Head of Rehabilitation

We are looking to appoint a high calibre clinician to the position of Head of Rehabilitation, overseeing the Rehab Services including Physiotherapy, Osteopathy and Chiropractic.

PSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment with a cultural and social mix of individuals who are welcomed and treated equally regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetics, disability, or age.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the clinical standards and practice of the Physiotherapists, Osteopaths and Chiropractors within the organisation, reporting to the Chief Clinical Officer.

The role will involve peer review and mentoring for the rehab team, audit of clinical notes and practice, recruitment and induction for new team members. With the development of the Advanced Practice Framework, the role will also include supporting the team in compiling evidence of their capabilities and supporting our staff completing MSc’s in Advanced Practice (Apprenticeship). You will be a part of the Leadership group, helping to ensure that Pure Sports Medicine continues to deliver clinical excellence through effective teamwork. 

This is a full-time position divided approximately between 3 days of clinical practice and 2 days of mentoring and governance. It is anticipated that the role will grow to 3 days by the end of 2022

This role commands a starting salary of £52 – 55K with an additional variable salary component dependent on caseload. The remuneration package also includes paid holiday, CPD leave and funding, and private health insurance. 

Required Skills & Behaviours #

The Head of Rehabilitation will be responsible for the Clinical Governance of the physiotherapy / osteopathy / chiropractic (rehab) service. They will act as an expert MSK clinician and demonstrate a commitment to and focus on quality, promoting excellence to consistently ensure optimal patient management throughout the rehabilitation team. They will play a lead role in the development, implementation and evaluation of the clinical rehabilitation services.

The successful post holder will have:

  • A passion for driving clinical excellence and maintaining high standards in all aspects of patient care and service delivery for Pure Sports Medicine
  • Excellent and current knowledge and skills pertaining to all aspects of musculoskeletal medicine including areas for development
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and development reflected in their own career pathway and development
  • Excellent communication skills, especially the ability to communicate with their team regarding clinical issues and governance
  • The ability to manage time and workload effectively
  • Knowledge of the systems and processes that operate within the clinic with regards staff induction, appraisals, complaints and the introduction of new services

Main duties and responsibilities #

1. Leadership & Management #

The Head of Rehabilitation will take a key Leadership and Management role within the business, providing direction and support to the rehabilitation team working within the clinics. The expectations around Leadership and Management will include, but are not restricted to:

  • Setting the standards for the behaviour and actions of the team within Pure
  • Conducting annual staff appraisals with team members to review their professional development and establish a plan for the next 12 months
  • Signing off CPD for all members of the team ensuring it is inline with the individuals professional development plan for the year
  • Actively supporting the professional development of the team to ensure their practice is up to date and ensuring high quality patient care
  • Ensuring all team members undergo at least two peer review sessions per year
  • Ensuring all team members attend at least two (half day) clinical visits per year
  • Ensuring the Rehab team are fully informed of any changes within Pure relevant to their work and that they are adequately trained for any new techniques / equipment used
  • Attending senior management and leadership meetings
  • Using own initiative to solve issues and problems, recognising when input is required from others and ensuring that at all times the principles of the organisation are adhered to 
  • Acting within the clinic in a highly professional manner that reflects the values of the organisation
  • Demonstrating a commitment to own development by undertaking regular learning activities, taking note of constructive feedback and striving to improve personal performance

2. Clinical Governance #

The Head of Rehabilitation will play a crucial role in managing the Clinical Governance in relation to the Rehab team. This will include but is not restricted to:

  • Taking ownership of clinical governance of the team to ensure that standards are maintained at the highest level and patient care is clinically appropriate
  • Establishing educational procedures that help guide clinicians to provide optimal patient care
  • Reporting monthly to the Clinical Director regarding clinical governance of the service; recruitment, audit, staff development and service development
  • Conducting a quarterly audit of clinical records and patient exercise programs by members of the rehabilitation team to check for accuracy and completeness as well as appropriateness for clinical care and advice
  • Conducting a review of Patient Management Plans to ensure all patients are receiving optimal care consistent with the multi-professional ethos of Pure Sports Medicine
  • Regularly reviewing the service offering by the Rehab team at Pure Sports Medicine to improve patient care and treatment
  • Assessing new equipment and treatment methods and its appropriateness / validity and then providing a recommendation to the Clinical Director regarding it’s implementation as part of the service offered at Pure
  • Identifying new services and equipment to improve the service provision at PSM and providing a recommendation and justification to the Clinical Director 
  • Acting as an advocate for the Rehab team on clinical issues and services to the Clinical Director

To apply for this role, please send your CV, cover letter and qualifications to Claire Small, Chief Clinical Officer at claire.​[email protected]​puresportsmed.​com. Please also CC Clinical Administrator Michelle Quick at clinical.​[email protected]​puresportsmed.​com.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 25th July 2022.