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Physiotherapist Team Lead - Critical Care and Surgery

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about making a difference in healthcare? Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust invites you to join our therapy team as a Band 7 Team Lead Physiotherapist in Surgery and Critical Care.

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a CQC rated 'outstanding' NHS specialist Trust, dedicated to providing exceptional care to our patients. As part of our Senior Therapy Team, you will play a crucial role in upholding our standards of excellence while leading a team of Physiotherapists and Support workers in the management of respiratory patients across our surgical pathway.

Main duties of the job

As a Senior member of the therapy team your role will be challenging and varied. Holding operational and leadership responsibility for the surgical therapy team including newly qualified physiotherapists, band 6 physio's and support workers, you will work closely with the Therapy Leads to provide a high quality, effective service.

Clinically you will use your well developed skills to provide expert and skilled respiratory and rehabilitative therapy intervention to patients on Critical Care and throughout the surgical pathway. As a specialist clinician you will act as a point of contact for therapy colleagues and wider multi-disciplinary team.

The position is full-time with regular working hours Monday - Friday. As a specialist Trust we provide a 24 hour Emergency Physiotherapy Service. The successful applicant will be expected to partake in the rota on a paid overtime basis.

About us

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and our encouragement of flexible working in a variety of forms.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The Ideal Candidate will:
  • Be passionate about healthcare and patient wellbeing
  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have the ability to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Be able to lead and inspire a team with a positive and solution focussed approach
  • Previous experience in a similar role preferred but not essential

Benefits of the role are:
  • Opportunities for funded professional development and career advancement both clinically and through leadership development
  • A supportive and vibrant team culture with a focus on staff wellbeing
  • An opportunity to work in a well respected and innovative specialist NHS Trust.

Join us in our mission to 'Be the Best' through continuing to provide outstanding care to our patients.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy.
  • HCPC Registration.
  • Membership of relevant clinical interest group


  • Evidence of post graduate study.

Knowledge and Experience


  • Previous experience at Band 6 level working in respiratory care.
  • Previous experience of providing rehabilitation to patients.
  • Experience of the supervision
  • Evidence of participation in service development and audit.


  • Previous experience at Band 7
  • Previous experience leading a team
  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Previous experience of working with cardio-thoracic surgical patients

Values and Behaviours


  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, vision and a desire to achieve.
  • Demonstrate a forward-thinking and professional attitude.
  • Tactful, diplomatic and authentic


  • Interest in developing and promoting the profession at a regional and national level

Skills and Ability


  • Excellent clinical reasoning skills
  • Evidence of recent and relevant CPD
  • In-depth knowledge of the MDT
  • An ability to work as part of the MDT and communicate appropriately
  • Evidence of presentation and teaching skills


  • Evidence of advanced skills related to critical care
  • Leadership training undertaken.

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital


Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Thomas Drive


L14 3PE

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