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Job Description

Middlesbrough, England

27.5 Hours per week

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced, dynamic and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to join our Wheelchair Service. The post holder will be working part-time employed as a Therapist working collaboratively in an experienced and skilled team to support wheelchair provision and postural management for patients in Redcar/Cleveland and Middlesbrough.

It is desirable for the post holder to have experience in the occupational therapy/physiotherapy assessment and management of patients with a range of conditions and have gained experience across a variety of specialities including experience in wheelchair provision.

The ability to travel independently is an essential part of this post as you will work across Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland community providing a service within patients own homes and Nursing Homes.

The post holder will be supported by the Senior Specialist Therapist and senior therapists in the team and the AHP Service Lead.

This post offers development in clinical and leadership skills and the post holder will be supported to attend relevant post graduate courses. We have an established and comprehensive training programme and our staff are encouraged and supported in their CPD through workshops, clinical supervision and the appraisal process. There is also an opportunity to actively participate in audit and research and the Hospital has close links with both the University of Teesside and Durham University.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in the country, close to the North Yorkshire Moors and within easy reach of Newcastle and Leeds. It comprises two acute hospitals, The James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital Northallerton and a number of community hospitals. The James Cook University Hospital is a major trauma centre and provides a wide range of district general hospital services and specialist services such as neurosciences, renal medicine, spinal injuries, major trauma, cardiothoracic, vascular surgery and cancer services.

The Therapy Service is a well-established large, progressive and dynamic service, which continues to develop within the Trust. The team is friendly and supportive and mentorship for this role will be available from other clinicians, the AHP Service Lead and Head of Professions.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.