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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/10/2020.

Specialised Physiotherapist -Stroke

Job Reference: 358-2667765-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum


Clinical Support and Imaging Clinical Management Group


Band 6 Physiotherapist Acute Stroke unit, Leicester Royal Infirmary

30 hours/ week

Monday – Friday (plus weekend and Bank Holiday roster)

Leicester Royal Infirmary Hyper acute and acute stroke unit is one of the largest of its kind in the UK, admitting over a 1000 patients a year from across the counties of Leicestershire and Rutland. The physiotherapy cover for the 36 beds is provided by 7 registered therapists and 4 support staff. In order to work to national guidelines and maintain our high Physiotherapy SSNAP score the team work very closely with the rest of the MDT providing patients with 7 day therapy intervention.

We currently have a vacancy for a Band 6 Physiotherapist that is static within this team.

This would be an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in stroke to start to specialise within this field and gain a wide range of experience. This is a very friendly supportive team who offer a high standard of care to their patients. There is a large amount of training offered in both stroke specific knowledge and clinical skills provided by the MDT and the wider Physiotherapy team and stroke pathway staffing. You will join a very supportive team of Occupational Therapists, Therapy support staff, Stroke specialist nurses, Speech and language therapists, consultants and the medical team.

In order to be considered for this post you must have some experience of working with stroke patients and a genuine desire to work in this field. You will demonstrate excellent communication and time management skills, be able to work on your own and within a team. You will need to show that you can take an active role in your continuous personal development in order to develop your skills within this specialty. There will be opportunities for further study, research and audit and teaching and promotional activities to increase the knowledge and awareness of other staff, students and the public about strokes and therapy. There will be an expectation that you will support student placements and Band 5 rotations within your own field and teaching to the wider MDT.

There will receive regular supervision and appraisals and support for your professional and personal development.

Please contact Cathie Parkinson for further details. Follow us on Twitter @uhl_stroke and @uhltherapy



For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Cathie Parkinson Job title Clinical Team Lead Email address Additional contact information

If you are shortlisted for interview we would be happy for you to arrange a visit to come and see the unit and the therapy spaces and meet the team.

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

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

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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