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Therapy Clinical Team Leader for Medicine

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
18 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time


Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist

Full time - 37.5 hours

Due to service development we are seeking a dynamic, compassionate and creative leader for our Medicine service. The team provide a service to the Medical wards at Leicester Royal Infirmary and the Medical and Rehabilitation ward at Leicester General Hospital.

This exciting opportunity is for a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist. The successful applicant will operationally manageboth professional groups, demonstrating leadership skills and an ability to work with a wide variety of people. This role would suit an individual with a desire to combine clinical practice whilst developing their broader leadership skills, in order to influence service delivery and to provide the highest quality of care for our patients. Experience in the clinical setting is essential.

Main duties of the job

You will work closely with the other Therapy Clinical Team Leaders within a well-defined and supportive Therapy Leadership Team, in order to ensure a responsive Therapy Service which meets the needs of the Trust, the challenges of a changing NHS and the requirements and expectations of our patients, their families and carers.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Therapy Clinical Team Leader will:
  • Lead the implementation of service improvements and integration of services within a subspecialty in conjunction with the Therapy Speciality Lead and Therapy Head of Service
  • Ensure that the sub speciality Therapy team provide a service that is responsive to patient and referrers needs in the line with key stakeholders priorities
  • Lead operational day to day management for the Therapy team, and the services they provide within a sub specialty
  • To provide clinical leadership, work as an autonomous practitioner to provide specialist therapy assessments, diagnose and develop individualised treatment programmes based on patients needs, using advanced clinical reasoning skills and to develop own area of clinical practice within a specialty area
  • Be responsible for delivering high quality specialist Therapy to patients within the sub specialty
  • Support the Therapy Specialty Lead in their duties and to deputise in their absence
  • Ensure efficient and effective service delivery within a fast and pressurised environment
  • Work collaboratively with the Therapy management team to promote an integrated equitable Therapy service
  • Utilise prioritisation and time management skills to meet the unpredictable and conflicting needs of the service
  • Facilitate and undertake Clinical Audit, Service Evaluation and research within the specialty adhering to Trust and Research Policy
  • Deputise as appropriate for the Therapy Site Lead taking responsibility for the smooth efficient running of the Therapy departments

Participation in the joint Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Managers on call rota or working on the clinical weekend/bank holiday rosters is an expectation of this role.

Person Specification

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours


  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviours consistent with the Trusts values and behaviours

Training & Qualifications


  • BSC in Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy current HCPC registration.



  • Interprofessional knowledge of Therapy in an acute area setting

Communication and relationship skills


  • Leadership skills and an ability to work with a wide variety of people at different levels and different disciplines

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Ability to think laterally, identify and evaluate options and to find workable solutions to complex issues

Planning and organisation skills


  • Ability to adapt to changing and competing priorities

Human Resource Management skills


  • Performance management experience

Personal effectiveness


  • Ability to motivate others and self when faced with adversity



  • Current clinical skills and knowledge in the relevant sub speciality
  • Service improvement and change management

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary

Infirmary Square



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