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Trauma Team Lead Physiotherapist

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Pa pro rata
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The position allows the opportunity to provide a Team lead role within the inpatient Trauma workstream whilst also supporting the wider Therapy team as required. This role would be suitable for an skilled Band 6 looking for experience in a band 7 team lead role or a substantive band 7 looking to gain further experience in an alternative workstream.

The team comprises of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Therapy Assistants and provide high quality therapy intervention to patients across Trauma, Frailty (FIT), Acute General Medicine and Critical Care with the aim of minimising the adverse physical and cognitive impact of surgery and hospitalisation on patients through the application of an early and active evidence based recovery model.

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Physiotherapist with strong leadership and people management skills. Alongside a specialist clinical support role within the Trauma workstream, there will be the opportunity to deputise for the Horton Therapy Clinical Lead in attending team and service meetings, managing the daily organisation of the team and having the vision and enthusiasm to guide the team in developing the Horton team and service priorities.

Main duties of the job

This role provides an opportunity to work with our respected and integrated therapy team and demonstrate experienced Physiotherapy and leadership skills within the Trauma and Day Case workstream of the Horton hospital. Alongside this role, there will be an expectation to support the wider therapy team when required and be a positive and caring role model to junior colleagues.

There is an expectation to work collaboratively with members of the wider multidisciplinary team in order to provide an effective, evidence-based pathway of assessment and care for patients and to support the Clinical Service Unit and Trauma priorities for early intervention, active recovery and support of a 7-day service.

In this role you will be deputising for the Horton Therapy Clinical Lead and have the opportunities to utilise strong leadership skills in supporting junior team members, prioritising daily and weekly staffing and supporting to implement the team and service priorities.

The Therapy Service is committed to learning and development and supports regular supervision, protected CPD time and evidence based learning opportunities.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities


To consistently deploy effective communication and engagement skills enabling effective working relationships with all members of the multi-professional team.

To communicate effectively with junior staff members to promote and encourage respect and professional behaviour within the team.

To effectively communicate with patients and their carers/family members, including the sensitive management of complex or contentious issues.

To deputise for Horton Therapy Clinical Lead in attending meetings, managing the service in their absence and promoting the role of therapies to the wider MDT.

To engage and build relationships with external agencies and providers to enhance and promote patient care and services.

With support, to be able to write complex reports including patient reports and therapy standard operating procedures and guidelines.

To manage and support junior staff in managing complex communication situations.

Clinical Responsibilities
  • To carry out comprehensive assessments following hospital admission, including those with complex presentations, and form treatment and rehabilitation plans in partnership with the patient and their carers/family.
  • To demonstrate physical ability to carry out assessment and interventions including manual therapy techniques and therapeutic handling in line with trauma guidelines, pathways and procedures.
  • To support junior staff in complex case management.
  • To have a good understanding of respiratory and Trauma protocols and procedures and to demonstrate these in practice.
  • To determine a patients mental capacity to understand and to gain informed consent for treatment. To work within a legal framework with patients who lack the capacity to consent and are deprived of their liberty.
  • To co-ordinate and lead in intervention and discharge pathways where there is a need to collaborate across multiple disciplines.
  • To maintain accurate written records using an electronic patient record system and maintain fidelity to professional standards.
  • To support junior staff in complex risk assessments.
  • To represent Therapy in multi-disciplinary team meetings to ensure delivery of co-ordinated care.
  • To contribute to the provision of a seven-day service.
Leadership and Management
To effectively manage daily and weekly staffing priorities, recognising skill sets required for clinical areas.

With training, to be able to manage therapy and OUH running systems.

To support the clinical lead in maintaining up to date risk assessments, clinical governance and health and safety.

Supporting clinical lead in identifying the need for recruitment and supporting in the recruitment process.

To assist in the supervision, teaching and appraisal of junior staff, assistants and students.

To undertake delegated tasks and roles from the clinical lead and be able to deputise for them when required.

To effectively plan and organise own time, patient caseload, meetings, training and be able to adjust plans as required according to staffing levels, needs of the clinical lead and unpredictable factors.

To support junior staff in complex patient and personal situations which will require prioritising to ensure wellbeing and risk assessments are met.

Service and Personal Development:

To organise and contribute to the teams training and post-registration education programme.

Completion of quality improvement projects and evidence based research to support the development of service and clinical priorities.

To contribute to the education of multidisciplinary groups, patients, families and carers as appropriate.

To be responsible for junior and student Physiotherapy supervision and practice-based learning.

To be responsible for continuing professional development and support others in identifying CPD opportunities.

To actively participate and lead in the departments quality improvement and clinical audit programme through the completion of authorised projects.

To ensure good working knowledge and application of national and local clinical standards and ensure junior staff members are aware of new policies, guidelines and development opportunities.

Information & Resource Management

To be aware of, and abide by, the criteria for provision of equipment, including financial limits.

To be competent using the online electronic system for managing equipment for patients' discharge.

To maintain patient records and statistics in line with Trust standards and the Data Protection Act.

To maintain up-to-date records of all leave (annual, sick, professional, study) and to take responsibility for the reporting of absence in line with Trust policy.

To use the Trust Intranet, EPR, email and data bases.

To take responsibility for the maintenance of the department's equipment and information files.

Person Specification



  • oDegree in Physiotherapy
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development - post graduate level
  • oLeadership/people management training
  • oBroad range of experience at band 6 or above level including the core area of trauma and respiratory
  • oExperience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • oExperience of leading and supporting team priorities
  • oExperience of managing situations of conflict
  • oAble to present information, written and verbal, in a clear and logical manner to individuals or teams
  • oCompletion of Quality Improvement Projects to support in team priorities
  • oKnowledge and application of outcome measures in trauma
  • oShows evidence of being self-motivated and a positive influence on others
  • oParticipation in research and development

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Horton General Hospital

Oxford Road


OX16 9AL

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