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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 09/04/2021.

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist- Acute stroke

Job Reference: 358-2483261-CSI-B

University Hospitals of Leicester
Acute stroke
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
Band 7

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.


Clinical Support and Imaging Clinical Management Group




Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist (Band 7)


Acute/ hyper acute stroke unit


Up to 37.5hours/ week

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance


Mon – Fri (plus weekend and Bank Holiday roster)


A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in the Stroke services at University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) This is one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the Leicester General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. 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. The UHL Therapy department employs nearly 400 staff and has a reputation for excellent care.


The post we are recruiting to is based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary on the 36 bedded hyper acute/Acute stroke unit. This is a fast paced exciting place to work staffed by enthusiastic and experienced clinicians. We are looking for a like-minded individual 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 and we require someone who is able to build on this relationship and enhance it through joined up care across the service. The acute stroke physiotherapy team comprises of 7 registered physiotherapy staff including rotational and static staff as well as regular physiotherapy students on placement from local universities. Supporting these staff and students through teaching and education in order to develop the service delivered to an exceptionally high standard will be a key element of the role.

If successful you will be responsible for the assessment and treatment of complex stroke and other related conditions using enhanced clinical decision making skills, therefore experience of working in an acute stroke environment and/or assessment areas is required. The Therapy team provides a seven day service to support the Trust in providing high quality care, facilitating safe discharge and organising ongoing care and therapy intervention. The role requires an understanding of the quality metrics used within the stroke field and an ability to extrapolate essential data and make key service related decisions based on the information


The post holder plays a key role in supporting the Trusts emergency care pathway and ensuring timely and accurate patient assessments to support and enhance the patient’s experience of the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland stroke pathway comprised of the Acute/ hyper acute unit, stroke rehab units across the county, an Early Supported Discharge Service (ESDS) as well as a Community based stroke and neurological service. It is expected that the successful candidate will lead on and support the Therapy and wider MDT to make decisions regarding to appropriate progression of all stroke patients along the pathway for further rehabilitation and safe discharge into residential or community based settings.


If you would like to join this passionate and hardworking team who keep the patient at the forefront of decision making please be in touch for more information and to arrange a visit to the unit. The successful candidate will receive a comprehensive induction package, regular supervision, appraisals and training, including significant opportunity to be involved in and lead on service development projects which will enhance your CPD portfolio and career progression. Involvement in research is encouraged and supported as is further study towards a master’s level qualification.

All posts have a fully developed Knowledge and Skills Framework.

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



For more information and to arrange an informal visit to the unit contact

Cathie Parkinson 07929825440 or follow us on twitter @uhl_stroke and @uhlthearapy

For further details / informal visits contact:


Additional contact information

Cathie Parkinson 0116 258 4059

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 (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

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-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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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