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Long Covid Specialist Physiotherapist

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
Band 7 Highly Specialist Physiotherapist

Long Covid Service

We are looking for a dynamic Band 7 physiotherapist to join our Long Covid service in the Integrated Community Service Division at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

This exciting opportunity is suitable for highly experienced physiotherapists who are motivated to lead the physio input to the Long Covid Service at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

This post may interest you if you have had a wide range of experience of managing respiratory out-patients and involves working as part of a highly specialist multidisciplinary team, consisting of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and Speech and Language therapy to provide holistic management for patients with Long Covid.

Main duties of the job

  • Clinical Lead for Long Covid Respiratory Outpatients and Virtual Service
  • Managing a caseload of clients with complex needs
  • Independent working
  • Clinical audit and service development/evaluation
  • Organising and implementing training programs for staff
  • Team working across settings
  • Multi-disciplinary working at a senior level
  • Advanced reasoning skills
  • High level problem solving skills
  • Ability to expertly use and apply a range of assessment and treatment techniques
  • Weekend working and participation in the out-of-hours on call service if required
  • Leading service development initiatives and operational team management
  • Deputising for the team leader as required

About us

The vision of this Trust is to be recognised by the people of Bolton and beyond as an excellent provider of health and care services and a great place to work. We are striving to attract, recruit and retain high calibre skilled staff which reflect our communities. We are an inclusive employer who trains and develops our staff in a positive learning environment. We aim to be consciously inclusive and therefore applications from all sectors of the community are welcomed.

You are encouraged to maintain your Covid vaccination status unless medically exempt and will be supported to access information and guidance,to inform decisions that supports vaccine confidence, protects yourself and patients

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further details can be found in the job description and is available as a separate document that outlines the full responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Specialist post graduate courses
  • Clinical Educators/Field worker course or equivalent


  • Management and leadership skills training



  • Broad base of relevant clinical experience prior to specialising and extensive experience of working in the speciality area
  • Experience of managing a caseload of clients with complex needs
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working
  • Experience of student education within the workplace up to graduate level and supervision of senior and junior staff and students
  • Experience of clinical audit and service evaluation and experience of project management /service development


  • Leadership in a uni-professional or multi-professional team



  • Advanced reasoning skills High level problem solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively and flexibly and to adapt communication style to the needs of patients, carers and staff.
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate as appropriate and to manage time effectively
  • Ability to lead, motivate and inspire others and ability to command confidence of other health professionals
  • Ability to analyse activity and outcome data accurately and objectively and to prepare reports



  • Knowledge of a range of relevant conditions and their management
  • Extensive specialist knowledge in clinical area of expertise developed through a combination of training/learning and experience.
  • Knowledge of recent NHS & Trust developments and their impact on the service



  • Car owner/driver subject to the conditions of the DDA and based on the needs of the service.
  • Ability to work flexible hours and out of hours including weekends based on the needs of the service and agreement to work on the On-Call rota
  • Clear vision of the role and commitment to the speciality

Employer details

Employer name

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


Breightmet Health Centre

Breightmet Fold Lane



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