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Clinical Lead - Physiotherapy

Job Reference: 150-EG4161-WST

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy
Chichester, Chichester
£37,570-£43,772 per annum

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
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  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

We have an exciting opening for a dynamic, effective, motivated and suitably qualified Physiotherapist with proven clinical and leadership skills to provide clinical leadership to Physiotherapists working within Responsive Services in West Sussex.

Our Therapy service has recently been through a redesign to develop a Therapy Hub and integrate the ward and community leadership for Therapy provision. This is an exciting opportunity to join us and be part of this ongoing development. You will be well supported and encouraged to continuously develop your leadership skills through supervision and internal training opportunities, and attendance at the annual SCFT Leadership Conference is encouraged.

The successful applicant will deliver complex clinical care to patients in the community, and will be required to have excellent widespread knowledge of a variety of conditions.

You will support colleagues with mentoring, coaching and teaching. The emphasis will be on providing clinical leadership in order to meet Trust targets aimed at improving flow, promoting therapy-led discharge, and implementing a culture of rehabilitation.

You will also provide specialist support to Physiotherapy colleagues and work closely with the other Clinical and Operational Leads for Therapy services and members of the wider MDT, ensuring seamless care for patients.

We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrable dedication to personal development and leadership, and a commitment to providing high quality care to a range of patients with differing needs.

You will need to travel between bases around the Chichester area to meet the clinical and supervisory requirements of the post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Kate Woods, Operational Team Lead, 07747 717175

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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