Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.
We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 clinician to join our excellent community respiratory and rehabilitation team in Leicestershire and lead the pulmonary and heart failure rehabilitation service.
The role includes leading and managing the community based pulmonary and heart failure rehabilitation service across Leicestershire. The post also includes clinical work delivering pulmonary and heart failure rehab and individual home visits. The rehabilitation team currently consists of physiotherapists and technical instructors but may also include nurses, occupational therapists and other AHPs in the future.
The rehabilitation team lead will be expected to manage and take overall responsibility for the care, quality, performance and clinical activity of the pulmonary and heart failure rehab service. They will be expected to provide professional leadership, clinical advice and management support for the pulmonary and heart failure rehabilitation team and service. The post holder will carry responsibility and professional and managerial accountability for the management of staff, financial budgets and the quality and standards of practice of all members of the team. The rehabilitation team lead will be expected to represent the service and wider long term conditions team at local and regional meetings and deputise where appropriate for the clinical manager for integrated cardiorespiratory services.
The successful applicant will work within a multi-disciplinary team and be supported by the clinical manager for integrated cardiorespiratory services and also the leads for the respiratory service and heart failure service. The post is permanent and will involve travel across Leicestershire to provide rehabilitation in several locations and attend relevant meetings.
Applicants need to be motivated and enthusiastic with excellent communication skills. Applicants need to demonstrate motivation and commitment to providing high quality patient centre care and patient education. Experience of working with respiratory patients and within pulmonary and/or cardiac rehabilitation is essential. Expert knowledge of pulmonary and heart failure rehabilitation and national and local guidelines which impact on respiratory care is expected. Previous leadership and managerial experience is also essential as well as experience in leading or playing a role in service development.
This role is suitable for physiotherapists, nurses, occupational therapists or any other suitably qualified and trained AHPs.
The community respiratory and rehabilitation team is currently going through an exciting period of service development and growth so this position is an excellent opportunity for someone to lead the pulmonary and heart failure rehabilitation team through this period and grow and develop alongside it.
We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.
Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.
For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.
To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.
For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.
We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.
For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.
Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.
Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.
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