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Band 7 - Highly Specialised Physiotherapist (fixed term)

Job Description

25 million people living in east London and beyond look to the services run by the Barts Health group of hospitals to provide them with the healthcare they need. We are the biggest NHS teaching trust in the country, and our challenges are those of a large and complex organisation. Coming to work for Barts Health mean you will gain experience like no other NHS trust. We offer you the opportunity and support to experience a wide and varied career within one Trust.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.



BAND 7 PART-TIME 10 hours per week

This position is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated and enthusiastic respiratory physiotherapist to be involved in a part-time capacity running and developing the critical care physiotherapy service. This post has come about due to flexible working arrangements.

The role forms part of the respiratory therapy team led by an 8a Physiotherapist including both Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists.

There are 3 other Band 7’s, 7 Band 6’s and 6 Band 5’s alongside 3 Therapy Support Workers.

The Royal London is a major trauma centre with the Adult Critical Care Unit (ACCU) treating a highly varied caseload including patients with head injuries, spinal cord injuries, patients presenting with polytrauma alongside general medical and surgical patients. . The post holder will lead a team consisting of 3 band 6’s and a band 5 physiotherapist.

They will take a lead in providing care to the ITU part of the 44 bedded ACCU consisting of 28 level 2 and 3 beds.

You will have:

  • Excellent evidence-based clinical skills
  • Exceptional organisational and communication skills
  • Experience of teaching and developing other team members
  • The ability to work effectively within the MDT
  • The ability to lead and motivate

You will be supported in the development of both your clinical and managerial skills and enjoy the benefits of working within a large trust with a range of clinical specialist staff. We have a strong commitment to continuing professional development.

For further information or an informal visit please contact Jane Manners at ( Email address removed )

Please note: -

All staff identified as AT-RISK who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to Barts Health employees. This does not apply to Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) roles.

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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.

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