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Therapy Lead Outpatients - Band 7

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 7 Physiotherapist who is highly skilled in Outpatients to lead the team at the Pilgrim hospital, Boston and the Johnson hospital, Spalding. We require someone with previous experience in musculoskeletal outpatients.

You will be expected to support the other Outpatient Therapy Leads across United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust in training and service provision.

The trust is committed to support staff with CPD, clinical supervision and the opportunity to be part of professional physiotherapy forum.

Main duties of the job

Undertake a team leader role in planning, co-ordinating, managing, delivering and evaluating MSK Outpatient physiotherapy services within the Pilgrim and Johnson hospitals, ensuring good communication links with Outpatient Team Leads on other sites.

Take a major role in advanced assessment and treatment of Outpatients requiring rehabilitation with complex chronic or acute presentation and to determine clinical diagnosis and physiotherapy treatment required. Clinical activity should account for between 60-75% of working hours.

Co-ordinate supervision, leadership, education, and appraisal of Band 5 & 6 Physiotherapists, Senior Physiotherapy Assistants, Physiotherapy Assistants, and assessment of Physiotherapy Students to graduate level, liaising with Universities as required.

Manage the performance of staff within the clinical team, and work with the Site Lead in order to manage the Physiotherapy Service performance within the Outpatient speciality.

Delivery of training to all Physiotherapy staff, in conjunction with the Musculoskeletal Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist.

Take a major role in conjunction with the Musculoskeletal Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist and Site Lead Physiotherapist to monitor and develop clinical standards, audit practice, develop the Outpatient physiotherapy service and ensure evidence based practice is followed.

Contribute to a seven day service working at most 1 weekend in 4 on the weekend orthopaedic rota.

About us

Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of �643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement - Outstanding Care Personally Delivered - stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good'. Our rating for caring remained as 'Good'.

This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake a clinical a team lead role in the delivery of outpatient services.

Please see detailed job description.

Person Specification



  • Significant experience at Band 6 level in the speciality area.
  • Experience of supervision of students and other staff


  • Evidence of previous experience in audits.



  • Diploma / degree in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate courses / CPD


  • Active membership of a relevant CSP professional network
  • Relevant MSc modules



  • Very good knowledge of physiotherapy in relevant area
  • Forward thinking
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self directed learning
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to pass on skills/knowledge to others informally & formally
  • Ability to evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework: ?Patient Centred ?Safety ?Compassion ?Respect and Excellence


  • Excellent knowledge
  • Critical appraisal
  • Audit & research
  • Presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Pilgrim Hospital

Sibsey Road


PE21 9QS

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