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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time




30 hours a week

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work at one of the UK's largest NHS Trusts. We are looking fora proactive Band 7 who is ready for new challenges or an experienced Band 6 who is seeking promotional opportunities to join our team.

Serving the population of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, Leicester Childrens Hospital is one of the busiest acute and general paediatric centres in the United Kingdom.

You will be a dedicated, compassionate, skilled and motivated clinician. They will have excellent communication skills, with empathy and compassion at the heart of the care they provide.

You will work alongside the established paediatric physiotherapy team, including Clinical Specialists working within: Long Term Ventilation, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre, Difficult Asthma and Outpatients. You will also work alongside our multidisciplinary teams and colleagues within the Community Paediatric Service.

Main duties of the job

You will be the lead physiotherapist responsible for delivering and developing the Cystic Fibrosis and non-CF Bronchiectasis Paediatric Physiotherapy service. This includes shared care of our patients at Kettering General Hospital. The post holder will provide highly specialist assessment and intervention for a complex caseload. You should be a highly motivated and innovative physiotherapist who is keen to improve the lives of children living with Cystic Fibrosis. As a paediatric Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in CF you will work closely with the CF Multidisciplinary team to deliver physiotherapy support to children and their families across the acute and community setting. We have a strong involvement in research and the development of treatments particularly in the era of modulator treatments. A car driver is essential for this post.

The Paediatric Team provide a service to the Children's and Womens Services and the successful applicant will also provide care within the following areas: paediatric intensive care, high dependency unit, neo-natal unit, surgical and medical wards, orthopaedics, oncology, neurology, respiratory clinics and the maternity wards to provide optimum patient care and the effective, efficient working of the paediatric team ensuring on going service development.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide clinical and professional leadership to physiotherapy colleagues in the speciality area.
  • Lead, evaluate and develop clinical practice within their speciality, ensuring compliance with national and local guidelines and frameworks.
  • Be responsible for the clinical standards, evidence based practise and quality metrics within the speciality.
  • Work as an autonomous practitioner to provide specialist therapy assessments, diagnose and develop individualised treatment programmes based on the childs needs, using advanced clinical reasoning skills.
  • Be responsible for a clinical caseload which will include complex cases within their area of speciality.
  • Undertake an active role in developing physiotherapy within the speciality.
  • Be responsible for the day to day management of the delivery of physiotherapy by the specialist team in an efficient and effective way within this complex and pressurised environment.
  • Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Physiotherapy within the specialist team holding responsibility for defined projects.
  • Work alongside the Therapy Speciality Lead / Therapy Clinical Team Leader to develop links between the specialist therapy team and relevant CMGs (Clinical Management Groups) within UHL.
  • Ensure the training and development of staff within the Therapy speciality team.
  • Liaise with colleagues and work across site/cross specialty if appropriate in order to ensure the provision of a seamless equitable service.
  • Deputise for the Therapy Clinical Team Leader as appropriate.
  • Develop the evidence base for practice through audit, clinical effectiveness and research activity.
  • Assist and support the Therapy Leadership Team, Therapy Speciality Leads and Therapy Clinical Team Leaders in the improvement and transformation of Therapy services.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • oDiploma/BSc Physiotherapy
  • oHCPC Registration
  • oEvidence of recent CPD specific to the speciality clinical area



  • oSignificant post graduate clinical experience within a relevant specialist area to the equivalent of Master degree level
  • oPrevious employment as a Senior Therapist in a relevant specialist area
  • oEvidence of experience of managing and leading a Team


  • oExperience of audit/clinical evaluation/outcome measures
  • oMember of Special Interest Group

Communication and relationship skills


  • oDemonstrates knowledge of effective team working and evidence of multi-professional collaboration and joint working

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • oEvidence of ability to adapt to and manage change
  • oEvidence of ability to evaluate own and others practice and bring about change


  • oEvidence of experience of performance management

Planning and organisation skills


  • oDemonstrates a flexible and innovative approach to meet service needs


  • oEvidence of willingness to take on new responsibilities and projects

Other requirements specific to the role


  • oExpress enthusiasm for post and desire to work in clinical area
  • oAbility to drive their own car

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary



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