Band-6 Specialist Stroke Physiotherapist

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 a year Per Annum Pro Rata for Part Time
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Fixed Term Contract - 12 months

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Band 5 or existing Band 6 wishing to specialise in this dynamic clinical area, to join a well-established Acute Stroke team at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital.

You will work with the wider MDT to provide high-quality therapy intervention, working towards service improvement and development. In return, you will have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills by deputising for the team leader and providing day-to-day management of Band 5, assistant staff, and students. You will have:
  • Opportunities to gain experience across all aspects of the acute inpatient stroke pathway.
  • Experience of complex discharge planning and liaison with community services
  • Full support from the Team Leader, Clinical Therapy Lead and peers

If you are interested in the role and believe you hold the qualities we require, then apply today!

Main duties of the job

  • Perform specialist physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse stroke presentations to provide a therapeutic diagnosis and develop and deliver a specialised individual treatment programme.
  • To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.
  • Participate in CPD and other departmental activities.
  • Supervise staff in Acute Stroke Unit Setting at a lower grade and students (own discipline).
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of your work, including managing patients in your care and working without direct supervision.
  • Maintain respiratory competencies to facilitate participation in out of hours service as required
  • To deputise for the Band 7 in their absence.
  • Good time management, good organisational skills, a flexible approach, effective interpersonal skills, and problem-solving ability are required.
  • Undertake evidence-based audit and research projects to further own and teams practice within the department.
  • Work within Trust Guidelines and CSP Guidelines.
  • To participate in the evening, weekend and statutory holiday on-call duties.

About us

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trusts Values in their day to day work.

You will work as a member of the stroke rehabilitation team, working within that specialist MDT.

Please see attached Job Description and pers spec for greater detail and

Person Specification



  • Degree/ Diploma in Physiotherapy


  • Basic bobath course



  • HCPC


  • CSP



  • Experience in stroke / neuro setting


  • NHS acute experience

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