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Band 6 Specialist Physiotherapist – ICU, Medicine & Surgery (Rotation

Job Reference: 426-315-19CR-A

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
Medicine & Surgery (Rotational)
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn
£30,401 - £37,267 pa

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

Band 6 Specialist Physiotherapist – ICU, Medicine & Surgery (Rotational)

We are looking recruit a motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Specialist Physiotherapist to work within our well-established Medicine and Surgery inpatient rotational scheme.

This role will be focused on providing a high standard of Physiotherapy assessment, treatment and evaluation to clients within our Respiratory Service which include both in and out patients:

  • Critical Care Unit
  • Respiratory Ward (Respiratory Outpatients including bronchiectasis, hyperventilation, breathing retraining and chronic cough control)
  • Surgical Wards (Amputee Outpatients rehabilitation)
  • Medical Wards (Respiratory Paediatrics inc. Inpatients and CF clinics)

This post is for an existing Band 6 physiotherapist wishing to expand and develop both their clinical and managerial skills in acute care, or for a Band 5 who has completed core medical, respiratory or surgical rotations to develop into the more senior role surrounded by an experienced and supportive team. We ask that all applicants have UK NHS experience.

The successful applicant will work alongside the Team Leaders and Clinical Specialists as well as being a part of a friendly, supportive and proactive team, with a full induction and supervision programme. You will get support with CPD and the trust encourages attendance at appropriate external courses as well as participation in internal audits.

You will have the opportunity to develop your management and teaching skills by leading on in-service training, on call training sessions, supervision with junior physiotherapists and mentorship of physiotherapy students.

We are keen to promote collaborative working as we are part of the integrated Rehabilitation Service alongside the Occupational Therapists. We as a service aim to provide an optimum, progressive, forward thinking approach to patient care.

Our team welcomes all applications for job share, part time or flexible working hours as we understand the benefit these workers can bring our service.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is in a wonderful location, situated in the Norfolk countryside. King Lynn is a beautiful historical city and within a twenty minute drive to the famous West Norfolk coastline. It also has excellent transport links to London, Norwich and Cambridge by rail and road.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Karen Bending - Team Lead


We have policies & procedures in place to ensure all applicants are treated fairly & consistently at every stage of the recruitment process. Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the criteria specified in the person specification regardless of age, gender, disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or other personal circumstances.

Only those applicants who demonstrate clearly in the application form how they meet the criteria within the person specification will be shortlisted for interview.

Our Values are at the heart of all that we do. We not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess and can demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our core values. Please see the attached document regarding the Trust Values.

Please be aware that if applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred 3rd party recruitment system. All subsequent information will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, furthermore we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to the Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system and that if you are offered a job your personal information will be transferred into the NHS Electronic Staff Records (ESR) system. Please check your email account regularly for communication regarding this vacancy.

We offer our staff a wide range of benefits including:

  • Work life balance policies

  • Childcare support

  • Free counselling service

  • NHS Final Salary defined benefit Pension scheme

Please note due to high volume of applications for some posts, this advert may close before the displayed closing date. We recommend that you apply for this role asap.

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