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Senior Physiotherapist - Stroke & Neurology

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity to join our ever-expanding stroke and neurology Physiotherapy team at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. You will be passionate, motivated, and keen to develop your skills in the fields of stroke and neurology and will be supported by an extremely experienced and skilled senior team.

There are numerous opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills. We have a large 39-bedded HASU and ASU managing stroke patients, alongside a specialist multi-disciplinary team. The inpatient team also manages all acute neurology patients around our trust, picking patients up early in the Critical Care environment, and have the opportunity to work closely alongside the Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Complex Rehabilitation. We have further inpatient opportunities, to include our stroke and neurological rehabilitation units at both West Park Hospital and Cannock Chase Hospital. We also have an expanding community team as well to work within, supporting both stroke and neurology patients throughout their journey.

If you are therefore a driven individual, looking for a new and exciting challenge, then this could be the opportunity for you. You will be a flexible, autonomous practitioner, with a high level of communication skills, as well as being committed to working over a seven-day rota, to meet the needs of our patients every day as evidenced. You will be supported to meet your aspirations, and to develop further professionally.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist physiotherapy assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients in the area of specialty and to participate in the senior rotation (as required) and the out of hours services.

Your role will be identifying, planning and providingspecialist assessment and treatment during each of the rotations. You need to be a confident, autonomous practitioner with high level communication skills, a flexible problem-solving approach, good clinical reasoning skills, and be efficient in your time and people management.

To supervise and educate student physiotherapists to a graduate standard, working with the Universities to ensure standard of practice and teaching meets the standards set by the degree level qualification.

Applicants are required to participate in the respiratory on-call rota and support is provided to maintain competencies.

About us

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS trusts in the West Midlands providing primary, acute and community services and we are incredibly proud of the diversity of both our staff and the communities we serve. We are building a workforce that can help us to fulfil our values, improve quality of care for patients, and solve the health care problems of tomorrow. We're passionate about the value that diversity of thinking and lived experience brings in enabling us to become a learning organisation and leader in delivering compassionate care for our patients.

We are delighted that we have been rated as Good by CQC. We have achievednumerous awards The Nursing Times Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice and Best UK Employer of the Year for Nursing Staff in 2020.

The Trust is a supportive working environment committed to creating flexible working arrangements that suit your needs and as such will consider all requests from applicants who wish to work flexibly.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To see full list of duties and main responsibilities, please refer to the full job description attached to the vacancy on the Trust website.

Person Specification

Degree/Masters in Physio


  • Achieved



  • Relevant band 5 NHS expereince


  • Completed core NHS rotations

Specialist knowledge


  • NHS Stroke/Neurology Specialist Assessment & treatment skills

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust


All Sites

Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust


WV10 0QP

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