Specialist Physiotherapist

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro-rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and experienced Physiotherapist to join the older adult inpatient wards at Kingsway, Derby.

This post would be suited to a physiotherapist with a special interest in dementia and functional mental health conditions, or those looking for an exciting new opportunity to use their transferable skills from a different speciality.

The hospital environment aims to improve the quality of life of those experiencing a mental health crisis in relation to their diagnosis of Dementia, depression, anxiety or other mental health problem.

We are a team made up of experienced physiotherapists and assistants. we work closely with various MDT teams such as Nurses, Specialist Support Workers, Occupational Therapists, Psychologist and Psychiatrists.

We promote non-pharmacological interventions wherever possible and have a holistic approach to patient care, an ideal environment for an innovative physiotherapist to utilise their therapy based assessment and care planning skills.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will
  • be required to effectively prioritise your workload and will be able to respond to competing demands on your time.
  • have excellent communication skills and the ability to liaise with patients, carers and all levels of staff, dealing with calls promptly and sensitively and ensuring that urgent care is provided on as appropriate.
  • assess patients who present with complex and severe cognitive impairment to develop an effective treatment programme for them
  • provide specialist advice to other professionals, patients and carers as appropriate
  • take an active role in the multi-disciplinary team, attending the MDT meeting and offering physiotherapy input
  • work across two wards and in the community areas in south Derbyshire
  • regularly link in with the wider Physiotherapy team within the Trust for clinical supervision and further professional development
  • use the Electronic Patient Record to document your involvement with patients
  • be a qualified physiotherapist with recent and relevant post-qualification experience
  • possess a full, valid, UK driving license with access to suitable transport

About us

A focus on recovery

Here at Derbyshire Healthcare, we are committed to working alongside the people who use our services, to help them lead meaningful and satisfying lives.

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

CQC rated us as 'GOOD' overall, commenting on how our colleagues \treated patients with compassion and kindness and \felt positive and proud about working for the trust.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

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

The successful applicant will work within a supportive MDT and have close links with the Community Mental Health Teams, GPs and social care.

Professional development and further learning is encouraged and you will receive robust clinical and managerial supervision, along with wider support and training in-house within the team.

Person Specification



  • Chartered Physiotherapist CSP
  • HCPC registered Physiotherapist


  • Post-graduate mental health qualification

SKills, Knowledge and Experience


  • Recent and relevant post-qualification experience
  • Experience in mental health or learning disability
  • Teaching and supervising
  • Audit


  • Experience in older adult care

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