Band 6 Physiotherapist - Respiratory Medicine/Clinical Decisions Unit

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
14 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Physiotherapist - Respiratory Medicine / Clinical Decision Unit

We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and innovative physiotherapist with proven experience of working in the field of respiratory medicine at a senior level.

Applicants must demonstrate specialist knowledge including assessment of acutely unwell respiratory patients including the use of non- invasive ventilation. Experience in admission avoidance and discharge planning is essential. Some evidence of managerial skills is desirable, as well as a commitment to developing clinical leadership skills and experience.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting clinical excellence and evidence-based practice through their clinical work and as part of the departmental in-service training programme. Excellent leadership, communication, team working and organisational skills are essential. Evidence of service evaluation, audit and research is required.

Main duties of the job

You will be working alongside an established team of Physiotherapists to develop your clinical, leadership, teaching and service development skills whilst working within a supportive and motivated department.

You will demonstrate effective communication, prioritisation and organisational skills within a large multidisciplinary team, whilst being responsible for managing a complex clinical caseload from assessment to discharge or transfer of care.

You will receive regular supervision and appraisal and will actively be involved in service development, audit, research and evidence based practice.

About us

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.

Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.

Our purpose is to provide 'Caring at its best' and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
  • We focus on what matters most
  • We treat others how we would like to be treated
  • We are passionate and creative in our work
  • We do what we say we are going to do
  • We are one team and we are best when we work together

Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that 'Caring at its best' is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Be responsible for managing a complex clinical caseload from assessment to discharge/transfer of care, in order to facilitate a timely and safe discharge from hospital.
  • Plan, deliver and progress treatment interventions using clinical reasoning and decision making skills in order to work towards and achieve identified patient goals.
  • To facilitate annual appraisal and personal development planning for relevant members of the Physiotherapy Team.
  • To participate in the induction of Physiotherapy Staff
  • To assist in the maintenance of stock levels and care of equipment
  • To assist in the ordering, maintenance and distribution of stock, stock records and care of equipment under guidance from senior colleagues e.g. splinting and wheelchair equipment.

Please see job description for more information.

Person Specification

Training and qualifications


  • Diploma/BSc/MSc physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration



  • Recent significant clinical experience at a band 5
  • Postgraduate experience in relevant clinical area


  • Experience of supervising others

Communication and relationship


  • Demonstrates effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication

Other requirements


  • Expresses enthusiasm for post and desire to work in clinical areas

Out of hours


  • Evidence of working on call/weekend working

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust





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