Children's Physiotherapy Team Manager | Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Job details
Posting date: 29 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £56,388 - £62,785 per annum incl HCAS (Outer)
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 28 June 2024
Location: Croydon, CR0 7YD
Company: Croydon Health Services
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6154068/199-NN-6154068-AHP

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Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

Children’s Physiotherapy Service

Band 8aChildren’s Physiotherapy Team Manager

Full- time 37.5 hours (1.0 WTE)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Croydon Children’s Physiotherapy Service. The Children’s Physiotherapy team is consists of a small team of Physiotherapists as well as Physiotherapy assistants who have a wide range of skills and expertise. The team is based in a purpose built Children’s Development Centre (CDC) promoting MDT working and shared working spaces.

The team works closely with colleagues across a wide range of services, including Health, CAMHS, Education, Social Services and voluntary sectors. There is administrative support within the team, support with Continuing Professional Development, peer and management support and regular clinical supervision for junior members of staff provided by experienced therapists.

The successful candidate will have at least 5 years post graduate Physiotherapy experience, with a minimum of 2 years at a Band 7 or equivalent level.

The Service has a strong commitment to continuing professional development and evidence based practice, with regular in service training and clinical forums. Support is provided through regular supervision, reflective practice and personal development reviews. Management support will be provided by the Children’s Therapies Lead.

To co-ordinate service delivery for the Children’s physiotherapy service.

To be responsible for delivering identified KPIs in service area via the collection and presentation of statistics to Children’s Therapy Lead and the Directorate Management team.

To be responsible for maintaining an overview of the standards of care being delivered across the service, instigating remedial action to improve practice as necessary highlighting and escalating issues as they arise.

To be responsible for working with the Children’s Therapy Lead, Therapy Team Managers in other services, and other Clinical Operational leads in assessing the clinical skills required to deliver a safe and high quality service, identifying any deficits in this and developing programmes to address these issues.

To be responsible for ensuring that regular and robust performance and development reviews and Mandatory and Statutory training takes place for all staff within areas of responsibility.

To be responsible for ensuring that clinical initiatives and service developments become truly embedded in clinical practice and that staff have a clear understanding and opportunity to contribute to the change process.

Providing clinical support and supervision for other team members.

The role will involve some clinical work and candidates may have a clinical caseload and the nature of this caseload will be discussed and negotiated in line with the candidates clinical skills as well as practical service considerations.

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We’re also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people’s homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children’s Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we’re no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

We are looking for a dynamic and highly motivated Physiotherapist who is enthusiastic, forward-thinking with managerial/leadership experience to manage the Children’s Physiotherapy service.

The successful candidate will have a strong clinical specialist background in Children’s Physiotherapy across a variety of clinical contexts and proven leadership skills in developing staff and building effective teams.

You will have a demonstrable track record of service improvement and organising a service to facilitate the meeting of service targets.

You will also have the ability to lead and inspire the team who currently work across a variety of clinical settings.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills and demonstrate the ability to be creative and flexible.

You will work closely with the Children’s therapy managers for Speech and Language therapy and Occupational Therapy in order to create integrated pathways and protocols as part of an integrated team.

Support and development opportunities for the successful candidate are available both internally and externally as required.

Please see the detailed job description and person specificationattached to this advert for additional information regarding the main duties of the job and a detailed breakdown of the essential and desirable requirements of the role.

This advert closes on Sunday 9 Jun 2024

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