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Band 7 Acute NIV Physiotherapist

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are thrilled to launch the recruitment for this extremely exciting opportunity that has arisen for a full time Band 7 Physiotherapist to work within the Medical Therapy Team at Weston General Hospital (WGH).

We are looking for:
  • A highly motivated, proactive and innovative physiotherapist, who is passionate about service delivery, development and improvement.
  • Someone who can take the lead of the acute NIV care at WGH.
  • Someone with strong clinical and leadership skills to work closely with the physiotherapists and the acute respiratory multi-disciplinary team (MDT) to deliver high quality care to our patients.
  • A physiotherapist who excels at teaching and communicating to support the clinical staff at Weston with NIV training and development.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work closely with the Medicine Therapy Pathway lead, NIV Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioner (APP) and Therapy Band 7s in the team to provide a high quality patient centred service to patients. They will also be an integral part of the senior respiratory Physiotherapy group, and will contribute to the weekend and bank holiday rota.

We are looking for an individual who has advanced skills, can treat and manage complex patients requiring ventilator support, and who is confident to challenge current practice and ensure that our patients receive up-to-date evidence based treatments.

The post holder will already be a skilled clinician with previous acute respiratory / NIV /Critical care experience, at Band 6 or above. They will be naturally empathetic, demonstrating good communication skills to facilitate close working relationships with both patients and staff. They will need to be creative and flexible to meet the changing needs of the caseload and service.

In service training programmes and staff appraisal systems are in operation to help you develop to meet the demands of the post.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience


  • Significant experience and in depth clinical and theoretical knowledge at senior level in respiratory, NIV and critical care physiotherapy services
  • Previous experience of working as a B6 or above physiotherapist
  • Knowledge and experience of using clinical outcome measures and audit
  • In depth clinical knowledge in chosen field underpinned by theory and practical experience
  • Experience of people management including undergraduate students
  • Participation in service development
  • Significant experience of clinical supervision, mentoring and teaching
  • Understanding of the political and professional agenda


  • Experience of implementing change

Skills and Abilities


  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent time/caseload management skills
  • Ability to build/maintain productive professional relationships quickly
  • Good presentation skills
  • Car driver/owner and able to travel between sites

Qualifications and training


  • Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of relevant respiratory post-graduate training
  • HCPC registration


  • Further qualification (MSc or equivalent) in Physiotherapy or associated subject
  • Member of CSP
  • Member of local/national Clinical Interest Group
  • Management training



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work flexibly under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple projects effectively
  • Excellent clinical reasoning and problem solving strategies

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Weston General Hospital

Grange Road, Uphill,


BS23 4TQ

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