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Static Physiotherapist: Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiology

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Band 6 Physiotherapist Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiology

Subject to Agenda for Change Banding

22.5 Hours per week possibility to increase up to 30 hours/week.

Permanent (days and time to be negotiated)

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and well-motivated Physiotherapist to join us in the Physiotherapy Department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

The post is static on Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiology which will cover Cardiac Intensive Care and the Cardiothoracic Surgery and Cardiology Wards.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. Flexibility is also necessary as the post is a job share and requires weekend working on a rota basis. The department in turn has a robust support network and a strong focus on the continuous professional development of staff.

For further information please contact either:

Toby Cremer (Clinical Lead Physiotherapist)


01253 300000 Bleep 1485


Joanne Wild (Therapy Manager)

01253 956646

Main duties of the job

See Job Description and personal specification for this Band 6 static Physiotherapist post, attached for further details.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a large, integrated provider of acute and community services to the 445,000 population of the Fylde coast health economy and the estimated 11 million visitors to the seaside town of Blackpool. With patients and families at the heart of all we do, we are committed to creating a culture that empowers our staff and inspires us all to deliver first class clinical care. We form a central part of the Healthier Fylde Coast Integrated Care Partnership and our progressive approach to partnership working in the area provides an enviable opportunity to redesign and deliver services that meet the challenges of today's health system.

We recommend that all individuals employed in patient facing roles, or those located on a ward or department where patients receive a service should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Responsibilities


To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of patients in your care.

To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations/multi pathologies use advanced clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to provide an accurate diagnosis of their condition.

Formulate and deliver an individual physiotherapy treatment programme based on a sound knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options using clinical assessment, reasoning skills and knowledge of treatment modalities.

To take delegated responsibility from Clinical Leads for managing patients with particular conditions and be responsible for providing specialist physiotherapy assessment and treatment plans for patients with these conditions.

Formulate accurate prognoses and recommend best course of intervention. Evaluate patient progress, reassess and alter treatment programmes if required and develop comprehensive discharge plans.

Assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.

Use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients to progress rehabilitation and treatment programmes. This will include patients who may have difficulties in understanding or communicating. For example, patients may be dysphasic, depressed, deaf, blind or may be unable to accept diagnosis.

Work within trust clinical guidelines and CSP guidelines and to have a good working knowledge of national and local standards and monitor own and others quality of practice as appropriate.

Participate on the emergency on call rota, undertake the assessment and treatment of acutely ill patients with respiratory problems. Where necessary give advice to medical and nursing staff and other members of the multi-disciplinary team regarding patients respiratory condition.

Will include participation in providing 7 day service, covering weekends on a rota basis.

To be responsible for maintaining accurate and comprehensive patient treatment records in line with Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) standards of practice.

To supervise junior physiotherapists, assistants and student physiotherapists record keeping system according to professional and the physiotherapy service standards.

Represent physiotherapy service and / or individual patients at the multi-disciplinary team meetings, to ensure the delivery of a co-ordinated multidisciplinary service, and integrate physiotherapy treatment into the treatment programme. This will include discussion of patient care, patient progress and involvement in discharge planning.

To be responsible for the safe and competent use of all electrotherapy equipment, gym equipment and patient appliances and aids by patients and to ensure that junior staff/assistants attain competency prior to use.

To be professional, legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of youre own work including the management of patients in your care. To ensure a high standard of clinical expertise for the patients under your management, supporting more junior staff to do likewise.

To interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical facts to form accurate diagnosis and prognoses in a wide range of highly complex conditions, to recommend the best course of intervention and to develop comprehensive discharge plans.

To represent the Trust externally regarding physiotherapy services provided to patients with relevant conditions.

To demonstrate highly developed dexterity, co-ordination and palpatory skills for assessment and manual treatment of patients.

To regularly participate in developing policy changes that will impact on all service users.

To provide spontaneous and planned advice, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers and other professionals, to promote understanding of the aims of physiotherapy and to ensure a consistent approach to patient care.

To provide specialist advice to physiotherapy colleagues working within other clinical areas.

To assess capacity, gain valid informed consent and have the ability to work within a legal

framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.

Professional Leadership and staff management responsibilities.

Be responsible for the supervision and co-ordination of junior staff, students and assistants on a daily basis.

Ensure that your own practice and that of staff under your supervision meet the required professional standards of physiotherapy practice.

Be responsible for the safe use of equipment by patients and by junior and student physiotherapists, through teaching, training and supervision.

Deputise for senior staff in their absence, taking responsibility for operational management of the team, allocating and organising the work of the junior and assistant staff to meet service priorities on a daily basis.

To be responsible for organising and planning own caseload to meet service and patient priorities. Readjusting plans as situations change/arise.

To maintain own clinical professional development (CPD) by keeping abreast of any new trends and developments and incorporate them as necessary into your work.

To be an active member of the in-service training programme by the attendance and delivery of presentations and training sessions at staff meetings, tutorials, training sessions in house and by attending external courses and practising reflective practice.

To communicate effectively and work collaboratively with medical, nursing and therapy colleagues to ensure delivery of a co-ordinated multidisciplinary service

To undertake the measurement and evaluation of your work and current practices through the use of Evidence Based Practice.

To demonstrate a sound understanding of Clinical Governance and Risk Management and to apply to work situations.


To be responsible for a designated area of work, as agreed with the Clinical Leads and the Therapy Manager and to plan and organise efficiently and effectively with regard to patient management and use of time.

To decide priorities for own work area, balancing other patient related and professional demands, and ensure that these remain in accordance with those of the section as a whole.

To be responsible for ensuring the effective selection and use of all treatment resources available both in the department and on the wards.

To be responsible for equipment used in carrying out physiotherapy duties, and to adhere to departmental policy, including competence to use equipment and to ensure the safe use of equipment by others through training, teaching and supervision of practice.

To maintain accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date documentation, in line with legal and departmental requirements, and communicate assessment and treatment results to the appropriate disciplines in the form of reports and letters.

To be actively involved in the collecting of appropriate data and statistics for the use of the Department.

To be aware of Health and Safety aspects of your work and implement any policies, which may be required to improve the safety of your work area, including the prompt recording and reporting of accidents to the Therapy Manager.

To comply with the department and organisational policies and procedures and be involved in the reviewing and updating as appropriate. To attend mandatory training annually.

Develop and improve information sheets and booklets for patients, in line with trust policy.

Advise and develop the service with appropriate timing of the sessions, staffing, expertise and resources in terms of space, equipment etc.

To undertake any other duties that may be considered appropriate by the Therapy Manager.

Person Specification



  • Post graduate NHS experience in general rotations including respiratory
  • Management, Development and Supervision of students and Physiotherapy assistants
  • Experience of teaching students and assistants
  • Experience of service evaluation and audit process


  • Participation in On-call Respiratory service
  • Active participation in In-service training
  • 12 months or more Band 5 Physiotherapy NHS experience



  • Degree / Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Valid and up to date UK HCPC registration
  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio, Including attendance at recent post graduate courses relevant to the speciality


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Personal Qualities


  • Committed to personal and departmental development
  • Able to work well with others and pass on skills and knowledge
  • Able to maintain judgement under pressure
  • Motivation, drive and enthusiasm for delivering a quality service as part of the physiotherapy team
  • Confident
  • Ability to be empathetic and discuss sensitive issues

Other Factors


  • Able to carry out tasks involving moderate physical effort
  • Clear vision of role and commitment to speciality
  • Good IT and Telephone skills
  • Current full drivers licence valid for UK use
  • Access to a car for work purposes


  • Experience of using virtual assessment platforms

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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