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Senior Physiotherapist

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
Are you passionate about rehabilitation and helping patients to achieve their potential and improve their quality of life? If so, this could be the opportunity for you!

We are recruiting a band 6 Physiotherapist (Maternity cover) for 9 months, to join the established Elderly rehabilitation Therapy team in James cook university hospital delivering therapy to our OPM wards. We are looking for an applicant with a keen interest in the rehabilitation of frail older people, preferably with some experience of working with frailty. Continued professional development will be actively encouraged as part of this role.

Working on the OPM (older persons medicine) wards, you will provide assessment and rehabilitation to the elderly patients alongside occupational therapists, discharge facilitators and therapy assistants. Our patients will receive an MDT comprehensive geriatric assessment as part of our strategy to enable the safe and effective discharge from hospital.

Support and in-service training will be provided to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of the role. There are supervision structures in place to provide support and ensure that you continue to deliver the best possible service to the patients in our care.

The appointed candidate must successfully undertake a pre-employment medical and have disclosure details available prior to starting work.

The candidate will be expected to work flexibly which will include some weekend working.

Main duties of the job

You will work within a multidisciplinary team providing assessment, rehabilitation and support to patients across the older persons medicine pathway. Although you will be based at James Cook hospital you may also, at times, be asked to provide cover and support to community hospitals.

We have a comprehensive In-Service Training Programme and staff are encouraged and supported in their continuous professional development.

You will be supported by a band 7 physiotherapist and occupational therapist. You'll receive regular supervision sessions and appraisals. You will be expected to assist in the supervision, teaching and support of junior staff, assistant staff and students.

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:
  • Explore leadership within the NHS
  • Promote Trust Values and Behaviours
  • Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills
  • Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Person Specification



  • To hold a degree or relevant Diploma in Physiotherapy and HCPC Registration


  • Post graduate training in specific area of interest relevant to this post
  • Clinical educators training
  • PACE training



  • To have post graduate experience as a rotational junior in a broad range of clinical specialties
  • Experience working with respiratory and elderly patients
  • NHS experience, particularly acute care.
  • Experience of working in a MDT
  • Supervision of staff or students


  • Experience of working in elderly care
  • Experience working at a band 6 or above
  • leadership experience

Skills, knowledge and experience


  • oBasic IT skills
  • oTo display effective communication skills, communicating complex, sensitive and contentious information to patients, carers and colleagues
  • oTo demonstrate analytical skills and judgement when dealing with the Physiotherapy management of complex clients
  • oTo display the ability to problem solve


  • oKnowledge of community services
  • Research and audit



  • oTo respond and adapt to the changing needs of the service
  • oTo act appropriately in distressing or emotional circumstances
  • oAbility to travel independently

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital



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