Senior Physiotherapist - Neurosciences

Band 6

Main area
Division B - Physiotherapy
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B
£26,565 to £35,577 p.a. pro rata
25/02/2018 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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced physiotherapist to join the neurosciences physiotherapy team at Addenbrookes Hospital providing high quality physiotherapy to adults with acquired neurological impairments.

You will work as part of a dynamic and friendly team, contributing to their high professional standard of care.

The successful applicant will be working in the region’s largest centre for Neurosciences and Major Trauma. You will:

  • Work alongside many skilled clinicians, including leading Consultants, specialists nurses, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and neuropsychologists on the Neurosciences Critical Care Unit (NCCU) and the neurosciences wards.
  • Be a vital part of the excellent multidisciplinary team, assessing and treating patients who have suffered from trauma, brain haemorrhages, brain tumours, spinal cord injuries and many neurological conditions including Guillan-Barre Syndrome and Motor Neurone Disease.
  • Provide a high level of physiotherapy intervention to all of these patients within the acute and early rehabilitation phase.
  • Be involved in the weaning of patients from tracheostomies
  • Have the opportunity to rotate between NCCU and the wards to consolidate skills in respiratory and neurophysiotherapy.
  • Work alongside clinical specialists within this field and participate in weekly in-service trainings.
  • Develop skills in audit and evidence based practice

Interviews are due to take place on 7th March 2018.

This post is due to close on 25th February 2018.

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.

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.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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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