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Clinical Lead Physiotherapist (Respiratory Medicine)

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
This is an exciting 12 month fixed term opportunity to join the Physiotherapy service at the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Eastern Services) as the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist working across Acute & Respiratory Medicine.

The post holder will carry a clinical caseload of highly complex patients within the designated inpatient and outpatient areas. They will provide advanced assessment and treatment of patients on a day-to-day basis, communicating complex conditions and related information to patients and relatives. The post holder will be responsible for the management and supervision of the Physiotherapy team, covering areas of performance, clinical outcomes and service delivery.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

The post holder will be responsible for the clinical leadership and management of the Physiotherapy team covering the Respiratory Medicine wards (Culm East & West), High Dependency Unit, Respiratory outpatient clinics and areas of medical escalation as required.

The post-holder is responsible for providing joint leadership and clinical expertise to patients and Therapists based within the acute respiratory wards and in providing specialist advice and interventions for patients with chronic respiratory conditions in an outpatient setting.

The post holder will provide highly specialist assessment and intervention for a complex caseload, and will take a lead in multi-disciplinary activities. This role will include supporting complex respiratory cases providing leadership, knowledge and expertise around the management of respiratory conditions and the deteriorating patient, including HDU and tracheostomy care across the Trust and assisting in facilitating timely discharges to be achieved by the service. The post holder will have excellent communication skills and an understanding of the pathways across the acute and community service to manage the acutely unwell patient.

The post holder will also support the outpatient respiratory clinics within medical out-patients and will be responsible for developing the Physiotherapy service and attending MDTs.

The post holder will lead the training and development of less experienced staff, undergraduates and other professionals and be responsible for the development and delivery of on call and weekend competencies for the physiotherapy staff.

The post holder will work closely with fellow Clinical Lead Physiotherapists and Clinical Lead Occupational Therapists in facilitating resolution of workload/staffing issues, ensuring risk assessments are completed and providing information to the Division as required in the absence of the Head of the Service.

The post holder will contribute to leading the training and development of less experienced staff, undergraduates and other professionals as required.

Working Pattern: Up to 37.5 hours per week across 7 days (including bank holidays, weekend and on-call support shifts on a rota basis) Part time and full time applications will be considered for this role.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact: Martha Lloyd, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist Acute & Respiratory Medicine,on07557 489916 or

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

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