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Physiotherapist for Specialist Palliative Care

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Sutton in Ashfield
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
20 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
John Eastwood Hospice are delighted to offer a post for a Physiotherapist to join our Specialist Palliative Care Team.

The Specialist Palliative Care Team at John Eastwood Hospice delivers specialist inpatient and outpatient care to the population of Mid Notts. Working across our 12 bedded inpatient unit and our Living Well Centre the successful candidate will have the opportunity to manage complex patients aiming to improve outcomes through rehabilitation and symptom management. You will contribute to the development of the day service provision in the Living Well Centre by developing therapy groups.

The successful candidate will be innovative and forward thinking, supporting the team to develop our therapy offer to patients from diagnosis to preparing for end of life including rehabilitation, disease management and coping strategies, falls prevention and specialist pain and symptom management. This post is an excellent opportunity to develop your career in specialist palliative care.

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

As an integral member of the multi-disciplinary team you will have excellent developed communication skills and be confident in providing advice and support to colleagues both within the hospice and across the wider community. Given the nature of this role, experience in palliative and end of life care is essential. Experience of providing therapy to patients with complex, long term conditions and frailty is also highly desirable.

If you are looking for a change in role or to take the next step in your career and want to share your passion and ideas we'd be eager to hear from you. We would strongly encourage you to take the opportunity to contact us informally to find out more.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for specific responsibilities.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the hospice and see the clinical environment and discuss our future ambitions

Person Specification



  • BSc / Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HPC Registration


  • Master's Degree
  • Relevant courses in Specialist Palliative Care



  • Experience of interdisciplinary team working within a health care environment
  • Long term condition, palliative Care and / or neurological experience
  • Participation in clinical audit


  • Understanding of specialist palliative care provision
  • Post registration experience of working on an inpatient unit and within a day care facility
  • NHS experience



  • Awareness of rehabilitation in palliative care delivery

Further Training


  • Evidence of professional development in palliative care and end of life care

Trust Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


John Eastwood Hospice

Mansfield Road

Sutton in Ashfield


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