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Occupational Therapist Team Lead at HCRG Care Group

Occupational Therapist Team Lead

HCRG Care Group DA11, Gravesend, Kent Full Time
£40,057 - £45,839/Year
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Package Description

You will receive up to £45,838 salary, depending on experience, and terms and conditions including an NHS pension.

As well as AfC terms and conditions, you’ll have access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:

* Laptop and Mobile enabling fantastic flexible working patterns that can help you lead a perfect work/life balance

* Up to 33 days annual leave (depending on level of continuous service) + Bank Holidays

* MyWellness – a health and lifestyle platform covering mental health awareness and support, healthy recipes & activity challenges and access to our free well-being service available 24/7/365 online and by telephone including; counsellors, post trauma incident support, legal, debt and practical life management helpline, guided self-help, telephonic career coaching and monthly well-being newsletters

* Access to Reward Gateway - our staff benefits scheme which grants you access to premium offers and discounts on practical spending at national supermarkets and well known retailers as well as special treats like Virgin Experience Days and Leisure Vouchers

* We are pleased to offer access to Wagestream -which lets you track your pay throughout the month and stream your earned wages into your bank account if you need them. No more high-interest loans or overdraft fees - simply get paid as you go.

* Access to a range of courses and e-learning to develop further skills, bespoke career pathways and opportunities continuing your professional development

* Innovative forward-thinking culture with the opportunity to put forward your ideas to contribute to the way we work. You will be encouraged to apply for national funding to drive your initiatives locally to benefit our patients and service users

* Rewarding and supportive teams, you will be recognised and have opportunities to recognise others by nominating for local and national awards annually and taking part in our new virtual “Ask our Executives” event, where you can submit questions to the board and hear updates regularly on company strategy and objectives

* Working in an environment focused on the highest clinical and quality standards with 100% of our rated services considered overall good or outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.

Job Introduction

As a Team Lead, you’ll be working as part of the DGS CCG system in Dartford, Gravesend and Swanley areas where we deliver services across Community Rapid Response and Intermediate Care Services. Providing leadership for the team, as well as Occupational therapy assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients presenting with a range of medical, surgical and neurological conditions in order to facilitate hospital discharge or prevent hospital admission

Main Responsibilities

As a band 7 clinical team lead you will be expected:

* To provide comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, advice and treatment as appropriate, to all patients referred to the service requiring Intermediate Care.

* To educate and train members of the multi-professional team, other professionals and carers on the therapeutic management of patients referred into the service.

* To work as a member of the multi-professional team and provide advice and feedback to the multi-professional team members on patients referred to the Occupational Therapist or with identified Occupational Therapy needs

* To provide Patients with the identified support and Aids prior to discharge from the team, to facilitate the promotion of independent living within their chosen environment.

* To provide expert advice for patients with complex needs to other community based services as appropriate. E.g. District Nursing, Social Service.

* To work in partnership with the Senior management team in planning, coordinating, delivering, evaluating and developing the Intermediate Care Services.

* To undertake evidence-based projects, research, clinical and regulatory audits under the guidance of the Senior Management team

* To assess, investigate, monitor and improve all aspects of clinical quality and safety.

* To promote and review all aspects of patient experience.

* To provide statistical information as required in relation to Intermediate care KPI’s

* To provide spontaneous and planned advice, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers and other professionals, to promote understanding of the aims of Intermediate care and to ensure a consistent approach to patient care.

* To provide formal supervision to therapy professionals and support workers within the intermediate care services, this includes probation period, capability review, productivity and disciplinary.

Further information on role expectation is available within attached job description

The Ideal Candidate

You will have a

* Degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy

* MSc or willingness to undertake post-graduate degree is desirable but not essential

* Membership of the College of Occupational Therapists is desirable but not essential.

We have built organisation-wide committees in many specialist fields. You’ll have the option to join your clinical specialism, networking with professionals from across the country. We get together regularly, auditing and sharing standard methodology for innovation and service re-design. You’ll be a part of the pool of subject matter experts bringing together clinical and operational leads. You will be a part of quality improvements, research and development activity. Here we recognise and celebrate clinical excellence and dedication.

You will also need to be confident using IT systems and be able to demonstrate working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel

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  • Confident And Emotionally Stable
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