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Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist - SMT & Surgery

Band 8a

Main area
Specialist Medicine and Surgery
Band 8a
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark Hill
£52,643 - £58,558 per annum, inc HCA
Salary period
17/01/2021 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.

King’s College Hospital has a large Therapy department with therapists from Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy. Each service is organised under a Deputy and Head of Profession with a Chief of Therapies heading up the service and representing Therapies across the Trust. The department has a well-established tradition of supervision and appraisal, which ensures all staff are given opportunities to develop skills and knowledge and to reach their full potential. King’s offers an excellent learning environment with an easy access to the Medical School library, the Internet and other training facilities.

The post based in the Specialist Medicine and Surgery OT team at the Denmark Hill site, offers an excellent opportunity to develop your skills within a supportive, friendly learning environment created by the established multi-disciplinary team.

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced therapist to lead our Specialist Medicine and Surgical OT service. This is a challenging and interesting position that combines the roles of expert clinician and teaching, service and staff development, team leadership and management. You must present with excellent clinical and communication skills, as well as the proven ability to plan and develop services. Clinical experience and proven skills in Specialist Medicine and Surgery are essential, and you should be able to display postgraduate learning appropriate to this post.

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. There is a well-structured CPD cycles, access to relevant MDT in-service training programs and regular team meetings.

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

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