Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist - Rotational

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pa, Pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated physiotherapist to join our Band 6 rotations here at Leighton Hospital. The rotations are 6 monthly and currently include - frailty, cardio-respiratory, surgery (including critical care), orthopaedics, A&E/front of house and neuro/rehab.

Applicants must have a minimum of 12 months experience of working in the NHS and have completed relevant band 5 rotations (including critical care) with accompanying competencies. Respiratory on-call experience is essential as you will be part of the rota'd weekend and evening on-call service at Leighton. Clinical Educator training is desirable as you will be responsible for supporting students on placement.

As a service, we are moving towards 7 day working. Some teams have already adopted this approach and work to a 4 week rota. Others are still working towards this, so working hours will vary depending on the rotation. Please get in touch if you wish to discuss further.

Main duties of the job

  • As a clinical specialist provide a high standard comprehensive physiotherapy assessment and treatment service of patients with a wide range of conditions working as an autonomous clinician, using accurate analytical skills and clinical reasoning to interpret assessment findings, making diagnoses where appropriate, identifying patient problems, setting goals, and providing an appropriate treatment plan and progression.
  • To be an active member of a 7 day working service
  • Upon completion and maintenance of on call competencies, to work unsupervised in an on-call and out of hour's emergency service.
  • To work autonomously to manage a defined complex patient caseload whilst working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond.

The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for more specific details regarding the job.

Person Specification



  • Previous NHS Experience in acute hospital (Minimum 12 months)
  • Experience of acute ward experience and discharge planning


  • Clinical Supervisor experience



  • Post grad training relevant to role
  • Advanced communication Skills


  • Evidence of contribution to quality and safety



  • On-call experience
  • Assessment and treatment knowledge of in-patients (med/surg/ortho/paeds)


  • Member of Special Interest Group

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