Senior Physiotherapist - Acute Strokes

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Job summary

37.5 Hours per week

This post is for internal candidates to South Tees Trust. If you are not currently working within the trust your application will not be reviewed and automatically rejected at shortlisting stage. Please be aware of this when submitting your application.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced, dynamic and enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join our Physiotherapy Team in the Acute Stroke service based on the new NASU (Neurology and Stroke unit) at James Cook University Hospital. The post holder will be employed as a Senior Physiotherapist and will have the opportunity to advance their knowledge and experience working in the stroke service. The role also involves working closely with specialists from other disciplines as part of an effective Multidisciplinary Team.

Main duties of the job

Applications are invited from Physiotherapists who have post graduate experience and study in neuro-rehabilitation physiotherapy and an interest and enthusiasm in this field, enabling them to develop specialist skills further in this area. There will be an expectation to work in the rota system to support 7 day working and support the community stroke services where required. The post holder will work on new NASU (Neurology and Stroke unit) primarily in the acute stroke servicebut may be required to manage patients with neurological conditions

The team is friendly and supportive and mentorship for this role will be available from the Senior Specialist Physiotherapist and the AHP Service Lead . We have a comprehensive training programme and our staff are encouraged and supported in their CPD through regular workshops and clinical supervision. There is also an expectation to actively participate in audit and research.

As a Senior Physiotherapist you will be encouraged to develop your skills and to supervise assistants and more junior staff and be involved in the clinical education of students. This post offers development in clinical and leadership skills.

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in the country, close to the North Yorkshire Moors and within easy reach of Newcastle and Leeds. It comprises two acute hospitals, James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital, Northallerton and a number of community hospitals. James Cook University Hospital is a major trauma centre and provides a wide range of district general hospital services and specialist services such as neurosciences, renal medicine, spinal injuries, major trauma, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery and cancer services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust; this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Person Specification

Skills/Knowledge & Aptitude


  • Evidence of audit and research service development
  • Evidence MDT working

Qualifications & Training


  • Degree or Diploma in appropriate profession
  • HCPC registration
  • Achieved or willing to work towards relevant Post-graduate qualification/training



  • Experience of working with patients neurological conditions and stroke
  • Experience working within the NHS
  • Can demonstrate relevant/varied post-graduate experience across a variety of clinical areas

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