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Band 6 Senior Physiotherapist

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

In July 2024, the landscape of elective surgery will be transformed for the residents of Birmingham and Solihull with the opening of a dedicated elective surgical hub at Solihull hospital.

Building on best practice nationally, this hub will provide a unique opportunity to shape and deliver therapy provision in pathways which promote patient engagement. If you are seeking the chance to work in an innovative setting, we have the role for you.

The Trauma and Orthopaedic elective pathway covers day case patients and pre and post operative arthroplasty patients. We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated Physiotherapists who have an interest in elective orthopaedics.

You will work alongside a dynamic team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and therapy support workers as well as the multiprofessional team. As an autonomous practitioner you will be responsible for your own cases within a clear and defined area allowing you to practice with confidence with support from the clinical lead.

This post would be suitable either for an experienced band 6 Physiotherapist or a band 5-6 Physiotherapist development post with a competency framework, training, and guidance to support your move to a band 6 role within 6 months. We are committed to your career development as well as maximising your talent.

There are roles available up to fulltime hours.

Participation in extended hours (8-8) and respiratory on-call will be required.

Main duties of the job

Applicants must have BSc Physiotherapy, HPCP registration with post graduate experience and evidence of completing core rotations and working within T& O.

Evidence of appropriate CPD activity is essential.

We are invested in supporting you to maximise your potential. You can expect regular formal training and clinical reasoning sessions. Additionally, you will have access to advice and support from senior physiotherapists.

You can expect to join likeminded people who deliver unequivocal excellence in all aspects of their role. You will be passionate about service delivery and will want to make difference to the communities we live and work in. You will mirror our Trust values of being Kind, Connected and Bold.

The value of Allied Health Professional's expertise is recognised in the recent appointment of an AHP director for Solihull Hospital, as well as at board level. This vision is conveyed in our AHP strategy for the next 3 years, which you will have the opportunity to influence and shape.

Its over to you- if you are passionate about improving care, quality and the overall experience whilst making a difference to the people who access our services, we would love to hear from you.

To join our caring and nurturing team, you can simply apply via this advert. If you would like to find out more about the job roles please don't hesitate to contact Sally Golsby-Taylor, Clinical Team Leader on or drop us an email at

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



  • *Diploma / degree in physiotherapy/occupational therapy.
  • *Current registration with Health Professions Council.
  • *A levels or equivalent qualification
  • *Good standard of general education including GCSE maths and English grade C and above.
  • *Evidence of CPD including recent post graduate training relevant to clinical speciality.


  • *Evidence of leadership training.
  • *Attendance at Clinical Educators Course.



  • *Demonstrates comprehensive clinical experience enabling the post holder to manage a caseload of patients with complex needs in this speciality.
  • *Significant experience of working in a large complex organisation in a health care environment / acute hospital setting including acute hospital experience in MSK
  • *Evidence of Team /service development
  • *Supervision of students/assistants/Therapy Support Workers
  • *A specialist knowledge across a range of physiotherapy practices, routine and non-routine, requiring expertise within the field of physiotherapy.


  • *Understanding of current legislation and application to Physiotherapy

Additional Criteria


  • *Demonstrate enthusiasm for the specialist area.
  • *Demonstrate a professional attitude.
  • *An ability to cope with moving/manoeuvring patients/equipment on a daily basis.
  • *An ability to frequently concentrate on patient assessments and treatments.
  • *An ability to cope with occasional exposure to distressing/emotional situations.
  • *Able to contribute to weekend and extended shift pattern 08:00-20:00.
  • *Demonstrate an interest in developing expertise within the clinical areas.
  • *Ability to prioritise and organise own workload.
  • *Contribute to extended hours service 6/7 day working,
  • *Ability to travel across all UHB Sites and to external sites if required.
  • *Ability to contribute to respiratory on-call service.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Solihull Hospital

Lode Ln


West Midlands

B91 2JL

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