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Therapy Team Leader Medicine Surgery

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Band 7 Therapy Team Leader
NHS AfC: Band 7
Secondment 3 months
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Team Leader
£33,222 - £43,041 per annum,pr
22/09/2019 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


Job title

Band 7 Therapy Team Leader

Site Location



Therapy Services Urgent Care

Status of Contract

Secondment - 3 months






£33,222 - £43,041 pa, pr

Working Pattern: As required

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire.

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital. This includes adults’ and children’s accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women’s and children’s services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

The Trust also provides sexual health services for the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton.

Southport & Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust is a progressive NHS Trust which is committed to providing and developing innovative high quality services to the communities that it serves.

We are looking for an experienced Senior Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to work as a Team Leader for 3 months supporting the Medical and Surgical Therapy Team.  Must have experience working in  acute hospital therapy teams and / or specialist services.

You would be responsible for managing an extremely dynamic and hardworking multi profession team (Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists taking responsibility for the day to day management of the service. The post holder will:-

•Lead service delivery and make changes where needed to ensure smooth timely delivery of services across service area.
•Support supervision across the team 
•Work closely with discharge planning team, matrons and ward staff to ensure patients are assessed in a timely manner ensuring safe discharge home.
•Have exceptional leadership skills, and a clear appreciation of national agendas and experience in delivering organisational change.
•Be an effective member of the Multi-disciplinary team communicating with staff of all levels in order to ensure the best possible patient outcomes.
•Contribute to and lead some aspects of service development and creation of service protocols within the service area
•Have a degree or equivalent in the Therapy Profession.
•Be HCPC registered
•Be able to meet the travel requirements of the role

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and experienced Senior Therapist to use their skills and expertise to lead the Medical and Surgical Therapy team based at Southport Hospital.

Please ensure that your supporting information covers the essential and desirable criteria in the Job Specification as we use this to short list.

The post holder can expect:-

•Induction with support
•PDR with review as bank

We reserve the right to close the post when we have sufficient applications.

Advertising Date: 10th September 2019

Closing Date: 22nd September 2019

Shortlisting Date: 23rd September 2019

Interview Date: 1st October 2019

This post will be subject to an Enhanced DBS (with barred list for vulnerable adults/ disclosure)

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Nicola Ivanovic Head of Therapy and Rehabilitation Services 01704 704147

Joanne Russell Clinical Therapy Manager 01704 704144