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Physiotherapy Lead

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a competent, confident, and enthusiastic full-time Band 7 Lead Physiotherapist to lead the Physiotherapy Team within Ridgway, Roseberry Park Hospital. The role covers all inpatient services within Ridgeway inclusive of Mental Health, Learning Disability and Autism Wards.

The role involves the clinical leadership and line management of a small physiotherapy team which includes: Physiotherapist(s) / Physiotherapy assistant and fitness instructors.

We are looking for a physiotherapist who can work flexibly to meet service need and has the vision, energy and inspiration to develop creative, imaginative solutions to delivering physiotherapy within Ridgeway.

The post holder will also manage a complex caseload independently, assessing and delivering specialist interventions, ensuring the highest professional standards of care are maintained and demonstrating adherence to the Trust Values at all times and operating as a leader in the team, service and organisation

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the delivery of Physiotherapy services across Ridgeway.

To provide specialist advice to the physiotherapy team and other members of the multidisciplinary team and wider.

To be responsible for receiving complex requests for physiotherapy, triaging and prioritising these, completing evidence-based assessments and interventions.

To use client-centred approaches to co-producing negotiated goals and evaluate these with service users collaboratively.

To participate in and provide clinical/professional and management supervision

To contribute to multi-disciplinary team working

To contribute to and lead on service improvement and quality initiatives

To use the Trust electronic patient record system

To abide by all Trust policies and procedures

To be able to respond flexibly and creatively to challenges

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

The post holder will provide and lead the delivery of evidence-based physiotherapy assessment and interventions.

All team members must be committed to providing the best possible care for the people we work with and their families/carers.

The ability to engage and communicate with working age adults as well as the parents/family/carers and system around them is essential. They must be able to demonstrate experience of delivery of physiotherapy, keenness to continually develop themselves and others. We will support use of transferrable skills from a range of clinical settings.

Person Specification



  • BSC in Physiotherapy
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Accredited Clinical Educator.
  • Clinical Supervisory Skills course.
  • Trust QIS (Quality Improvement System) for Leaders (or willingness to undertake within agreed timescale)
  • Evidence of current professional insurance cover
  • Trust training in Appraisal and Recruitment (or willingness to undertake within an agreed timescale
  • Numeracy, Literacy and ITQ level 2 (or equivalent)


  • Masters in a relevant subject
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy



  • Substantial clinical experience in own service area
  • Experience of leading quality improvement activities
  • Participation in service development
  • Experience of leading clinical governance activities including clinical audit
  • Substantial experience in clinical supervision of staff



  • Clearly articulate the role of the Physiotherapy Service to wide and diverse range of people.
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information in a manner appropriate to the individual and situation.
  • Solve complex clinical problems

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Ridgeway, Roseberry Park Hospital

Marton Road



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