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Head of Paediatric Occupational Therapy

Job Description

London North West Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre.

The Ealing Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service is an integral part of the Ealing Service for Children with Additional Needs (ESCAN) which provides health, education and social services for children with complex needs. The central base of the service is at Carmelita House near to Ealing Broadway. There is a high level of integration and collaboration between different health, education and social care services.

The service has Clinical Specialists (Band 8a) and Band 7 therapists who lead on different aspects of the service delivery. The service has been highly successful in getting funding from different agencies, with an establishment of 31 staff. Regular CPD programmes and supervision structure are in place.

The service is actively re-designing the model of service delivery in order to meet all the changing needs. Different clinical pathways and packages of care are developed for different care groups of children. All staff are encouraged to be involved or lead different service development and clinical governance activities.

As the current post holder is leaving, we are looking for a senior member person with good range of managerial and clinical experience to lead this innovative service with excellent national reputation. You will need to have good communication skills and experience in working within an inter-disciplinary team and interagency collaboration.

Regular supervision and support will be provided by the Assistant Director of ESCAN. You will work as part of the Ealing Services for Children with Additional Needs.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Debbie Grey, Assistant Director ESCAN: Email - ( Email address removed ) Tel -  ( Phone number removed ) 

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