Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy - F/T 9 months

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Band 8a - Occupational Therapy Operational Lead for Inpatient Therapies

PLEASE NOTE: This is a Fixed Term/ Secondment - 9 months.

Are you looking for an amazing leadership opportunity to lead a group of talented and skilled professionals?

Are you looking to work in a well-supported organisation with excellent management support?

Are you motivated, driven and really want to make a difference for your colleagues and patients?

If you are, then this may be the right job for you!

We are looking for a supportive, compassionate, inspiring leader to lead the Elderly Care and Medicine Occupational Therapy teams at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Main duties of the job

To ensure a timely and effective occupational therapy service is delivered across inpatient specialities by helping to monitor staffing levels and workload capacity on a daily basis, providing relevant advice and information to the Professional Lead for OT and the Head of Therapies as needed.

To support patient flow throughout the inpatient specialties, attending Discharge Operational Meetings and undertaking key related actions.

To be responsible for the operational management and clinical leadership of the elderly care and medicine occupational therapy teams in conjunction with the Professional Lead for OT, including the day-to-day management of authorising equipment, supervising staff and providing clinical support.

To be an advanced specialist Occupational Therapist in the management of adult and elderly patients within an acute hospital setting; having a comprehensive understanding of the complex needs affecting a range of population groups.

About us

We are proud of working for the Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RBFT) where the CEO is involved, there is visible leadership at all levels and employees aspire to work to our care values.

RBFT is one of the largest district general hospital foundation trusts in the country. With a turnover of over £375m, employing over 5,000 staff and delivering care from multiple sites, we provide acute medical and surgical services to a population of 500,000 patients in Reading, Wokingham and West Berkshire and specialist services to a wider population of 1 million across Berkshire and its borders.

Reading sits on the river Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values:Compassionate,Aspirational,Resourceful,Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Date posted

21 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

9 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-6397135NCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details of the post.

For any further details, please contact Zoe Haddock on 0118 322 5215 / zoe.haddock@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for further details of the post.

For any further details, please contact Zoe Haddock on 0118 322 5215 / zoe.haddock@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Graduate qualification or equivalent with a postgraduate qualification or significant experience that equates to postgraduate level qualification.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Registered Therapist.

Desirable

  • Management degree or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Significant post qualification experience gained in a range of areas within the profession.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge in field and application of current best practice.
  • Experience of supervising staff and students.
  • Experience of training and developing other qualified staff.
  • Demonstrable track record of delivering service delivery improvements.
  • Demonstrate specialist professional knowledge in field.

Desirable

  • Experience of successfully leading change programmes.
  • Experience of working within a devolved management structure.
Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Graduate qualification or equivalent with a postgraduate qualification or significant experience that equates to postgraduate level qualification.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.
  • Registered Therapist.

Desirable

  • Management degree or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Significant post qualification experience gained in a range of areas within the profession.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge in field and application of current best practice.
  • Experience of supervising staff and students.
  • Experience of training and developing other qualified staff.
  • Demonstrable track record of delivering service delivery improvements.
  • Demonstrate specialist professional knowledge in field.

Desirable

  • Experience of successfully leading change programmes.
  • Experience of working within a devolved management structure.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Professional Lead for Occupational Therapy

Zoe Haddock

zoe.haddock@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

01183225215

Date posted

21 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 8a

Salary

£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

9 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

193-6397135NCG

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


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