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Borough Head Occupational Therapist

Employer
Central and North West
Location
Gordon Hospital, London
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
17 Sep 2021
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CNWL (Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust) has almost 7,000 staff providing integrated healthcare to a third of London's population, Milton Keynes and areas beyond. We involve service users, carers, the public, staff and partner organisations in the way that we are run.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, with over 100 first languages spoken. It contains areas of great affluence as well as areas of much deprivation. We are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them, and we actively encourage involvement from local people who can help make a difference. We're proud of our diversity and we continue to undertake new initiatives to advance equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities to promote good relations and understanding between our staff.

We are recognised locally, nationally and internationally for providing high quality, innovative healthcare. We aim to employ only the best people, and our experts are frequently called upon to contribute to national health strategy and policy, and many models of our care have been adapted for use in other countries.

We offer a generous relocation package (subject to eligibility assessment) and flexible working options, including bank assignments for most roles. See attached Staff Reward and Wellbeing Handbook detailing our benefits, discounts and wellbeing intiatives for staff.

Become part of our team. We care for you as much as you care for others.

CNWL are really proud to announce the recruitment to this exciting, innovative and unique role of Borough wide Head Occupational Therapist.

Are you passionate about Occupational Therapy? Do you have strategic leadership skills? Do you want to work in services that integrate physical and mental health services? Then this job is for you.

As the Head Occupational Therapist you will be responsible for providing professional leadership for all occupational therapy staff in Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster services, this includes teams in mental health (adult, community and older adults) and physical community services within the Community Independence Service (CIS).

The primary goal of the role is to professionally support OT's, develop services with senior managers across the trust and to promote and develop integrated care with colleagues. You will be part of a progressive and dedicated trust Head OT network led by our Trust Wide Head of Profession for Occupational Therapy and you will be a key part of the borough senior management team in KCW. You will work with service and team managers to contribute to developing OT within services and developing and maintaining high quality, effective OT in line with service and trust short- and long-term plans.

As borough head occupational therapist you will provide professional leadership for occupational therapy staff, working in mental health and physical community services, interpret national and local policies, ensure systematic and appropriate governance of occupational therapy practice within the Borough, and maintain systems for effective professional supervision and support across all occupational therapy services within the Borough. This includes implementing and maintaining systems for effective recruitment and retention, appraisals, and the identification of professional learning and development needs.

You will also provide specialist advice, direction and guidance to the Borough Director, the Senior Management Team and other managers across KCW; recommending the best course of action on issues relating to occupational therapy provision. This includes assisting or leading the implementation of changes and service development. This also applies to the planning, promotion, development and implementation of initiatives relating to recovery and social inclusion, Equalities and Diversity, Vocation and Employment and Carers Involvement.

This unique role leading occupational therapists in both mental and physical health settings, requires a specialist generalist who embraces their dual training and is committed to service development that supports patients to be engaged in activities that are meaningful to them despite their health, social circumstance or background.

Come and join us and be one of the friendly and supportive 300 Occupational Therapists (OTs) in CNWL. We work in many different teams in both physical and mental health, as well as a number of specialist areas. You could have a career for life with us and maintain your dual skills.

OT in CNWL is very fortunate in having a long established professional structure and this includes an AHP director, Trust wide Professional Head of OT, borough and specialist Head OTs. This has the huge benefit of ensuring representation of our profession at all levels - both strategically and operationally.

Personal and professional development is a high priority for the profession and is underpinned by our OT R&D strategy, R& D specialist groups and OT clinical networks. This enables us to invest in the development of our staff by providing excellent internal training as well as commissioning specialised external training and providing quality supervision. This ensures all our OTs reach their full potential at every stage of their career. Our commitment to research, audit and EBP is made possible by our strong links with local universities.

We actively support the next generation of OTs through apprenticeships, student placements and the promotion of the profession as a career in schools. We are proud of the diversity in our workforce but have invested time in supporting and developing this further through our BAME OT group.

If you are an OT who strives for excellent and wants to develop to your full potential then we would welcome your application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Emma Nicklin

Job title: Professional Head of Occupational Therapy

Email address: emma.nicklin@nhs.net

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