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Team Leader for Paediatric Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Services

NHS AfC: Band 8a

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Complex Needs AHP
NHS AfC: Band 8a
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1st Floor , Waterside
Sale - Trafford
£40,428 - £48,514
18/02/2019 23:59
Interview date

About the Trust

Formed in 2002, Pennine Care has grown to become a leading provider of community and mental health services.

Our vision is to deliver the best care to patients, people and families in our local communities, by working effectively with partners to help people to live well.

We provide services across six boroughs of Greater Manchester - Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop and Trafford – with a combined population of more than 1.3 million people.

Our 6,000 community and mental health staff work tirelessly to deliver the very best care – and provide around 2.4 million patient contacts each year. We are privileged that some of the most talented and leading experts choose to work for us.

We consider ourselves lucky to be based just a few miles from the wonderful city of Manchester. If you’re looking to re-locate, there’s no GREATER place to live and work than MANCHESTER.                                                  

Our city offers an outstanding, yet affordable quality of life. Where else does vibrant nightlife and diverse culture meet the peace and tranquillity of the rolling Pennines?

Interviews to be held 5th March 2019 


Service/Ward/Department Summary:

Trafford Children’s Therapy Service is joint physiotherapy and occupational therapy team delivering a comprehensive range of services in a range of community settings across the borough of Trafford.

The team is collocated alongside their Complex Needs multi-agency colleagues and services at:

1st Floor, Waterside House, Waterside, Sale.M33 7ZF.

The service aims are always to provide high quality, holistic packages of care for all children and families in conjunction with our other health, education and social care providers. This is a forward thinking with a strong evidence based approach to treatment and care for children with short, long-term and complex needs.

Role Summary:

  • To provide an advanced clinical lead role to the Community Paediatric Therapy Service in relation to children with highly complex physical disabilities.
  • This post requires the candidate to be able to manage staff and services with an open and equitable mind, with the aim of ensuring that services are safe, deliverable, and sustainable and meet the needs of the population they support.
  • To manage a paediatric clinical caseload to an expert level as an autonomous Practitioner, appropriate for the time available in the Service and act as a clinical expert resource for occupational therapy or physiotherapy staff in the Children’s Service and across other occupational therapy/physiotherapy teams in interagency children’s services, other professionals and carers.
  • To take responsibility for the day-to-day management, development and co-ordination of the activities of the Therapy Team within the Complex Needs Service.
  • To be responsible for delegated management and leadership responsibilities supporting the Service Manager for Complex Needs in the delivery and reflecting the priorities of the Service Strategic Development Plan. 

Key Responsibilities of the Post:

  • To be responsible for ensuring the efficient performance of the paediatric service via the effective deployment of staff and resources to meet the demands of the service. Managing variable service demand, monitoring staff caseloads and responding to capacity issues
  • to ensure consistent service approach to assessment, treatment and management of service users via the development and implementation of service protocols, procedures, guidelines and monitored within supervision
  • to support the Service Manager for Complex Needs in ensuring the physiotherapy and occupational therapy service maintains an effective database of children known to the service. To provide, when required, analysis and interpretation of the database and implications for current/future service provision.

Key Requirements of the Person Specification                                                                                                    

  • Diploma / degree / MSc in Physiotherapy / Occupational Therapy.
  • Registered with the HPC.
  • Evidence of continued professional development to masters’ level equivalent.
  • Postgraduate foundation management qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive postgraduate experience at advanced level (which is equivalent to Masters’ level experience); some of this should be in a managerial capacity.
  • Relevant NHS or social services paediatric experience as a Therapist at Senior / Highly-Specialist level.
  • Working closely with education, health and social services colleagues and managing barriers positively.
  • Previous line management experience.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sue McAlinden Service Manager – Complex Needs 0161 912 4335 / 07500884094

If you have problems applying, contact

0161 716 3181