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Clinical Lead Therapist Admission Avoidance

7

Main area
Acute therapy
Grade
7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
shifts across 7 days
Job ref
185-A-20-83810
Town
Exeter
Salary
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum pro rata
Closing
Today at 23:59

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time, enthusiastic and dedicated band 7 Clinical Lead Therapist to lead our dynamic team of occupational therapists and physiotherapists in our expanding Admission Avoidance Team. The team have a responsibility for all patients arriving at the hospital through the Emergency Dept, direct to the Medical Triage Unit or Acute Medical unit or the Same Day Emergency Care dept and the Acute Frailty Unity. The team will provide assessment and timely intervention working closely with the urgent community response teams and community support and social services to ensure patients can be returned to their place of residence as soon as medically fit.

The post holder will be responsible for the clinical and professional leadership of the team, staff development and clinical governance in relation to the local area and supporting other clinicians regarding patient treatment and management.

He / she will provide highly specialist assessment, diagnosis, treatment, education and advice to patients and their carers which will include a wide range of acute and chronic cases, many having complex presentations. He/ she will be part of an interdependent, multidisciplinary team ensuring that therapy input is integrated into the patients overall care plan.

He / she will plan, co-ordinate, deliver and evaluate the Admission Avoidance Service provided for patients in an emergency base/ward settings and be actively involved in the on-going development of the service to avoid an unnecessary admission or a delay in the transfer of the patients care.

He /she will work as an autonomous practitioner without direct supervision and at times lone working and be flexible to cover shifts across 7 days.

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are: Honesty, Openness & Integrity Fairness Inclusion & Collaboration Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***

DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE VACANCY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ros Wade rosamund.wade@nhs.net 01392 402487

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Personnel Reception
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
Wonford
Barrack Road
Exeter
Devon
EX2 5DW
Telephone
01392 403936 or 403758

We operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for job applicants with disabilities. If you let us know, when you apply, that you would like to use this scheme, we will guarantee you an interview, if you meet all the essential criteria listed in the person specification section of the job description.

We will also make any reasonable adjustments you require to our selection process. Please let us know what you need


Our Trust is proudly committed to race equality.
To ensure our ethnic minority staff have an equal opportunity to succeed, we are offering career development support to any ethnic minority staff.

Interested?

Please email rde-tr.equality@nhs.net to find out more.