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Band 7
Fixed term: 12 months
Part time - 23.5 hours per week
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Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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St Richard's Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata
10/03/2021 23:59

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COVID-19 Vacancy Joint Team Lead Physiotherapist

Band 7

Western Sussex Hospitals is a leading acute hospital trust, with rewarding career opportunities for caring, committed and innovative people, who wish to be valued for their work and empowered to improve the services we provide. Here are few reasons to join us:

Outstanding – we are the first acute hospital trust to have received the health watchdog’s highest rating in all key inspection areas. (CQC October 2019)

Top 10 – Western Sussex Hospitals is one the best hospital trusts to work for, according to the NHS Staff Survey, and among the top ten trusts in England where staff are most likely to recommend the care their colleagues provide. (NHS Staff Survey 2018)

Leading organisation – Western Sussex Hospitals is led by NHS Chief Executive of the Year Dame Marianne Griffiths (HSJ Awards 2016 | No.1 HSJ Top CEO 2018 & 2019) and is renowned for outstanding care, excellent staff engagement, innovation and learning.

Location – our hospitals in Chichester, Worthing and Shoreham-by-Sea are on the beautiful Sussex coast, between the beach and South Downs National Park. West Sussex has wonderful countryside, picturesque villages, vibrant towns, excellent schools and cultural amenities, as well as quick transport links to Brighton, London and beyond.

More about us - Western Sussex is an acute trust with three hospitals; Worthing Hospital and St Richard’s in Chichester provide emergency, inpatient and outpatient care; and Southlands in Shoreham-by-Sea provides outpatient care and day surgery. Since April 2017, the senior leadership team has also managed neighbouring trust Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals.

Patient First - in 2015 the trust’s Patient First programme was launched to empower colleagues to make lasting changes that benefit patients and to ensure we continue to improve patient care with lean management best practice at every level of the trust. Improvement huddles are just one example of extensive and ongoing cultural change that makes Western Sussex an exciting place to work. (Watch our video)

‘On 1st April 2021, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will be merging with Brighton, Sussex University Hospitals to form a new NHS Foundation Trust that will bring together the very best of both organisations to innovate and improve the health of our communities and deliver outstanding, compassionate care locally whilst increasing the opportunities for specialised services to flourish in Sussex.

We are looking for a motivated Physiotherapist with excellent Acute hospital experience to work as Joint Team Lead of our Acute Assessment Physiotherapy Team. 

This role (covering a period of maternity leave) will be focused on providing a high standard of Physiotherapy assessment, treatment and evaluation (including Respiratory) to clients within our Acute Admissions  Service (Emergency Floor,  Medical In-Patients and Private Patients) at St Richard's Hospital, Chichester.

Jointly leading a team of 4 Physiotherapists and one Band 4 Technical Instructor you will have the opportunity to work alongside strong and supportive multi-disciplinary teams utilising your excellent assessment and clinical reasoning skills in all areas of Respiratory Physiotherapy. You will have excellent opportunities for your own clinical skills and management development, working within a strong peer group of other Band 8a and Band 7 Physiotherapists.

This fixed term Band 7 position (covering a period of maternity leave) is an excellent opportunity to develop your established skills further within a dynamic, forward looking and innovative department. We are a research active department with strong links to the Trust’s Research and Innovation Committee and local HEIs. We are continuing to develop and support local clinical research activity and provide support for those interested in developing clinical academic careers.

St Richard's Hospital is in a wonderful location, situated adjacent to the South Downs National Park, the beautiful historical city of Chichester, the sea and with excellent transport links to London and across Southern England. You will be joining a strong and supportive Physiotherapy team within the top performing Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (post 1st April 2021 - University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust). We look forward to welcoming you on an informal visit or discussing any aspect of this exciting opportunity further.

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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

Lawrence Owers
Job title
Head of Physiotherapy - St Richard's Hospital
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Telephone number
01243 831712
Additional information

We look forward to welcoming you for an informal visit to find out more about the opportunity and working within the Physiotherapy team at Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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