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Senior Physiotherapist - Complex Medicine

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 Per annum
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Would you like to work in a dynamic physiotherapy service with exciting career development opportunities and the added benefit of being in the vibrant and diverse town of Luton and surrounding areas?

A Fantastic opportunity has arisen for a dedicated and self-motivated Senior Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our friendly and innovative Complex Medicine team within the Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The role will be permanent and is a full-time position (37.5 hours per week). You will have the chance to work across our four major wards which are comprised of Cardiology, Haematology, General medicine and Elderly care.

Physiotherapyis playing an instrumental role in the exciting developments in the Trust and our team is growing. Our patients rate us highly on quality of care and having friendly, approachable staff. You will be responsible for providing a high standard of assessment, advice, treatment and evaluation of patients referred to the acute inpatient physiotherapy service. This includes patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions.

Main duties of the job

To perform advanced physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions, to determine a diagnosis and formulate and deliver an appropriate, effective individualised treatment programme

To plan, supervise, educate and assess therapy students on placement within the Complex Medicine team. Work closely with the university and comply with all standards required for the degree level qualification.

To participate in the development and delivery of education and training for other health professionals caring for patients with elderly care conditions.

To hold responsibility for own caseload and be responsible for patients with physiotherapy problems on the complex care wards, acute medical wards and outlying patients, working without direct supervision. Access to advice and support from a senior physiotherapist is available if required.

To undertake generic work in Complex Medicine within the field of occupational therapy to a competent standard supported by clinical supervision from non-physiotherapy senior staff.

Supported by the Band 7 Complex Medicine physiotherapy lead, to design and undertake evidence-based audit and research projects to further own and team's clinical practice and improve service delivery.

To deputise for the Band 7 Complex Medicine team leader as required.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification provided. If further information is required, please speak to our contact on advert.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration


  • CSP membership or equivalent
  • CPD relevant to the post



  • Broad based experience including relevant fields
  • Experience working in an acute hospital
  • Relevant NHS experience


  • Respiratory On-Call Competent



  • Evidence of team working
  • Evidence of good interpersonal skills



  • Experience supervising junior staff members
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team


  • Experience of clinical audit



  • Experience of using different IT platforms
  • Ability to work effectively in fast paced working environments

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Luton and Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey Road



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