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Acute Inpatient Physiotherapy Team Lead

Job Reference: 293-IMRS1-0854

Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust
£39,866 – £49,704 p.a. in pro rata

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, the City and beyond.

We are very proud that the CQC has recently rated Homerton Hospital’s A&E department as 'Outstanding', medical care at the hospital as 'Outstanding', and our acute services overall as ‘Good’.

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. These specialist services include obstetrics, neonatology, foetal medicine, fertility, neuro-rehabilitation, bariatric surgery, and asthma and allergy services.

The local City and Hackney community served by the Trust is highly diverse with a complex mix of clinical and cultural needs. Good working relationships, strong multi-agency working arrangements and integrated pathways already exist between hospital and community health services, primary care, local authority and mental health services.

The trust is an active partner in bringing different services together across City and Hackney to provide integrated care closer to home, and in the development of an ‘Integrated Care System’, of which the Trust is a major partner, which aims to bring together health and care services, the wider community and voluntary sector to work closer together to provide great services for local people in City and Hackney.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to have been included on the HSJ and Nursing Times Best Places to Work list, and has recently achieved 'Excellence' status in the Healthy Workplace Charter, as awarded by the Greater London Authority.

The Role

Homerton University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust are looking for a proactive and enthusiastic Physiotherapist to cover our Acute Medical & Critical Care physiotherapy team lead, who is going on maternity leave.


This position would suit an individual keen to enhance their clinical skills, whilst developing managerial skills. The successful candidate will have significant experience of delivering physiotherapy to patients in a variety of clinical settings, including ITU, acute medical wards and amputee outpatients. The physio team includes two Band 6 and three Band 5 physios and therapy assistants. The post holder will be expected to contribute to profession specific and multidisciplinary patient care and development and improvement initiatives and will also be expected to supervise, support and develop junior staff.


The wards have a multidisciplinary approach to delivering excellent assessment, rehabilitation and discharge interventions alongside colleagues from nursing, social care, intermediate care and community therapy teams. The role includes acute respiratory care for ventilated, non-ventilated and tracheostomised patients, contributing to MDT tracheostomy ward rounds. We are proud of our achievements against the NICE CG83 Rehab After Critical Illness guidelines.


Integrated into the Acute Medical & Critical Care Physiotherapy team is our Acute Neuro Therapies Service (ANTS). This client group are often located on our acute medical wards and are supported by one of the Band 6 Physio’s within Acute Medical & Critical Care, the Band 7 post holder and our Clinical Specialist Neuro Physiotherapist.


Our amputee outpatient clinics provide a holistic approach to patient care, working closely with our Major Trauma Centres, community teams, and regional long term condition amputee units in London.


HUH has a well-established simulation training programme which will support the post holder to maintain the quality of the on-call and out-of-hours service.


The post holder will work closely with the AHP Clinical Lead in Acute Rehabilitation (8A) and the Acute Medical & Stroke Operational Lead (8A) and have a strong drive for working collaboratively as part of teams and health and social care systems to design and deliver excellent clinical services.


Our therapy services are well respected with an established record of developing innovative and award winning approaches to deliver excellent clinical care and patient outcomes. This includes our on call Physiotherapy simulation training, Surgical Rehabilitation Team, development of early supported discharge pathways and our integrated Parkinson’s disease clinic. We are proud of our reputation and proactively seek and respond to the feedback that we receive from our patients and their families.


There is extensive clinical expertise across the adult therapy service including clinical specialists, advanced practitioners and consultant therapists. There are well-established structured profession and service specific teaching programmes. Further individualised training and professional development is supported and there is a strong commitment to quality improvement, research and audit.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Bianca Addo ( or Liz Sheehan, therapy lead (

Please ensure that you read the "Guidance Notes On Submitting An Application" under "Additional Documentation" before completing your application.

Please note: we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

The Trust welcomes applications from candidates wishing to job share with or without job share partners.

We are committed to equal opportunities, and have been approved as a Disability Confident Employer.

The Trust offers a number of benefits, including a relocation loan for new starters moving to the area. More details on our range of benefits can be found on the Homerton website.

Homerton is smoke free.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply, who would require immigration sponsorship, can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post on the UKBA website.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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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. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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 UK Visas and Immigration 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

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