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Cardiac Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a fixed term physiotherapist (0.6 WTE) to work on service development and a pilot for patients receiving cardiac rehabilitation . The cohort of patients you will see will include those with heart failure, post cardiac surgery and patients who have had an MI/PCI.

Cardiac rehab is an NHS England priority, which has enabled us to secure funding for this post. This is an exciting time to be working in cardiac rehab with opportunities to be involved in several innovations, including filming/ development of cardiac rehabilitation guides and service development, to maximise patient participation and reduce health inequalities.

Clinically you will see patients for early cardiac rehabilitation, face to face and remote cardiac rehabilitation and developing maintenance plans for your patients. You will be supported by your Physiotherapist and Nursing Team Leads, and the Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist for Cardiology.

Main duties of the job

  • Band 6 Physiotherapists are experienced clinicians - having completed core rotations as a Band 5 Physiotherapist. The post-holder will act as an autonomous practitioner, providing physiotherapy assessment and treatment, and managing their own patient caseload within a speciality team, with the support and mentoring of senior physiotherapists and nurses. They will supervise and train Band 4 and band 3 cardiac rehab technicians and Students as required.
  • The post-holder will work across Bristol Royal Infirmary, Weston General Hospital and within community leisure centres including Hutton Moor (Weston) and Hengrove (South Bristol).
  • The post holder will be required to work shifts including weekends and to participate in the bank holiday rota and respiratory on call rotas.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Health Professions Council registered
  • A variety of experience in core areas as a postgraduate physiotherapist e.g. Care of the Elderly, T&O, musculoskeletal, respiratory & neurological, dealing with a wide range of patients with differing needs
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Involvement in Relevant Special Clinical Interest Groups

Knowledge and Experience


  • Experience of working as part of a Physiotherapy team and/ or multidisciplinary team
  • Contributing to clinical education of less experienced staff, students or assistants
  • Experience of discharge planning


  • Evidence of previous experience & participation in audit
  • Experience of working within Cardiac
  • Previous experience at Band 6
  • Experience of working within cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Clinical supervision of students & technician staff
  • Experience or knowledge of working in a community setting
  • Previous NHS experience

Skills and Abilities


  • Effective communication skills both verbal & written
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to plan, prioritise & delegate
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Demonstrate Assessment, Analytical & Reflective skills across a diverse patient group
  • Ability to meet deadlines & work under pressure
  • Ability to travel between sites
  • Ability to effectively perform patient assessments & interventions, including manual therapy & therapeutic handling
  • Presentation skills
  • Knowledge of clinical Governance & its application to Physiotherapy
  • Ability to cope in a stressful environment undertaking moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day and carrying out concurrent activities


  • Competent IT Skills
  • Ability to effect & manage change
  • Leadership Skills

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