Therapy Lead - IRAS

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per anumm
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic Therapy Lead to join our team.

Fixed Term/Secondment - 12 month contract

Applications welcome from either Occupational or Physiotherapists.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a developing service. The North East Essex Integrated Urgent Crisis Response Service is a newly integrated team which aims to ensure that patients are cared for in the right place at the right time by providing urgent community response, community IV antimicrobial therapy, admission prevention and discharge from ED and EAU, and community support.

You will be supported to develop new skills and build on your existing experience.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for providing specialist assessment and treatment for patients in A+E and Assessment units, ensuring appropriate pathways of care and communications via liaison and referral to other agencies as required.
  • To co-ordinate a team of physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy staff and assist in the implementation of the services' Clinical Governance action plan.
  • To undertake a team leader role in planning, co-ordinating, delivery and evaluating the Therapy service provided by urgent care on a day to day basis.
  • To take a major / lead role in the advanced assessment and treatment of patients within the speciality who may have complex acute or chronic presentations, and to determine clinical diagnosis and treatment indicated, and to maintain records as an autonomous practitioner.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health & Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

Please ensure you read the attached information regarding Covid vaccination requirements.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Proven post registration experience
  • Proven Band 6 level (rotational) experience of working in a relevant speciality
  • Highly specialist knowledge and experience of a wide range of approaches to the management of complex and chronic conditions, demonstrated by expert clinical reasoning.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of therapy within the current evolving health environment
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary / interdisciplinary team


  • Previous experience of student supervision and clinical education
  • Previous experience of formal presentations to multi professional groups
  • Experience of research methodology
  • Robust understanding of all aspects of Clinical Governance including previous experience of quality issues, audit and risk management



  • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Working at 'M' level as demonstrated by ongoing CPD including 'M' level accreditation.
  • Commitment to advanced clinical and professional development


  • Recognised post graduate qualification e.g. MSc
  • Membership of SIG
  • Member of relevant appropriate multi professional interest group

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