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Band 7 Senior Physiotherapist Acute Medicine

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Physiotherapist (Team Lead) to join the Acute General Medicine Physiotherapy team at QEHB working alongside other Team Leaders & Clinical Specialist Physiotherapists.

The clinical areas covered include Respiratory wards, which have dedicated respiratory support units, acute medical wards & renal medicine. This post will be predominately based on the acute renal medicine & acute medical wards , with the opportunity to gain experience in other areas covered by the team.

These inpatient beds are managed by a strong multidisciplinary team of Consultants, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dieticians & Speech & Language Therapists & Clinical Nurse Specialists.

In this role you will be supported to undertake significant professional development, through attendance at internal/external courses, opportunity for post graduate study, excellent peer support from senior physiotherapy & AHP colleagues, & wider mentoring opportunities.

Opportunities include : good MDT working relationships in all clinical areas participation MDT training: business case development & participation in both national & local audit projects, Research & attendance at specialty conferences.

The post is full time (37.5 hours) permanent post, with applications welcomed for part time/job share opportunities or internal secondment.

Therapy Services at UHB works closely with local Universities to develop student education & placement capacity.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will lead a team of Physiotherapists & Therapy Assistant staff alongside other Team Lead Physiotherapists. Working closely with therapy colleagues and alongside the Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist you will work to deliver service improvement projects in several clinical areas. You will manage a team in a fast-paced environment, including management of sickness absence, annual leave, robust supervision and appraisal of staff. Keen interest in evidence-based practice, clinical education & leadership is essential to the role.

The successful individual will take a lead role in the advanced assessment and treatment of complex patients and be proactive in developing clinical practice within this specialty area. Significant post registration experience within this clinical area including acute respiratory skills, and specialist knowledge/skills in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of pathologies associated with Acute medicine, Respiratory and Renal conditions are essential.

Key skills for this post include confidence in communication, strong leadership, collaborative working, and a personal desire to develop. You must be able to demonstrate excellent time management skills, as a well as proactive team management such as appraisals, rotation planning and new staff induction.

For further information please contact Kay Filby :07880686820 or Janet Hallam: 0121 3712414

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • *Appropriate Physiotherapy or professional qualification e.g. MCSP/ BSc or MSc. E
  • *Registration with Health Care Professions Council E
  • *CSP or equivalent professional registration E
  • *Evidence of commitment to advanced clinical and non-clinical continued professional development within own speciality, e.g. post registration training, management / Leadership competencies and evidence of a detailed personal development portfolio E
  • *Relevant, accredited, postgraduate education/courses in relevant areas of Physiotherapy E


  • *Post registration MSc D
  • *Attended student educator course D



  • *Significant post registration experience of which considerable experience has been in an Inpatient specialty in an acute NHS organisation. To include experience of treating complex patients/long term conditions/patients with Respiratory & General Medical conditions. E
  • *Experience of staff management including supervision and of development and performance management of staff. E
  • *Significant experience in education and clinical training of others. E
  • *Some experience of clinical/service evaluation
  • *Proficient knowledge and skill in the specialist assessment and treatment of a wide range of complex acute and chronic clinical presentations relating to acute medical & the older adult patient. E
  • *Excellent knowledge of anatomy and physiology. E
  • *Awareness of current evidence in acute medicine and respiratory physiotherapy and application to clinical practice, using advanced clinical reasoning skills. E
  • *Good understanding of IT systems and its application to clinical practice E


  • *Good knowledge and application of all areas of Clinical Governance including Quality, Audit and Risk management D
  • *Understands the legal responsibilities of the profession D
  • *Good understanding of principles of data and statistics and experience of their use in evaluation of service delivery D
  • *Knowledge and understanding of the research process. D
  • *Teaching experience to uni and multi-professional groups with evidence of ability to deliver high quality presentations D
  • *Have the ability to work within the Respiratory support units utilising clinical skills to deliver both acute NIV and CPAP service in conjunction with other members of the MDT. D

Additional Criteria


  • *Strong sense of professional integrity, and compliance with Trust vision and values.E
  • *Ability to be self-motivated and to motivate team. E
  • *Excellent interpersonal and communication skills E
  • *Reliable, good attendance record. E
  • *Physically fit and resilient, able to meet the physical and emotional demands of the post.E
  • *Able and willing to work flexibly in order to meet service priorities. E
  • *Excellent time management and organisational skills and able to meet deadlines and targets. E
  • *Excellent problem-solving skills E

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Mindelsohn Way


West Midlands

B15 2TH

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