Senior Physiotherapist - Surgical (INTERNAL)

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Job summary


An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our Surgical Team. Working as part of the Inpatient Therapy team and wider multidisciplinary team, the post holder will need to use specialist skills in a variety of areas to provide direct high quality and effective therapeutic care and support to patients.

The post holder will be based on the General Surgical wards with scope to cross-cover ITU, Resp and Medical wards as required.

On-call respiratory competencies are essential for this role.

22.5hrs per week

Main duties of the job

Working as part of the therapy and wider multidisciplinary team, Band 6 senior therapists use specialist skills in a variety of areas to provide direct high quality and effective therapeutic care and support to patients. Based on the role, the post holder will be based either in the Acute and/or Community Hospitals in a range of ward settings, outpatient departments or the community. This post may include working with adults and/or children.

Within the scope of the role, the post holder will independently plan, complete specialist assessment and deliver interventions. They will be responsible for independently managing their own patient caseload, demonstrating clinical autonomy, specialist clinical reasoning, prioritisation and manage competing demands. Supervision is clear and direct from senior therapy staff and includes formal training, supervised sessions, advice and support.

The post holder will initiate and contribute to service development, demonstrate self-development and will be responsible for supervision of others and delegate appropriate tasks to registered and non-registered staff. The band 6 senior therapist will be required to participate in 7 day working and for some physiotherapists to join the on call rota once competencies have been achieved.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification



  • NHS or equivalent experience e.g. in inpatient areas, acute or community or community services
  • Experience of working as part of an on-call and weekend working rota

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Broad and specialist knowledge of relevant patient conditions and therapy interventions
  • Demonstration of knowledge of core and specialist Therapy skills
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD in relevant area
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary communication, assessments and record keeping
  • Computer Skills including word processing and e-mail

Education & Qualifications


  • Professional Qualification to degree level or equivalent in Physiotherapy/Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Post Graduate specialist qualification/significant post graduate experience

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