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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist Cystic Fibrosis,Acute Paediatrics

Job Reference: 358-2491318-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Paediatric physiotherapy
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£38,890 - £44,503 Band 7 per annum

Clinical Specialist Acute Paediatrics and Cystic Fibrosis


An exciting opportunity has arisen at University Hospitals of Leicester for the appointment of a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Acute Paediatrics and Cystic Fibrosis to cover maternity leave until October 2021.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, highly motivated physiotherapist who possesses excellent interpersonal and organisational skills with proven ability to supervise, motivate and lead a team. You will have current, advanced clinical knowledge and skills within this specialty and will support our vision to provide an age-appropriate service for children and young people with a focus on outstanding, compassionate clinical care.

This position is based at Leicester Royal Infirmary. The successful applicant will have a varied Paediatric caseload and lead role in the Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Service being responsible for leading and co-ordinating the Physiotherapy Service for children with Cystic Fibrosis. They will work in partnership with the Paediatric Physiotherapy Team, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist for the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Service and the Multidisciplinary Team within the Childrens Hospital to provide optimum patient care.

The varied caseload will be children based within the Childrens Hospital including paediatric intensive care, high dependency unit, neo-natal unit, surgical and medical wards, orthopaedics, oncology, neurology and respiratory clinics. They will work within the Cystic Fibrosis Transitional Clinics at the Glenfield Hospital and the Cystic Fibrosis clinics at Leicester Royal Infirmary. You will provide leadership on all aspects of the patients’ physiotherapy care, including carrying out home visits, school visits, ongoing management programmes and acute flare ups for the Cystic Fibrosis team. You will develop close links with the community teams which support the patients.including the shared care clinics in Kettering


You will work alongside the Therapy Speciality Lead, Therapy Clinical Team Leader and other Therapy Staff to ensure the effective, efficient working of the paediatric team and ongoing service development.


Serving the population of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, Leicester Childrens Hospital is one of the busiest acute and general paediatric centers in the United Kingdom. Our Children’s Assessment Unit currently sees around 14,000 children a year and this is in addition to the children who attend our Paediatric Emergency Department. The majority of our wards have recently undergone a full or partial refurbishment and we have benefitted from the construction of a brand new Paediatric Theatre Reception, Paediatric Recovery area, Paediatric Emergency Department and a Paediatric Observation Ward. Plans for an integrated, single site Childrens Hospital accommodating all Children’s services on the Leicester Royal Infirmary site continue at pace, with East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre due to relocate to Leicester Royal Infirmary in April 2021.

As a large, acute NHS Trust with established links to the University of Leicester and De Montfort University there is a strong focus on teaching and development of our staff, including qualified, non-qualified and multi-disciplinary staff and the successful applicant will provide teaching and supervision for physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and members of the Multidisciplinary Team working within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

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.


proposed interview date is 1st October 2020


For further details / informal visits contact:

NameNaomi Dayman Job title Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Acute Paediatrics and Cystic Telephone number 0116 2595714 Additional contact information

If you would like further information relating to these posts please contact Kate Lee, Therapy Clinical Team Leader via email at or 0116 2586822.

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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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 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 will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments 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 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 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. As 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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