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Static Physiotherapist Elderly Medicine

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa / pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

We are offering an exciting 1 year secondment/fixed term opportunity to consolidate clinical and leadership skills working as a Senior Physiotherapist within the speciality of Acute Elderly Medicine .

In this fast paced, forward thinking environment, no two days are the same. You will have the opportunity to make a difference to a varied caseload of patients with complex needs. You will develop expertise in the discharge to assess model and strength based approach, planning for \home first.

You will be instrumental in influencing patient experience, length of stay, and flow through the hospital.

You will enhance your specialist skills, working with patients with Dementia, Falls, and Parkinson's Disease with scope to champion areas of interest.

You will also have the opportunity to refine a variety of core physiotherapy skills such as respiratory, neurology and orthopaedics. Excellent problem solving skills and the ability to think laterally are a must, to ensure holistic and patient centred quality care.

The team has strong links with the Specialist Medicine team, Discharge assessment Unit and community services such as SPARC and Intermediate care. This allows further opportunities to utilise and acquire new skills and knowledge from other specialist areas.

Learning and development is a priority within the team and you will be able to access yearly appraisals, teaching, involvement in service development projects alongside regular clinical and managerial supervision.

Main duties of the job

  • Effective and timely discharge planning working within an MDT
  • Supervise and support assistants and rotational staff.
  • Supervise and educate students
  • Maintain and develop strong communication links with community services
  • Development of managerial skills, deputising for the B7 Therapists and Lead Band 6 Physiotherapist assisting in the day to day running of the team.
  • Competencies in respiratory physiotherapy and actively participate in the respiratory on call service.
  • We offer opportunities to shadow other services to ensure integrated working
  • The team has strong links with the Specialist Medicine team, Discharge assessment Unit and community services such as SPARC and Intermediate care. This allows further opportunities to utilise and acquire new skills and knowledge from other specialist areas.

Closing date of applications: 31 May 2023

Interview date: 14 June 2023

If you are applying for an Internal Secondment, please ensure you have spoken to your line manager and have their support prior to your application. Please speak to the Recruitment Team if you have any questions.

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts about our Trust:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments per day.
  • We are the 4thbusiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A&Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and Person Specification. To apply please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered
  • Physiotherapy Degree or equivalent
  • Previous employment as a physiotherapist
  • Experience working as part of an MDT
  • Post grad experience in speciality of elderly care
  • Experience in discharge planning


  • Community/ In Patient Rehab experience



  • Recent CPD
  • Supervisory experience
  • Service development projects/audit


  • Recent CPD relevent to post
  • Apprasial experience (giving)
  • Basic IT skills
  • Accredited Clinical educator

Clinical skills


  • Plan and Prioritise caseload


  • Acute Respiratory Skills
  • Experience working and delegating to support workers

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