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Senior Physiotherapist

Band 6

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Senior Physiotherapy
Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (On-call hours required)
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Royal Stoke
Stoke On Trent
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
06/10/2022 23:59

If there is a high volume of applications the advert may be closed early. Please apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role. (This does not apply to any medical staffing posts)

Important Information: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust does not pay travel expenses for candidates attending interviews.


Job overview

Have you had good experience across a range of specialties at Band 5 level and want new challenges?  Are you looking for a change of scene to widen your experience?  Would you like to develop your leadership and teaching skills alongside growth of your clinical ability?  If so, come and join the Therapies team at the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust.  We are looking for an enthusiastic therapist with strong clinical and team working skills, who has a positive and resilient outlook who is able to embrace the challenges and opportunities of working in a large acute trust.


The Therapies Team at UHNM are looking for a Senior Physiotherapist to work within respiratory rotations.  This is a rotational experience in Critical Care, Surgical Wards & SSCU, Medicine including NIV, Emergency Therapy Team which includes Accident & Emergency and Acute Assessment Unit, Frail Elderly, Palliative and Cystic Fibrosis.


Applicants will need to have on-call competencies and be experienced in working in a variety of respiratory areas within an NHS setting.

Main duties of the job

The post offers the opportunity to work in an exciting University Hospital.  The hospital is a regional centre for Cystic Fibrosis, Non-Invasive Ventilation, Neurosurgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery.  The University Hospital of North Midlands has a large Critical Care Unit and is a regional trauma centre.


This experience will give the post holder an excellent opportunity to develop their leadership and management skills as well as building clinical expertise that will enhance and broaden their clinical skills.  Supervision will be provided by the Band 7 Therapists and Principal Therapists and continuous development is supported through appraisal, internal training and external learning.


The University Hospital of North Midlands is located on 2 hospital sites and the post works within a 7 day shift system which will include weekend, late shift, Bank Holiday and on call working.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we’re highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Jane Teasdale (see contact details)  

Person specification

Qualifications or Equivalent

Essential criteria
  • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Registered with HCPC
Desirable criteria
  • CPD relevant to speciality area


Essential criteria
  • Minimum of 18mths graduate experience as a physiotherapist
Desirable criteria
  • Experience gained withan an acute setting
  • Experience relevant to speciality area

Skills & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Ability to liaise with other professionals/agencies
  • Motivated to self-develop
  • Knowledge of interdisciplinary working
  • Good communicator -in writing
Desirable criteria
  • Involement in training staff/deliving presentations
  • Clinical Educator
  • Experience of audits

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jane Teasdale
Job title
Divisional Therapy Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01782 6754341