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£39,866 - £49,704 / year

Job Description

Main area
Acute Therapy
Band 7
Fixed term – 12 Months (Secondment)
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)
£39,866 - £49,704 per annum inclusive
26/10/2018 23:59

At UCLH (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) our success starts with you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Team Lead Physiotherapist – Acute Therapy Team

1 year Secondment/Fixed Term Contract covering Secondment

Band 7, 37.5 hours

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 6 or Band 7 Physiotherapist to apply a for a secondment/fixed term contract within The Acute therapy Team.

The post holder will be responsible for jointly leading the Acute Therapies Team to provide a high level, 7-day service to all patients within A&E, Clinical Decisions Unit (CDU) and Acute Medical Unit (AMU).  They will work closely with the Band 7 Occupational Therapists, and alongside another Band 7 Physiotherapist.  The successful candidate will be expected to carry a varied caseload whilst also supporting the therapists within this high-paced specialty. This will involve working effectively within the Multi-disciplinary Team, leading on complex assessments, discharge planning and ensuring safe onward referral.

The post-holder will be integrated into the Acute Therapy Service within UCLH NHS Trust and supported professionally to develop services.  Clinically, support will be provided from the Acute Therapies Manager at UCH and from the MDT.  

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and motivated Physiotherapist who can provide decisive and effective therapy input and can demonstrate leadership qualities, high level communication skills and a flexible approach when working under pressure. Applicants will need experience of working at Band 6 level within an acute NHS setting, including experience within all core physio specialties (neuro, respiratory and MSK/Outpatients). Good knowledge of discharge planning and community services will be essential for this role. Previous experience within community therapy teams would be beneficial.

At UCLH we are committed to delivering top-quality patient care, excellent education and world class research. You will be supported and actively encouraged in developing your leadership and clinical skills. This is a great opportunity to work and develop as an individual and as part of a team, gaining clinical and operational experience in a supportive environment.

Perspective applicants are welcome to arrange an informal visit prior to interview if they wish.

We offer our permanent staff an interest free season ticket loan for travel, a subsidised social club including gym, free independent and confidential support for all staff, large retail discounts, cycle to work scheme and on-site accommodation to name a few… for more information on our staff benefits please see attached poster.

We recognise, reward and thank colleagues by nominating them for our annual Celebrating Excellence Awards, which are funded by UCLH Charity.

We are also members of Apply Now >> which offers discounts on high street retail stores, offers on travel deals, and also to take advantage of cash back schemes.

This vacancy may close before the current listed closing date. You are advised not to delay submitting your completed application.

Please note that all correspondence regarding your application will be via email. The emails will be sent to you via and not via NHS Jobs, we encourage you to check your inbox regularly.

Please note that if you are at present in a training position on the 2016 new junior doctor’s contract and are applying for a Trust doctor role your salary will not be pay protected.

You will be placed on the appropriate point of the Trust Doctor pay scale based on your previous experience.

Please note that if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date of the advert to assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Job 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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