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Team Lead - MSK Physiotherapy

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Southern Health MSK Physiotherapy service are looking for a motivated and inspirational individual to take the role of Team Lead at Lymington Hospital. The well-established team includes both static and rotational staff, forming part of a large MSK service which takes pride in delivering high quality care and rehabilitation. As a team lead, you will work closely with the other team leads across the service to provide support and mentorship to your team alongside a varied MSK caseload.

Working closely with primary and secondary care colleagues, the Southern Health MSK teams work to serve the local community in outpatient settings across Hampshire. Referrals are received directly from GPs and Orthopaedic Consultants as well as self-referrals from patients and NHS staff.

As a service, we are committed to continued professional development and promoting evidence-based practise to ensure a high standard of care throughout the service. The MSK team benefit from an extensive professional development programme aligned against an education document and actively support individuals that wish to pursue post-graduate study.

We would be delighted to discuss this post with you so please contact Emily Phillips via or 07585 704082.

Main duties of the job

*To provide skilled team leadership at designated locality in the planning, co-ordinating, delivery and the evaluation of the MSK Outpatient service to GP's and Consultants.

*To provide clinical leadership and development of allocated professional staff members and students.

*To take a major role in the advanced assessment and management of patients, within this speciality who may have a complex presentation and/or multi pathology presentation, determining best delivery of care in conjunction with the MDT.

*To act as an experienced and skilled MSK resource for the service and multi-disciplinary team in the specialism of neuro-musculoskeletal out- patients.

*To ensure appropriate management of own patients and the wider teams caseload with onward referral to Tier 2 triage services when required.

*Ensure a high standard of education/training is delivered, and facilitate reflective practice, clinical reasoning, audit and research projects within the department to ensure ongoing clinical effectiveness.

*Work with the service manager to manage, monitor and report on local activity levels.

About us

Southern Health is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health and learning disabilities, as well as offering physical health community-based services.

With a workforce of more than 7000 and a footprint that spans more than 200 sites across Hampshire, we're wholeheartedly committed to providing the best possible healthcare, reaching a range of diverse communities, whilst placing patients and staff at the forefront of all our endeavours.

We are currently working closely with other NHS Trusts to integrate all our collective community, mental health, and learning disability services. Our new organisation, to be known as Hampshire and Isle of Wight NHS Foundation Trust, is set to launch in July 2024.

The transformation will happen in staggered stages Hampshire CAMHS, part of Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust joined Southern Health in February 2024, with Isle of Wight NHS Trust mental health and community services transitioning in early May 2024. The final combination of Southern Health and Solent Trusts is anticipated to occur in July 2024, when the new organisation will be formed.

Our new Trust will continue to cater to the unique needs of different communities, making healthcare across the county more accessible, as well as offering staff more opportunities for career development, training and partnership working.

Join us as we embark on this exciting journey to shape the future of healthcare in Hampshire.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

We are happy to talk Flexible Working - all requests for flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent in MSK relevant field.
  • Registration with recognized regulatory body (HCPC/BASRaT). SST recognition is accepted.
  • Evidence of current CPD relevant to the speciality and job role.


  • Member of Chartered Society Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of post graduate study relevant to the role.
  • Evidence of study at Masters level.



  • At least four-years post graduate experience as an MSK clinician within the MSK setting.
  • Experience of working within a role as a supervisor/mentor.
  • Experience of delivering education sessions/teaching.
  • Broad range of clinical experiences at band 5 and 6 level or equivalent
  • Literate in IT/Computer Skills
  • Ability to present information, written & orally, in a clear and logical manner
  • Critical appraisal, audit and experience of research
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • Understand clinical governance and its implications for services.
  • Able to communicate effectively with a range of different people including other health professionals, service users and the public.
  • Ability to manage change and performance.
  • Ability to comprehend and work within the Trust's policies of data protection, equal opportunities, and health and safety and meet the differing needs of patients.
  • Ability to travel and work across sites to attend meetings etc.
  • Willingness to attend additional training as required.


  • Experience of leading a team

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Lymington New Forest Hospital

Wellworthy Road



SO41 8QD

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