Senior Physiotherapist

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a band 6 Senior Physiotherapist to become part of our dynamic team at Oakwood Unit Prospect Park Hospital. At Oakwood Inpatient Unit, we care for adults with a wide variety of sub-acute medical and surgical needs. Our patient cohort is referred from both acute and community settings. We are looking for an experienced Physiotherapist with the relevant skills in rehabilitation to join our team. The successful candidate will be expected to carry a clinical case load, lead on safe patient assessment, prescription of care & safe discharge of our patients working alongside key stakeholders.

The post holder will also work alongside the Band 7 Physiotherapist in providing support and supervision to more junior Physiotherapy staff and support workers. This post entails dealing with members of the general-public and members of the multidisciplinary team so excellent communication, customer care and team working skills are essential.

The team are focused and driven in providing evidence- based practice and the development of new initiatives under the Quality Improvement Programme, and the successful applicant will help deliver staff led initiatives to support this.

Interviews to be held 19th June 2023

Main duties of the job

- To be responsible for the management of a highly complex caseload working closely with the Multi-Disciplinary Team in the delivery of rehabilitation and discharge planning to ensure a smooth transition for our patients from hospital to the community.

- To provide highly skilled specialist assessments. To plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based treatments according to individual need. Promoting independence and self-care of long-term conditions.

- Supporting junior members of staff and students visiting the site, whilst participating in in-service training programmes.

- To identify service need and contribute effectively to service development.

About us

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health and community health services trust. Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we're committed to providing the best possible care to people across Berkshire.

The trust employs almost 5,000 people over more than 100 sites and community settings across Windsor & Maidenhead, Slough, Bracknell Forest, Wokingham, Reading and West Berkshire.

As an inclusive employer, we value diversity and are proud to be a Stonewall 100 Top Employer. Whatever your background or individual needs, at Berkshire Healthcare you'll be supported by friendly and professional managers to succeed.

These are the values that we live by at Berkshire Healthcare:

o Caring for and about you is our top priority

o Committed to providing good quality, safe services

o Working Together with you to develop innovative solutions

We welcome people who share these values to come and work for us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Benefits of working for us include: Flexible working options to support work-life balance. 27 days annual leave rising with service + opportunity to buy and sell leave Generous NHS pension scheme 20.68% employer contribution Excellent learning and career development opportunities Advanced IT enablement Cycle to Work and car leasing scheme Access to a range of wellbeing tools and services Discounts at hundreds of popular retailers and restaurants via the Blue Light Card Staff networks for race, diversity, disabilities and more to support equality Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave and access to our three staff nurseriesThe must haves for you to be considered for this role:1. A Physiotherapy Degree with HCPC registration.2. Able to embody our Trust values of being Caring, Committed and Together.3. Adaptive, reactive, style of working to deliver an outstanding level of care to our patients.

If youre someone who shares our passion for excellence and care, join us and lets be outstanding together.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required.

Person Specification

Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy


  • State Registration
  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy


  • CSP membership
  • Membership of relevant Special Interest Group

Previous Experience


  • Relevant post graduate NHS experience
  • Ability to demonstrate considerable relevant experience as a Band 5 or 6 physiotherapist in the ward setting
  • Post-graduate experience of working as part of a physiotherapy team and multidisciplinary team
  • Supervision of juniors / assistants / students
  • Experience of delegating tasks


  • Experience of service development / leading service development

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Sound knowledge of Physiotherapy in the relevant area
  • Knowledge of this post and PCT
  • Self-directed learning
  • Knowledge of Critical Appraisal
  • Ability to work independently, but seek help when required
  • Ability to pass on skills/knowledge to others within both formal and informal environments
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of the profession
  • Awareness of relevant National and local policies and guidelines relevant to the area
  • Able to present information, written and orally, in a clear and logical manner
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • Ability to supervise other staff e.g. assistants, technical instructors
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implications for services
  • Good knowledge of factors that contribute to good team working
  • Competent IT skills
  • Drive and enthusiasm for clinical excellence and clinical development
  • Good time management
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Able to maintain judgement under pressure
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of initiative
  • Ability to contribute positively to team working / team morale.
  • Willingness to take directions / constructive criticism Willingness to learn


  • Presentation Skills
  • Evidence of participation in Audit and Research

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of CPD in a portfolio including attendance at recent post-graduate courses relevant to the clinical field / reflective practice in relevant clinical field

Additional Requirements


  • Criminal Records Bureau clearance
  • Occupational Health clearance
  • Ability to travel between multiple sites efficiently

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

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Oakwood Ward, Prospect Park Hospital

Honey End Lane


RG30 4EJ

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