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Senior Physiotherapist - Stroke

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Depending on experience £35,392 - £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
10 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Neurological Physiotherapist who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our expanding Hyper Acute Stroke Unit/Acute Stroke Unit therapy team within East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

We are looking to recruit a dynamic, motivated and forward thinking candidate who is passionate about stroke to join our highly integrated team to provide an excellent quality physiotherapy service. We are dedicated to the provision of patient and family centred care.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

You will have a sound knowledge base and some experience of physiotherapy intervention for stroke patients with physical deficits.

We welcome applications from therapists looking to advance and develop their skills in this clinical speciality under guidance from the experienced senior team or from those looking to move into this area and progress their skills.

The role will include being an active member of the Multidisciplinary Team, leading in-service training sessions, supervising students and junior members of the team alongside accurate, timely assessment and individualised treatment of stroke patients.

We are looking for an individual who displays good interdisciplinary team working skills and is able to use their initiative. We offer regular clinical supervision, support, stroke team in-service training and professional links with the wider Hertfordshire Neurological Services.

We run a seven day service and you will be required to work weekends on a rota system. Previous experience in neurological physiotherapy is essential.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development

Previous Experience


  • Previous relevant NHS Post Graduate experience of at least 2 years
  • Knowledge of Protocols and Care Pathways for stroke patient groups
  • Experience of integrated working
  • Experience of working within a Multidisciplinary Team
  • Knowledge of relevant standardised assessment tools and outcome measures
  • Evidence of clinical practise influenced by evidence based practise
  • Knowledge of advanced anatomy and physiology related to clinical area
  • Implementation and adherence to Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Standards/Guidelines
  • Ability to promote development in others
  • Student placement supervisor
  • Ability to monitor and maintain Best Practice in all aspects of health & Safety in own practices and of wider service



  • Clear, concise and ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences to utilise a variety of mediums and approaches
  • Able to influence, guide, teach, motivate and lead others
  • Developed Clinical problem solving ability
  • Ability to assess patient conditions, establish a diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan, from a range of modalities
  • Developed skills in physiotherapeutic techniques
  • Ability to educate individual patients, relatives or carers about the nature of their condition and self -management techniques
  • Ability to teach and present physiotherapy topics to qualified and non/qualified staff and other health care professions, individually or in groups.
  • Information Technology skills including: e -mail, Word, Excel & Power Point

Personal Qualities


  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Empathy, good listener, humility and honesty
  • Seek to improve self and others in order to deliver best possible care
  • Responsible and reliable attitude to work
  • Confident and motivated



  • Willingness to uphold the Trust's values
  • Eligible to live and work in the UK
  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lister Hospital



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