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Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge Bio Medical Campus
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified or experienced Band 5 physiotherapist to gain experience in respiratory medicine and cardiothoracic surgery physiotherapy by joining our passionate, forward thinking, and friendly physiotherapy team as a rotational Band 5.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and compassionate physiotherapist to join our team providing a comprehensive physiotherapy service to patients with a wide range of cardio-respiratory conditions in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

As part of our team, you will gain experience in different rotations across the Trust. These rotations will provide experience in

-Cardiothoracic surgery



-Cystic fibrosis

-Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC).The RSSC is a leading centre in the provision and weaning of mechanical ventilation.

-Critical Care. Including experience with patients requiring mechanical support such as ECMO and Ventricular Assist Devices.

Applicants should demonstrate respiratory knowledge.

You will be part of a friendly, supportive, and proactive team, with a full induction and mentorship programme. We encourage and support staff with involvement in service development and audit. There are opportunities for staff to access specialist courses within the cardiothoracic field.

Join our supportive, dynamic, and growing Physiotherapy team in our internationally renowned Cardiothoracic Hospital at Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

Main duties of the job

To provide a comprehensive Physiotherapy service to patients with a wide range of cardio-respiratory conditions in in-patient settings. To build on developed physiotherapy skills and consolidate specialist skills in cardiopulmonary physiotherapy required to manage these patient groups via six-month rotational system.

Rotations are in the following areas -- Transplant & Cardiac Surgery, Intensive Care, Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Respiratory Medicine (including Bronchiectasis, ILD, & Pulmonary Hypertension) and Cystic Fibrosis.

Clinical support will be provided through mentorship by a Deputy Team Lead or Band 6 Physiotherapist.

After completing the initial training, the post holder will be expected to participate in the seven-day working / on-call / late shift rotas as appropriate.

About us

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK's leading heart and lung hospital, delivering care to more than 50,000 patients a year in its new state-of-the-art hospital in Cambridge. We perform the most heart and/or lung transplants in the UK and carried out the UK's first successful heart transplant in 1979. It also offers emergency heart attack treatment, sleep centre care and is one of just five centres nationally for those in severe respiratory failure.

Based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus the largest centre of medical research and health science in Europe the Trust is at the heart of treatments of the future. Royal Papworth became the first hospital trust in the country to be rated outstanding in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission - a rating it still holds today. The Trust holds its values of compassion, excellence & collaboration at its core, and all colleagues joining the team are expected to uphold these in their day-to-day roles & interactions. Royal Papworth is proud of its diverse workforce and encourages people to embrace their individuality.

The Trust values difference and welcomes all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion & belief, sex and sexual orientation. Providing they meet the minimum post criteria, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

On this page you will find a Role Profile which provides information about the hospital and full details about the role. We recommend that you review this and refer to it as you complete your application. Please include how you will meet the Trust Values Compassion, Excellence and Collaboration. If you would like more information about the role or working at Royal Papworth Hospital, please get in touch with the contact for this role.

Person Specification



  • BSc/ Pre- Reg MSc/ Grad. Dip. in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration


  • CSP member



  • Clinical pillar
  • Completed core medical respiratory and / or surgical ward or Critical Care rotations at Band 5 level or respiratory placements as a student
  • Knowledge of common cardiac & respiratory conditions and treatment options
  • Able to demonstrate basic clinical reasoning
  • Demonstrable proactive interest in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy
  • Ability to assess basic conditions, plan & implement non-complex treatments
  • Ability to work independently and prioritise own workload and develop autonomous practice with support.
  • Awareness of safe therapeutic handling.
  • Leadership pillar
  • Demonstrate good communication skills, including verbal, non-verbal, written and listening
  • Ability to be a team player
  • Ability to work under pressure with support.
  • Ability to problem-solve and make decisions.
  • Education pillar
  • Demonstrate experience of teaching and presentation skills.
  • Research pillar
  • Awareness of audit, service improvement or research projects.


  • Clinical pillar
  • Experience of weekend working.
  • Leadership pillar
  • Experience of mentoring students or non-registered staff
  • Education pillar
  • Has undertaken relevant CPD in respiratory field.
  • Research pillar
  • Awareness of NHS priorities/AHP issues and initiatives
  • Awareness of current cardiorespiratory evidence base and guidelines

Additional Criteria


  • Evidence ability to uphold the Trust's values Compassion Excellence Collaboration.
  • Highly motivated and committed to personal development and service improvement.
  • Able to demonstrate professionalism, resilience and reflection.
  • Ability to undertake manual handling tasks.
  • Ability to work flexibly in an enhanced seven day service including on-call, and late shifts.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Papworth Hospital

Papworth Road

Cambridge Bio Medical Campus



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