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Rheumatology Physiotherapist (�2000 welcome incentive for this role)

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
King's Lynn
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Our amazing team have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Physiotherapist to join the Rheumatology Team as part of the wider multi-disciplinary team.

The successful post holder will be required to work alongside the existing Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and unregistered staff in the development of the Rheumatology team within the context of the wider Rehabilitation Service.

The focus of this role is the provision of evidence based highly specialised physiotherapy assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients within the speciality with an emphasis on those with highly complex and/or chronic presentation.

You will join a dynamic MDT and work very closely with the rheumatology consultants and specialist nurses.

Our Trust is offering financial incentives such as a �2000 welcome incentive and relocation expenses, subject to terms and conditions.

Further details of these incentives can be discussed at interview

Main duties of the job

  • To use advanced clinical reasoning and a wide range of treatment skills and options to formulate individual management and treatment plan, in agreement with the patient. To review and evaluate patient's condition at each physiotherapy session and to amend the treatment programme as necessary to achieve planned objectives.
  • To accept day to day clinical responsibility for the Rheumatology speciality and to organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities, use of time and staff available. To ensure a high standard of clinical care and support by all staff.
  • To support service needs and developments within the current political agenda by contributing to the continued professional development of Multi-Disciplinary Team.
  • To provide therapy to patients within the Rehabilitation Services as part of an agreed working rota.

About us

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) King's Lynn is located near some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK, along the north Norfolk coast, and not far from Sandringham House.

We provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based healthcare services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, in addition to parts of Breckland, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire.

We have more than 4,000 staff and volunteers, approximately 530 beds, and a helipad for air ambulances. We work with neighbouring hospitals for the provision of tertiary services, including as part of regional partnership and network models of care, such as the trauma network.

In February 2022 the significant progress that has been made at QEH was recognised by the Care Quality Commission who rated the Trust as 'Good' in all of the core services they inspected. They recommended the Trust moves out of the recovery support system (formerly special measures).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information about this role.

Person Specification

Skills, abilities, and knowledge


  • Advanced clinical reasoning skills
  • Advanced knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
  • A sound knowledge of rheumatic diseases. Ability to use a wide range of assessment and treatment techniques.
  • Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Experience of staff supervision and appraisal.
  • Good knowledge of outcome measures in rheumatology assessment and treatment.
  • Sound knowledge of national guidelines and standards.
  • Demonstration of commitment to continued professional development through post graduate education


  • Computer skills using Word, Excel, PowerPoint



  • 2 years clinical experience as a band 6 outpatient physiotherapist


  • Covered a variety of specialties as a band 5 physiotherapist
  • Member of an appropriate specialist interest group

Qualifications/training and professional development


  • B.Sc. in physiotherapy (3 year) or M.Sc. in physiotherapy (2 year) (Fast-track qualification with previous degree) or Diploma in physiotherapy (3 year)
  • Health & Care Professions Council registration


  • Post graduate management training
  • Fieldwork educator course

Employer details

Employer name

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Gayton Road

King's Lynn

PE30 4ET

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