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Job Title: Highly Specialist Physiotherapist / Occupational Therapist
Job Band: 7
Hours: 375 hours, 7 day working
Location: Acute hub (A&E, Acute Medical Unit, Older Persons Short Stay Unit)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Band 7 Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to join the acute therapy team at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust. We are looking for an experienced clinician who can independently manage a complex clinical caseload. Together with other Band 7’s in the team, you will be responsible for clinically supporting junior members of staff and ensuring the team provides highly responsive care and timely decision making to prevent admissions and facilitate early safe discharges from the Acute Medical Unit, Older Persons Short Stay Unit and A&E.
Therapy services and teams at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust are integrated to enable therapists to work closely with each other and the wider MDT to provide high quality care and improved outcomes for patients.
We are looking for someone who is motivated to contribute, facilitate, design and lead service developments, innovations and audit within Medicine and Older People services within the trust.
The post holder should have expertise in clinical reasoning, management of complex cases and advanced communication skills whilst working in a busy multi-disciplinary hospital environment.
The Trust is committed to providing training and education to support the development of its staff. You will be supported to develop your clinical and leadership skills through formal supervision and appraisal. There will also be internal and external training opportunities.
Ashford and St Peter’s offers a seven day service across some specialities and you will be expected to support this on a rota system.
There is a hospital hopper bus service which operates frequently throughout the day between Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital sites.
For further information, please contact Kelly Stevenson, Clinical Lead for OT/PT - Medicine ( Phone number removed ) bleep 8981 or via email to ( Email address removed ) or Jenny Boulton, Therapy Lead for OT and PT email ( Email address removed )
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