King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 11,500 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) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.
Specialist Neurological Occupational Therapist Band 7
Neurological Rehabilitation (Frank Cooksey Rehabilitation Unit)Band 7, 37.5 hours per weekPermanent Full-time
Kings College Hospital Foundation Trust based in South East London is one of the largest and busiest teaching hospitals in the UK, with a unique profile of strong local services and a focused set of specialist services. The Trust has over 11000 staff and a budget in excess of £500 million and continues to be at the forefront of medical progress and innovation.
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 places a strong emphasis on the learning environment and ensures that staff have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge to their full potential.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a suitable specialist Band 7 Occupational Therapist to be part of our Consortium Level 1B Neurological Rehabilitation Unit at Frank Cooksey Rehabilitation Unit (FCRU), which is now part of newly developed specialised neurological hub / services at Orpington Hospital.
FCRU has 15 inpatient neurological rehabilitation beds for adults (+16) who have a range of neurological diagnosis including acquired brain injury, stroke, non-traumatic spinal cord injury and peripheral neuromuscular diseases such as Guillain Barré syndrome, critical illness neuropathy, and polymyositis.
The specialist rehabilitation team includes nurses, physiotherapists, speech and language, occupational therapists, clinical neuropsychologists, discharge pathway coodinator, social work and consultants in rehabilitation medicine. The unit offers a rewarding and challenging clinical environment and offers an excellent opportunity to develop your clinical skills within a supportive, friendly and learning environment in a specialist multi-disciplinary team.
With proven specialist clinical skills in the rehabilitation of a range of neurological conditions, you must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to teach and develop junior staff and students. Working in a team 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 teaching program and access to relevant MDT in-service training programs.
For further details / informal visits contact:Sarah de Charentenay Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist Neuro Rehabilitation, on Applyor
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