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Specialist Rotational Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 175-2122-2-PHY2941

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Papworth Hospital Cambridge Biomedical Campus Cambridge
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the UK’s leading heart and lung hospital, treating around 50,000 patients each year. We are located in a new, purpose-built hospital on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, with administrative services based in Huntingdon.

Founded as a tuberculosis colony in 1918, Royal Papworth Hospital has established an international reputation for excellence in research and innovation. Since carrying out the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, the hospital now performs more heart, heart-lung and lung transplants each year than any other UK centre.

In addition to transplantation, Royal Papworth Hospital has the UK’s largest Respiratory Support and Sleep Centre (RSSC) and is one of five UK centres providing Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) to patients experiencing severe respiratory failure. It is also the only centre in the UK for a number of specialist services including Pulmonary Endarterectomy and Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty (BPA).

In October 2019, we became the first trust to be rated ‘outstanding’ in all five areas assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) (safe, caring, effective, responsive, and well-led). We are committed to providing a positive, supportive experience for all of our staff.


Band 6 Specialist Rotational Physiotherapist
£32,306 – £39,027 per annum
Flexible working and job shares considered

Due to recent expansion within the service, we are looking for Band 6 or experienced Band 5 Physio’s who have worked in acute care across multiple specialities, have a passion for Respiratory care and are motivated to learn and progress.

Candidates will have a BSc, MSc or graduate diploma in Physiotherapy and be HCPC registered. In addition, great communication and interpersonal skills are essential alongside ambodiment of our trust values: compassion, excellence and collaboration.

Join our supportive, dynamic and growing Physiotherapy team in our internationally renowned Cardiothoracic Hospital at Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

You will be supported by Team Leaders and Deputy Team Leaders across Critical Care, Cystic Fibrosis, Respiratory Support and Sleep studies, Cardiothoracic surgery, Cardiology and Medical Unit rotations to develop core Respiratory assessment and treatment skills.

Become part of our innovative team covering inpatient and outpatient services including our on call, twilight and weekend working provision.

What we provide to you:

  • Ø Support and teaching to enable you to provide excellent patient care across all rotational area’s
  • Ø Specialist departmental and team in service training
  • Ø Regular one to ones, clinical supervision, appraisals and competency support
  • Ø In house courses and access to external courses and conferences
  • Ø Involvement with expert multi-disciplinary teams
  • Ø Advanced skill teaching and support including ECMO rehab, ventricular assist devices, Nebulised drug challenges, tracheostomy weaning and decannulation.
  • Ø Opportunity for Service development projects and involvement with audits
  • Ø Participation in research.
  • Support and guidance for you to mentor students and junior staff.

For informal discussions about opportunities at Royal Papworth Hospital NHS FoundationTrust please contact the Physiotherapy Department on 01223 638215, or Emma Matthews, Team Lead Physiotherapist,

Closing Date: Sunday 28th November 2021
Interview Date: Monday 13th December 2021

Please note interviews will be virtual and held via Microsoft Teams.


** We reserve the right to close this vacancy once sufficient applications have been received**

Priority consideration will be given to NHS Employees who have been declared at risk of redundancy.

The support and benefits available to staff include:
NHS Pension Scheme, extensive retail discount scheme, subsidised restaurant, staff recognition and award scheme, membership options at Frank Lee Centre Leisure & Fitness (campus gym), salary sacrifice 'cycle to work' and 'car' scheme, enhanced pay progression for Band 5 nurses, career progression opportunities, flexible working

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. Applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post. The Trust operates job share and flexible working. We are a Smoke Free Hospital.

In submitting an application form you authorise Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process should you be appointed to the post.

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