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Rotational Band 5 Physiotherapist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospitals of Leicester

Rotational Physiotherapist

Band: 5 (�28,407- �34,581per annum)

Hours: 37.5 hours Permanent

Site: Cross Site

Reports to: Physiotherapy Clinical Specialist, Therapy Team Leader, Head of Therapies.

Please note that only face to face interviews will be held for this post

Main duties of the job

The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS trust (UHL) is recruiting to its very popular Physiotherapy Band 5 rotation scheme. This consists of over 20 different speciality areas including
  • MSK
  • Trauma
  • Elective
  • Acute stroke
  • Early Supported Discharge
  • Level 1 Brain Injury Unit
  • Level 2 Neuro Rebab unit
  • Oncology
  • Paediatric in patients and out patients
  • Acute medicine
  • Rapid assessment and discharge
  • Respiratory medicine
  • ITU and Surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Renal
  • Vascular

Rotations are 4 months long.

The UHL Therapy department is expanding and developing and we want someone who can develop and grow with us. We will offer you a wide variety of clinical and leadership experience supported with a comprehensive training package. There is a thorough induction process, preceptorship package, clinical supervision and In service training supported through appraisals and 1:1 meetings and peer support sessions. In addition there are opportunities to take part in audit and research, become involved in carrying out service development and attend external training courses and conferences. You will be well supported by highly experienced clinicians and leaders. We are able to provide opportunities for career development and secondments into higher band posts within our large organisation.

If you share our passion and dedication to provide the best level of evidence-based care for our patients we would love to hear from you.

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

These posts are subject to a training agreement, whereby the successful candidates will be expected to fulfill all core competencies within the first six months of employment with the University Hospitals of Leicester.

You will be expected
  • To provide a high standard of physiotherapy care as part of a responsive and patient centred service.
  • To effectively manage an autonomous clinical caseload and to undertake duties as a qualified Physiotherapist, under the supervision of Senior staff.
  • To be able to evidence competency and effective clinical reasoning
  • To work in conjunction with the MDT to provide holistic care for patients.
  • To develop and maintain your knowledge and skills within the specialism you are working in.
  • To be an advocate for the patient and their carers.
  • Remain up to date on local and national issues affecting and influencing patient care.
  • To work with others to support their development.
  • To raise concerns when appropriate.

You will be supported to be able to carry this out through a comprehensive induction process, training and support package and with the help of experienced clinicians and leaders.

Person Specification

Training and qualification


  • BSc physiotherapy or equivalent
  • GCSE English and Maths to grade 4 (C) or equivilent

Professional Registration


  • HCPC registration as a Physiotherapist


  • Member of professional body such as Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Experience relevent to the post


  • Varied clinical experience as student or band 5 Physiotherapist
  • Awareness of how therapy is provided in the NHS


  • Acute Hospital experience

Team working


  • Experience of working within a team
  • Awareness of the fundamentals of team work
  • Experience of working in a clinical MDT


  • Experience of delegating work to support staff

Committment to Trust values


  • Able to demonstrates Trust values
  • Evidence of working in a way supportive of the Trust values

Communication and relationships


  • Excellent written communication
  • Evidence of use of IT within a clinical setting
  • Evidence of attention to accuracy
  • Evidence of building positive team relationships

Planning and organisation


  • Evidence of ability to prioritise own workload
  • Awareness of the importance of timekeeping


  • Evidence of clinical reasoning for decisions made

Other role requirements


  • Expresses enthusiasm for this post
  • Knowledge of current issues affecting Physiotherapy in the UK
  • Expresses passion for delivering excellent patient care


  • Able to utilize theoretical knowledge to be able to problem solve and clinically reason

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


UHL - Cross-site

Gwendolen Rd



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