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Clinical Lead Therapist

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Mental health
Band 8A
Part Time
THE ROTHERHAM NHS FOUNDATION TRUSTTHERAPIES & DIETETICSClinical Lead: Locality Therapy & Intermediate careBand 8a30 HoursFixed term 12 months maternity leave coverApplications are invited for our band 8a Locality Therapy from Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists who demonstrate commitment and passion in the delivery of high quality patient care.The Locality Therapy services include Community/Domiciliary Therapy, Community Beds, Rehabilitation and Re-ablement, Falls, Young Adult Transitional Team, Urgent Therapy and Community Hospital admissions Avoidance Team (CHAT).This role will have designated responsibility for the Community Bed base. This is a large bed base across the region that has a primary focus on effective rehabilitation and service development for diverse patient cohort and a team that strive to achieve the very best patient centred care. This role is key to the supporting the development of both service and team and will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of supportive and pro-active stakeholders.The job plan for the Clinical Lead will involve 2 sessions per week within the clinical environment.

Main duties of the job

To be successful you will be an experienced therapist who: Displays energy and passion in the pursuit of service excellence and delivery of a positive patient experience Can support the Locality Therapy service to achieve targets and objectives Can evidence up to date community rehabilitation/clinical experience/long-term condition management skills. Has a commitment to developing the professional and clinical skills of others Can evidence the ability to initiate and implement service developments Demonstrates an understanding of current NHS agenda and its impact on clinical, professional and business requirementsIn return, the successful candidate will be part of a supportive clinical leadership team and receive regular supervision.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community Trust serving a population of over 260,000 with over 4,500 staff. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham. We are working successfully with partners across South Yorkshire as part of the Integrated Care Board where we are leading and collaborating in several key work streams and service areas, including workforce development. We combine our patient first approach with innovation and care against a backdrop of system working, as encapsulated in our Trust values

AMBITIOUS - We set high standards for the services we deliver. We aim to be an outstanding Trust and we are enthusiastic about delivering excellent health care for our patients.

CARING - We embrace the importance of giving the highest possible quality of care for our patients. We also care for each other as colleagues and for the community, our resources, our environment and our future.

TOGETHER - We value the importance of working together with patients, carers and families to ensure that we provide high quality patient centred care. We are committed to working with partners and stakeholders across Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to develop sustainable services for the population we serve. Getting the right leaders in the Trust is critical to achieving.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, for both our patients and our workforce.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in relevant profession Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy
  • Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the county and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary, adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010
  • Post-graduate qualifications relevant to Community Therapy/Rehabilitation or Long-term conditions/to Masters level or equivalent
  • Membership of Professional body


  • Project management qualification or equivalent experience
  • Management/leadership qualification or equivalent
  • Completed recognised IT course e.g. ECDL/Elite/MOST/NHS IT Skill



  • Clinical experience of working with patients who have, long-term conditions/ rehabilitation needs.
  • Recruitment and selection experience
  • Experience of management of resources
  • Experience of user/carer participation and engagement in development of services
  • Evidence of development and supervision of staff and students
  • Up to date documented evidence of CPD relevant to clinical area
  • Experience of leading service developments


  • Evidence of developing and utilising systems of performance management
  • Experience of budgetary responsibility
  • Experience of leading a multi-professional team



  • Current HCPC Registration



  • Evidence of leadership and management expertise and knowledge acquired through CPD and experience
  • Knowledge and experience of using standardised assessments and development of relevant outcome measures
  • Knowledge and understanding of national legislation, guidance and regulatory framework including NICE, Information Governance, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Data Protection,
  • Safe Guarding, Professional and Clinical Guidelines.
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and implications for Community Therapies
  • Evidence of initiating, implementing and evaluating change
  • Knowledge and evidence of participation in clinical audit and evidence gathering methods
  • Evidence of continuous improvement through benchmarking and sharing and utilising best practice
  • Knowledge and understanding of Health & Safety in the work environment and implications for service area
  • Understanding of relevant health and Social Care legislation


  • Evidence of developing and utilising systems of performance management
  • Membership of Regional /National Specialist groups/forums relevant to long term conditions/rehabilitation
  • Research and/or publication experience

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


The Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

Moorgate Road


South Yorkshire

S60 2UD

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