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Paediatric Clinical Team Leader MSK pathway

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per Anumm Pro Rata
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Other allied health
Band 7
Part Time
An opportunity has arisen for a 12 month fixed term contract (0.8WTE) Band 7 Clinical Team Leader in Paediatric Physiotherapist. The post holder will be responsible for leading on the paediatric MSK pathway across our East Lancashire sites. This post will be subject to 7 day working from 08.00 until 18.00

The paediatric physiotherapy team have specialist knowledge and skills in working with children and young people presenting with neurological, genetic, developmental and MSK conditions.The service supports children and their families, effectively manage their diagnosis, alongside the wider MDT. The service works with childrenin both clinic / home / educational settings,

As an enthusiastic and dynamic Clinical Team Leader you will be supported to develop advanced clinical skills, providing advanced assessment, treatment and care plans for children and young people presenting with complex presentations, whilst providing clinical supervision and supporting junior members of the team to develop their knowledge and skills. You will lead on the MSK pathway development, using evidence-based practice to support the development of clinical care pathways. You will be supported to develop your leadership skills in line with the Trust's and AHP leadership strategy

Appointmentis subject to an enhanced disclosure with Criminal records Bureau.

Main duties of the job

Provide operational management and clinical leadership as defined within the job plan to the designated clinical teams.Act as the Clinical Lead for the designated clinical pathway (MSK) providing a high level of clinical expertise with regard to highly specialist assessment skills and interactions. Provide highly specialist clinical care to a defined paediatric caseload (0-19yrs).Provide teaching and highly specialist support in the management of complex conditions, educating other healthcare professionals and wider stakeholders.Contribute to the delivery of a highly effective, safe and personal service, delivered around the needs of individual patients/carers as described by agreed goals/outcome measures.Undertake a team leader role in the planning, co-ordinating, delivering and evaluation of the service provided by the clinical team.Be part of the management structure and contribute toward the strategic and clinical development of the service.Be responsible for deputising for the Clinical and Operational Service leads.Undertake project and service improvement work as appropriate.Work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team providing highly specialist advice/intervention to support the assessment, management and discharge planning of patients within designated service area.

About us

[11:53] Edmondson Zara (ELHT) Integrated Therapies

At East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

The trust values staff and recognises the importance as well as support the health and well being of staff.

The ELHT Paediatric Physiotherapy Department are a highly motivated dynamic team, driven to improve the quality of the service we deliver to our patients and stake holders, in line with the ICS visions, SEND strategy, NICE guidance and national policies.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Be responsible for providing clinical care to a defined caseload of patients that require highly specialised assessment and intervention skills.

Undertake a comprehensive assessment at a highly specialist level with patients on a designated caseload.

Undertake the comprehensive assessment of patients, including those with highly complex presentations. Formulate individualised management and treatment plans.

Assess capacity of patients in order to gain valid informed consent for intervention and work within organisational policy with patients who lack capacity.

Formulate goals in partnership with the patient, clearly communicating your clinical reasoning.

Implement a variety of evidence based interventions to a highly specialist level.

Advise, support and educate patients, carers and other professionals in the self-management of patients condition.

Undertake risk assessment and manage and document risk. Advise senior and junior staff in appropriate therapeutic management of patients in relation to risk.

Work as an autonomous practitioner in a variety of settings.

To manage individual patient care in area of highly specialist Paediatric physiotherapy practice including those with Musculoskeletal conditions, Neurological and Neuromuscular conditions, and Developmental delay.

Responsible for the delivery of a comprehensive Safe, Personal & Effective Service for designated area, based on evidence based practice which drives high quality, effectiveness and efficiency.

Responsible for the effective case-load management of a complex case-load individually and within team and allocation of work to senior and junior staff, support staff and students. This will require an overview and re-allocation of work-load on a daily basis due to changing priorities, in order to support delivery of key quality and performance targets.

Lead on the development of a clinical network within designated clinical area/pathway supporting delivery of best practice and relevant clinical guidelines.

Support the development of a continuous improvement culture through actively adopting the Trusts Practice Improvement Methodology and working alongside the Directorate practice improvement coaches and Service Improvement Facilitator in the redesign of clinical care pathways.

Work across agencies and have a working knowledge and understanding of the systems within Health, Housing, Social Services and Education in order to facilitate the recommendation of clinical treatment approach, equipment, access, and adaptation issues.

Provide clinical guidance to members of the team and other staff with complex cases.

Actively involved in research activities and practice development in work area seeking out evidence based practice, appraising, and applying knowledge as appropriate.

Provide comprehensive clinical reports clearly outlining clinical reasoning and recommendations.

Assist the service in involving service users, their carers and family in service improvements and delivery of high quality care.

Continue to develop and demonstrate skills related to specialist clinical area, to a highly specialist level, ensuring that those skills are underpinned by philosophy, theory and professional standards andevidence based practice.

Facilitate quality and safety audits within the team and wider service as required.

Working alongside the Clinical and Operational Service Leads, actively contribute to the Clinical Governance and Quality Improvement programme. Lead on specific improvement projects as appropriate.

Assist the Clinical and Operational Service Leads to implement best practice in relation to national and professional guidance, including regulatory and inspection bodies.

Promote, implement and contribute to the development of policies, procedures, standards and guidance relating to clinical practice.

Responsible for the clinical supervision of junior staff and assistant staff to ensure there is effective assessment, care planning and review of agreed goals/outcomes.

Take responsibility for student learning as required.

Involvement in research/audit activity as required.

Lead on service promotion activity as required, assisting the Clinical and Operational Service Leads in providing expert clinical information to all healthcare professionals regarding the role and value of the service in the management and treatment of people, with complex needs across health, social care and education, acute and community pathways.

Contribute to the development and delivery of the Directorate Business Development and Transformation Plan, leading on clinical improvement projects as appropriate.

Manage departmental issues for staff within the designated service area, including workload management, holidays, sickness and performance.

Inform Clinical and Operational Service Leads of clinical caseloads, referrals, waiting lists and other statistics and information as required.

Responsible for staff supervision, including compliance for appraisals and associated personal development plans.

Responsible for the management of HR of delegated staff including sickness reviews, return to work and maternity leaves.

Responsible for ensuring the effective cascade of information between organisational and service management and the clinical team.

Deputise for the Clinical and Operational Service Leads as requested or required.

In conjunction with Clinical and Operational Service Leads develop and implement job plans for the designated team.

Understand and demonstrate a working knowledge of national guidelines and legislation relating to Health and Social Care relevant to designated service area.

Record patient contact statistics and other relevant data as required for the monitoring of patient care and clinical service outcomes.

Actively involved in the day to day coordination of the service and allocation of resources.

Maintain treatment areas and equipment used to an appropriate standard in accordance with health and safety, infection control and other relevant guidance.

Be responsible for the performance management of the team across a range of quality, activity, finance and people metrics.

Provide management and supervision to senior and junior members of the team including assistant staff.

Person Specification



  • BSc/Diploma or MSc in relevant profession
  • Evidence of management and/or leadership development
  • Quality Improvement/Practice Improvement training or equivalent experience
  • Significant post graduate experience, including experience in a relevant specialist role
  • Experience of guidance, practice and protocol development and implementation



  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implications for services, including experience of quality issues, risks and audit
  • Use initiative and manage work -load
  • AwarenAwareness of local and national NHS/Social Care agenda and its relevance to service area

personal qualities


  • Flexible, adaptive and creative
  • Compassionate leadership
  • Ability to respond to unpredictable work patterns and frequent interruptions

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


Royal Blackburn Hospital

Haslingden Road



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