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Band 7 Clinical Specialist Physiotherpist - Rapid Assessment and Disc

Job Reference: 358-1986637-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Physiotherapy - Medicine and A&E
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£37,570.00 - £43,772.00

Clinical Specialist Band 7 Physiotherapist

Rapid Assessment and Discharge Service (RADS)

Leicester Royal Infirmary

Permanent – 37.5 hours per week


We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist to join our established team which provides a rapid assessment service, working within Leicester Royal Infirmary’s Frail Friendly Emergency Department.


The RADs team assesses patients in the Emergency Department (Majors/Injuries/GPAU), Emergency Frailty Unit (EFU), Emergency Decisions Unit (EDU), Acute Medical Unit (AMU), Acute Frailty Unit (AFU) and Short Stay Units (SSU). Respiratory patients are treated by a separate specialist team.


You will be working alongside Occupational Therapists, Medics, Geriatricians, Nurses, Discharge Practitioners and Social Workers to provide a holistic assessment and facilitate effective and efficient discharge from the acute setting. The successful candidate is required to be flexible in their approach, as the service is provided over 7 days a week with extended hours. You will be part of a friendly and supportive therapy service, with supervision and leadership responsibilities for the Physiotherapists in the team.


We are looking for a Physiotherapist who is committed to delivering high quality care in a busy acute environment. This is an exciting and innovative post which will provide opportunities for expanding both clinical and managerial skills. You will be proactive in developing the service along with the Therapy Clinical Team Leader and Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist for RADS, while also working closely with other Clinical Specialist therapists across Acute Medicine.


You will be working in a friendly, supportive therapy team with regular supervision, appraisal and opportunities for continual professional development, audit and clinical research. Students are regularly taken on placement.


We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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