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Specialist Physiotherapist: Acute In-Patients rotation

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to be a senior Physiotherapist broadening your acute in-patient clinical skills across a variety of specialities? Why not consider a post at NUH?

We offer a variety of in-patient acute rotations across the following areas:

Adult Intensive Care

Surgical High Dependency

Health Care of the Older People, including a Dementia specialist unit and Admissions unit

Acute Medical Admissions

Regional Major Trauma Unit

Spinal Unit

Trauma and Orthopaedics

Regional Neurosciences Unit - Neurosurgery and Neurology

Oncology and Haematology

The rotation receives excellent feedback from our current Band 6's such as:

'The rotation offers a highly valuable experience to develop clinical skills with exposure tocomplex patients'

'Encouragement was given to take time for different parts of the role e.g. service development, training, teaching others, own wellbeing.'

We have a permanent full time position available (37.5 hours), and a part-time position Wednesday - Friday (18.75hours).

As an Acute Trust, you will be required to work regular weekends (currently, for full timestaff this is around 1 in 4 weekends - one day only). Respiratory on call duties will be expected, and adequate training to support you with this prior to going on the rota will be provided.

Main duties of the job

NUH is an exciting place to work and will be able to offer you training opportunities (both clinical and leadership courses that may be internal and/or external to NUH), the experience of working with highly skilled staff and expose you to the world of research and the potential to work with clinical academics to enhance evidence based care.

NUH is a large Acute Teaching Hospital and this post will allow you to work in many specialist areas with a huge variety of patients. Staff will be responsible for a diverse and complex clinical case load. You will be expected to work collaboratively across the MDT with a wide range of Health Care Professionals.

You will have excellent communication and team working skills. You will have a flexible approach and the ability to manage your own time and workload in what is a fast paced working environment. The post has a requirement that you manage and support Band 5's, Support Staff and Students on Clinical Placement allowing you to develop your leadership, managerial and teaching skills. You will need to lead the Team in the absence of the Band 7.

There is a requirement that you participate in weekend and emergency overnight on-call duties. Previous Respiratory on-call experience is essential.

About us

The Physiotherapy service is part of the Therapies and Rehabilitation Services pathway, which is one of the pathways that together make up the Clinical Support Division at NUH. We are a diverse pathway of AHPs and support staff, employing over 700 staff, who works together to deliver the high quality care we aspire to. Our HCPC registered AHP professionals comprise of physiotherapists, dietitians, occupational therapists, orthotists, prosthetists and speech and language therapists. There are also Practice Development Therapists to support career development for all.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellent core physiotherapy skills and a willingness to learn and develop further, both clinically and professionally. You will be working as part of multidisciplinary teams who will give support and training for you to develop in this role to reach your full potential. You will demonstrate an ability to work autonomously and provide support to less experienced members of the team, including students and support workers. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work flexibly to support the needs of the service

For full details see attached job description and person specification.

For further details contact person named within the advert

Person Specification

Training & Qualifications


  • BSc honours or equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of maintaining professional competence through C.P.D.
  • State Registered and HCPC.
  • Evidence of post-graduate training in specialty.


  • Member of CIG
  • First line management course.
  • Clinical Educators Course.



  • Broad based junior rotational experience with an acute in-patient focus
  • Possession of specific knowledge to relevant area
  • Experience in evaluation of practice. Appraisal of performance.


  • Previous Band 6 Experience.
  • Experience of audit.

Communication and relationship skills


  • Ability to communicate complex information.
  • Ability to motivate, train and teach.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with the multidisciplinary team


  • Demonstrate leadership ability

Analytical and Judgement skills


  • Ability to assess, formulate a diagnosis and plan patient management using clinical reasoning skills and a range of treatment options.


  • Experience of performance management.

Planning and organisation skills


  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Experience of effective delegation.


  • Experience of organising others workload.

Physical skills


  • Evidence of manual therapy skills.
  • Basic keyboard skills.
  • Capacity to carry out treatment handling skills


  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities.

Other requirements specific to the role (e.g. be able to drive or work shifts


  • Maintain competence in respiratory care for rostered emergency duty work

Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts


Queens Medical Centre & City campus

Derby Road



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