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Therapy Clinical Lead - Critical Care

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Job summary

Therapies and Rehabilitation are seeking an innovative and creative AHP for a Clinical Lead post in Critical Care. This exciting role will offer clinical and strategic leadership to AHPs supporting this clinical area, across dietetics, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech and language therapy. The post is part time for one year, and will work jointly with an established part time Clinical Lead.

The Clinical Lead post supports existing AHP services to critical care, which includes in- and out-patient services across both sites. We are looking for a senior clinician in any of the above AHP professions who can offer advanced-level clinical skills and senior decision-making, quality improvement and service development support, reflecting national best-practice guidelines and local innovation. The post will act as a strategic link between the Therapies and Rehabilitation Directorate and Specialty Management Teams within Critical Care.

The post-holder must be able to offer strong, visible and accessible clinical leadership. They will contribute to teaching and training within the wider team, and will ensure services are developed in line with NUH's vision, values and behaviours.

The postholder will be supported by Clinical Lead peers across our respective professions and clinical specialties, alongside therapy service managers and our Directorate Leadership Team.

Main duties of the job

This role will provide strategic clinical leadership in the management of patients under the care of NUH across Critical Care, and will contribute to direct patient care in the postholder's clinical profession. Core responsibilities are spread over the four pillars of AHP practice: leadership; clinical practice; facilitated learning; evidence, research and development.

Please refer to job description and person specification for full details of the job.

As a key leadership role, it is critical that NUH values and behaviours are embedded in everyday practice.

About us

As a large acute teaching hospital, NUH has a range of fantastic opportunities for staff to develop their careers within the NHS. Therapies and Rehabilitation is a supportive Directorate with a robust appraisal process and many learning opportunities.

The Therapies and Rehabilitation Directorate sits within the Clinical Support Division at NUH. We are a diverse pathway of over 700 AHPs and business/support staff, working together to deliver the high quality care we aspire to, led strategically by our Chief AHP. Our HCPC registered AHP professionals comprise of, dietitians, occupational therapists, orthotists, physiotherapists, prosthetists and speech and language therapists. Practice Development Therapists support career development for all.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The postholder will be supported by Clinical Lead peers across our respective professions and clinical specialties, alongside therapy service managers and our Directorate Leadership Team.

Please see the attached full Job Description and Personal Specification for further specific details of this post.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • oBSc Hons in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy or Dietetics or equivalent
  • oRecognised post-graduate training relevant to specialty preferably including research skills to a Master's level.
  • oEvidence of maintaining professional competence through CPD
  • oKnowledge of National, Trust and Departmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • oFull HCPC registration



  • oRequire highly advanced / theoretical / practical knowledge and clinical reasoning skills relevant to Critical Care pathways


  • Experience of working within a broad range of services

Communication and relationship skills


  • oAble to communicate highly complex information which may be sensitive or contentious to all concerned where there may be barriers to understanding e.g. psychosocial issues language barriers, speech problems, learning difficulties or where English is not the first language.
  • oAble to communicate effectively establishing and maintaining relationships
  • oAble to utilise persuasion, negotiation and reassurance skills to ensure agreement and co-operation.
  • oTo feedback constructive criticism with tact and diplomacy.
  • oAbility to communicate and present highly complex information effectively, in written and verbal formats to individuals or groups
  • oAbility to motivate, train and teach own and other disciplines of staff.
  • oAble to influence Senior medical consultants, GP's and Commissioners

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • oAbility to analyse, interpret and compare information e.g. interpreting results of investigations
  • oAbility to assess, formulate a diagnosis and plan patient management, using highly specialist clinical reasoning skills and a wide range of treatment options.
  • oAbility to provide an expert 'second opinion' to patients with highly complex clinical conditions.
  • oAbility to assess and manage risk in relation to patient care and working environment.
  • oAbility to critically appraise research literature and together with the team, implement evidence based practice in order to deliver an effective service.
  • oTo evaluate own clinical interventions and that of the team.
  • oProvide critical evaluation of service delivery and facilitate necessary change
  • oAbility to allocate limited resources in accordance with changing needs.

Planning and organisation skills


  • oAbility to plan and prioritise own workload, by using planning, organisational and time management. This requires flexibility to work over a number of different settings.
  • oAbility to delegate effectively
  • oTo contribute to the overall service delivery with the multidisciplinary team in own work section/ department/ directorate.
  • oTo develop the Critical Care therapy service in relation to Trust objectives and National guidelines.

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