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Band 5 Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 5

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NHS AfC: Band 5
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Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
£24,214-£30,112 pa
21/11/2019 23:59

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine including adult cystic fibrosis and diagnostic imaging, both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Heart and lung disease continue to be amongst the biggest killers in the UK and the communities we serve are marked by increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, higher levels of heart failure, hypertension, coronary artery disease and an ageing population.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and facilitated by technology. New and upgraded clinical areas are designed with patients and families fully involved to deliver their needs.

As part of our long term plan, we aim to form strong clinical and organisational relationships where possible. There is clear evidence that partnerships improve patient care and enhance quality and we aim to collaborate with a range of other providers and professionals with the aim to extending access and improve quality.  

Our vision is underpinned by five strategic goals:

  • Quality: to deliver the highest quality, safest and best experience for patients and their families by providing reliable care 
  • Service and Innovation: to develop our service portfolio for patients by developing innovative models of care
  • Value: to maintain financial viability, enhance service delivery and develop new models of care to improve the health of our patients and safely reduce costs
  • Workforce: to be the best NHS Employer by 2019 by attracting and retaining the best staff to deliver excellent patient care
  • Stakeholders: to develop productive relationships with key stakeholders in order to enhance our profile and reputation.

Our Mission

“Excellent, Compassionate and Safe care for every patient, every day”


An opportunity has arisen for a band 5 Physiotherapist to join the Therapies Department at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital which has been twice rated as Outstanding by CQC.

You will gain experience  within critical care, surgery, medicine/cystic fibrosis and pulmonary rehabilitation within LHCH and opportunities to rotate into community areas with the North West Boroughs Community Trust, whom we have a cross rotation relationship with.

The successful candidate will need to be an autonomous practitioner, able to manage a defined caseload, using evidence based/patient centred principles to assess, plan and deliver individualised treatment programmes. The post holder will need to be an effective communicator and keen team member. Regular training, support and clinical supervision is provided,  and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital is committed to improving working lives.

We welcome you to contact us for further information or to arrange an informal visit

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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

Sue Sutton
Out of Hospital Therapy Lead
0151 600 1953