Clinical Lead Physiotherapist for Inpatient Therapy

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Band 7 Clinical Lead Physiotherapist within the Acute Therapies team at Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, forward thinking Physiotherapist with a special interest in Acute Therapies and complex discharge planning, who has excellent therapeutic skills and a sound knowledge of treating medical patients.

You will need to have substantial, previous experience as a Band 6 or Band 7 Physiotherapist, confident in treating complex medical patients (including respiratory patients), be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills and experience of working in a relevant clinical field.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will join the CHFT therapies team and work closely with multi-disciplinary colleagues to provide assessment and treatment of medical patients. They will play in a leading therapy role in the implementation of Reason to Reside and will be provided with the opportunity to complete the CHFT Leadership Programme.

About us

You will work in a supportive team with other experienced clinical leads in a range of specialities and will also have the guidance and support of team leads as well as the inpatient therapy service manager. We support student training at CHFT and have excellent links with university collegaues. CHFT is situated in West Yorshire and has excellent transport links to Manchester and Leeds so is in an idea location along the M62 corridor.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To act as the Clinical Lead for the Acute Therapies Service with a specific responsibility for leadership and delivery of therapy within the Acute Medical setting. This role will provide support to a team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Assistants. A key part of the role involves advancing clinical practice within an acute setting and taking a lead in evolving and embedding best practice.

Person Specification



  • Relevant Degree/Diploma
  • Registered with HPC
  • Evidence of relevant postgraduate training
  • Clinical Educator training


  • Member of Professional Body
  • Study to Masters level or equivalent
  • Leadership training



  • Evidence of training other staff in Acute Medical/Orthopaedic skills
  • Recent experience at Band 6 or above, in assessing, treating and evaluating care within the Acute Medical and Orthopaedic specialisms including those with respiratory conditions.
  • Ability to manage customer expectations e.g. dealing with complaints
  • Experience developing staff e.g. supervision, PDR's
  • Proven ability to case manage clients with complex needs
  • Ability to identify own learning needs and engage in self-directed learning for CPD
  • Ability to identify learning needs of others


  • Experience in planning, allocating and delegating tasks

Special Knowledge/ Expertise


  • Recent experience of working within Acute Medicine and Orthopaedics
  • Experience of liaison with other professionals and multi-agency partnership working
  • Evidence of relevant training and maintenance of best practise
  • Demonstrates positive attitudes and behaviours
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Proven clinical leadership skills
  • Ability to organise self and others e.g. rotas, events


  • Membership or working towards membership of Special Interest Group
  • Recent experience working at Band 7 level

Practical/Intellectual Skills/Personal Qualities


  • Proven ability to work well in a team
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with people with complex difficulties
  • Ability to make decisions and problem solve when dealing with complex situations
  • Ability to support and coach others in the management of complex cases
  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently and influence others
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment and concentrate in conditions requiring emotional demands
  • Ability to prioritise own and others' caseloads


  • Ability to recognise stress in self and others and develop effective coping strategies

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