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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (Stroke)

Job Reference: 358-2435392-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester General Hospital, Leicester
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum


Clinical Support and Imaging Clinical Management Group




Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (Band 7)


Stroke rehab unit


30 hours per week


Mon – Fri (plus weekend and Bank Holiday roster)


University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) is one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the Leicester General Hospital, Glenfield Hospital and the Leicester Royal Infirmary. The Trust 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 opportunity to recruit a part time Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in the Stroke services at UHL. The post is for 30 hours a week working Monday to Friday, based on a 15 bedded stroke rehabilitation ward at the Leicester General Hospital site. You will be expected to maintain your acute hospital skills by working some weekend shifts on the acute stroke unit at Leicester Royal Infirmary on a rostered basis.

The successful applicant will work with like minded individuals with a lot of experience and enthusiasm for providing the highest quality of care for the patients. The Occupational therapy and Physiotherapy teams work very closely together in a highly supportive MDT.

They will be responsible for the assessment and treatment of complex stroke and other related conditions using enhanced clinical decision making skills. There is the opportunity to be involved in the provision of injection therapy to stroke patients attending fortnightly speciality clinics. Training for this aspect of the post will be provided. The post holder will play a key role in supporting the Trusts emergency care pathway and ensuring timely and accurate patient assessments to support and enhance the patient journey. You will be expected to lead on and support the Therapy team and wider MDT to make decisions regarding discharging patients and/or referring for further rehabilitation. There are 2 excellent community based teams that will continue the patient’s progress for you to refer patients on to.

Within the stroke service is a culture of providing a highly specialised therapy input and innovative implementation of the latest research is encouraged. You will join a passionate and hardworking team who keep the patient at the forefront of decision making. Supporting physiotherapy students will be part of the role as well as providing teaching and education to patients, carers, therapy professionals and other MDT colleagues and students.

In exchange for your expertise and commitment, you will receive a comprehensive induction package, regular supervision, appraisals and training, including significant opportunity to be involved and lead on service development projects which will enhance your CPD portfolio and career progression.

You will also be expected to take an active role in your continuous personal development in order to develop your skills within this speciality.

All posts have a fully developed Knowledge and Skills Framework.


If you feel that this is the post for you please be in touch to find out more and arrange a visit.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Cathie Parkinson


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.

UK Registration

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

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