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Critical Care Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 358-2100671-CSI-B

Employer:
University Hospitals of Leicester
Department:
Physiotherapy
Location:
Rotational across all three sites LRI/LGH/GH, Leicester
Salary:
£30,401 - £37,267

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF LEICESTER NHS TRUST

CLINICAL SUPPORT AND IMAGING CLINICAL MANAGEMENT

GROUP

THERAPY SERVICES

PHYSIOTHERAPY DEPARTMENT

BAND 6 PHYSIOTHERAPIST IN CRITICAL CARE

37.5 HOURS PER WEEK - PERMANENT

  • Are you passionate about Physiotherapy in Critical Care?
  • Are you keen to enhance your specialist skills in this area?
  • Do you love the “buzz” of a large teaching NHS Trust in a big city?
  • If the answer is yes… this is the job for you!!

“The University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL) is one of the biggest & busiest acute teaching NHS Trusts in the country. Comprising of 3 sites (Leicester Royal Infirmary, Glenfield Hospital and Leicester General Hospital) and employing over 12,000 staff, the Trust prides itself on its Trust Values to achieve our ethos of ‘Caring at its Best’ to provide a range of specialist services to a diverse population of 1 million people in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland.”

This exciting opportunity arises as part of the expanding and developing critical care team where the long term vision is for the expansion and development of two specialist units, one based at Leicester Royal Infirmary and the second unit at the Glenfield Hospital. The post will be rotational between these two sites giving depth and breadth to the experiences available in a number of specialist areas.

Leicester Royal Infirmary has a busy Emergency Department, Surgical Specialties including Upper and Lower Gastrointestinal, Maxillo-facial and ENT as well as Medical, Neurological and Orthopaedic patients.

Glenfield Hospital is a tertiary specialist centre for respiratory care and Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular surgery, including ECMO and adult congenital Cardiac Surgery.

You will be joining an established Critical Care Therapy team and will have the opportunity to develop skills in complex respiratory management including:

  • Tracheostomy management
  • Ventilation weaning; including NIV and supportive treatment for extubation of patients
  • Early rehabilitation of Critical Care patients with a wide variety of patho-physiology in a number of specialities.
  • Rehabilitation of patients who receive ECMO treatment

You will work closely with our Critical Care Occupational Therapists driving innovation of therapy provision with the wider multi-disciplinary team. Your daily work will also involve supporting the transition of therapy care from Critical Care to the base wards.

You will be working alongside an established team of Physiotherapists to develop your clinical, leadership, teaching and service development skills whilst working within a supportive and motivated department.

You will demonstrate effective communication, prioritisation and organisational skills within a large multidisciplinary team, whilst being responsible for managing a complex clinical caseload from assessment to discharge or transfer of care.

You will receive regular supervision and appraisal and will actively be involved in service development, audit, research and evidence based practice.

You will provide teaching and supervision for physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and members of the Multidisciplinary Team working within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and participate in the training of staff working on calls and weekends/bank holidays.

We offer:

  • Established appraisal and supervision process
  • On-Call weekend/Bank holiday training, including mentorship and Simulation focused training – opportunities to develop yourself and teach others, dependent on experience
  • In-service training & Journal Clubs
  • Therapy Research Audit & Service Evaluation (TRASE) team
  • Practice development therapists to support student practice placement
  • Links with dedicated respiratory research teams
  • Excellent links with University of Leicester, Coventry, Nottingham and Sheffield Physiotherapy degree programmes

The Physiotherapy Department provides a seven day rostered service and the successful candidate will work on the weekend, bank holiday and the emergency on-call respiratory service rosters.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sam Rossiter Therapy Clinical Team Leader 0116 258 6825 samantha.rossiter@uhl-tr.nhs.uk




We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

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 especially 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 for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.


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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