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Senior Physio-Medicine (Secondment,F/T)

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
CQC RATING: GOOD. Fixed term until 31.07.24

We are pleased to offer this exciting opportunity to come and join our team at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. We are a GOOD accredited hospital following CQC inspection and are looking to employ a forward thinking, dynamic individual as a Band 6 Physiotherapist across our Medical Wards.

The post is suitable for an experienced physiotherapist with past experience in Medicine. The post will be operating across the Medical wards, which works with individuals with a variety of complex needs.

You will work within the wider Medical Physiotherapy team with experienced senior staff and be responsible for a clinical caseload as well as for supervising and developing junior staff and students. You will work closely with the MDT and community teams and contribute to seven day working.

The successful applicant will have NHS experience within Medicine and possess excellent assessment, clinical reasoning, treatment and teaching skills. You will have sound IT skills and demonstrate the Trust's values of Compassion, Aspiration, Resourcefulness and Excellence.

Regular appraisal, supervision and support will be given and there is a requirement to actively participate in CPD and audit. You will work alongside senior colleagues to implement new initiatives to continue to develop the service in line with best practice and clinical guidelines.

Main duties of the job

  • To be a Senior Physiotherapist delivering patient centred, caring therapy for Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Hospital (RBFT).
  • To be professionally responsible for all aspects of your own work including the therapeutic management of patients in your care, with support from your supervisor.
  • To use your physiotherapy knowledge and skills to provide specialist support and advice to the Multi-Disciplinary team and to manage own caseload of patients as an autonomous practitioner
  • To deliver a high quality, effective and efficient physiotherapy service in the Therapy team.

To be a member of the Therapy Department team, contributing to service development in Therapies and the Trust.

About us

In many areas, the Trust is nationally recognised as delivering outstanding care and the Therapies service is fully focused on delivering on the trusts ambition to continue to enhance this excellent work. This is embodied in the Therapies service vision - to deliver a high quality, patient centred, modern service which promotes innovative thinking and prioritises the development of staff.

Come and join our team as we pride ourselves, our staff and our services on excellence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the efficient, effective and safe physiotherapeutic management of patients within RBFT.
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of patients in your care. To ensure a high standard of clinical practice for patients under your management and to support more junior staff to do likewise.
  • To receive referrals and independently assess and treat own caseload of patients, ensuring evaluation and progression of treatment programmes to a high standard, and in line with National and Trust clinical guidelines, protocols and pathways where they exist
  • To have clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients, and prioritise that work efficiently taking into account clinical and service priorities, using clinical knowledge to underpin decisions.
  • To manage clinical risk within own clinical caseload and identify and report any risks witnessed.
  • To formulate and deliver specialist individual physiotherapy treatment programmes based on clinical knowledge of current practice, evidence based practice and treatment options, using clinical assessment and reasoning skills.
  • To have knowledge of a range of treatment skills relevant to the management of patients conditions, including transfer assessments, function, and provision of advice, education and support. To provide physiotherapy to patients individually, or as a group
  • To ensure effective discharge planning within the team, liaising with other members of the MDT as appropriate, including referrers
  • To deliver physiotherapy in different locations, according to the requirements of the post e.g. wards, physiotherapy departments, etc.
  • To use theoretical and practical knowledge to advice, guide and teach peers in the assessment and management of patients and other aspects of clinical care, including record keeping.
  • To provide recommendations and advice to the MDT, including peers and consultants, and external organisations. This information will be evidence-based where possible.
  • Certain roles across the Therapy dept can involve weekend working.

Person Specification



  • Previous NHS expereince
  • Demonstrated experience in specialist clinical area



  • Evidence of further learning in clinical field
  • Evidence of leadership / service development

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Berkshire Hospital

Craven Road



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