Band 6 Specialist Physiotherapist Acute Rotation (ITU & Medicine)

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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

We currently have a vacancy for a Band 6 physiotherapist, working in rotations including ITU, Respiratory and General Medical wards on a permanent basis. Successful candidates will participate in the on-call service and be active in delivering the on-call training programme.The therapies department is forward thinking with new projects and has monthly CPD (continuing professional development) sessions for the whole of therapies. Each rotation has its own in-service training sessions and competencies.This post is suitable for experienced Band 5 physiotherapists or current Band 6's with a passion for respiratory care. Our values; Everyone Matters, Working Together, Making a Difference, represent our aspiration for the type of hospitals we want to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.For further details contact Hannah Rieder on 01225 428331, ask for bleep 7560 (Monday, Tuesday or Friday afternoon) or email

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a high standard physiotherapy service to patients in specialist area
  • To work across the trust in a range of ward settings, specialist out-patient departments and clinics
  • To undertake the advanced physiotherapeutic assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients who may have diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions
  • To hold responsibility for own caseload and to be responsible for a particular specialist service working without supervision
  • To provide supervision in the form of regular formal training, clinical reasoning sessions, peer review and appraisals
  • To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner
  • To participate in emergency on-call and weekend rotas
  • To deputise for the Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy Team Leader.

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff well-being, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial well-being. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please find attached to the vacancy a detailed person specification and job description for further information about this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and training


  • Attendance at recent postgraduate courses relevant to the clinical fields


  • Involvement in CSP Special Clinical Interest Groups

Knowledge and experience


  • Advanced knowledge of broad range of conditions in specialist area
  • Experience of supervising more junior staff/students
  • Involvement in audit, research and understanding quality issues
  • To be a member of a respiratory on-call service



  • Values in line with Trust

Specific skills


  • Evidence of performing specialist assessment/ treatment (e.g. NIV, NIPPY, trache, MHI)

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