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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work within our Community Therapy Team at Wyre Enhanced Primary Care.

Wyre Enhanced Primary Care consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Technical Instructors, Community Matrons, Care Home Team, Integrated Care Co-ordinators, Health and Wellbeing Support workers and Neighbourhood Assistants, all working together to meet the needs of our patients.

As the Band 7 Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist you will be required to plan, coordinating , deliver and evaluate the physiotherapy service to the patients within Wyre.

You will also work with other members of the multi-disciplinary team in order to provide a patient centred service. As a team we also work alongside our primary care colleagues, as we develop our integrated neighbourhood teams.

The post holder should have NHS experience and a developmental role would be considered. We are committed to education, continued professional development and clinical supervision.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a member of the community therapy team to provide domiciliary rehabilitation as a part of the wider multi-disciplinary service.

Be responsible and accountable for providing specialist assessment and treatment to patients with diverse health needs, who may have complex and / or chronic conditions, in a variety of community settings.

Responsible for the education and training of staff from other disciplines within the multi-disciplinary service and the supervision and delegation of treatment programmes to staff from own and other disciplines

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Work within and adhere to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, The Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) standards of practice, and Trust relevant policies and guidelines.
  • The post holder is an autonomous practitioner, professionally and legally responsible for provision of highly specialised assessment, treatment, intervention and discharge planning for people referred to the community therapy team.
  • Responsible for managing a caseload of clients with a variety of complex conditions including chronic, disabling and life limiting illnesses.
  • Assist the team leader, and service manager in the planning, co-ordinating, delivering and evaluating of the Physiotherapy Service provided to the community therapy team.
  • The post holder will act as a source of expertise and demonstrate advanced knowledge, skill and experience in Physiotherapy with adults with physical disability within the community, and in supporting the client to live as independently as possible.
  • Be proactive representing Physiotherapy with regard to your clinical specialty. This may be locally, regionally or nationally, as deemed appropriate.
  • Educate other health care professionals, multi agency professionals and Physiotherapy students in Physiotherapy within the community therapy team
  • Work in the community as a lone practitioner in line with the Trust Lone Worker Policy.
  • In consultation with the team leader, assist in the day-to-day delivery of the service, including issues relating to annual leave, sickness, continuing professional development and supervision.
  • Produce detailed reports regarding patients needs including specific intervention
  • Adapt practice to meet individual clients circumstances
  • Ensure that clients and carers where appropriate are involved in the planning and actioning treatment programmes wherever possible.
  • Provide spontaneous and planned advice and instruction to relatives, carers and other professionals to promote understanding of the aims of Physiotherapy and to ensure a consistent approach to client treatment.
  • Take an active role in liaising with others involved in the care of your clients.
  • Be a recognised source of clinical expertise, advice and guidance within your specialty, to provide advice / second opinions when required by colleagues within and outside the department.

Person Specification



  • Clinical Qualification to degree level or equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • Post graduate training and experience in clinical specialty
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • HCPC registered, and an understanding of the requirements of self and others
  • Training in risk management


  • Accredited fieldwork educator



  • Substantial post registration experience, in community setting and the NHS
  • Broad clinical experience in a range of highly complex clinical conditions.
  • Working knowledge of NHS systems
  • Knowledge of relevant NHS and local authority Policies/ Agenda, which influence service provision
  • Experience of working with patients with a variety of chronic, disabling or life limiting illnesses
  • Previous use of clinical computer based systems
  • Experience of audit, reflective practice and outcome measures
  • Knowledge of current best practice
  • Experience of managing change
  • Multi-disciplinary/multi-agency working


  • Facilitating meetings/ groups
  • Experience of HR processes e.g. recruitment, sickness/absence, and staff performance.
  • Experience of managing and supervising people.
  • Experience of delivering specialty training to colleagues in health and/or other agencies

Skills / attributes


  • Able to carry out highly complex assessment and intervention
  • Highly complex caseload management skills
  • Enhanced ability to make independent clinical and professional decisions taking into consideration Trust and departmental policies and procedures
  • Car owner/driver, or suitable alternative transport arrangements to enable you to do the job
  • Expertise in identifying priorities, managing time and meeting deadlines
  • Advanced planning and organisational skills (clinical and nonclinical )
  • Highly developed manual handling skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Leadership skills, evidenced by completion of recognised training
  • Report writing skills.
  • Knowledge of appraisal process
  • Awareness of Clinical governance and CQC standards

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Enhanced primary care

West View Health Village Broadway Fleetwood



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