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Rotational Band 6 Physiotherapist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Rotational Band 6 PhysiotherapistLocation: Leicester Royal Infirmary/Leicester General Hospital/ Glenfield HospitalPermanent - 37.5 hours per week

As a department we are looking at ways to offer further career development opportunities for our physiotherapy staff by developing a cross departmental rotation scheme at Band 6. This is a developing post and will currently offer 9 month rotations into the core areas of MSK outpatients, Respiratory service and Acute medicine . This is something that we are hoping to add to as the department expands.

To help you to develop all the skills you need to progress your career we will be offering a lot of support and training in both clinical skills, education of others and leadership and will provide opportunities to participate in audit, research and service development. By taking on this role you will have chance to experience many different teams and ways of working and treat a wide variety of patients. You will become a well-rounded clinician and leader.

We are a forward thinking department that really values its staff and develops services in response to feedback from our teams. You will be supported through a mix of Appraisals, 1:1's , clinical supervision, preceptorship, rostered CPD time every month, regular In-service training and access to external training. There are many highly experienced staff that will share their knowledge and challenge you to grow as a therapist in skill and confidence.

Main duties of the job

In order to fill this role we are looking for someone who has gained a range of experience as a Band 5, preferably in an acute trust, and is keen to progress. We want someone who is willing to take opportunities to develop yourself and others, play a big part in the Therapy department and the MDT and take on responsibility. You must share the same values as the UHL trust and the therapy department and be prepared to participate in the achievement of our ambitious goals. We are passionate about promoting independence and preventing deconditioning in the acute hospital.

You will demonstrate excellent communication, prioritisation and time management skills.

The successful candidate would need to be flexible in their working as the service is provided over 7 days a week. The team are working to provide a collaborative approach to therapy across all systems.

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) is one of the largest and busiest NHS trusts in the country providing care for more than 1 million residents in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our therapy department is highly valued and is expanding in response to demand for our services. Working closely with other professions means we are at the heart of the MDT.

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

  • To be part of the Physiotherapy team serving, amongst others, acute medicine specialty, respiratory specialty and Musculoskeletal service
  • To carry a 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 support the team leader and clinical specialist and operational functions of the team and supervise and team members.
  • To promote independence and facilitate optimum function, working with patients, families and carers and the multi-disciplinary team to achieve agreed outcomes for patients.
  • To increase and consolidate existing physiotherapy clinical knowledge and skills in assessment and treatment.
  • Participate in the on call roster and weekend therapy service.
  • Promote physiotherapy and the work of the department.

(Please refer to the job description/person specification for further details on the role)

Person Specification

Team work


  • Evidence of MDT working


  • Supporting staff/students

Enthusiam for post/UHL


  • Enthusiam for post and Trust



  • BSc/MSc Physiotherapy or equivilent


  • Post grad training



  • HCPC registration


  • CSP membership



  • Evidence of excellent written communication
  • Evidence of IT skills
  • Able to demonstrate evidence of building relationships with others (staff and Patients, carers)


  • Evidence of providing teaching to students/ MDT staff or carers

Relevent clinical experience


  • Evidence of Band 5 (or equivalent) experience
  • Evidence of NHS acute hospital experience


  • Evidence of Respiratory competency for on call

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary



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