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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist Respiratory and Long Covid

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Part Time
Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist for Respiratory Outpatients and Long Covid

Part-time 31.5hrs

12 month fixed term post or secondment

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Physiotherapist to join the Long Covid Multi-Disciplinary Team working at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester. The service is looking for a passionate and creative individual who can help patients with Breathing Pattern Disorders. This role is based in physiotherapy outpatients at Glenfield Hospital as part of an established team.

Main duties of the job

To be the responsible physiotherapist for the assessment and treatment of adults with Breathing Pattern Disorders and long term respiratory conditions. Seeing Post COVID pts in the COVID clinic, working alongside Nurse specialists, Respiratory Consultants and the COVID pulmonary rehab team. Treating patients with a focus on breathing re-training for Breathing Pattern Disorders, chest clearance techniques, individualised programmes of care and fatigue management. You will follow these patients up in Physio outpatients, working alongside and supported by our current respiratory out-patient team.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The Clinical Specialist will:-
    • Provide clinical and professional leadership to Occupational Therapy (OT) or Physiotherapy (PT) colleagues in the speciality area
    • Lead evaluate and develop clinical practice within a specialty ensuring compliance with national and local guidelines and frameworks
    • Responsible for the clinical standards, evidence based practise and quality metrics within the speciality
    • Work as an autonomous practitioner to provide specialist therapy assessments, diagnose and develop individualised treatment programmes based on the patients needs, using advanced clinical reasoning skills
    • To be responsible for a clinical caseload which will include complex cases within their area of specialty.
    • Undertake an active role in developing and promoting Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy within the specialty.
    • Be responsible for the day to day management of the delivery of the Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy specialist team in an efficient and effective way within a fast and pressurised environment.
    • Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy within the Specialist Team holding responsibility for defined projects
    • Work alongside the Therapy Lead / Therapy Clinical Team Leader to develop links between the specialist Therapy team and relevant CBUs and Divisions within UHL.
    • Ensure the training and development of staff within the Therapy speciality Team
    • Liaise with colleagues and work across site/cross specialty if appropriate in order to ensure the provision of a seamless equitable service
    • Deputise for the Therapy Clinical Team Leader as appropriate
    • Develop the evidence base for practice through audit, clinical effectiveness and research activity
    • Assist and support the Therapy management team and Therapy Leads and Therapy Clinical Team Leaders within the service in the improvement and transformation of Therapy services

Person Specification



  • Significant post graduate clinical experience within a relevant specialist area
  • Demonstrates Specialist skills and knowledge in relevant clinical area


  • Evidence of audit/research
  • Experience in treating breathing pattern disorders

Planning and Organisation


  • Demonstrates effective prioritisation, decisive and organisational skills.


  • Evidence of standard setting and service development

Analytical Skills


  • Demonstrates evidence of flexibility/initiative and risk management
  • Evidence of ability to adapt to and manage change


  • Evidence of experience of performance management

Training and Qualifications


  • Diploma/BSc Physiotherapy and HCPC registered
  • Evidence of recent CPD specific to the speciality clinical area



  • Demonstrates effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Demonstrates knowledge of effective team working and evidence of multi-professional collaboration and joint working

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Glenfield Hospital

Groby Road



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