Senior Physiotherapist - Older Peoples Services

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, and versatile team playerto join our Health Care of the Elderly team.The ideal candidate will have a passion for Physiotherapy and the Careof the Elderly population, excellent communication skills, plenty ofinitiative and excellent time management skills.We are looking for someone who has highly specialist skills in Care ofthe Elderly and Frailty within an acute hospital settling. The successfulapplicant will have close working relationships with the multi-disciplinaryteam and links with the Acute Assessment Unit and relevant therapyteam as well as with the Frailty Team.We offer teaching and learning opportunities, supervision structureand involvement in QI and service improvement projects as well asmaintaining a strong focus on patient experience and we aim torestart activities that occurred pre-Covid, such as involvement inexercise classes, dance classes and Caf club run by the juniortherapists.The successful candidate will have the opportunity to supervise juniorstaff and students as well as play an active role in teaching andeducation within the Care of the Elderly team.The role is permanent full time Monday - Friday 37.5 hours per week,we also provide a weekend working service

Main duties of the job

The post holder will provide a high standard of physiotherapy service as an autonomous practitioner and take a leading role in the advanced physiotherapy assessment and treatment of patients within the speciality who may have acute, complex and/or chronic presentations. To identify, assess, manage and treat acute respiratory conditions.They will determine clinical diagnosis and physiotherapy treatment indicated, to be responsible for a defined caseload, working autonomously with access to advice and support from colleagues if required.They will be dynamic in developing efficient and effective physiotherapy working processes to assist in producing a fully multi-professional team approach and to lead on the development of the team in line with team objectives in conjunction with the multi-disciplinary team. This involves undertaking a leading role in the day-to-day planning, co-ordination, delivery and evaluation of the service provided.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • Post graduate experience within Acute Medical/ Rehabilitation/OPS
  • Evidence of continued professional development (CPD)
  • Understanding of physiology of ageing and pathophysiology specific to post
  • Core Skills in functional assessment, general rehabilitation and complex discharge planning
  • Ability to assess and treat complex patients particularly older people with multiple pathologies
  • Interest in research
  • Ability to work independently
  • Able to organise, prioritise own workload.
  • Experience in delegating appropriately to others.
  • Supervision of students
  • Ability to pass on skills/knowledge to others within formal and informal environments
  • Able to work actively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills
  • Good IT skills



  • BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy
  • State registered (HCPC)
  • Fulfils KSF outline for Physiotherapist
  • CRB clearance
  • Clinical Educators Qualification


  • Member of the CSP
  • Supervision Training
  • Post graduate formal qualification (i.e. MSc Module)
  • Leadership training
  • European computer drivers licence

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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