North Somerset Community Partnership (NSCP) became a staff led Social Enterprise on October 1st 2011 with an ethos of delivering high quality innovative services driven by the needs and choices of the local population.
We are delighted to have been awarded the contract to provide Community Services in North Somerset for the next 5-7 years. This is a really exciting time to join us as we are implementing a new service model to improve how we deliver our services and improve health and wellbeing in our communities.
We work in partnership with the Local Authority, General Practitioners and voluntary organisations to provide a wide range of community health services to the people of North Somerset. We are providing NHS services and this will always remain at the heart of what we do but we also have the freedom to bid for other contracts and extend our service to meet the needs of the community.
Occupational Therapy Clinical Lead
Band 7, £31,383 - £41,373 p.a. pro rata
375 hours per week
It is an extremely important and certainly exciting time for our community rehabilitation teams as we move towards a new model of service delivery. The new model is primarily centred on improving patient care by reducing the small silos within which teams have evolved and replacing them with new rehabilitation pathways and moving towards better coordination and support for our dedicated therapy staff. Part of this process has included re-evaluating our therapy leadership structure and the creation of a clinical lead role for Physiotherapy and one for Occupational Therapy as well as two multi-disciplinary operational lead roles. These posts will work together with the Rehabilitation Coordinator and Locality Lead for Rehabilitation to implement the vision for our NSCP rehabilitation services.
We would now welcome applications for the post of Occupational Therapy Clinical Lead. The post will be pivotal in ensuring a concentrated focus on improving clinical practice including clinical supervision processes, clinical effectiveness, service development opportunities and clinical development of staff ensuring high quality of services in line with best practice and endeavour to support staff in clinical development to improve satisfaction and assist with staff retention in the therapy roles.
The clinical lead will also act as a clinical expert, carrying a small caseload and working alongside clinical specialists and other staff to provide a high level of expertise to enable management of increasingly complex patients within the community environment. They will help to identify opportunities to improve access to and integration of specialist roles within the rehabilitation services and assist with coordination of service improvements to ensure rehabilitation services develop together and provide a comprehensive and consistent approach. The Clinical leads will also seek opportunities for and develop new rotational positions for our NSCP therapists.
If you would like any more information about the position, please do not hesitate to contact Nicki Carr, Rehabilitation Coordinator on ( Phone number removed ) and I will be more than happy to discuss.
In return you will also have access to a range of benefits including pension scheme; annual leave (27 days on joining), child care voucher scheme, cycle scheme and employee assistance programme.
NSCP has been awarded Employing Authority status for the NHS Pension Scheme as an Independent Provider. NSCP has been approved under the closed scheme. This means that people joining NSCP on or after 1 August 2014 are eligible to join if within 12 months prior to your start date with NSCP you have been employed by an organisation where you were eligible for the NHS pension, even if you’re not currently making contributions.
If you are not eligible for the NHS Pension scheme, you will be eligible for membership of our Legal & General defined contribution Group Pension Scheme. From 1st April 2015 if you have not elected to join either scheme, you will be automatically enrolled into the Group Pension Scheme at 1% and receive employer contributions if you: earn £10,000 or more a year (£833 a month); are aged 22 or over; and; are under State Pension age.
Closing Date: Wednesday 26th October 2016
Interview Date: Monday 7th November 2016
If you are a current NSCP staff member, please apply for this vacancy using the Internal Application Form which is available to download from the NHS Jobs advert.
Please note: When applying for this post it is essential that you read the Job Description and Person Specification and use the “supporting information” space to demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the requirements of the person specification, as your application will be judged against this.
NSCP is an equal opportunities employer who is committed to safer recruitment - all offers of employment are subject to appropriate checks to safeguard those who use our services.
References: Please provide details of at least two referees to cover the whole of the last three years of your employment history. Referees must be line mangers or HR departments.
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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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