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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/08/2020.

Senior Physiotherapist - GO

Job Reference: 358-2128385-CSI-B

University Hospitals of Leicester
Glenfield Hospital, Leicester
£30,401 - £37,267

Band 6 Physiotherapist GO Team (Monday-Sunday)

University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) is one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country, incorporating Leicester General Hospital, Leicester Royal Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital. The Trusts is made up of more than 12,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

We have an exciting opportunity for a physiotherapist to join the UHL “caring at its best” award winning team Glenfield Outreach (GO). The team enables discharges from hospital earlier as part of a planned follow-up service.

The team consists of an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and a Therapy Support Worker, based within the hospital and working closely with the in-patient Therapy team and the ward MDT’s

The aim of the service is to affect safe high quality discharges for patients, by rapidly identify and enabling patients to be discharged as soon as they become medically fit. This may mean part of your assessment or intervention is provided in the patient’s own home rather than the hospital.

You will be expected to develop and maintain a high level of knowledge regarding community services in order to make decisions and recommendations regarding onward referral of patients who have continuing social care, therapeutic or healthcare needs.
As well as your direct clinical role, there will also be an expectation to deliver training and education to the multi-disciplinary team, regarding community services, acting as a champion to promote timely, safe and quality driven discharges.

We are keen to receive applications from candidates who have previous and relevant experience and who are keen to work in this new and innovative team. You will have well-developed communication skills and be highly motivated and flexible with an ability to organise yourself and others.

Working in the Therapy team, you will benefit from a comprehensive and supportive induction, supervision and appraisal package.

If you have any questions about this team or the post, we strongly encourage you to get in touch for an informal discussion.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Emma McWilliams

Clare Whittingham

Telephone 0116 2583350

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

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.

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

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