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Band 6 Physiotherapist - Surgical Prehabilitation

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Do you want to help to develop an expanding and innovative service which is patient-centered and ensures patients receive the right care at the right time in the right place?

Do you have a passion for delivering inclusive and holisticcare, focusing on health, fitness, lifestyle and wellbeing optimisation prior to hospital admission?

Do you believe in empowering patients to take control of their health and supporting them to spend the minimum amount of time in hospital and recover quickeron their return home?

The therapy team at UHBW has an exciting opportunity for you to join usas a static, Band 6 Prehabiliatation Physiotherapist within the Surgery pathway, working 18.75hrs per week.

This is a brand-new static role within a small (but growing) Prehabilitation team. With ongoing service expansion, this role comes with exciting service development opportunities, including data analysis, attending conferences, and presenting at different events. We are a friendly team who pride ourselves on our open and welcoming culture, where we continue to strive to deliver high quality care whilst continuing to learn from each other.

You will be working weekdays based at the Bristol Royal Infirmary site, with some cross-site working at Weston General Hospital (travel expenses are supported). There is no weekend or Bank Holiday working commitment.

Main duties of the job

You will be working alongside the Prehab & Surgery Band 7 Physiotherapist and Pathway Lead to continue development of the service. You will work closely with the rotational Band 6 Physio, Occupation Therapy technician and twoExercise Instructors, alongside the wider preoperative MDT and Macmillan Therapy Team.

The caseload currently involves patients undergoing major surgery within the Thoracic, Upper GI, Colo-rectal, Hepato-bilary, Max-fax and ENT specialties. The post holder will be key to helping expand and develop this service to all surgical specialties across the UHBW sites.

We also wish to make candidates aware that for these roles we do not have any funding available to support successful candidates with relocation costs. As an organisation we will cover the cost of any Certificates of Sponsorships required but this is the only cost we can support.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England.

UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Physiotherapy degree, diploma or equivalent
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of relevant CPD


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Involvement in Relevant Special Clinical Interest Groups



  • Experience of working in surgical or oncology specialities
  • Previous band 6 experience
  • A variety of experience in core areas, as postgraduate physiotherapist i.e T& O, omusculoskeletal, respiratory & neurological, dealing with a wide range of patients with differing needs
  • Evidence of working in clinical governance framework
  • oContributing to clinical education of less experienced staff, students or assistants


  • Experience of working in an outpatient setting
  • Service development experience



  • Effective communication skills at many levels
  • Ability to work on a one-to-one basis with patients. With awareness of own limitations
  • Ability to lone work
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and delegate
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Demonstrate Assessment, Analytical & Reflective skills across a diverse patient group


  • Ability to effect & manage change
  • Leadership Skills
  • Able to drive and have access to a car



  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Demonstrate effective team working skills
  • Ability to travel between sites
  • Competent IT Skills



  • oDesire to work in this role at UHBW & commitment to the Trust values: we are supportive, we are innovative, we are collaborative, we are respectful
  • oCredible & mature attitude, which is recognised & respected by other staff
  • oDemonstrates a commitment to own professional development.
  • oProactive attitude

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)


Bristol Royal Infirmary

Upper Maudlin Street



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