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Therapy Team Leader

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Working Full time: 37.5 Hour Per Week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and inspiring physiotherapist to join our Therapies team as a Team Leader in our MSK team based at the Countess of Chester. The role forms part of our innovative and friendly MSK family, so will work alongside team leaders in our Interface, Hand Therapy, community MSK bases, and Rheumatology teams to deliver excellence in MSK care to all our patients.

As part of the clinical leadership of the MSK service, the successful candidate will work closely with the Lead Therapist to ensure that we continue to provide safe, kind, and effective care, as well as ensuring the efficient and effective day to day running of the team. You will be supported to develop your leadership skills and to understand the wider picture influencing the team including the Finance, Governance, and Performance agenda.

Main duties of the job

You will have responsibility for nurturing the clinical skills within the team and will directly influence development of our clinical service delivery. You will oversee the rotations within our MSK teams and will work with our clinical specialists to drive forward the rehabilitation revolution.

You will carry a clinical caseload and will have the opportunity to develop an area of clinical interest through close interaction with our team of Advanced Physio Practitioners.

Our division operates as a collaboration between acute and community services, so a genuine commitment to integrated teamwork is essential to succeed in this role.

Our integrated teams offer
  • Friendly and professional support from a highly skilled clinical team
  • A positive and reflective learning environment
  • Support for your CPD and career development
  • Regular formal and informal supervision with expert clinicians
  • Opportunity to engage in Service wide quality improvement initiatives

If you have excellent communication and organisational skills, and feel you can motivate and inspire an enthusiastic team of professionals, we would love to hear from you!

About us

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services to West Cheshire and to Welsh patients covered by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The Trust works collaboratively within the wider Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership. Its services are provided from three locations:
  • The Countess of Chester Hospital: providing 438 general and acute beds
  • Ellesmere Port Hospital: providing 56 beds as a rehabilitation, intermediate and outpatient facility
  • Tarporley War Memorial Hospital: a base for community services which serve the local rural population.

The Trust employs over 6258 staff (headcount) which includes temporary bank staff and provides acute emergency and elective services, primary care direct access services and obstetric services to a population of approximately 407,000. This includes 357,000 residents in Chester and West Cheshire which includes Ellesmere Port and Neston as well as the Deeside area of Flintshire which has a population of approximately 50,000.

The Trust is a busy district general hospital and in 2022/2023, there were more than 503,342 patient attendances (inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic) ranging from a simple outpatient appointment to major cancer surgery. This is an increase of nearly 10,000 compared to the previous year when there were 494,387 patient attendances.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is �23 (standard) or �43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Therapy related discipline (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Speech and language Therapy) or equivalent
  • Evidence of post graduate training to Masters equivalent level
  • Relevant student training course or qualification
  • HCPC registration



  • Substantial post graduate experience with experience of working at an advanced level
  • Sound evidence of CPD and reflective practice
  • Sound knowledge of current best practice specific to specialist area
  • Knowledge of professional ethics and their application in practice
  • Knowledge and application of the principles of clinical governance
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of health, safety and risk management


  • Membership of professional body and specialist interest group
  • Supervisory skills and/or first line management experience



  • Audit and/or research skills
  • Communication skills (verbal non verbal)
  • Excellent group and team working skills
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance and that of others
  • Ability to organise and respond to complex information and work under pressure
  • Good computer skills
  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Developed analytical and problem solving skills

Employer details

Employer name

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Countess of Chester Hospital

Liverpool Road



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