Clinical Team Leader

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Community Neuro Rehab Team is a multidisciplinary team working to provide specialist Neuro Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, and Vestibular intervention to adults (18+) in appropriate community settings. We maximise independence and aim to provide patient centred, evidence based holistic care.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent Team Lead for the Neuro rehab team. The applicant should be a Registered Physiotherapist or Registered Occupational Therapist.

The role will be a split clinical and team lead role so the post holder will carry a clinical caseload.

The managerial tasks involve: demonstration of excellent managerial skills ensuring the service adheres to the service specification and pathway demonstrates effective skills in the management of personnel and staff performance monitoring, ability to assist with recruitment process, provide excellent supervision skills and support to junior staff and students be actively involved in the training and teaching, promote research within team.

This role will require the applicant to work at different sites across Southport and Formby, and in patient's homes.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will have responsibility for the delivery of the clinical service. The post holder will be required to provide clinical leadership and management to the team whilst supporting a clinical caseload.

The primary functions of the role are to provide clinical leadership and communication to and for the team, ensuring the delivery of efficient, effective, co-ordinated and responsive high quality care to patients/clients as well as carrying a clinical caseload.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide clinical leadership and management to the clinical team.

Be responsible for the delivery of the Community neuro service within the area.

Work in partnership with other services/stakeholders etc., to enable patients/clients to be treated in the appropriate setting.

Ensure that the team provides a high quality service to its clients by providing clinical supervision.

Have full clinical management responsibility for the team ensuring appropriate delegation and delivery of patients/client care.

Ensure that teams work proactively in order to deliver a responsive service to patients/clients both in clinic and domiciliary settings

Maintain clinical credibility by providing clinical care and supporting members of the team within the clinical environment.

Acts as an advocate and champion for patients/clients in a variety of forums and professional groups and challenge attitudes and behaviour.

Implement plans for the team to ensure business continuity.

Practice autonomously and demonstrate evidence based clinical decision making.

Provide clinical expertise and knowledge to the team when managing complex and highly complex situations.

Work in collaboration with other stakeholders to deliver services to patients/clients.

Implement and evaluate care delivery for patients/clients with identified needs.

Work in collaboration with others to support practice development and service modernisation.

Contribute to the development of role and service redesign.

Actively participate in policy and service development authoring protocols as required.

Provide induction to the local working environment, and policies for new team members and students.

Be an authorised signatory, ensuring probity in the authorisation of timecards and mileage claims.

Monitor budgets reporting over/under spending to the budget holder.

Undertake personal development plans (PDP) and ensure all team members receive clinical supervision

Contribute to the development of policy and services to reflect local needs

Have up to date PDPs, monitor Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) and reviews.

Ensure that all staff attend mandatory training.

Provide data that supports the monitoring of team contract and objectives.

Participate in audits and research, as required.

Participate in individual and group supervision.

Implement mentorship and clinical supervision with the team.

Ensure that record keeping within the team is consistent with professional standards.

Initiate training and development of team members. Monitor and maintain standards of patient care delivery. Including maintaining and monitoring of clinical competency and standards of record keeping

In conjunction with the service lead, ensure systems are in place for the ongoing review and assessment of care provision and delivery.

Work within guidelines to identify and manage risk, reporting identified risks to the service lead.

Report any incidents as per Trust policies and support or undertake any investigations as delegated by the service lead.

Monitor and ensure that the quality of the patient care delivered by the team is evidenced based and supported by best practice, through the use of audit, caseload and clinical supervision.

Participate in patient satisfaction reporting to improve patient care.

Maintain registration in line with professional bodies.

Provide support to team members holding responsibility for mentoring students.

Identify skills deficits within the team identify methods of addressing these to support service delivery, improvement and development.

The post holder shall as necessary provide cover for and undertake duties of absent colleagues.

The post holder shall follow all the policies and procedures of the organisation

Set objectives by which performance will be monitored.

Work with the service lead to deliver local based services, by participating in meetings and communicating the outcomes to staff.

Provide reports to the service lead on staff and patient activity as requested.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent qualification.
  • Evidence of CPD/Short courses.
  • Registration with relevant professional body.
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent


  • First line management qualification

Knowledge/ Experience


  • Demonstrable post registration/qualification experience.
  • Experience of management and clinical leadership.
  • Experience of successful multi-agency working



  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Respectfulness
  • Enthusiasm
  • Support
  • Responsive to service users
  • Engaging leadership style
  • Strong customer service belief
  • Transparency and honesty
  • Discreet



  • Evidence of influencing, motivating and negotiating with others to achieve change in relation to care.
  • Awareness of current national and local agenda in NHS and Social Care.
  • Evidence of being able to communicate complex, sensitive information and advice on healthcare to patients/clients, carers and colleagues.
  • Understanding how other agencies work.
  • IT literate.
  • Awareness of factors that contribute to good health and the importance of promoting these in line with organisational public health policy.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage a diverse workload.
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to understand and analyse complex data.
  • Risk assessment skills.
  • Ability to network with multidisciplinary colleagues.
  • Self-management and motivation skills.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Confidence to challenge poor practice and ability to address difficult issues.
  • Ability to travel to work across boundaries.


  • Research skills

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Zetland Street

91 Zetland Street



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