Please wait, loading

Therapy Team Leader

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 7
12 months fixed term
30 hours a week
Job ref
Wythenshawe site
£33,222 - £43,041 p.a (pro rata)
23/08/2018 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly specialist Physiotherapist or Occupational Therapist with exceptional generic assessment and therapeutic skills with a special interest in Frailty and acute ‘front door’ care to work in the acute urgent care environments of MFT (A&E, CDU and AMU). We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, proactive, forward thinking and experienced clinician to lead our integrated OPAL/IAT therapy service working within our multidisciplinary frailty service at MFT. A key part of the role is helping develop frailty services and front door therapy services to provide early holistic assessment and prevent any unnecessary hospital admissions for the people who live in and around South Manchester. The service also aims to access appropriate community services to prevent re-admissions as well as commencing early discharge planning for patients that require ward admission. The post holder will be required to provide a very high standard of therapeutic support and work as an integral member of the MDT, providing highly specialist, comprehensive generic assessment and interventions for Older Adults throughout acute urgent care. The frail patients will present with highly complex, acute on chronic presentations and multiple comorbidities. The successful candidate will be required to contribute and lead in the completion of the Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment (CGA) of the older person in close collaboration with the geriatrician and frailty nurse.

The post holder will be required to lead, support and empower therapy staff including band 5/6 Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy clinicians, Band 4 therapy technicians and students in line with the trusts PEOPLE values and leadership behaviours.

The post holder will work closely with the discharge teams, community staff, social services and medical/nursing colleagues to identify and address individual patient needs and help expedite discharge to a safe and appropriate community setting in a timely manner avoiding hospital admission where possible. You need to have acquired highly specialist knowledge in the specific area of elderly care and complex discharge planning and have extensive experience as a senior clinician in your specialist area. You must have excellent communication, organisational and leadership skills and have the ability to work autonomously, under pressure whilst being flexible and adaptable to supporting service leads in developing and changing the service as it evolves. The post requires the person to work across different health directorates and closely liaise with service lead in each of these departments. MFT offers a strong commitment to professional development of its staff, both in terms of supervision and regular in-service training and all staff.

This service is across 7 days and 8am-8pm. The postholder will be expected to have a flexible approach to supporting the service across these service times.  All part time hour requests will be considered.

Positive about disabled peopleDisability confident employer

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As...". You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so).

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion or to arrange a site visit please contact Helen Turner, OPAL/IAT service lead on 0161 291 6753.

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 291 5989