Senior Physiotherapist (Static) - Major Trauma Centre

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a well-motivated, dynamic, and experienced Physiotherapist to join the Major Trauma Centre Therapy Team.

Aintree Major Trauma Centre has been providing specialist life and limb-saving treatment for patients across Merseyside, Cheshire and the Isle of Man since 2012.

The therapy team provide acute specialist care on both the Major Trauma Ward and ITU, for patients who have experienced polytraumatic injuries. These can include, orthopaedic injuries, brain and spine trauma, chest trauma and amputations. As well as complex medical needs, Major Trauma patients can present with complex social and mental health needs, so you will work as part of a wider MDT including consultants, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, MHLT and social services.

The role requires excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills and a commitment to effective multidisciplinary team working and skill sharing. An ability to demonstrate assertion, flexibility and creativity with assessment and treatment planning and methods of service delivery are essential in this clinical environment.

Respiratory 'on call' competence is essential for this position.

Nb. If the static post is recruited to then there may be an opportunity for a rotational Band 6 physiotherapist post.

Main duties of the job

Main Duties:

To undertake comprehensive clinical assessment, treatment and discharge planning for polytrauma patients with complex medical, musculoskeletal, and neurological conditions including traumatic brain and spinal injuries.

Lead on respiratory management of patients and tracheostomy weaning where indicated.

. Undertake and support the Team with Complex Discharge Planning

Supporting the training and development of Junior members of staff within Major Trauma and wider therapies to develop respiratory, musculoskeletal and neurological skills through formal/informal training.

Support the Band 7 Therapists in leading a Major Trauma Therapy Team consisting of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, TAs and APs, providing clinical and pastoral supervision and completing annual workpal appraisals.

Participate in the clinical coordination role for the team.

Take an active role in audit/service delivery to enhance patient care.

Contribute to in-service training programmes.

Support Band 7 therapists in performance monitoring and management of the team including regular data collection and information gathering to contribute to monthly care group reports.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

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Job description

Job responsibilities


1. To undertake physiotherapy assessment, clinically diagnose and implement agreed treatment plans, evaluate care delivery according to health care needs for routine and complex patients.2. To advise, assist and educate, Junior and student Physiotherapists in the management of routine patients.3. To ensure effective communication with patients, carers and all other Health & Social Care Professionals regarding all aspects of patient care. This will include patients who may have difficulties in understanding or communicating.4. To participate in Departmental Planned Out of Hours Working and Emergency On-Call Rota.5. Attend relevant ward rounds and clinics, working alongside theMultidisciplinary Team, assessing, advising and treating patients as required

As a Static Band 6 Physiotherapist you will:

1. Provide comprehensive assessment and management of a range of patients within the urgent care and community setting including musculoskeletal.

2. Have previous clinical experience within a Major Trauma setting to confidently manage risk with a range of complex patients to support patient flow within the hospital setting and facilitate discharge.

3. Support junior therapists to develop knowledge and skills regarding acute assessment, goal setting and discharge planning, ensuring high quality treatments are provided for a range of conditions on Major Trauma. This includes supporting in-service training delivery and competency sign off.

4. Formally/informally support University students within Major Trauma (Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy).

5. Participate in the team clinical coordinator role leading daily handover meetings and attending MDT boardrounds to review and support caseload management for the team.

6. Actively participate in Safety and Governance Meetings.

7. Develop excellent relationships with the wider MDT within LUHFT and community services.

8. Work flexibly, to support seven day service.

9. Demonstrate flexibility to support other therapy teams in times of need given acute pressures within the Trust.

For full details please see attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy or equivalent
  • HCPC registration



  • Demonstrable post-registration experience
  • Majority of clinical experience in the NHS UK
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of a contribution to clinical education / supervision of less experienced staff, students or assistants



  • Broad range of clinical assessment and treatment skills based on current best practice
  • Demonstrates an ability to comprehend and work within policies on health and safety, risk management and data protection
  • Working knowledge of current NHS issues
  • Evidence of self directed learning and willingness to participate in CPD



  • Demonstrates effective and adaptable communication skills including written and verbal
  • Evidence of time management and organisational skills
  • Computer literate
  • Demonstrates an ability to pass on skills / knowledge to others
  • Demonstrates an ability to manage own work load, determine priorities and delegates tasks
  • Demonstrates an ability to problem solve



  • Demonstrates an ability to work independently and to seek advice when necessary
  • Demonstrates an ability to work effectively in a team
  • Demonstrates an ability to respond effectively to complex, emotional or challenging situations
  • Demonstrates an ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the service
  • Demonstrates a genuine interest in medical / surgical specialties

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Aintree Hospital Trust

Lower Lane


L9 7AL

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