Senior Physiotherapist

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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

Have you had good experience across a range of specialties at Band 5 level and now want new challenges? Are you looking to widen your experience? Would you like to develop your leadership and teaching skills alongside growth of your clinical ability? If so, come and join the Specialised Therapies team at the University of North Midlands NHS Trust. We are looking for an enthusiastic therapist with strong clinical and team working skills. We are looking for candidates with a positive and resilient outlook and are able to embrace the challenges and opportunities of working in a large acute trust.

An exciting opportunity has presented itself for a Senior Physiotherapist. The successful candidate will rotate across the Royal Stoke and County Hospital sites and includes the following specialities:
  • Cardiothoracics
  • Paediatrics
  • Orthopaedics (#NOF, Elective, ARTU, Trauma & Outpatients)
  • Neurosurgery/Neurology

Main duties of the job

Supervision will be provided by the Advanced Therapists and Principal Therapists and continuous development is supported through appraisal, internal training and external learning.

The Therapies team hosts under graduate Physiotherapists from Keele University so all Senior physiotherapists are trained as clinical educators to support the students. The department also has strong links with Keele Primary Care Centre at the University, helping to establish evidence into clinical practice and working in research trials.

The University Hospitals of North Midlands has 2 hospital sites and the post works within a 7 day shift system which will include: weekend, late shift, bank holiday for the inpatient areas listed and on call working for the Hospital trust.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. We serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. The Trust has around 1,450 inpatient beds across two sites in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford. Our 11,000 strong workforce provide emergency treatment, planned operations and medical care from Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital in Stafford.

We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales. We have put together a wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Our goal is to be a world-class centre of achievement, where patients receive the highest standards of care and the best people come to learn, work and research.

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff is really important to us. We offer a range of options for our staff to help maintain a good work-life balance including full time, part time hours and bank hours. We are also committed to offering flexible working wherever we can and where relevant to the role and the service, agile working. You can select your preferences upon application.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Noeleen Hellis

(see contact details)

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Degree/diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Evidence of CPD


  • CPD relevant to speciality area



  • Minimum of 18 months post graduate experience as a Physiotherapist


  • Experience gained within an acute setting
  • Experience relevant to specialty area

Skills, Ability & Knowledge


  • Experience of supporting/supervising staff
  • Ability to liaise with other professionals/agencies
  • Good communicator - in writing
  • Motivated to self-develop
  • Knowledge of interdisciplinary working


  • Experience of audits
  • Clinical Educator
  • Involvement in training staff/delivering presentations

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