Current vacancies at the Trust

Neuro Navigator

Band 7

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Band 7
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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Guy's Hospital
£38,035 - £48,256 p.a inclusive of HCA
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Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is at the cutting edge of exciting developments in the Neuro-rehabilitation pathway in South East London!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced clinician to join the innovative South East London Neuro Navigation Service (SELNNS). The successful candidate will join an established team comprising four existing Neuro Navigators (Band 7), and two Clinical Managers (Band 8a) who provide strategic oversight and management of the service.

The SELNNS works collaboratively with patients, families and various professionals across agencies to ensure that patients with complex neuro-rehabilitation needs are accessing the right service at the right time for them. This is achieved through the application of expert neuro-rehabilitation clinical reasoning skills, combined with knowledge of acute and community services across South East London. The team in- reaches to various tertiary and local hospitals, as well as specialist neuro-rehabilitation units across the capital to support seamless transition of care between settings.

The position is Band 7, 37.5 hours per week and likely based within the boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, however travel and working within the other South East London boroughs will be required. The team are based at Guy’s Hospital near London Bridge Station, however all staff within the team are supported to enable remote working.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech and Language Therapist or Specialist Nurse with:

  • Strong neuro-rehabilitation skills and experience (ideally including acute, specialist units and community roles)
  • The ability to work autonomously within a South East London Borough
  • Excellent communication skills with a range of patients, professionals and commissioners
  • Enthusiasm, initiative, the drive to work individually and a willingness to work as part of a team
  • Strong IT skills, experience of service development, data collection and knowledge of relevant outcome measures

This position provides an excellent opportunity for consolidation of leadership and management skills, as you will work collaboratively with Clinical Managers to:

  • Take a strategic lead on the development and implementation of a collaborative care pathway for people with complex neurological disability, advising the CCG on future models of care
  • Provide expert opinion on the appropriateness of referrals for out of borough assessment / intervention
  • Take on a broader strategic role, networking and liaising with neurological rehabilitation services, particularly across South East London
  • Work in partnership with other health and social care providers, promoting an integrated approach to the management of complex neurological conditions
  • Promote the provision of high quality care to adults with complex neurological disability through research and evidence based practice

A working knowledge of the health and social care landscape of any of the South East London boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Lewisham, Greenwich, Bexley or Bromley is not essential, but would be an advantage.

Closing date: 22nd July 2018 at midnight
Interviews will be held the week commencing 30th July 2018.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Jodie Carolan, SELNNS Clinical Manager:; Tel: 079 1833 8814 

If you have problems applying, contact

020 7188 7188

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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