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Clinical Lead Physiotherapist

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
Fixed term contract/ secondment opportunity until 15th September 2025

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is a leading teaching hospital with world-class facilities andstrong links to both the University of East Anglia and Norwich Research Park, both of which are located in close proximity, making NNUH a unique location for collaborative working

An opportunity has arisen to join our team on a fixed term or secondment basis to work within the Orthopaedic spinal team. Following investment in the regional transformation of spinal cord injury (SCI) care, NNUH has recently been appointed a regional SCI hub in the network. The NNUH hub supports the SCI pathway of care across the Norfolk and Waveney area optimizing recovery by improving timely access to services and commencing specialist rehabilitation within the acute sector

Applicants will need to demonstrate highly specialist knowledge and skills in the acute care and rehabilitation of spinal cord injuries and other spinal and trauma pathology. You will be crucial to developing and transforming our services and care pathways, providing clinical leadership to ensure provision of excellent patient care in collaboration with the physiotherapy operational and service leads

People are at the heart of everything we do. We support patients through every stage of their care, ensuring that we address and respect individual needs at every step. We recognise that our staff are our greatest asset and commit to investing in their development, to ensure that our services continue to improve and evolve

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for an individual caseload including prioritisation, assessment and management of patients with a range of acute and chronic conditions. Relying on expert clinical judgement and using highly analytical skills, to determine clinical diagnosis and treatment. To maintain records as a legally autonomous practitioner.

To provide a leadership role clinically, educationally, professionally and managerially.

To have an active role in the planning, development, coordination, delivery and evaluation of the physiotherapy service provided to patients within and out-reaching from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached job description for full details of the role, and use your supporting statement to confirm how you meet the essential and desirable criteria on the job specification.

Person Specification



  • Registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (UK)
  • Diploma / degree in Physiotherapy



  • Extensive post-qualification experience including significant experience at senior level in areas relevant to the clinical specialty.
  • Involvement in service improvement, audit, research and understanding quality issues



  • Able to work as an autonomous practitioner
  • Competent IT skills (Word, Email)

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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