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Stroke Specialist Physiotherapist

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, enthusiastic & hard working physiotherapist to join our team.

The Community Stroke Rehabilitation Team offers specialist multi-disciplinary rehabilitation to adults who have had a stroke. The service provides goal focused, time limited rehabilitation in patients home environment and other settings as appropriate.

The team work closely alongside colleagues from Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust to support patients along the stroke pathway, from hospital to home. This is an exciting time for service development as we work towards implementing the new National Stroke Service Model and the National Stroke Clinical Guidelines. We are looking for an innovative, caring physiotherapist to join our friendly and flexible team.

You will have access to regular clinical supervision, in-service training and peer support from highly skilled clinicians in the team but also the wider neurological service and stroke pathway.

Some weekend working is required.

Main duties of the job

You will have the opportunity to:

Carry out holistic multidisciplinary assessments

Carry out specialist physiotherapy assessments and treatment interventions

Work collaboratively with MDT colleagues within the team

Work in an integrated way with colleagues from Neighbourhood teams, local acute Trusts and social care

Access regular clinical supervision, appraisals, specialist training and peer support from staff throughout the stroke pathway

Participate in service development, innovation projects and audits

Develop your leadership skills by supervising and delegating to other staff including non-registered staff.

Due to the nature of the role it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If necessary adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

A visit or call to the service is welcomed prior to applying for this post.

About us

Working for Leeds community Healthcare NHS Trust

Who are we?

Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.

We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated Good, with our Adult Services rated Outstanding for caring.

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best lines of defence against Covid 19.

Perks of the job

Our benefits range from generous annual leave to access to NHS discount sites. Here are some of the most important ones:

27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays

Highly regarded NHS Pension Scheme

A supportive, structured preceptorship programme for all registered new starters

Professional development opportunities including coaching, training and education support

Salary sacrifice or lease car schemes

Health and wellbeing including gym membership, occupational health service and priority access to mental health services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for their own caseload within their speciality area as an autonomous practitioner. In doing so, they will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient centred programmes of care to a specialist level ensuring that they practice within their sphere of competence and knowledge. The post holder will work to professional and regulatory body codes, standards and guidance at all times ensuring that their practice is grounded in evidence based theoretical and practical knowledge.

Key Responsibilities

1. Clinical

1.1.Demonstrates a detailed theoretical and practical knowledge of common aetiologies, pathologies, conditions and presentations involving a critical understanding of theories and principles

1.2.Demonstrates innovative and specialist skills to select methods and tools to holistically assess, plan, implement and evaluate in a complex and specialised field of work.

1.3.Demonstrates highly developed physical skills where dexterity and accuracy are important e.g. syringe pumps and infusions, manual treatments

1.4.Makes consistent judgements requiring complex fact analysis, interpretation and comparison of options and ensures clinical reasoning is reflected accurately in case records

1.5.Engages and actively involves the individual and, if appropriate, their family/carer, in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of treatment and/or care by using person-centred techniques to promote a culture of involvement and empowerment

1.6.Works to standards of proficiency identified by their professional and regulatory bodies performing clinical treatments/procedures to a competent standard

1.7.Prioritises their own workload, and that of the wider team, within agreed objectives deciding when to refer to others as appropriate.

1.8.Provides and receives complex, sensitive or contentious information where motivational, persuasive, empathetic, negotiating and reassurance skills are required whilst demonstrating an understanding of barriers to communication

1.9.Approaches each individual with care, compassion and sensitivity ensuring that these values are reflected in all areas of practice including the management of any complaints and compliments.

1.10. To comply with the organisations Infection Prevention and Control requirements, including bare below the elbows dress code for staff with a direct care delivery role.

Person Specification



  • Experience in the clinical field or a closely related clinical area as part of a wider multidisciplinary team.
  • Experience in supervising and delegating to other members of staff.


  • Working in community or primary care based teams.
  • Experience of managing staff.



  • Professional degree or diploma in relevant field.
  • Post Graduate qualification or relevant experience in specialist field.
  • Appropriate statutory professional body registration HCPC.


  • Supporting Learning in Practice (SLIP) or equivalent.
  • Leadership and management training ILM 3 or equivalent.

Skills and Attributes


  • Specialist assessment, planning and evaluation skills.
  • Competent IT skills in order to collect and interpret data, present reports and compile simple presentations.
  • Able to work as part of a team, co-operating to work together and in conjunction with others and willing to help and assist wherever possible and appropriate appreciating the value of diversity in the workplace.
  • Positive and flexible attitude to dealing with change able to respond to the changing needs of the patient in an appropriate and timely manner
  • willing to change and accept change and to explore new ways of doing things and approaches.
  • Demonstrates values consistent with those of the Trust.


  • Knowledge of specific innovation techniques / initiatives.
  • Experience in research and/or clinical audit.

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust


St. Marys Hospital

Green Hill Road


LS12 3QE

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