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band 7
Full time
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Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Radcliffe Primary Care centre
£43,742 - £50,056 Per Annum
Salary period
03/10/2023 23:59

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Band 7 Falls Therapy Lead

band 7

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) brings together staff and services from the former Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we’ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of around 20,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond – come and take your place with us. 

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, forward thinking, highly motivated, dynamic, Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to join our established innovative, Community-based Adult Falls Team in Bury.

You will be joining a well-established and supportive team, where person-centred care is at the forefront of everything that we do. As a Band 7 Team lead working within the falls team, you will play a vital role in our MDT; managing a complex caseload of adult patients, as well as providing clinical leadership for the service.

If you are passionate about making a difference to the lives of adults in the community, and developing the falls service across Bury then we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

To work autonomously within the Trust policy and professional practice and maintain accurate and comprehensive up to date records.

To perform specialist assessment and treatment of patients within the speciality who will have complex and/or acute or chronic conditions.

To determine a clinical diagnosis, develop, deliver, implement, evaluate and modify individualised treatment programmes, ensuring appropriate pathways of care and communication via liaison and referral to other agencies as required.

To take a major role in assisting the Service Manager in clinical governance action plans and in the planning, co-ordinating, delivery and evaluation of the Service within the speciality.

To comply with statutory requirements for Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, within HCPC standards and codes of professional conduct.

To educate and train qualified and non-qualified healthcare staff up to and including medical staff.

To deputise for the Service Lead when required.  Supervision through peer support and is largely self driven.

To work as a lone practitioner in a community setting .


Working for our organisation

Bury Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. Rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, our Fairfield site delivers innovative patient-centred care, and boasts an award winning Stroke centre and Heart Care unit. Supported by our community services in Bury, a mix of professionals from health, social and voluntary sectors, Bury exemplifies the benefits of a joined up approach to health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.  Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Experience of working within Falls as a speciality
  • Evidence of CPD in the form of a detailed personal development portfolio.
  • HCPC registration
  • Community Therapy Experience
  • Team Lead experience
Desirable criteria
  • Post graduate training within Falls
  • Band 7 Therapy experience as a falls Team Lead
  • Leadership experience


Essential criteria
  • Experience of MDT Leadership

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

lisa Faulkner
Job title
Clinical and Ops Lead
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
07907 576053
Additional information

Lindsey Rigby  OT / Falls Team Lead

Tel : 0161 724 2083

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