Therapy Team Lead - Alderney COHO and Transition therapy team

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic and motivated Therapy Lead to work for an outstanding Trust during a period of transformation, with proven commitment to collaborative working.

This advertisement invites applicants who are interested in a Band 7 Team Leadership opportunities for a 1 year fixed term position.

The Post is in Poole, and will include managaging the Inpatient Rehabilitation team at Alderney Hospital and The transition therapy team covering Figbury lodge and D2A bedded options.

The successful candidates will have proven ability in delivery of clinical interventions to adult/elderly patients in need of :

Urgent care to avoid admission to hospital, and/or

Rehabilitation and condition management for patients with long term conditions, and/or

Planning to support timely discharge of patients from an inpatient setting.

We look forward to meeting you!

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an individual who will inspire and demonstrate leadership qualities through clear visible management. They will strive for continuous service improvement and will manage change through strategic thinking, use of negotiating skills, self-awareness and effective communication. Clinically they will be continually responsible for the assessment of care needs, the development, implementation and evaluation of specialist programmes of care. They will ensure adequate and safe staffing cover is maintained for patient care,act at all times as an advocate for service users, carers and relatives. They will be a driver for the D2A approach and continually aim to improve patient flow.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Dorset HealthCare is in partnership withThe Princes Trustto support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we offer an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. Please contact to access the support.

Person Specification



  • Registered health practitioner to degree level
  • Broad clinical and multi-agency knowledge
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Trust's Strategies


  • Learning and Assessing in Practice Qualification or equivalent practice assessors training.



  • Experience as a registered practitioner at Band 6 level
  • Evidence of education and training in practice
  • Evidence of proactive involvement in the supervision and development of members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Practical experience of facilitating and managing change



  • Previous clinical people management experience
  • Able to act as a clinical supervisor



  • Subject to the provisions of the Equality Act, able to travel using own vehicle on Trust business.
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English to a standard which enables the post holder to carry out the full range of duties and responsibilities of the role effectively.

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