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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

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

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Clinical Specialist Band 7


Medicine Team - Leicester Royal Infirmary/Leicester General Hospital

Permanent - 37.5 hours per week - Flexible working

(Including weekends and bank holidays)

We have an opportunity for Clinical Specialist Band 7 Physiotherapist to bring their skills to our motivated and enthusiastic team. We are particularly seeking applicants who are team players, enjoy challenges and are dynamic in their approach. The Therapy Service has a high profile within the hospital and you will have the opportunity to develop your skills and contribute to service developments.

Main duties of the job

You will be part of a friendly and supportive therapy service, with supervision and leadership responsibilities for the Physiotherapist's in the team. Responsible for delivering assessments and treatments for patients on our acute medical wards that are based across site at Leicester Royal Infirmary and Leicester General Hospital. You will be working alongside medics, nurses, geriatricians, occupational therapists and the wider multidisciplinary team. You will demonstrate communication and time management skills, working within a large multidisciplinary team carrying out assessments and interventions to facilitate safe and effective discharge planning and reducing deconditioning. An extensive range of clinical skills and knowledge of a variety of conditions is essential for this role.

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

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
  • Provide clinical and professional leadership to 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 Physiotherapy within the specialty.
  • Be responsible for the day to day management of the delivery Physiotherapy specialist team in an efficient and effective way within a fast and pressurised environment.
  • Participate in the planning, development and evaluation of Physiotherapy within the Specialist Team holding responsibility for defined projects
  • Work alongside the Therapy Speciality Lead / Therapy Clinical Team Leader to develop links between the specialist Therapy team and relevant CMGs and Corporate Directorates 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 Speciality Leads and Therapy Clinical Team Leaders within the service in the improvement and transformation of Therapy services

Person Specification



  • HCPC reg



  • Advanced clinical knowledge/exp in app clinical area



  • Experience of leadership and managing team



  • Experience in research/audit/service development



  • Experience of training/developing therapists/students



  • communication/team work and multi-professional collaboration

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary

Infirmary Square



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