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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist Stroke

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Clinical Specialist Band 7


Stroke Rehabilitation

(Including weekends and bank holidays)

We have an opportunity for Clinical Specialist Band 7 Physiotherapist to bring their skills to our motivated and enthusiastic team. We are particularly seeking applicants who are team players, enjoy challenges and are dynamic in their approach. The Therapy Service has a high profile within the hospital and you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and contribute to service developments.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a friendly and supportive therapy and multidisciplinary team based on our stroke rehabilitation ward. Being responsible for the assessment and treatment of patients with complex posture and movement disorders following a stroke, using enhanced reasoning and decision making. You will be working alongside medics, nurses, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and the wider multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate would need to be flexible in their working as the service is provided over 7 days a week. You will demonstrate excellent communication and time management skills working within a large multidisciplinary team carrying out functional assessments and interventions to facilitate safe and effective discharge planning. An extensive range of clinical skills and knowledge in the stroke field of practice is required.

About us

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.

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 we're 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

We are UHL




One Team

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.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: (

Job description

Job responsibilities

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • Provide clinical and professional leadership to Physiotherapy (PT) colleagues in the speciality area
  • Lead evaluate and develop clinical practice within a specialty ensuring compliance with national and local guidelines and frameworks
  • 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 patients needs, using advanced clinical reasoning skills
  • To be responsible for a clinical caseload which will include complex cases within their area of specialty.
  • Undertake an active role in developing Physiotherapy within the specialty.
  • Be responsible for the day to day management of the delivery Physiotherapy specialist team in an efficient and effective way within a fast 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 and Corporate Directorates 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 management team and Therapy Speciality Leads and Therapy Clinical Team Leaders within the service in the improvement and transformation of Therapy services

Person Specification



  • HCPC reg



  • Advanced clinical knowledge/exp in app clinical area



  • Experience of leadership and managing team



  • Experience in research/audit/service development



  • Experience of training/developing therapists/students



  • communication/team work and multi-professional collaboration

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary

Infirmary Square



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