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Band 6-7 Neurological Physiotherapist (training post)

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
13 Oct 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking to progress to a Band 7 physiotherapy role specialising in acute stroke and neurology but not feeling quite ready?We are excited to be able to offer a new developmental post, which will provide training and support to an experienced band 6 candidate who feel ready to progress their career. The successful candidate will start at a Band 6 level and transition to Band 7 following successful completion ofcompetencies within a 12-month timeframe.

You will be joining a friendly, well established integrated therapy service, working alongside experienced colleagues and supported by a Band 8a Clinical Specialist. The post will be based on the 24 bed Acute Stroke Unit, where you will be working alongside a cohesive, supportive and forward thinking multidisciplinary team.

You must be able to demonstrate excellent clinical knowledge and skills within the specialty of stroke and neurology. Person-centred care and an approach which promotes self-management are at the centre of our philosophy.

Main duties of the job

Alongside the Clinical Specialist and Team Lead colleagues, you will be responsible for supporting the day to day running of the acute stroke + neurology inpatient therapy service.

This will involve:- providing specialist assessment and intervention to a varied stroke + neurological caseload- ensuring provision of high quality person-centred care- supporting the learning and development of the therapy team- providing training to the wider multidisciplinary team

The role plays a key part in supporting the service to sustain its SSNAP standards, working closely with other therapy specialties and stakeholders You will be involved in developing + implementing new Quality Improvement initiatives to enhance patient care + experience. The team has strong links across the North Central London stroke network including with local ESD, community and rehab services.

About us

The Therapies Team are passionate about developing and delivering a world class care service, and will provide training and development opportunities, including supervision and appraisal, to ensureyou are supported in your role. There is a strong education ethos with an in-service training programme, supervision and opportunities to attend other in-house / external training relevant to the role. Applicants with a commitment to lifelong learning will be fully supported and given ample opportunity to take part in quality improvement ideas and finding ways to improve staff wellbeing and experience, and patient outcomes.

The post holder will uphold the Royal Free World Class Values when interacting with service users, staff, colleagues, clients and patients alike so that everyone at Barnet Hospital can feel:- Welcome all of the time- Confident because we are clearly communicating- Respected and cared for- Reassured that they are always in safe hands

Our catchment area spans diverse communities and we are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them. Enthusiasm for advancing equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities is essential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education + qualifications


  • Diploma / degree in physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Post graduate courses relevant to clinical specialty
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Membership of special interest group
  • managerial / leadership qualifications



  • Working in an acute hospital environment with neurological and stroke patients
  • Discharge planning with complex patients
  • Leading a team and working as a team member


  • Experience at band 7 level

Skills + aptitudes


  • HIghly specialist knowledge of current physiotherapy in relevant area
  • Awareness of current health issues
  • Able to document information accurately
  • Able to demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning abilities including problem solving relevant to clinical area
  • Evidence of effective communication and multi-disciplinary working
  • Able to maintain judgement and make decisions under pressure
  • Clear vision of role / commitment to specialty

Personal qualities


  • Committed to personal and team development
  • Adaptable and supportive of change
  • Research minded
  • Able to work weekends in line with therapy 7 day working provision

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Barnet Hospital

Wellhouse Lane



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