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Highly Specialist Physiotherapist

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year PA
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated, highly experienced and passionate Physiotherapist to clinically lead the Prehabilitation and Surgical Team at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, working alongside the Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist. The post offers a variety of opportunities to participate in our exciting improvement plans and regular team trainings with the wider Respiratory team.

We are looking for an innovative, patient focused therapist with a passion for the management of patients with complex cancer, complex surgeries and providing highly skilled care to the Surgical wards. You will have a wide range of clinical experience and the leadership qualities needed to inspire and support a team of physiotherapists/ occupational therapists and an integrated therapy assistant to consistently deliver safe, personal and effective care to our patients.

*Developmental opportunities maybe considered.

Main duties of the job

To work as a member of the Pre-habilitation multidisciplinary team (MDT), attending the ward and wider MDTs, and attending pre-habilitation clinics.

To lead the prehabilitation service at Central Middlesex Hospital and be the clinical lead for the colorectal surgical physiotherapy service including for patients on the Enhanced Care Unit.

To assess and treat patients requiring physical rehabilitation both before and after complex surgeries and maintaining accurate and comprehensive patient records as per protocol for the Pre -Rehabilitation role.

To provide regular telephone follow-ups as deemed appropriate, as part of the prehabilitation service.

Please see the JD for further information about the role.

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • oMinimum of 4 years relevant clinical experience
  • o2 years of experience at Band 6 level in respiratory, covering colorectal surgery, chronic disease management and ITU.
  • oSupervision of junior physiotherapy staff.
  • oExperience of teaching students and peers.
  • oExperience of audit / research process


  • oPrevious prehabilitation experience
  • oPrevious experience at Band 7 level.
  • oPrevious management of patients following colorectal surgery



  • Competent IT skills
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate.
  • Ability to appraise and develop team members through the IPR process.
  • To be able to communicate effectively


  • Expereince with Data collection
  • Involvement in pre-habilitation of surgical patients
  • Involvement in research/audit
  • To be able to lead a small team in difficult situations

Trust Values


  • Demonstrate commitment to Trust HEART values: honesty, equity, accountability, respect, and teamwork

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Central Middlesex Hospital

Acton Ln,


NW10 7NS

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