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AMU & HMU Clinical Lead Physiotherapist - F/T 12 months

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist - AMU/HMU/SSU (F/T 12 months)

Are you a dynamic individual with specialist Acute Medicine experience?

Are you passionate about patient centred care and do you value working in a positive team environment focused on peer support and development?

We are pleased to offer this exciting opportunity to come and join our team at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. We are looking to employ a skilled, forward thinking, dynamic individual as an AMU Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist.

Main duties of the job

The post is suitable for an experienced physiotherapist with past leadership and service development experience. The post will be operating across the Acute Medicine department including working in the Acute Medical Unit, The Higher Monitoring Unit and the Short Stay Unit and Same Day Emergency Care. It will involve working with individuals with a variety of complex needs and acute respiratory care, and will also involve working alongside AMU consultants and within a heavily integrated team. Weekend working and contribution to the respiratory on call service (via a rota) will be included.

The post holder will provide clinical specialist cover to the Higher Monitoring Unit (HMU) and will provide specialist acute respiratory care.

The successful applicant will have extensive NHS Acute-care experience and possess excellent assessment, clinical reasoning, treatment and teaching skills. You will have sound IT skills and demonstrate the Trust's values of Compassion, Aspiration, Resourcefulness and Excellence.

About us

In many areas, the Trust is nationally recognised as delivering outstanding care and the Therapies service is fully focused on delivering on the trusts ambition to continue to enhance this excellent work. This is embodied in the Therapies service vision - to deliver a high quality, patient centred, modern service which promotes innovative thinking and prioritises the development of staff.

Reading sits on the river Thames and is served by great road and rail links to London, Oxford and Southampton. With excellent leisure and shopping facilities, and a thriving cultural scene, Reading is a wonderful place to live, work and play and provides excellent facilities for families, including some of the best state and private schools in the UK.

The CQC recently rated the care provided by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as Good.

Our values:Compassionate,Aspirational,Resourceful,Excellent, reflect the type of Trust we aspire to be and you can join our dedicated and talented staff to make this happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on the role, please refer to the Job description and Person Specification attached.

Person Specification

Knowledge, skills & experience


  • Degree or other recognised qualification in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registered
  • Extensive post graduate NHS clinical experience across all core clinical areas
  • Specialist knowledge of respiratory Physiotherapy and experience in respiratory settings
  • Specialist knowledge of current evidence based best practice in respiratory physiotherapy


  • Previous experience working in a clinical specialist role
  • Previous experience working with consultants in a specialist capacity
  • Leadership course

Communication & organisational skills


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of motivating and developing clinical staff of all levels
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills


  • Training and presentation skills
  • Experience of proactively engaging with service users and commissioners

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

Craven Road



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