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Lead Physiotherapist

HCA UK at the Harborne Hospital – Birmingham, West Midlands
Full time
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Lead Physiotherapist

The Harborne Hospital, Birmingham  
Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Shift patterns, 7.5 hours per day, between 8am to 8pm

Salary: Up to £46,000 per annum, dependent on experience + Benefits (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development)  

We’re looking for a Physiotherapist to join our Allied Health Professionals team at The Harborne Hospital.

The Harborne Hospital - part of HCA Healthcare UK is a brand new £100million, purpose built 50 bed, multi-speciality private hospital opening in Birmingham in January 2024. Located on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham campus, the hospital will have the deep clinical infrastructure, equipment and facilities and expert, experienced teams to deliver full clinical pathways across a mix of specialties and sub-specialties at all levels of complexity including Cardiology, Cancer and Complex Surgery. The Harborne Hospital is the 4th NHS partnership within this network, partnering with University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust.

As the Physiotherapist, you will provide managerial and administrative support to the Medical Services Manager and assist in managing the technical resources efficiently and effectively, ensuring the smooth running of a first-class physiology service at The Harborne Hospital. The Physiotherapist will provide expert assessment, management and education for patients requiring physiotherapy, utilising evidence-based practice.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To undertake a comprehensive physiotherapy assessment of the individual patient including those with multi-pathological presentations; to gain relevant information from the subjective and objective clinical examination; to apply advanced clinical reasoning skills; to formulate a clinical diagnosis of their condition; set therapeutic/rehabilitation goals and objectives

  • To provide support, teaching and highly specialist advice to other members of staff in the team.

  • To practice within the Health and Care Professions Council’s and Chartered Society of Physiotherapists standards and guidelines.

  • To formulate and deliver an individual treatment programme based on specialist knowledge of evidence-based practice and treatment options using clinical skills.

  • To regularly re-evaluate and re-assess patient progress and update treatment programmes as required.

  • Assess patients’ independence levels and safety for discharge and refer patients to other services as required.

  • To be able to identify and recognize areas of further learning and take responsibility for addressing these through reflective practice.

What you'll bring...

  • Graduate Diploma or BSc in Physiotherapy

  • Registration with MCSP and HCPC

  • Experience providing care to mixed cohort of patients and specialisms including general in-patient surgery, ITU and respiratory

  • Significant and relevant post graduate experience

  • Knowledge of relevant hospital policies and procedures

  • Health and Safety training



Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Physiotherapist, you’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you

  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals

  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service

  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme

  • Group Life Assurance from day one

  • Critical illness cover

  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay

  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland

  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you

  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.


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