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Team Lead Physiotherapist for Critical Care & Surgery

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum + 5% high cost area supplement pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The Therapies department is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and highly specialised physiotherapist with previous experience in acute areas of physiotherapy to lead our Surgery and Critical Care team at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.You will utilise the knowledge and skills gained through previous experience to lead in the assessment and implementation of physiotherapy intervention within our 10 bedded critical care unit, as well as across our 3 surgical wards (including the recently opened level 1 unit).

If successful, you will be required to work flexibly across multiple areas and specialities including orthopaedics, vascular surgery, general surgery, amputees and some oncology patients.

You will be supported with yearly appraisals and dedicated CPD time, and will be involved in providing weekly in-service training and regular supervision to more junior staff.

Main duties of the job

  • On a daily basis to provide skilled team leadership in planning and delivering thehigh standards of physiotherapy assessment, management, treatment and advice to patients ITU/HDU and surgical wards as necessary.
  • To take a major role in the advanced assessment and management of patients within this specialty who may have a complex presentation and / or a multi-pathology presentation, determining best delivery of care, in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team (MDT).
  • To work as an autonomous professional according to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) Rules of professional conduct and standards of physiotherapy, and the Health Professions Council's (HPC) regulations
  • To undertake service reviews / audits in order to evaluate quality, efficiency and outcomes with a view to implementing change of practice, to ensure that a high standard of clinical practice and patient care is maintained
  • Take a lead role in the supervision, teaching and appraisal of physiotherapists / non-qualified physiotherapy staff & students and multi-disciplinary team (MDT) staff in physiotherapeutic care of patients within this specialty

About us

Our Organisation

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) provides a full range of general acute, outpatient and diagnostic services at The Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, the Herts and Essex Hospital in Bishop's Stortford, and St Margaret's Hospital in Epping.

We employ 3,500 staff and serve a local population of around 350,000 people living in west Essex and east Hertfordshire, centred on the M11 corridor and the towns of Harlow, Bishop's Stortford and Epping. Our extended catchment area incorporates a population of up to 500,000 and includes the areas of Hoddesdon, Cheshunt and Broxbourne in Hertfordshire.

Our Values

The Princess Alexandra Promise to our patients as identified by our 3 values which will contribute to improving our patient experiences:

Patient at heart - Always holding the patient and their wellbeing at the centre of our thoughts and efforts

Everyday excellence - Sharing and celebrating our successes, being honest when we get it wrong, giving us the ability to learn from both

Creative collaboration - Knowing strength comes from diversity, we combine our experiences, skills and talents, working together to find new and better ways to care

The Trust believes in investing in all our staff and rewarding high standards of care whilst building for excellence and in return we expect our staff to uphold the Trust values to the highest level.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details, please refer to the attached job description and job specification for the role

Person Specification



  • Degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration


  • Member of CSP
  • Member of special interest group



  • Completion of acute rotations
  • Oncall competence
  • Supervision of staff
  • Experience within Critical Care


  • Student Educator
  • Audit and change management experience

Employer details

Employer name

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust


Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

Hamstel Road



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