Physiotherapy Specialist - Department of Medicine for the Elderly (DME)

Band 7

Main area
Division B-Physiotherapy
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B
£31,696 - £41,787 p.a. pro rata
22/02/2018 23:59



Our Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

Are you passionate about Physiotherapy provision to the frail elderly population?

Do you want to be part of a service that places therapy at the forefront of the decision making and management of a frail elderly persons care?  Do you want to part of a service that plays a pivotal role in facilitating the patient flow through the Acute Medical subspecialty?

Here at CUH we provide an enhanced level of care to the frail elderly patient based on rapid assessment and the provision of intense therapy.  We are looking to recruit to 2 posts’s in our DME team which totals 16 wte.

We are looking for experienced clinicians who have experience of team leading to lead the DME Physiotherapy service. As such you will be providing highly specialized assessments and planning the rehabilitation needs of respiratory, neurological, and musculoskeletal patients post falls on the DME Wards, and the assessment and stabilisation wards there will be opportunities to work within ED from time to time. The role will incorporate a significant clinical caseload, an educational role not just within the physiotherapy team but also to members of the MDT. It will include people management, staff and service development of those working in the DME physiotherapy team and the department as a whole.

We are committed to supporting the on-going personal and professional development of our staff and offer excellent training and progression opportunities. We have excellent inter-disciplinary working with our services, being highly valued by the medical teams, as well as the wider MDT. The post holder will also participate in our weekend and on-call services.

A visit / telephone conversation to discuss the post is encouraged.  Contact Carl Hancock on 01223 216309 or

This post is subject to a satisfactory DBS clearance and as a result, you will be required to pay the associated fee of £47.50. This fee will be deducted from your second month’s salary.

The closing date for this post will be the 22nd February 2018.

Interviews are due to be held on the 8th March 2018.

Benefits to you
We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.
We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Carl Hancock, Physiotherapy services Co-Manager, on 01223 216309 or