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Advanced Physiotherapist - Critical Care

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Trustwide
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join our well-established Band 7 Physiotherapy Critical Care Rotation for 12 months to cover a period of maternity leave.

The post provides the opportunity for an experienced Critical Care Physiotherapist to continue to develop their skillset within this specialist setting. The current vacancy is within the Neurotrauma Critical Care Unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, although the postholder may be required to work into any of the adult critical care areas at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, depending upon service demands.

The post is supported by a Physiotherapy Operational Lead, in conjunction with a Band 8a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist. There is an established senior education program, and a commitment to ongoing professional development. The post would be suitable for a current Band 6 Physiotherapist with experience within Critical Care, or an existing Band 7 keen to gain experience within the neurotrauma setting.

o Interview Date Monday, 17 June 2024o 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Weeko You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

The postholder will lead a small team of Band 6/7 Physiotherapists, supporting the delivery of high quality Physiotherapy intervention to Ward 18 Neurotrauma Critical Care at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Applicants should be HCPC Registered and be able to demonstrate significant clinical experience and evidence of CPD within the critical care specialty.

The successful candidate will be required to work on a roster pattern to support 7 day working (1:4 weekends) and will have a commitment to the senior respiratory team night on call roster.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a high standard of physiotherapy care to a highly complex patient group on each rotation.
  • To participate in the Advanced Physiotherapy respiratory rotational scheme, which involves working across the trust in a range of clinical settings for 12 month periods.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification



  • Highly specialist knowledge of medical conditions relevant to the speciality and their impact on patient's functional abilities
  • Highly specialist knowledge of the physiotherapy process and its application with the client group in the speciality


  • Knowledge of undertaking research projects
  • Knowledge of current NHS initiatives e.g. National Service Frameworks, Improving Working Lives



  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to pass on skills and knowledge to others both formally and informally
  • Good organisation, time management, problem-solving and prioritisation skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own practice


  • IT Skills
  • Specialist treatment skills e.g. NIV



  • Significant experience post-grad experience including experience at Senior level within Respiratory Care
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience of teaching and delivering presentations


  • Previous experience at Senior I grade
  • Experience of carrying out audit projects



  • Degree or Equivalent Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • State Registered with Health & Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of CPD and relevant post-graduate courses


  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Involvement with the relevant CSP Clinical Special Interest Group e.g. ACPRC

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



317 Trustwide


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