Team Lead Occupational Therapist - Rehabilitation Unit

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Team Lead Occupational Therapist to lead the rehabilitation team based on our 15 bedded, Level 2 Rehabilitation Unit at Broadgreen Hospital.

The Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides this rehabilitation unit as part of a hub and spoke arrangement for Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation Network (CMRN). This is a unique collaborative pathway with 7 partners that provides complex rehabilitation to patients following traumatic injury or illness and is based on need not diagnosis. The pathway goes from hyperacute to community.

The unit, (Ward 5 - Phoenix Unit) on the Broadgreen site, provides active rehabilitation for patients with complex functional loss, such as those with ABI, polytrauma, and post-critical care patients.

The well-established team consists of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitian, speech and language therapist, psychology, nursing and medical staff with assistants and support staff. The role requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a commitment to effective multidisciplinary team working, skill sharing and working with multiple external agencies/services.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to be part of the Cheshire and Merseyside Rehabilitation Network development groups and to contribute to the continued improvement of the pathway. This static position will give the staff member opportunities to fully participate in the education, training, audits, research and service development projects undertaken by the CMRN.

The post holder will have excellent communication and leadership skills in conjunction with experience and skills in complex rehabilitation (including neurological and trauma). The teams are led by highly skilled senior clinicians and are supported by Therapy Managers, all of whom are committed to the development of staff and services. There will be training opportunities and regular performance and development reviews. The post holder will provide training and supervision to Band 5 and 6 Occupational Therapists, assistants and students.

We are looking for someone who is committed to proactive team-working with other professionals and agencies, and who recognises the importance of demonstrating outcomes and meeting performance targets as part of excellent clinical care. We provide flexible patient and carer centred services, and there is therefore a requirement to work contracted hours over a 7 day rota and extended days when required.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further information:

To undertake assessment of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations/multiple pathologies using advanced clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to clinically diagnose

Implement evidence based treatment plans with regards to physical, cognitive, perceptual, psychological and social functioning.

Deliver and evaluate treatment programmes according to health care needs using a comprehensive range of treatment options.

To manage waiting lists and prioritise referrals with own team.

To advise, assist and educate band 5 and band 6 OTs and Student OT's on the management of clinically complex patients.

To be responsible for the supervision of Students and Assistants within own team.

To provide the Clinical Occupational Therapy Specialist/Managers with relevant information for the planning and development of the unit.

To ensure where necessary the provision of staff cover within own clinical team in times of annual leave/sickness etc.

To assist the Managers in achieving the departmental objectives and promoting an open style of management.

To participate in the professional development programme of the Occupational Therapy Department.

Co-ordinate the effective day to day running of own team and ensure effective dissemination of information.

To participate in the recruitment and selection of therapy staff under the guidance of Therapy Lead.

Senior oversight of a therapy team including aspects such as performance reporting, management of sickness, supervision, safety and governance and clinical incident reporting.

This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

This job description is intended as a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the post and not a rigid, inflexible specification. It may be subject to revision to meet the changing needs of the service, following consultation with the post holder.

Through the course of your employment you may become aware of information concerning patients or staff. All such information must be treated as confidential. Breach of this confidence may result in dismissal.

Person Specification



  • BSc or Diploma in OT
  • HCPC Registration
  • Specialist post-registration qualification
  • Evidence of CPD



  • Demonstrable postgraduate clinical experience
  • Active experience in audit
  • Supervision of staff and students
  • Teaching of junior staff
  • Experience of working with other agencies
  • Experience in clinical speciality



  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Good time management
  • Ability to implement change
  • Able to demonstrate leadership skills


  • Leadership course attendance e.g. LEO

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Broadgreen Hospital

Thomas Drive


L14 3LB

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