Head of Service – Physiotherapy
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
Permanent / Full time
Make your mark on a high-performing service – and champion even better outcomes for our patients
As the only exclusively specialist children's hospital in the UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) is a unique
place in which to share your expertise. Every year, we receive over 300,000 patient visits, and the largest centre in the UK for children with heart or brain problems, and the largest centre in Europe for children with cancer. GOSH works in partnership with the UCL Institute of Child Health (ICH), part of University College London, and together they form the largest paediatric research and teaching centre in the UK.
Many of the children that attend the hospital have multiple disabilities and/or health problems and rare and congenital (present at birth) conditions, and many need help from a number of different specialist teams. Sadly, despite improvements in care and diagnosis over recent years, many of the children cared for at GOSH still have life threatening or life-limiting conditions. The Trust is constantly striving to shape the most innovative therapeutic options, better healthcare solutions and the most accurate diagnoses. The result is a dynamic environment where, talented colleagues work in partnership to save and enhance as many lives as possible, and where patients are at the heart of every decision. Our ‘Always Values’– to always act as one team and to be welcoming, helpful and expert – are the basis on which we provide our compassionate and world-class service.
We are now looking for an ambitious Head of Service to lead our highly skilled physiotherapy team and to manage the delivery of the orthotic service. Delivering the best possible solutions impacting on over 50 paediatric speciality areas (which is the widest range of any hospital in the UK), you will take the professional and clinical lead in these areas, identifying improvements and redesigning services to meet the evolving needs of our patients. In this dynamic role, you will also promote the value of therapeutic interventions both inside and outside the Trust. Working directly with children to deliver highly specialist clinical services, you will be a trusted expert to multidisciplinary colleagues across the organisation.
This is an exciting chance to play an instrumental role in delivering better life outcomes for children. To be equal to this opportunity, you will therefore be an HPC registered Physiotherapist with an extensive training and teaching portfolio and experience of supervising postgraduate students. With a record of contributing to policy and practice development at a national level, you will be well-versed in quality and audit measures. On a clinical level you will have an exceptional knowledge of specialist techniques plus an in-depth understanding of other multidisciplinary specialist areas, while on an emotional level you will have the communication skills required to deliver complex and sensitive information to children and their parents or carers. Crucially, you will be an inspirational leader who can resolve complex challenges and influence others to achieve the best possible results.
Join us in our vital work, and you will have the full support of the most incredible network of colleagues. At GOSH, we pride ourselves on partnership working across the disciplines, and we are always keen to embrace new and better ways of working. We aren’t afraid to push the boundaries of excellence and embrace the latest thinking. So with the scope to progress your career and the chance to further your skills, we are confident that when you join us, you will find a role that you genuinely love.
Closing Date for applications is 17th February 2021.
How to apply
For further information about the role and to submit an application please visit: http://gosh.healthjobsuk.com/vacancy/2903476