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Specialty Physiotherapist - Women's and Men's Health

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Headington, Oxford
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
Dear prospective candidate,

We have an exciting opportunity for a fixed term role as Specialty Physiotherapist with the Women's and Men's Health Physiotherapy team, to support the development of a Perinatal Pelvic Health Service at OUH NHS Trust. The Women's and Men's Health Physiotherapy team delivers a comprehensive range of services in gynaecology, urogynaecology, obstetrics, urology, colorectal surgery, and sexual health. We are a team of 12 including clinical and administrative staff, and are based over three sites - the John Radcliffe, Churchill and Horton General Hospitals. We are seeking an experienced pelvic health physiotherapist who is dedicated to delivering high quality, responsive and person-centred care. The position if for 37.5 hours per week, and is fixed term until 31/3/2025, although there may be an opportunity to extend this.

Main duties of the job

To deliver advanced clinical knowledge and skills in the assessment and management of a range of complex pelvic health conditions within gynaecology, urogynaecology, obstetrics, urology and colorectal services.
  • To maintain clinical records in line with Trust and professional standards.
  • To contribute to induction processes, clinical supervision and teaching within the physiotherapy team and broader MDT.
  • To act as a clinical educator for pre-registration physiotherapy students.

To establish and maintain effective working relationships within relevant multidisciplinary teams.
  • To contribute to service development, and to participate in the design and implementation of a service strategy that aspires to be highly responsive, person-centred and clinically excellent.

The successful candidate will be expected to have excellent communication and people skills, to be competent at delivering physiotherapy intervention without direct supervision but with delegated autonomy within the scope of the role, and to become an integral part of the multidisciplinary team.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trustis one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community.We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence.These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Communication and relationship skills

To establish and maintain effective working relationships with primary and secondary care services forming effective partnerships to facilitate patient care without delays or fragmentation.

To effectively communicate with patients and their carers/relatives using a range of verbal and non-verbal methods suited to the context of each situation. Be able to deploy these skills in the event of barriers to communication, as well as in contentious and complex matters whilst maintaining a high level of professionalism throughout.

To be approachable to all staff, communicate in a way that fosters good working relationships, and deliver feedback using a method that is constructive and conducive to improvement.

To establish a good rapport with patients and their carers to ensure trust and mutual respect is established in order to optimise the efficacy of therapeutic interventions and future clinical and discharge management plans.

To become fully integrated into the multi-professional team and contribute to the operational and business objectives of the Division, as well as nurturing a culture of positivity and continuous improvement.

Service management and development

To assist in the development, data collection and evaluation of operational and quality measures to understand performance of therapy within the Womens and Mens Physiotherapy team.

To participate in the development of patient pathways through gynaecological, urological, colo-rectal and obstetric care.

To ensure effective mechanisms are in place to identify and ensure the highest priority clinical demand placed upon the service can be met.

To support the team lead to ensure sufficient service continuity plans are in place to mitigate for emergencies or unplanned events that affect the capacity and/or capability of the workforce to meet the demands placed upon it.

To support the effective management of financial and physical resources in a way that is efficient and maximises utilisation of the Therapy department budget.

To have an awareness of policies and procedures to manage staff performance, sickness absence, and disciplinary matters.

Clinical skills

To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work, including the management of patients in your care.

To undertake clinical assessments at, or working towards, an advanced level of practice in Womens and Mens Health conditions ranging from common to diverse and complex presentations.

To be able to form problem lists and therapy/clinical management plans in a timely fashion where the clinical demand is one of high volume and the working environment is congested and under pressure.

To conform to professional standards, Trust policies and legal requirements for clinical and service record keeping.

To lead by example by performing clinical duties that are delivered to the highest standard, derived from evidence-based practice, and centred on maximising the patients care quality, outcomes and experience.

To determine the priority of clinical demand on a daily basis and to participate in coordinating the delivery of therapy accordingly to optimise patient outcome and experience.

To serve as a point of escalation and problem resolution supporting multi-professional team members in decision-making.

To demonstrate the ability to understand and implement relevant operational changes based on policy at a departmental, organisational and national level.

Governance and performance

To actively engage and participate in clinical governance activities, including contributing to an up to date risk register and action log, investigating complaints and incidents on behalf of the Therapy lead, and undertaking clinical audit and quality improvement projects.

To evaluate information and data related to clinical governance and performance standards to demonstrate the quality and efficiency of the service.

To participate in an annual clinical audit programme by which to measure compliance of therapy services against quality standards.

To engage with senior AHP, nursing and medical leads in order to actively participate in clinical governance at a unit and specialty level.

To participate in the business continuity and emergency planning policies that require a therapy service response.

To actively contribute to implementation of policies commissioned by the Therapies department.

To ensure all statutory and mandatory training requirements are up to date.

To deliver training and education that supports therapy and MDT members in delivering high quality and safe services for Womens and Mens Health Physiotherapy patients.

Working conditions and required effort

To be able to undertake episodes of moderate physical effort for several short periods during a shift.

To be able to effectively maintain concentration at work despite frequent interruptions and, at times, an unpredictable working pattern.

To tolerate and manage frequent exposure to distressing or emotional circumstances and maintain a high level of professionalism.

To tolerate and professionally manage frequent exposure to unpleasant working conditions, such as exposure to bodily fluids and offensive odours.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • oDegree in Physiotherapy
  • oRegistered with the Health & Care Professions Council
  • oAdvance practice qualifications in Women's and Men's Health Physiotherapy, or willing to work towards



  • oExtensive clinical experience across a broad range of specialities, including gynaecology, colo-rectal, urology and obstetrics
  • oExperience of undertaking a process of change to improve performance
  • oExperience of managing people and performance
  • oExperience of supporting the implementation of policy and integrating evidence into clinical practice

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Churchill Hospital

Old Road

Headington, Oxford


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