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OT Job in United Kingdom United Kingdom - North West - Preston

Head of Therapy Services  

Sue Ryder

Head of Therapy Services
£48,884 - £53,479 per annum
37.5 hours per week (Part time/job share considered) Monday - Friday
Sue Ryder Neurological Care Centre Lancashire

Be there when it matters

Sue Ryder has an exciting opportunity for a Head of Therapy Services to lead our dedicated team. As a Head of Therapy Services you will provide robust and effective leadership to a specialised multi-disciplinary therapy team working within the rehabilitation service at Sue Ryder Lancashire. The post will support the Senior Management Team in the delivery of services, quality improvement and clinical governance and strategy for neurological care and rehabilitation.

Key responsibilities include:

Oversee individual client journey from referral to discharge to ensure individual programmes are planned and delivered safely and effectively.
To provide operational oversight and professional leadership to the therapy team via effective supervision, appraisal and training.
Take a lead on recruitment and retention activity pertaining to the AHP workforce
Monitor all aspects of quality and performance activity and complete a range of compliance related reports as appropriate
Act as a source of clinical expertise and advice within the charity in neuro-rehabilitation and AHP workforce
Actively engage with the Integrated Stroke and Neuro Network (ISNDN), Neurological Alliance and other local/national networks
Build and maintain effective relationships with NHS, local authority and third sector organisations working in neurological services
Engage with Sue Ryder central services for workforce, HR, education and quality to ensure robust reporting and compliance
Act as lead source of clinical expertise within the team.
Chair multidisciplinary team meetings, clinical governance meetings and Quality Improvement group
To complete a range of written quality and performance related reports as appropriate for external and internal monitoring purposes and ensure a robust audit cycle is completed

Experience and skills required:

•BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy/ BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
•Registered with Health and Care Professionals Council
•Relevant post registration training and experience in a neurological rehabilitation speciality and relevant leadership experience and training in a health/social care setting
•Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
•Current registration with Professional Body (RCOT/CSP)
•Member of a Professional Specialist Interest Group
•Experience of working in a specialised rehabilitation setting (in-patient or community)
•Demonstrable experience of evidence based practice, research and outcome measures
•Highly specialist knowledge and application of therapy assessments and interventions using complex level clinical reasoning
•Experience of managing a team of staff including setting objectives, appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary issues

Sue Ryder benefits:
•Continuation of NHS pension
•27 days holiday rising to 33 with service plus bank holidays
•Option to buy holiday's up to five days
•Private pension matched at 5%
•Enhanced Maternity Benefits
•Cash referral bonus scheme for certain roles
•24 hour employee assistance line for free advice on work, family and personal life
•PeoplePerks - discounts with hundreds of retailers and services that can amount to an average annual saving of GBP 350
•Staff discount of 15% on new goods at the online shop
•Free onsite parking and good transport links
•Subsidised meals
•Staff loans and company car loans
•Free uniform
•Wellbeing centre
•Opportunities to progress through our development framework structure

If you would like to progress your career with Sue Ryder please apply now. We welcome candidates to visit the centre by arrangement.

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Contract Type:

Full-time, Permanent

Company Name:

Sue Ryder

Contact Name:

Amy Bell

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Job Applications are welcomed from:  Only applicants who already have full registration in: United Kingdom

Desired Minimum Post Grad. Experience: 4 yrs +

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Listed Date:

15-07-2022 sep Unique Listing Views: 130 sep Total Views: 199

Listing ID: 5978837

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