Senior Physiotherapist

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pa pro-rata plus HCAS
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 7 - Senior Physiotherapist

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, enthusiastic Band 7 Physiotherapist to join our Discharge to Assess (D2A) Team.

This role is a superb opportunity for a forward-thinking and patient-focused senior Physiotherapist. It would be suitable for an existing Band 7 looking to enhance their skills further, or an experienced Band 6 with demonstrable experience within community settings and looking to develop their skills within a Band 7 role.

The successful candidate will be expected to work within a multi-stakeholder MDT to deliver high quality care to a varied and complex caseload and have a strong commitment to developing self, others and the service. The role will suit someone who is able to work on their own initiative and keen to be a key team player, bringing ideas to the team.

If you are interested to work as part of a small, friendly, flexible team and develop your skills around service development in line with new models of care then we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

  • To plan and manage an appropriate personal caseload to ensure service needs and priorities are met
  • Undertake comprehensive, clinically-reasoned assessments and devise person-specific treatment plans to enable more independence
  • Monitor, evaluate and modify treatment for patients in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of treatment
  • Use excellent communication skills to be an effective team member
  • Support the team on complex discharge planning for elderly patients with complex needs
  • Take an active role in the support, training and supervision of more junior staff and students
  • Actively participate in service development needs
  • Support the service lead with projects relating to the improvement / evaluation of the D2A Pathway.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff, and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process, new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop-in sessions focusing on engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High-Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High-Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �4,313 and a maximum payment of �5,436).

Job description

Job responsibilities

We can offer excellent work-life balance and benefits including:
  • Opportunity for service development and audit
  • Regular supervision
  • Protected CPD time
  • NHS pension
  • Close transport links into London
  • Flexible working
  • Agile working devices to support community-based working
  • High cost area supplement of 15%
  • Salary Sacrifice car scheme
  • Childcare support and vouchers

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further details on this vacancy

Person Specification

Role requirements


  • BSc(Hons) Physiotherapy Degree or equivalent
  • HCPC registered
  • 5 years post grad experience working as a Physiotherapist
  • Previous experience of working as a Physiotherapist in a rehab setting
  • Efficient means of travel within the community


  • CSP member
  • Previous experience of working as a Physiotherapist in a community setting

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

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Goodmayes Hospital



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