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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/04/2020.

Band 6 Physiotherapist - Respiratory

Job Reference: 358-2011068-CSI-B

University Hospitals of Leicester
Cross-site, Leicester
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum

BAND 6 PHYSIOTHERAPIST IN Respiratory Medicine




  • Are you passionate about Physiotherapy in Respiratory Medicine?
  • Are you keen to enhance your specialist skills in this area?
  • Do you want to develop your clinical skills and project management skills?
  • Do you love the “buzz” of a large teaching NHS Trust in a big city?
  • If the answer is yes… this is the job for you!!


“The University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) is one of the biggest & busiest acute teaching NHS Trusts in the country. Comprising of 3 sites (Leicester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield Hospital and Leicester General Hospital) and employing over 12,000 staff, the Trust prides itself on its Trust Values to achieve our ethos of ‘Caring at its Best’ to provide a range of specialist services to a diverse population of 1 million people in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland.”

This exciting opportunity arises as part of a PDSA (Plan Do Study Act) proposal to evaluate our Respiratory Medicine cohort of patients. We would like your help to develop this service for the benefit of our patients here at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

The types of patients that you will be treating are varied and include acutely unwell patients who are admitted via the Emergency Department or become acutely unwell on our medical wards. Types of conditions might include, Pneumonia, COPD, Rib Fracture, patients with Tracheostomy’s, acute chest infections, underlying neurological conditions such as MND; to name just a few.

You will get the opportunity to work alongside a wide range of specialties, including the Deteriorating Adult Response Team, Medical Consultants, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapists and the wider MDT.

We would like to run this proposal for 12 months working closely with the Respiratory team and the Acute Medicine team. You will get the opportunity to work alongside improvement agents to develop better referral pathways which will have huge benefits to our patients.

This post is permanent as it forms part of the cross site respiratory rotation between Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General Hospital and Glenfield Hospital.

Leicester Royal Infirmary has a busy Emergency Department, Surgical Specialties including Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal, Maxillo-facial and ENT as well as Medical, Neurological and Orthopaedic patients.

Glenfield Hospital is a tertiary specialist centre for respiratory care and Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular surgery, including ECMO and adult congenital Cardiac Surgery.

Leicester General Hospital has a busy Renal unit, Surgical Specialities including HPB, Colorectal and Urology patients.

You will be working alongside an established team of Physiotherapists to develop your clinical, leadership, teaching and service development skills whilst working within a supportive and motivated department.

You will demonstrate effective communication, prioritisation and organisational skills within a large multidisciplinary team, whilst being responsible for managing a complex clinical caseload from assessment to discharge or transfer of care.

You will receive regular supervision and appraisal and will actively be involved in service development, audit, research and evidence based practice.

You will provide teaching and supervision for physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and members of the Multidisciplinary Team working within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and participate in the training of staff working on calls and weekends/bank holidays.

We offer:

  • Established appraisal and supervision process
  • On-Call weekend/Bank holiday training, including mentorship and Simulation focused training – opportunities to develop yourself and teach others, dependent on experience
  • In-service training & Journal Clubs
  • Therapy Research Audit & Service Evaluation (TRASE) team
  • Practice development therapists to support student practice placement
  • Links with dedicated respiratory research teams
  • Excellent links with University of Leicester, Coventry, Nottingham and Sheffield Physiotherapy degree programmes

The Physiotherapy Department provides a seven day rostered service and the successful candidate will work on the weekend, bank holiday and the emergency on-call respiratory service rosters.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Samantha Rossiter - Therapy Team Leader - - 0116 2584101

Emma McWilliams - Therapy Team Leader - 0116 258 3350 -

Clare Whittingham - Therapy Team Leader - 0116 2583350 - clare.whittingham@uhl-tr,


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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