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Static Senior Physiotherapist Neurosciences Team

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 May 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We have a very exciting opportunity for an experienced Physiotherapist to join our team, specialising in Neurosciences, including Hyper-acute & acute inpatient Stroke Services and Acute Neurology. The post will suit individuals who have completed their core rotations (on a Band 5 Physiotherapist rotation program) or already have experience at Band 6 and are looking to develop specialist skills working with Stroke and Neurology patients.

The successful applicant would be working as part of a forward-thinking multidisciplinary Neurosciences Team.

You will be supported by highly specialist senior staff and will have the opportunity to develop both your clinical and leadership skills working with junior staff, physiotherapy support workers and students.

Continuous Professional Development is actively supported through an established appraisal system, regular in-service training, formal supervision and post graduate library facilities. The team is actively engaged in clinical research and quality improvement.

Fixed term opportunities may also be available

Part time options maybe available but for a minimum of 30 hours per week

Main duties of the job

As post holder your duties will include:
  • To assess, prioritise, treat and manage own caseload of hyper-acute and acute Stroke patients and patients with other varying Neurological conditions. To determine clinical diagnosis and treatment indicated, and maintain records as a legally autonomous practitioner. Patient presentation may be complex/highly complex.
  • To work closely with the Neuroscience MDT to ensure high quality patient care and participate on behalf of the Physiotherapy team in daily MDT meetings.
  • To train, supervise and monitor other physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistant practitioners, assistants and to performance manage students.
  • To provide clinical leadership within the Neurosciences specialty including educational, professional and managerial guidance.
  • To have an active role in the planning, development, coordination, delivery and evaluation of the Physiotherapy service provided to patients within and out-reaching from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence and demonstrate behaviours that support and encourage an inclusive culture.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work.
  • To maintain a high standard of clinical care for patients under your management.
  • To accept clinical responsibility for a defined caseload of patients and to organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.
  • To use communication tools (verbal and non-verbal) and assess understanding of treatment proposals to gain valid informed consent. With support, to work within a legal framework with patients who lack the capacity to consent to treatment.
  • To collect relevant patient information from a variety of sources e.g. radiology imaging systems, other investigations to assist with clinical prioritisation and patient management. This may also include ward handovers, observation charts, medical and nursing records etc.
  • To undertake the comprehensive specialist assessment of patients using investigative and analytical skills.
  • To make a clinical diagnosis based on presenting signs and symptoms.
  • To formulate an individual management and/or treatment programme using clinical reasoning and a wide range of treatment skills and options.
  • Factors to consider may include altered sensation, decreased perceptual awareness, decreased muscle power, abnormal muscle tone, pre-morbid status.

Please see the attached job description for full details.

Person Specification



  • Diploma / degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (UK)



  • Significant postgraduate experience as a Physiotherapist in a post with broad-based rotational opportunities. Candidates should have experience in all core areas, however those offering less experience, but meeting all other criteria, will be considered on their merit
  • Student or physiotherapy assistant direct supervision
  • Experience of working as part of a physiotherapy team and multidisciplinary team
  • Involvement in service improvement, audit, research and understanding quality issues



  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Ability to demonstrate good written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence

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