Physiotherapist (Rotational)

Southport And Ormskirk NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
26 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you a Physiotherapist looking for a new and exciting career opportunity? We have a number of positions available to join our Band 5 Physiotherapy rotations across Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals.

Our 6 monthly rotations include:

The North West Regional Spinal Injury Centre

Paediatrics / Elective Orthopaedics

Critical Care

Orthopaedic Trauma and Rehabilitation

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Complex Rehabilitation


Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Medicine & Surgery

There will also be opportunities to gain experience in the Accident and Emergency Department.

We offer all post holders a structured support and supervision framework in addition to training and CPD opportunities. Our acute rotations include a dedicated respiratory on-call training and competency programme where you will gain experience across acute, specialist and critical care areas. We also offer new graduates an enhanced 12-month Preceptorship programme. All rotational staff are encouraged to join our monthly band 5 peer support and development groups.

If you are interested in joining our friendly team and require any further information or would like to arrange an informal visit (virtually or in person), please feel free to contact us using the information below.

Main duties of the job

1. To provide a Physiotherapy service to in and out-patients of Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals.

2. The post holder will manage their own clinical caseload.

3. To provide assistance for the Therapy and Rehabilitation Services in delivering the required range of therapeutic interventions and support to the client group.

4. To undertake assessment, treatment and evaluation of treatment andintervention.

5. To participate in audit and service development.

6. To accurately record, obtain, collate, and maintain patient records both manually and electronically.

7. To educate and train other health professionals including nurses and doctors with support from more senior Therapists.

8. To participate in the supervision of student therapists on clinical placement and for work experience students.

9. To take part in the departmental emergency on-call respiratory rota.

About us

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust provides healthcare in hospital and the community to 258,000 people across Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We are based in Southport District General Hospital which is easily accessible by car or train from Liverpool City Centre (19 miles), Ormskirk (6.5 miles), Wigan (19 miles) and Manchester (44 miles).

Acute care is provided at Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk District General Hospital. This includes adults and children accident and emergency services, intensive care and a range of medical and surgical specialities. Women's and children's services, including maternity, are provided at Ormskirk hospital.

The North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport hospital provides specialist care for spinal patients from across the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. To undertake therapy assessment, clinically diagnose and implement treatment plans if appropriate in a manner that respects peoples privacy, dignity and individuality.

2. To liaise with members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team and external agencies to ensure the effective management of patients care, communicating patient information in relation to their care as required.

3. Manage a clinical caseload ensuring patients are see in a timely manner.

4. To ensure effective internal and external 2-way communication with patients, carers and all other Health and Social Care Professionals regarding all aspects of patient care.

5. To take part in the departmental on-call respiratory rota excluding Joint Health Rotation.

6. To provide and receive complex information which requires empathy andreassurance. Communicating where there may be barriers to understanding and where skills such as motivational interviewing and counselling are required.

7. Able to formulate and implement individualised care plans, reviewing progress and adapting as required.

8. To be involved in the production and evaluation of resources produced by the department e.g. information and training packs, advice leaflets etc, providing specialist advice.

9. To provide cover for leave and sickness to the clinical service as appropriate.

10. To be a member of the multi-disciplinary team and actively participate in M.D.T. meetings.

11. To contribute to the development of departmental / organisational procedures and guidelines.

12. Ensure the safe use of appropriate medical devices required to carry out treatment in line with departmental procedures.

13. To participate in shift patterns to support the delivery of 7 day service as required.

14. To provide training sessions for other health care professionals and patient/carer groups.

15. To work autonomously but recognise own limitations and when to escalate issues or refer to more senior therapist for advice and support.

Please be aware this vacancy may close early if a sufficient number of applicants is reached.

Advertising date: 19th May 2023

Closing date: 4th June 2023

Shortlisting date: 5th June 2023

Interview date: 12th/13th June 2023 - TBC

Please note this vacancy may close early if a sufficient number of applications is reached.

Person Specification



  • Degree or equivalent in physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered

knowledge and experience


  • Demonstrate commitment to your and others ongoing Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and maintenance of professional portfolio.
  • Previous demonstrable experience of working in a health, social or personal care setting as a physiotherapist.
  • Experience of taking an active role within MDT

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to manage own time and work autonomously within clinical and non-clinical activity and to guide others using problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical reasoning and a holistic problem solving approach appropriate to experience within clinical area.

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