Senior Physiotherapist - Rotational

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are recruiting for a Senior Physiotherapist who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

We are currently seeking a Physiotherapist to work with us at Band 6 level. This role is available as part of our rotational scheme.

We offer excellent opportunities for newand experienced band 6's wanting to enhance their skills. We offer strong professional leadership and rotations across East and North Hertfordshire, working in partnership with Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Our inpatient rotational post covers Acute Trust rotations at Lister Hospital, Stevenage which includes respiratory care, including on call opportunities; orthopaedics; care of the elderly; stroke/hyperacute stroke unit; general medical wards and acute medical assessment.

Our Hertfordshire Community Trust rotation covers core community therapy.

All rotations offer experienced senior staff to support and are 9or 18 months in duration.

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

The main duties of the post include assessment and treatment of patients within the wards at Lister Hospital and in their own homes as part of the community rotation hosted by Hertfordshire Community Trust, supervision and mentoring of non-qualified staff and students, taking part in in-service training and taking a role in service improvement projects.

Ability to travel easily to visit patients and trust sites is essential for this role.

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



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

Previous Experience


  • Previous relevant NHS post graduate experience
  • Knowledge of Protocols and Care Pathways for relevant patient groups
  • Experience of integrated working
  • 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 or staff members 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
  • Information technology skills including: e-mail, Word, Excel & Power Point
  • 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.

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
  • Professional demeanour
  • Confident and motivated

Other Requirements


  • 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)

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