Highly Specialist Physiotherapist

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We wish to recruit a highly skilled clinician, on a 12 month fixed term basis, who has a clear understanding of the developing role of the physiotherapist in the acute setting; delivering innovative, responsive services to meet both the needs of patients and the organisation. This role requires excellent communication skills and the ability to work as an effective member of the wider team as well as with other external agencies. The post holder will have significant experience working with adults with complex presentations, particularly those with multiple co-morbidities. The post holder will also have the exciting opportunity to participate in a research funded project as part of a pilot Randomised Control Trial of new diagnostic approaches to patients suspected of having Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (HAP).

Main duties of the job

This role demands extensive post graduate knowledge and experience, therefore the post holder must be highly competent in the triage, assessment and management of a wide range of acute medical conditions and presentations.

This is a varied and challenging role and as such strong leadership skills are essential, requiring someone with initiative, a great team ethic, self-awareness, flexible thinking and problem solving skills. The successful candidate must be committed and enthusiastic in providing high standard patient care.

The successful candidates must be able to work flexibly to meet service demands over a seven day service.

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.

To hear more about our achievements click here https://www.liverpoolft.nhs.uk/media/13089/1606-annual-report-booklet_final.pdf

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification for full details.

The role involves a variety of skills in the below areas:

Clinical ; including participation in a research funded project as part of a pilot Randomised Control Trial of new diagnostic approaches to patients suspected of having Hospital Acquired Pneumonia (HAP).

Supervision and leadership .

Education and training of newly qualified staff including staff from outside the physiotherapy profession, Therapy Assistant staff and students. Acting as a point of contact providing clinical and pastroral support for staff.

GovernanceTo meet HCPC code of conduct and professional standards relevant to role.

To contribute towards service evaluation and audit and patient safety incident reporting.

Person Specification



  • BSc. Physiotherapy
  • Current HCPC Registration


  • Postgraduate study/study to Masters level in clinical/leadership area

Skills and Experience


  • Evidence of audit, service development
  • Experience with staff supervision
  • Respiratory Competence and or on call competent
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Organisational skills, able to prioritise caseload
  • Demonstratable post registration experience in a variety of settings


  • Student training/mentorship/coaching course attended
  • Experience working in cardiac rehabilitation
  • Experience working in pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Member of a specialist interest group

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