Physiotherapist in Pelvic Health

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic physiotherapist to join our Pelvic Health Physiotherapy service at UHL. This is a rotational post within the Pelvic Health team comprising of the following three nine month rotations:


To work as the Physiotherapist within the nurse led urogynaecology service, working closely with our urogynaecology consultants and specialist nurses at UHL. You will hold a caseload of patients within the urogynaecology service and attend regular multidisciplinary team meetings. This will include the opportunity to provide education and clinical support to our nursing colleagues and the opportunity to develop enhanced skills e.g. pessary fitting.

Antenatal (AN) and Postnatal (PN) care

To lead the AN and PN outpatient physiotherapy care, including the management of musculoskeletal pregnancy related pain, pelvic floor dysfunction and leadership in diastasis rehabilitation. You will also have overview of the inpatient service and occasional inpatient care as required. You will play a key role in the development of the Perinatal Pelvic Health service (PPHS), working alongside the Band 8A (to be appointed.)

Pelvic Health (gynaecology, continence and pelvic pain)

To lead the gynaecology and continence inpatient and outpatient physiotherapy care and work alongside the Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in the management of complex pelvic floor dysfunction and pain.

Main duties of the job

You will be working alongside three Pelvic Health Clinical Specialists, two Band 6 Pelvic Health Physiotherapists, and a Physiotherapy support worker. You will work closely with our Obstetric, Gynaecology, Urogynaecology, Urology, Pain Management and Colorectal consultants.

We are looking for a positive and proactive clinician to join our team, who can work flexibly and help us provide an excellent and specialised service here at Leicester Hospitals.

You will be expected to have a complex caseload of patients presenting in the outpatient Therapy department, the urogynaecology department either individually or in a group setting alongside the obstetric and gynaecology wards at Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital.

You will be involved in teaching and liaising with other health care professionals, students and assist with clinical audit and service development.

This post is suitable for either an experienced Band 6 Pelvic Health Physiotherapist or a Band 5 Physiotherapist who can demonstrate the enthusiasm and ability to work at a Band 6 level. Candidates will need to have postgraduate experience in Pelvic Health as a minimum requirement however significant Band 5 or Band 6 relevant musculoskeletal experience with undergraduate pelvic health experience will be considered for the right candidate.

About us

It would be desirable for candidates to have completed a postgraduate POGP (or equivalent) course in pelvic floor assessment and/ordysfunction, however this training can be provided/funded where required for the successful candidate.

We strive to provide the suitable candidate with a supportive working environment with opportunities for learning and development both within UHL and externally. Regular clinical supervision, in service training, allocated time for continuous professional development and opportunities for working within the wider MDT are supported and strongly encouraged.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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 were 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.

Job Description
  • To be part of the Pelvic Health Physiotherapy team as part of the Band 6 pelvic health physiotherapy rotation
  • To work in the Physiotherapy Department, the Urogynaecology Department and the Womens Hospitals at LRI and LGH and any other areas covered by the pelvic health specialty of the Physiotherapy Service of the UHL NHS Trust, and to provide the highest possible standard of physiotherapy care.
  • To participate in the weekend / bank holiday rotas
  • To carry a complex pelvic health clinical caseload: working to national and local guidelines and Service priorities with those who may have complex needs including physical, psychological and communication difficulties
  • To promote independence and facilitate optimum function and participation, working with patients, their families and carers where appropriate and the multi-disciplinary team to achieve agreed outcomes
  • To support the team leader and clinical specialist in operational functions of the team and supervise team members
  • To increase and consolidate existing clinical knowledge and skills in pelvic health musculoskeletal assessment, antenatal and postpartum care, urinary and bowel incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction and treatment as a physiotherapist

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • Physiotherapy Diploma / Degree State Registered Physiotherapist with the hCPC
  • Appropriate post-graduate education relative to MSK or pelvic health i.e. experiential learning, in-service and / or formal course attendance


  • Member of appropriate Clinical Interest Group



  • Demonstrates knowledge of relevant guidelines, legislation and wider issues relating to role
  • Recent significant post graduate clinical experience including musculoskeletal


  • Evidence of teaching others
  • Evidence of involvement with student supervision

Communication and relationship skills


  • Demonstrates effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Demonstrates a professional attitude


  • Evidence of ability to use a range of audio-visual media

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Demonstrates awareness of own abilities and needs

Other requirements specific to the role


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

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester General Hospital



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