Team Leader Physiotherapist

at  Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Chester, England, United Kingdom - CH2 1UL

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Working hours - 37.5 hours per week
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated and suitably experienced physiotherapist to join the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Department at the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Trust as a Clinical Team Leader.
This dynamic role divides a high percentage of clinical work with the day-to-day operational management of the MSK physiotherapy service at the Countess of Chester Hospital. As the MSK Team Leader, you will be line managing, co-ordinating and supervising physiotherapists and therapy assistants with responsibility for meeting our governance requirements, including appraisal, clinical competencies, recruitment, and attendance management. We have a band 5 Preceptorship programme, and with the support of our Practice Development Therapist, you will be responsible for ensuring that the Band 5 staff in your team are fully supported in meeting their goals. You will also ensure that referrals are triaged in a timely and safe manner, that caseloads are effectively managed, and that the team maintains the focus on delivery of excellence in patient-focused care. As part of the Joint Therapy Services team, you will work in collaboration with the primary care MSK Team Leaders and Lead MSK Therapist to identify service development opportunities through audit and QI projects.
The clinical content of the role will broadly include a mixed physiotherapy caseload to meet the department needs, but which will include leading on the staff self-referral clinic, and oversight of our Fracture and Soft Tissue Injury clinics. We can offer opportunities to develop through working alongside our Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners, including a role in the arthroplasty post operative review clinics.
The successful candidate will therefore be required to demonstrate excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, the ability to work both independently and as part of a team and be well organised and comfortable with managing change. Evidence of level 7 post graduate study would also be expected.

We offer

  • Friendly and professional team support across acute and primary care
  • A supportive and reflective learning environment with special interest groups, In-service training, and band specific training
  • Regular formal and informal supervision with advanced level clinicians
  • Opportunity to engage in service wide clinical governance activities

If you are keen to take on this challenging and rewarding role, we would love to hear from you. You are welcome to contact the Lead MSK Therapist, Tanya Booth, or Associate Director for Therapies, Alex Holroyd for an informal discussion about the role (details below) contact number - 01244 364219.
The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust consists of a 600 bedded large District General Hospital, which provides its services on the Countess of Chester Health Park, and a 64 bedded Intermediate Care Service at Ellesmere Port Hospital.
The Trust provides services in all of the surgical and medical specialties common to a District General Hospital with some specialist services. The Trust serves the whole of the local population currently in excess of 250,000 residents which geographically covers populations in England and North Wales.
The Trust strives to continuously improve and sustain the quality of its services for patients, providing care to more than 445,000 patients per year, with almost 4,000 staff working together putting quality and patient safety, at the heart of everything we do. The organisation provides a wide range of services offering health care to the whole spectrum of the population from birth to the end of life. The Trust complies with its terms of authorisation as a Foundation Trust.
See Job Description for further details.
Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.
Before applying, we encourage you to review the Trusts Values and Behaviours which are the 6 Cs Communication, Competence, Courage, Care, Compassion and Commitment.
Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is £23 (standard) or £43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.
You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of £13 per year applies.
New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.
Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.
Good luck with your application


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Min:N/AMax:5.0 year(s)

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Chester, United Kingdom