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Advanced Physiotherapist Respiratory

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a dedicated Advanced Physiotherapist to lead the Respiratory Medicine Service as part of the Medical Therapy Team at the University Hospital of North Midlands,based at County Hospital. We are looking for an enthusiastic therapist ready to step into this advanced role, who is able to embrace the challenges and opportunities of working in an acute trust environment.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Physiotherapist in the speciality of Respiratory Medicine to deliver assessments and treatments across the Inpatient wards as well as taking on an Advanced Therapist / Team Leader role on the County site. The post holder will be working alongside an experienced Respiratory specialist and within a team of Advanced Therapists with expertise including, neurology, rehabilitation, emergency care and palliative care.

Main duties of the job

To work as a specialised practitioner managing the clinical delivery of care in a specialised area.

To lead the clinical team within your area and organise staff and resources to meet service standards and demands.

Patients include the acute and chronic respiratory, multi pathology / complex patients, neurological, cognitively and perceptually impaired

To be responsible for the provision of specialist training to therapy staff and other members of the MDT.

Use analytical and problem solving skills to interpret, analyse and evaluate complex information from a variety of sources

To provide cover for other teams within the Directorate based on your knowledge, skills and competencies in order to meet changing priorities and service demands.

About us

The post holder will be encouraged to develop innovative ways of working and consolidate their leadership and management skills as well as overseeing the implementation of clinical audit recommendations and facilitation of service development. In addition there are opportunities to contribute to specialist steering groups and to build further clinical expertise that will enhance existing skills. This role also collaboratively oversees the management of the County on call rota ensuring all participating staff are competent and prepared.

UHNM is one of the largest Trusts in the country, and a teaching hospital in collaboration with nearby Keele University. Extensive transformation and development projects have been completed in recent years making this Trust one of the most exciting and innovative places to work.

The two sites are located close to the M6 motorway - Royal Stoke just minutes from Junction 15 and County Hospital a short distance from Junction 14 or 13 providing excellent transport links north, south and east, together with immediate access to the beautiful countryside of Staffordshire, Shropshire and the Peak District.

For further information or an informal visit please contact Clare Johnson, Head of Therapy Services, County Hospital on 01785 230802 or email

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Clare Johnson (see contact details)

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Degree/ Diploma in Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of personal & professinal development


  • Working towards a higher qualification qualification relevant to speciality e.g. Master's degree



  • Post graduate experience (NHS) with considerable experience in speciality area
  • Experience of working as a senior physiotherapist within the speciality area
  • Experience of teaching students, staff & other proessional groups
  • Trained clinical educator
  • Evidence of on-call and respiratory competence


  • Experience gained within an acute setting
  • Involvement in audit/research

Skills, ability & knowledge


  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Proven leadership and management skills
  • Good written communication


  • Evidence of project work

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust



Weston Road


ST16 3SA

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