Therapy Team Leader

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are seeking a dynamic and highly experienced specialist Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist with a track record of leading and managing a clinical team in a community setting within the Community Integrated Response Team (Home First, UCR 2hr Response and Virtual frailty Ward)

You will be providing line management and clinical/ professional supervision to a defined group of staff, including appraisal and monitoring of clinical practice standards and beresponsible for the allocation of work to clinicians and working collaboratively with the other team leaders to ensure equity of workload across teams.

You will act as positive role model in coaching staff members and providing clear direction and support, as well as supporting the service manager with service re-design and take the lead on identified projects.

You will be in charge of managing a clinical caseload as capacity allows.

We are looking for someone who has exceptional communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, with the ability to take charge when needed and an encouraging and inclusive approach. You must be flexible and adaptable with the ability to manage competing demands, priorities and deadlines of the role. The team leaders will be required to drive the transformation of community therapy, so you need to be forward thinking and have a passion for community rehabilitation and quality improvement.

Main duties of the job

To lead and co-ordinate a multi-disciplinary team of therapists, assistants, health care workers and administrative staff to provide acomprehensive, efficient and effective community-based therapy service.To provide a high standard community therapy service to patients in their own living environment with the aim ofpreventing hospital admission or supporting hospital discharge. To perform highly specialised therapy assessment ofpatients with diverse and complex conditions to provide a diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatmentprogramme.To assess, develop and implement a Highly Specialist Occupational Therapy service for a highly complex client groupwith a wide variety of clinical needs.Lead in the development of the Community Integrated response Team in specialist area of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy.To support the Clinical Lead in matters relating to planning and development of the serviceThe post holder will be expected to supervise Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists and Rehabilitation Assistants within the team andhave a key role in the development of integrated working for all AHPs within Community Integrated Response TeamTo support the Service Lead in the delivery and development of a high performing service/ skilled and productiveworkforce that is patient focussed.

About us

The Community Integrated Response Team enables collaborative working of staff across Wirral Community NHS Foundation Trust.

It ensures that patients in crisis and at imminent risk of hospital admission are provided with a thorough MDTassessment at the earliest opportunity, focusing on promoting independence, ensuring people are able to remain in theirown homes for as long as possible, without the need for hospital admission or long term care placements.

The team consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Technical Instructors, Nurses, Health Care Assistantsand Social Care Staff who work together to provide short-term support and rehabilitation in the patient's home. They haveaccess to specialist services and equipment, which may help keep the patient safe at home.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To lead a team of multi-disciplinary therapists including clinicians, assistants and admin staff to provide a high quality,effective and productive Rapid Community Response Team .To be competent with Information technology and to lead and monitor the team in the use of electronic patientinformation services.To monitor and provide reports on team performance and activity as required and support Trust initiatives to developand improve service efficiencies.Ensure team compliance with information governance policy.To regularly participate in working parties/groups as required developing policy and protocol changes across the Trustthat will impact on all service users and to implement those policies and protocols within the service.Support the Service Lead in completion and analysis of accurate records of activity for statistical purposes and implement changes within the team as a result of audit.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Professional Training


  • Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • Proven Leadership skills
  • Evidence of relevant and up to date post graduate courses/CPD and reflective practice.
  • Up to date manual and therapeutic handling training.
  • Health Professions Council Registration


  • MSC in related field or equivalent experience

Experience and Knowledge


  • Experience of managing a highly complex rehabilitation caseload
  • Experience of supervising and developing less experienced staff and students
  • Involvement in carrying out clinical audit, including the coordination and evaluation of, and use of findings to make service developments
  • Proven understanding of clinical governance and risk management, its importance and an awareness of how it is carried out
  • 5 years post graduate experience.

Skills and Attributes


  • Proven ability to build and maintain relationships within PT and multi/interdisciplinary teams
  • Presentation skills.
  • Highly developed clinical reasoning skills
  • Committed to personal, team and service knowledge
  • Able to work well with others and pass on skills and knowledge
  • Able to maintain judgement under pressure

Personal Qualities


  • Can demonstrate motivation, drive, enthusiasm, flexibility, reliability, empathy and confidence
  • Leadership qualities including an ability to manage change.
  • Car driver and access to a car for work purposes essential

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