B5 Rotational Physiotherapist

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£31,163 to £37,874 a year Pro-rata pa inc HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen at ESTH which provides therapy services within St.Helier Hospital and the community.

Acute services at St Helier work closely together and in collaboration with the community partners to provide a dovetailed service to mainly Sutton and Merton residents with rehabilitation needs.

This post is currently a four-monthly rotation scheme in the following areas across acute and community services under Sutton Health and Care:-

Respiratory (including ITU and HDU), medical and surgical rehabilitation (including renal and amputees), elderly rehabilitation, orthopaedics, neuro-rehabilitation (based at Epsom Hospital), Frailty, Musculoskeletal, home-based rehabilitation, Acute Medical Unit, and Royal Marsden Hospital , Sutton

The post holder must participate in rostered weekend and evening on-call work within St. Helier hospital and across the site as required - particularly for the stroke unit rotation.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard physiotherapy service within each rotation undertaken.

To perform physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations of physical and psychological conditions, to provide a diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.

To hold responsibility for own case load and be responsible for a defined area of the service, or a particular patient type, working with and without direct supervision.

Supervision takes the form of regular formal training, clinical reasoning sessions, peer review and case conferences.

Access to advice and support from a senior physiotherapist is available if required, clinical work should be routinely evaluated.

To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.

To liaise effectively with other disciplines.

To undertake evidence-based audit and research projects to further own and teams' clinical practice within each rotation. Make recommendations to clinical lead/manager of service for changes to practice by the team. May assist the implementation of specific changes to practice or contribute to service protocols.

To undertake training/study to ensure competency to participate in on-call and emergency duties as a lone practitioner within the trust, and thereafter to participate regularly in on-call and emergency duties as lone practitioner within the trust.

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification.

The recruiting team reserve the right to close this advertisement early once applications reach maximum limit.

Person Specification



  • Suitable Physiotherapy Qualification
  • HCPC registered


  • Member of CSP



  • A wide range of clinical experience
  • Demonstration of CPD


  • Experience within the NHS
  • Experience of MDT working



  • Demonstrates significance of documentation
  • Demonstrates ability to use clinical reasoning
  • Competent IT skills
  • Understanding of NHS pressures



  • Car driver with access to a car

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


St Helier Hospital

Wrythe Lane



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