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Transplant and Cardiac Surgery Physiotherapy Team Leader

Job Reference: 175-1920-PHY1255

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Cambridge
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

As the largest and leading specialist cardiothoracic hospital in the UK, Royal Papworth Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with the best possible care through the excellence of our caring staff.

In September 2017 the hospital was delighted to receive a royal title following approval from Her Majesty The Queen. Royal Papworth will become the first Royal Hospital in the East of England, in recognition of its pioneering history and continued commitment to developing the treatments of the future. We look forward to welcoming you to Royal Papworth and becoming part of our future.

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is located in a bespoke, purpose-built hospital on the world-class Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC). The Administrative Services are based in Huntingdon.


Job Title -Transplant and Cardiac Surgery Physiotherapy TeamLeader

Employer -Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Department -Physiotherapy

Location -Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Salary-£37,570 – 43,772 annum

Job Type-Substantive, Flexible working and job shares considered.

Pay Scheme-AFC Band 7

Closing Date-20th May 2019

Interview Date-4th June 2019

Royal Papworth Hospital is an internationally renowned Cardiothoracic centre. Royal Papworth Hospital is the UKs leading cardiothoracic surgery, and heart and lung transplant centre, with a proven track record of excellence in the delivery of patient care receiving both local and national referrals. Join us in our new state of the art hospital as we move to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The post-holder will act as lead physiotherapy clinician in a highly specialised area of transplant and cardiac surgery, to ensure a high quality physiotherapy service provision to surgical patients within the Trust. With support from the physiotherapy service lead and Band 6 deputy team leader, the post-holder will have direct responsibility for co-ordination, provision and development of the transplant and cardiac surgery physiotherapy service. The post holder will report to the Physiotherapy Service Lead.

Applicants must demonstrate significant experience in physiotherapeutic management of transplant and cardiothoracic surgery. The applicant must demonstrate robust leadership and people management skills. Also essential for this post is relevant post-graduate cardio-respiratory education as well as leading service improvement projects, research and audit.

Candidates will have a BSc Physiotherapy, MSc or Graduate Diploma Physiotherapy, and current HCPC registration. Candidates must be able to work under pressure, be highly motivated and committed to personal and others development, with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, proven organisational skills and experience of teaching.

The post-holder will be expected to participate in late shifts, on call and weekend working, based on a seven day shift pattern.

For further information, please email Allaina Eden, Physiotherapy Service Lead at

** 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, Occupational Health Service, Personal Support (via Occupational Health), Childcare Vouchers, Onsite Gym, NHS Discounts, Chaplaincy, Staff Recognition Scheme, NHS Fleet Car Scheme, Cycle Scheme, Corporate Gym Membership, Low cost Home Ownership Schemes, Subsidised Restaurant, Programme of Social Events, Flexible Working Options and Library.

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.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

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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