Team lead Physiotherapist – Specialist Medicine

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Job summary

You will work with a team of physiotherapists including clinical lead physiotherapist, Rotational Band 6 physiotherapists, Rotational Band 5 physiotherapists, Band 4 Rehab assistant and Band 3 physiotherapy assistants.You will manage a clinical caseload using an evidence based client centred approach to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions. You will be responsible for developing and training junior staff and students.You will work closely with the specialist nurses, and other Allied Health Professionals to achieve service and Trust objectives. We work on a integrated therapy model and promoting skill sharing among the professions.

The post will attract an effective communicator with specialist acute and rehabilitation skills to work with older adults with complex needs, expertise and experience working with multi-disciplinary teams and a flexible problem solving approach at a senior level. The role will combine clinical, educational, research, service development and line management skills to support the Multi-disciplinary services.You will have opportunities to be involved in management roles, such as recruitment and retention, sickness monitoring and complaints management. We strongly support Continuing Professional Development and you will be supported in the role by the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

Main duties of the job

  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including management of patients in your care.
  • To provide comprehensive and specialist physiotherapy assessment and diagnosis for patients with a range of highly complex presentations, by utilising advanced clinical reasoning, evidence-based knowledge, investigative and analytical skills and specialist manual assessment techniques.
  • To work both independently and within a team structure, managing the admission, discharge and onward referral to own and team caseload.
  • To formulate and deliver an individualised Physiotherapy management programme based on advanced knowledge of evidence-based practice and a wide range of specialist treatment options.
  • To work collaboratively within the MDT to deliver therapy programmes. To undertake a key worker role within the MDT to ensure co-ordination of patient episode of care and safe and effective discharge into the community.
  • To take a lead at clinical management meetings to ensure the delivery of a well co-ordinated multidisciplinary service and integration of physiotherapy into the treatment programme. This will include discussion of patient care, patient progress and involvement in discharge planning.
  • To co-ordinate the provision of physiotherapy reports including discharge summaries, for the multidisciplinary teams, GP's and community services

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location.

As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Degree (or equivalent) in Physiotherapy
  • State registration with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • MSc in relevant subjects or equivalent level of post-graduate specialist training short courses


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Membership of CSP special interest groups relevant to speciality
  • Relevant Postgraduate clinical qualification



  • Significant relevant, recent clinical experience in the management of patients with age related conditions, patients with long term conditions requiring hospitalisation.
  • Experience of multidisciplinary goal planning, development of care pathways and using outcome measures
  • Experience of organising and implementing training programmes for physiotherapists, MDT members, assistants and students
  • Experience of service development/change management


  • Previous Band 7 experience in relevant post
  • Experience of using clinical governance framework to monitor and improve quality of patient care
  • Clinical research experience

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate as appropriate and manage time effectively.
  • Advanced knowledge of the evidence base of Age related physiotherapy
  • Ability to remain updated with professional practice and research and integrate this into daily patient management
  • Competent IT skills
  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire others


  • Knowledge of recent NHS developments and their impact on service provision
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills

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