FC39: Clinical Manager
Salary: Highly Competitive
First Military Recruitment is working in partnership with our client- a leading provider of wheelchair & community equipment services to the NHS and the Private Sector- to recruit a Clinical Manager to join their team in Derby.
This is an exciting role as you will have the opportunity to provide expert clinical leadership to our team, deliver clinical operational performance, and simultaneously work with the operational management team to focus on continuous quality improvement. You will be supporting a talented group of local clinical staff including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, rehabilitation assistants, rehabilitation engineers and rehabilitation engineering technicians. You will work closely with the clinical director and clinical leads/managers from the other eight wheelchair services. You will promote the service and work of the organisation through relevant national bodies, such as the Posture and Mobility Group, and professional bodies. This role provides you with the opportunity to focus on offering your vision and leadership to improve the quality of service user outcomes.
- Be responsible for developing and maintaining the clinical foundation of the service within our clinical governance structure; this will include applying clinical policies and procedures, particularly clinical supervision, caseload management and clinical audit.
- Manage, coach, lead, and develop staff on a day-to-day basis.
- Empower the team to achieve results within a measurable and structured approach, ensuring full accountability for actions and problem resolution, also promoting interdisciplinary working.
- Ensure clinical competency and high standards of clinical practice in line with local, national and regulatory policy.
- Proactively promote the service across the county, working with our partnership and engagement team to ensure service user involvement and joint working with other agencies and organisations.
- Lead the clinical development of the service in line with national guidelines and developments in the evidence base.
- Work closely with the service management team to meet key performance indicators.
- Lead from the front by using highly advanced clinical reasoning to fit and, with tools, adjust equipment to meet service user needs; this will involve detailed instruction on safe use and care of the equipment.
- You will have your own clinical caseload for which you are responsible; you will plan the rota of work for the clinical team as a whole, working closely with customer services.
- Ensure holistic assessment is provided to all service users, establishing their abilities, limitations and needs with regard to physical, sensory, cognitive, perceptual and social functioning, and determining the need for onward referral to other services.
Essential Skills and Experience:
- BSc or diploma in occupational therapy, physiotherapy or engineering.
- HCPC / RCT registration.
- Post education training to M-level in managing patients with complex conditions, or the willingness to study at this level.
- Experience relevant to the wheelchair service, post education.
- Knowledge of writing and handover of prescriptions for a wide range of wheelchairs and seating across a range of clinical presentations for both adults and children.
- Advanced knowledge of a range of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.
- Advanced skills in the assessment of adults and children with physical disability with sound clinical reasoning skills.
- Advanced knowledge of 24 hour postural management and its impact on wheelchair and seating provision.
- Advanced knowledge of pressure ulcer avoidance and management.
- Comprehensive understanding and application of clinical governance.
- Knowledge of relevant legislation in relation to current practice.
- Car driver with license valid for the UK..
- Ability to remain calm and professional with service users who may be emotionally and physically distressed, and with team members as and when they require support.
- 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays with accrual to 28 days after 5 years continuous service.
- Employee Assistance Programme.
- Blue Light Card.
- Pension Scheme.
- Company sick pay provision with continuous service.