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Advanced Physiotherapist - Cardiothoracics

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Advanced Physiotherapist
NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Full time
  • Part time
22.5 hours per week
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Royal Stoke
£40,057 - £45,839 pa pro rata
Salary period
23/01/2022 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)

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England with face to face contact with patients must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement. Please consider this mandatory requirement when applying for this position.

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


Job overview

Advanced Physiotherapist 0.6 WTE

Specialised Division Royal Stoke,

 University Hospitals of North Midlands.

Rotation between inpatient services in:

  • Cardiothoracics
  • Acute Rehabilitation Trauma Unit
  • Neurosurgery & Neurology
  • Paediatrics

We are looking for an enthusiastic senior physiotherapist to take on a Band 7 Advanced position in the above areas


Main duties of the job

 The post will give the successful candidate an excellent opportunity to expand their expert clinical skills in respiratory and rehabilitation of patients and assist the Principal Therapists to develop the services.

The Therapies team support; late shifts, on-call and weekend working to provide cover for patients within the busy Acute Trust.

There are strong links with Keele University for both Under & Post graduate physiotherapy.

If you require any further information, please contact Mrs Noeleen Hellis, Divisional Therapy Manager


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 further information or an informal visit please contact Noeleen Hellis on telephone number 01782 675340 or email

Person specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with HCPC
  • Evidence of personal & professional development
  • Post holder committed to working at masters level e.g. has attended courses accredited at masters/post graduate level
Desirable criteria
  • Working towards a higher qualification relevant to speciality e.g. masters degree


Essential criteria
  • Post graduate (NHS) experience with considerable experience in speciality area
  • Experience of working as an Advanced Therapist leading and managing a team
  • Experience of teaching students, staff and other professional groups
  • Experience of undertaking out of hours working
Desirable criteria
  • Experience gained within an acute setting
  • Involvement in audit/research
  • Experience of leading and managing a team within a relevant speciality

Skills, ability and knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Is able to describe care, compassion, courage, commitment, communication and competence in relation to the care of a patient in a care setting
  • Experience of supporting/supervising staff
  • Ability to liaise with other professional/agencies
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Proven leadership and management skills
  • Able to prioritise and manage time
  • Able to react well to pressure
  • Ability to develop credible rapport with colleagues
  • Good communicator - in writing
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of project work

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Excellent attendance record/reliable
  • Ability to undertake A&C duties linked to clinical work
  • Energetic and resilient
  • Smart appearance
Positive about disabled peopleAge positiveArmed Forces Covenant Gold Award

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Noeleen Hellis
Job title
Divisional Therapy Manager
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