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Specialist Physiotherapist - Frailty Intervention Team

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
West Bromwich
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about improving the lives of frail older adults? Would you like to use your therapeutic skills to help further develop our innovative front door frailty team alongside an outstanding MDT?

We are seeking an ambitious physiotherapist to join our Frailty Intervention Team at SWB. Your role will focus on the promotion of independence and the proactive management of frailty in this outstanding, multi-disciplinary front door frailty team. The successful candidate will be partnering with our MDT colleagues (ACPs, junior doctors and Geriatricians) to expand our same day emergency care (SDEC) offering to frail patients who find themselves in crisis with frailty syndromes such as a sudden deterioration in mobility, falls and delirium.

We are busy preparing our team for the move to our new hospital in 2024 and you could be key in helping us to make this transition well. Our new hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital, will open next year - bringing together teams providing acute and emergency care. At this time of both challenging and exciting change for our organisation, we are seeking to appoint a physiotherapist to join us, facilitating the further growth of the Frailty Intervention Team (FIT).

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of a cohesive multi-professional team within our emergency department and Same Day Emergency Care area seeing a wide range of clinical presentations within our local frail older adult population. You will need to apply holistic assessment and therapeutic intervention skills in order to:
  • Contribute to the comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) of each patient you see
  • Prevent unnecessary hospital admissions, promoting a 'home first' mindset
  • Facilitate hospital discharges and transfers of care to intermediate care and community services
  • Commence therapy for frail older adults who require admission for medical care

As an integrated therapy service we comprise both physiotherapists and occupational therapists. You will work closely with geriatricians and the Advanced Clinical Practitioners, as well as your colleagues in the rapid response therapy team, who closely work with the Frailty Intervention Team.

The successful applicant will need to work well within a dynamic team, demonstrate the ability to think critically, and use all available information to inform clinical decision making. Excellent communication and an eagerness to learn are vital, as well as experience in a range of core specialities, including elderly care.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details on what this role entails.

    Person Specification



    • Supervision and delegation of work support staff / students
    • Post graduate experience as an physiotherapist in a rotational post. Experience must include working within front door services in an acute hospital environment
    • Experience of working as part of a therapy team and the wider MDT.
    • Contribution to the clinical education of less experienced staff or undergraduate Occupational Therapy students


    • Involvement in audit and research



    • Degree/Diploma/Masters in Physiotherapy
    • HCPC Registration


    • Membership of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

    Personal Qualities


    • Able to work as a team member
    • Reliable, flexible and self motivated
    • Innovative and able to make recommendations for service improvement

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    Sandwell General Hospital

    West Bromwich

    B71 4HJ

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