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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/06/2021.

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Long Term Ventilation

Job Reference: 358-3140200-CSI

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

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

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Long Term Ventilation

37.5 Hours

Permanent post

About the Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, organised and experienced individual with a special interest in complex respiratory care and long term ventilation. The Long Term Ventilation Team forms one arm of our growing NIV service; which falls under the leadership of national and internationally renowned experts.

You will work as a Ventilation Specialist in a well-established MDT of medics, nurses, AHPs and support staff. This role at Glenfield Hospital is a pivotal part of the tertiary referral centre for complex home ventilation. We are looking for individuals with considerable experience in and skills pertaining to acute ventilation, long term ventilation and tracheostomy care, including complex airway clearance and cough augmentation. You will have a wide knowledge of the conditions that present to a long term ventilation service ranging from respiratory conditions to neuromuscular disease. You will be well supported by an experienced team of Ventilation Specialists to develop in this exciting post.

Your role will be varied and you will care for the most complex of patients who are referred to the service. As such you will work in MDT clinics, your own clinics, as well as visiting patients in their own home and as in-patients. The team has strong links with the local hospices and you will provide expert advice to them, as well as other local hospitals and the inpatient teams in Leicester. You will take on a case management role for the most complex cases and ensure that these patients receive the best possible care, have the appropriate equipment and that their care teams are trained. As such it is essential that you are able to deliver training confidently and have the skills to broach difficult subjects such as future care planning.

You must also have a firm understanding of the governance issues that surround things such as competencies and managing risk. You must have the ability to network effectively with others and have experience in bringing about change and in service development.

You must hold a full drivers licence and have access to a suitable vehicle for work.

About Leicester

Leicester is situated in the centre of the country with excellent motorway links. The city is well recognised for being multicultural and integrated. The city holds a comedy festival every February and has a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure activities. The countryside is within easy reach with Bradgate Park on the outskirts of the city, the National Forest and the Peak District both within one hours drive.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Anna Makower Job title Clinical Specialist  Physiotherapist in Long Term Ventilation Email address Telephone number 01162583283

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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