Specialist Static Neurological Physiotherapist

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a permanent full time , static post for a Band 6 Specialist Neuro Community Physiotherapist.

As a Band 6 you would provide care, advice and guidance in the treatment of others, when dealing with complex highly specialist neurological conditions. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will have experience of treating patients within the Community setting. The Community Physiotherapy team treatshousebound patients within the City of Liverpool, or who are registered with a Liverpool GP.

The service is composed of 6 teams, General Community, North, Central and South Teams, Neuro, Care Home and Falls. Each team has a Band 7 Team Lead and are supported by Advanced Clinical Practitioners

As a Band 6 in the team you are be expected to hold your own caseload and be responsible for managing their care from assessment to discharge.

There is a supervision structure in place and as a Band 6 you would receive support from a Band 7 andbe expected to offer clinical supervision to one of the following groups of staff ,Band 5's, Assistant practitioners, Apprentice Physiotherapists or Student physiotherapists.

Main duties of the job

As a qualified physiotherapist, with current HCPC Registration the successful candidate would be required to assess and treat and be responsible for their own caseload of patients.

They would receive support from their team lead and supervisor, but would be expected to manage a diverse and often complex patient group, who have high comorbidities and require extensive liaison and communicating with the wider MDT. Within some of the teams the Band 6's support and develop their triage skills.

The Band 6's in the service support the team lead with supervision and are the primary source of support for student physiotherapist who come out on placement.

In addition they will be expected to deliver in service training both to the wider team and specifically to the Band 4 AP's who require on-going support to complete their competencies.

About us

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to 'perfect care' - care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We're currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description which is for a Case Load Manager, this is the an over view which is compatible with a Band 6 physiotherapist.

Person Specification



  • Registered Professional.
  • Teaching/mentorship qualification



  • Demonstrable post registration/qualification experience.
  • Experience of successful multiagency working.
  • Demonstrable experience in relevant area of practice or equivalent.
  • Evidence of CPD/Short courses.
  • Awareness of current national and local agenda in health and social care.
  • Understanding of partnership working.
  • Understanding of the principles of care management.
  • Awareness of factors that contribute to good health and the importance of promoting these in line with organisational public health policy.
  • Evidence of being able to communicate complex information and advice on healthcare to patients/clients, carers and colleagues.
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills.


  • Management and clinical leadership



  • Risk assessment skills.
  • Self-management and motivation skills.
  • IT literate.
  • Able to transport self around the Mersey Care community

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust


Community Physiotherapy Team

Babbage House, LIP Digital way


L7 9NJ

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