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Highly Specialist Physiotherapist in HCOP

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£43,742 to £50,056 £43,742 - £50,056 per annum
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
Highly Specialised Physiotherapist: HCOP speciality across QMC and City

We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, dynamic, multi-skilled and highly motivated physiotherapist to work in the HCOP Physiotherapy team across Queen's and City campus. It is an excellent opportunity to bring new ideas to the already well established inpatient service.

This post will drive and provide excellent clinical care within the physiotherapy service for our HCOP patients across a diverse pathway and you will be supported by the Clinical Lead, Therapy Service Manager and fellow band 7 physiotherapy and occupational therapy colleagues within the team. The OT's and physios work collaboratively and increasingly generically in order to support decision making and holistic patient care. You will be exposed to a diverse range of clinical presentations including but not limited to geriatric conditions, many of which arevery acute and complex, andas such you need to have a skill set that matches this, including full respiratory skills.

The successful candidate will be required to contribute to the education, training, and competency assessment of staff within the areaand will have line manager responsibilities. Opportunities for personal development and learning new skills will be encouraged and this is an excellent opportunity to expand your leadership skill set.

Contribution to weekend rosters will be an expectation of the role and continued involvement in the on-call rota

Main duties of the job

Core responsibilities include, but not limited to

provide senior decision making within HCOP physiotherapy team and provide a responsive service to optimise flow through the Trust.

Provide a supportive and learning environment for team members under your direct management. Including undertaking annual appraisals and contributing to the management of health and wellbeing.

Contribute to the education and teaching of students, preceptees and support workers.

participate in the physiotherapy respiratory weekend service

Ensure that high quality, evidenced based practice, service development and education underpin the service delivery.

Lead by example that trust values and behaviours are embedded in everyday practice

About us

Join a passionate and driven team of therapists keen to make service improvements across a wide variety of inpatient specialties.

We will provide a supportive and educational environment that encourages all team members to reach their full potential.

Opportunities to expand your own clinical knowledge will be supported with post graduate study and interdisciplinary working.

Leadership skills, service development and research opportunities are well supported with Band 7 training and one to one input from both the therapy service management team and clinical specialists. There will also be excellent peer support from the existing band 7 team.

This post will allow a physiotherapist with a keen interest in inpatient care to expand both their clinical skill and leadership of a busy and responsive service, with a focus on patient flow whilst ensuring excellent patient care isn't compromised.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please familiarize yourself with the attached Job Description and Personal Specification for detail specific to this post

NUH supports seven day working to benefit patients and you will be required to work flexibly across seven days within this post. This involves working on our weekend working rota at an expected frequency of 1:4

For more information about our organization and the opportunities available, please visit our website and follow us on Twitter @NUHTherapies.

In addition to the above summary you need to familiarise yourself with the full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • oBSc Hons (or equivalent) Occupational Therapy and HCPC reg
  • o specialist knowledge for area of responsibility
  • oEvidence of maintaining professional competence through CPD



  • oSignificant post graduate experience, including a wide variety of rotations and experiences at Band 6 in relevant specialty.
  • oExperience of management of performance and sickness of staff and participation in recruitment of new staff to maximize workforce potential
  • oExperience in evaluation of evidence based practice, audit, service development and benchmarking

Communication & Relationships


  • oExcellent verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills including explaining, negotiating, motivating and training
  • oParticipation and leading /organising in-service training programmes
  • oAbility to build and maintain effective relationships with the multidisciplinary team, patients and carers
  • oAble to communication complex condition related information to patients, relatives/carers and other clinical/social care staff where there may be barriers to understanding e.g. language barriers, speech, cognitive problems
  • oDemonstrate leadership ability.

Analytical & Judgement Skills


  • oAbility to assess complex information, formulate a diagnosis and plan patient management using clinical reasoning skills and a range of treatment options
  • oAbility to solve problems within the team and make decisions where there are a range of options including clinical and strategic issues
  • oAbility to collate information to identify trends and inform service development e.g. use of spreadsheets, computer generated workload stats
  • oAbility to prepare annual review of specialty service

Planning & Organisational


  • oAbility to organise and prioritise workload of your self and your team, including daily tasks and longer term planning despite interruptions and changing priorities
  • oEffective delegation and time management skills

Physical skills


  • oBasic keyboard skills including the inputting of data
  • oAbility to use a range of medical devices, some of which require dexterity and accuracy
  • oEvidence of appropriate and relevant manual therapy skills to maximise rehabilitation and health outcomes

Other requirements


  • oUndertake out of hours duties as required
  • oAble to travel to required areas within and beyond the Trust. This post includes outreach work so must be a car owner

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts



Derby Road



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