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Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Band 8a

Main area
Critical Care
Band 8a
Expressions for Permanent Contract, Fixed Term or Secondment will be considered
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark Hill
£52,643 - £58,558 per annum, inc HCA
Salary period
31/01/2021 23:59
Interview date

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c£1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 12,800 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) sites at Denmark Hill in Camberwell and at the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in the London Borough of Bromley.

The King’s College Hospital Critical Care service continues to expand; with the recent construction of a state of the art 60 bedded Critical Care Centre. This is an exciting opportunity for the King’s College Occupational Therapy service to grow, offering the successful candidate a unique workplace experience and a chance to be part of a world class team.

Occupational Therapy is part of a large therapy department with over 300 therapists that provide a service under a supportive management structure consisting of Deputy and Head of profession, and a Chief of Therapies. The department puts a strong emphasis on the learning environment and ensures that staff have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to their full potential.
As a part of the Critical Care service at King’s College Hospital the successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop their clinical skills to provide specialist care for critically ill patients including:
• Major Trauma
• Neurosurgery
• Spinal Injuries
• Neurology
• Cardiology & Cardiothoracic
• Respiratory
• Orthopaedics
• Renal and haematology
• Specialist Medicine
• General Medicine and Surgery 
Occupational Therapy in critical care is a developing field of practice and a well-established service within King’s College NHS Foundation Trust. You will work closely with all members of the MDT to provide comprehensive functional and cognitive assessment and rehabilitation, positioning and seating plans, splinting, disability management, sensory programs (disorders of consciousness, central neurological and peripheral nerve injury) for the above patient cohort and much more. All staff within this service receive a comprehensive induction and training. Staff at King’s College Hospital are encouraged to engage in research and participate in local and national communities to continue to develop this clinical area of practice.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Occupational Therapist with the following skills, experience and interests:
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Interest in leading the development of the Occupational Therapy service on Critical Care and leading and developing staff
• Skills and experience in the management of patients with acute and rehabilitation needs
• Skills and experience in working with patients with neurological conditions in the acute setting.

Working in a department, which offers a wide range of experience, you will be encouraged and supported to develop your clinical, teaching, and managerial skills as well as contribute towards service development.

You must have a degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy and be HCPC registered.

Expressions for a permanent contract, fixed term or secondment will be considered.

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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

Brian Simelane
Job title
Deputy Head of Occupational Therapy
Email address
Telephone number
020 3299 8123
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