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Physiotherapist - Burns & Plastics

North Bristol NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated and forward-thinking Physiotherapist with relevant experience to lead the Burns and Plastics team within our dynamic Physiotherapy service at North Bristol NHS Trust.

To find out more about our Physiotherapy team and what it's like to work at NBT - watch our video.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be part of a lead the delivery a high quality Physiotherapy Service across the Burns and Plastics wards as well as in reaching in to intensive care and providing cover to relevant outpatient clinics.

The post holder will provide highly specialist assessment and interventions for a busy and varied caseload demonstrating advanced clinical reasoning skills and with specific knowledge of burns and plastics.

They will take a lead in multi-disciplinary activities and have highly developed specialist knowledge and communicate complex condition related information to patients, relative and carers. The role will include supporting complex acute patients and assisting in facilitating timely discharges to be achieved by the service.

The post holder will work closely with the Clinical Leadership Team to support and further develop the Physiotherapy Service.

About us

North Bristol NHS Trust is one of the largest healthcare trusts in the South West of England. We provide hospital and community healthcare to people living in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. We do this across a range of settings, including within our award-winning Brunel building, designed and built for a better patient and staff experience.
  • We care for people with a wide range of health conditions through a range of services. These range from routine check-ups to specialist neurosurgery, orthopaedics, plastics and burns.
  • We deliver more than 6,000 beautiful babies a year in our maternity units, birth centres and at home.
  • Our hard-working Emergency Department is a regional trauma centre. Here, we care for people with wide range of illnesses and injuries. For example, strokes and broken arms through to people who have been in a serious car crash.
  • We don't just treat patients. We support the future of healthcare with world-leading research and by training the doctors and nurses of the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To undertake the role of a team leader to plan, co-ordinate, deliver and evaluate the physiotherapy service to the burns and plastics wards.
  • To work as an autonomous, highly skilled clinician, to provide a specialised service of physiotherapy including assessment, treatment, advice and education for patients, carers/families and staff on the appropriate wards
  • To be the physiotherapy lead within the multidisciplinary team providing specialist advice to other professionals and working closely with the Consultants and MDT to formulate appropriate management plans for patients.
  • To provide appropriate training and education to other Health care professionals, junior physiotherapists and students within the team. To be an expert resource within the physiotherapy service for burns and plastics.
  • To work with and deputise for the Pathway Lead Physiotherapist and Head of Physiotherapy as appropriate.
  • To be able to identify and lead relevant service development in team, service, and division as appropriate.

Please see attached Job Description for full details.

Person Specification



  • Degree or Equivalent Physiotherapy/HCPC
  • Significant CPD in Burns and Plastics


  • Masters level learning or equivalent experience
  • MCSP

Work Experience


  • Significant Band 6 physiotherapy experience in burns and plastics
  • Experience of complex discharge planning and working with Community Partners
  • MDT working
  • Ability and experience of recognising and treating the deteriorating ward patient
  • Service development including QI audit, research
  • Supervision of staff and students
  • Teaching experience - IST, UG etc
  • Time Management


  • ICU/on call/inhalation injury



  • Broad knowledge of current best practice across burns and plastics
  • Applied knowledge of Health and social care legislation and current practice
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Applied knowledge of the principles of quality governance
  • Applied knowledge of leadership qualities
  • Ability to work under pressure

Personal Qualities


  • Commitment to CPD
  • Flexible
  • Coping with Stress

Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust


Southmead Hospital


BS10 5NB

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