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Senior Physiotherapist within Specialist Respiratory Rotation

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Do you have a passion for Cardio-respiratory Physiotherapy and are keen to work in a busy, high calibre environment to further advance your career and skills set?

We can offer an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated Physiotherapist to rotate on a 7 monthly rotational scheme, where you will rotate through our Critical Care specialities -John Farnham Intensive Care Unit (large multi-speciality tertiary ITU), Neuroscience Critical Care Unit, (including Major Trauma, Neurosurgery and Tertiary Neurology patients), Acute Respiratory Ward and our NIV Service / Clinic. There is also the opportunity to rotate to Royal Papworth Hospital.

This opportunity is open to Band 6 Physiotherapists who are now ready to specialise further in their career. The team is friendly and dedicated towards the delivery of an excellent service for all our users, as well as constantly looking at better ways to provide the service. You will be strongly supported in learning new skills and gaining additional training in this regional trauma centre.

You will be required to partake in our Emergency out of hours services, which includes our weekend and on-call services.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard physiotherapy service to patients on:
  • John Farnham, IDA and Surgical Wards
  • Neuro Critical Care Unit (NCCU) and Neuro Wards
  • N3 Respiratory and K3 Cardiology Wards
  • N3 Acute NIV service and Outpatient Respiratory Physiotherapy
  • Surgical Wards
  • Royal Papworth Hospital (through shared rotational scheme)

To participate in the Band 6 rotational scheme, working for 7 months in each of the above clinical areas. The option of rotating through Paediatrics is negotiable, if wishing to choose this as a rotational speciality.

This is a specialist role rotational post, which will provide applicants with the opportunity to further develop their respiratory skills in an acute setting and rehabilitation skills to the intensive care patient population.

CUH is a tertiary provider for many specialities including Respiratory, Immunology, Transplant Services, Oncology, Hepato-biliary, Major Trauma, Neurology and Neuro-surgery. This rotational post will allow development of skills across many specialities and disciplines. There will be potential for involvement in clinics and exercise rehabilitation groups that exist across the rotations.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 11000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

The vacancy will close at midnight on 31 May 2023.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • -Diploma / Degree in Physiotherapy (or equivalent) -State Registration -Evidence of relevant postgraduate level education / CPD


  • -Membership professional body, e.g. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or Professional network, e.g. ICS, ACPRC, ACPIN



  • -Broad rotational experience as a Band 5 Rotational Physiotherapist -Experience in the management and rehabilitation of patients requiring respiratory care across a number of Surgical, Medical and Neurological, and critical care areas. -Experience of tracheostomy management -Experience of working as part of a physiotherapy team and/or MDT -Experience of providing clinical education of less experienced staff or assistants -Currently participating / recent experience in on-call respiratory working


  • -Experience in supervising students -Experience as a Band 6 in a broad range of specialities including respiratory -Experience in supervising others -Experience of working in a community setting -Experience in conducting formal presentations -Experience of working with the MDT in speaking value work



  • -Good knowledge of Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy -The ability to input into weaning programmes for patients in ICU / NCCU


  • -Knowledge of workings of community and primary care, e.g. at Papworth



  • -Forward thinking -Excellent interpersonal skills -Committed to personal and team development -Ability to work independently & manage own caseload -Ability to pass on skills / knowledge to others within both formal and informal environments -Administrative and computer skills


  • -Evidence of participation in research / audit -Presentation skills

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.

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