across the trust.

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position.*


References from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. When completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover this period. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

Please review the attached Job description and person specification carefully before applying to ensure that you meet the essential job requirements.

Candidates should be aware that, regardless of country of origin, their ability to communicate in written and spoken English to the standard required to carry out the post, will be assessed during the selection process.

We will communicate with you via email, therefore it is essential that you provide a valid email address and check your account regularly.

Referee email addresses should be provided on your application form.

Following the closing date, if you have not heard from us within 6 weeks you may assume your application has been unsuccessful.

We reserve the right to close this job early. Interested applicants are therefore advised to apply as early as possible.

If a large number of applicants meet the essential criteria then random selection will be applied.

We are committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible and committed to equal opportunities.

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