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Clinical Lead Physiotherapist in Acute Medicine

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
When you walk into our acute medicine therapy office it always feels welcoming and exciting. There's a buzz in the air and an obvious passion that can't be missed. Our fast paced, dynamic team is looking for a Clinical Lead Physiotherapist with an enthusiasm for rehab to provide clinical expertise and support to staff including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and therapy assistants.

The Acute Medicine therapy team covers a large footprint in the hospital with different specialities such as gastroenterology, respiratory, cardiology, general medicine, renal and care of the elderly. You will be supporting patients on their clinical pathway working alongside a multi-disciplinary team to optimise care and deliver rehabilitation interventions and discharge planning. There will be the opportunity to participate and contribute to different 'big rooms' such as falls prevention, deconditioning and kidney care.

Main duties of the job

We already have a Clinical Lead Respiratory Physiotherapist, a Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist and a Deconditioning Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist within the team. Our missing piece of the jigsaw is rehab so we were hoping that would be your bag!

Your role will see you supporting the team to manage their demanding caseloads whilst ensuring delivery of a high quality service across the acute medical setting, including assessment and treatment of acute medical patients and facilitating discharge planning as appropriate.

There will be a balance between clinical and non-clinical responsibilities with a focus on service and quality improvement and supporting training and development of staff. You will be welcomed into a supportive environment with a clear supervision structure through which personal and professional development is encouraged. You will have opportunities to develop your leadership and management skills with support from the Therapy Service Lead for Acute Medicine.

About us

We have 10,000 fantastic people working hard to deliver quality services to our patients. Whatever your role, you help look after 370,000 people in our local area & give specialist care to 1.5 million people across Lancashire & Cumbria.

Working with us gives you the knowledge and sense of pride that every activity you do genuinely does make a difference to support our patients & staff, ensuring we keep thriving & delivering outstanding healthcare right across our local towns.

You'll have access to varied development opportunities, learn new skills, meet fab people & do things you'd never have done. You'll learn about working in a hospital, interacting with people from all different roles to build skills & enhance your career path.

You'll make an impact, be challenged to think differently, be bold & help innovate to keep improving things. Everything we do centres around patient care which means your role is pivotal and something really to be proud of.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties to include but not be limited to:
  • To communicate and collaborate with all of Core Therapies stakeholders
  • To help to ensure the health, safety and security of users of the service, self and colleagues
  • To help to ensure high levels of clinical governance
  • To support equality of opportunity and access within the service for both staff and patients.
  • To support financial and other resource management within the ITS
  • To provide and use information to support admin processes and patient care
  • To directly support the delivery of therapy to patients
  • To provide leadership and management support

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • HCPC Registration
  • Diploma or Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of CPD in the relevant area


  • Post graduate courses in relevant area
  • Member of the CSP
  • Member of related special interest group

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience in the NHS as a Physiotherapist.
  • Range of transferable clinical skills from rotational posts.
  • Significant experience in Respiratory Inpatients
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Good understanding of MDT dynamics
  • Experience of Evidence Based Practise
  • Supervision of qualified and assistant staff.


  • AIMS competency
  • Evidence of integrated working with OT and Nursing workforce
  • Recognised as a Clinical Educator
  • Experience of leading and management of a team
  • Experience working with patients with complex conditions

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane



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