Physiotherapist - Stroke Rehabilitation

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
1 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, experienced physiotherapist to join our community stroke team to work 37.5hrs over 5 days on a rota system. We would also consider two part-time posts.

The ability to use your initiative, work proactively, demonstrate excellent communication and influencing skills, manage and prioritise your own workload and respond flexibly to changing demands are essential requirements of the post.

You will be part of the Countywide Community Interdisciplinary Stroke Service, working with patients/families throughout Worcestershire. The whole team has a strong work ethic but are extremely flexible and supportive in the balance of work and home life.

You will predominantly work from base but there will be a requirement to work from home for which you will be provided the necessary equipment to do so.

The role will provide you with variety and no two days are the same. You will have autonomy to balance and achieve the demands of the role so will need to demonstrate abilities in being responsive and flexible.

If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, please get in touch with the recruiting manger which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

Main duties of the job

Day to day, you will be undertaking comprehensive assessments of stroke patients including those with multiple pathologies, using specialised investigative and analytical skills to diagnose their neurological impairments. You will formulate individual programmes of rehabilitation using clinical reasoning and utilising a range of treatment skills, targeting realistic goals which are patient-led. It is also expected that you will offer support and education to carers/families.

You will attend the weekly MDT in which the team will discuss the progress of patients and identify whether goals have been achieved. You will also participate in referral management and be liaising with other health care professionals within the Trust/Acute Trust.

We pride ourselves on being truly interdisciplinary, so you will also be involved with supporting patients to undertake their morning routine, support with medications and/or facilitate their meal preparation. These sessions are part of a rehabilitation focused approach of which we can evidence great results in patients regaining independence. You will be given the appropriate training and support to do this.

About us

We are community hospitals, neighbourhood teams and community health services across Worcestershire and the provider of Mental Health and Learning Disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We work in partnership with other organisations to keep our community well at home for as long as possible.

We provide services for people of all ages, across a range of settings, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions.

We have an open and supportive culture, recognised by the CQC and other external regulators. We want you to thrive, offering you every opportunity to develop. We will support you help you fulfil your ambitions with a varied and flexible training programme and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. We endeavour to offer an attractive work-life balance, with flexibility in our approach to help you get the most out of your career.

We provide our staff with direct access to a wealth of resources to support their wellbeing, from our Staff Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, to wellbeing festivals or access to free online exercise classes.

At the core of our values, we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusion and human rights. We take every opportunity to strengthen our approach to equality and diversity in delivering best patient care and the employment of our staff.

We would encourage you to visit the Trusts Recruitment Microsite, click the Employer Website link.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide holistic assessment and evidence-based rehabilitation to stroke patients to enable them to achieve their best potential.
  • Contribute to the development and evaluation of the physiotherapy practice provided by the service
  • To act as a source of expertise on stroke patients management
  • To maintain accurate comprehensive and contemporaneous documentation/patient records in line with legal requirements and Trust guidelines including personally generated clinical observations requiring computer skills
  • To demonstrate a high level of trained physical skills involving accuracy, finger-tip precision as well as palpation to assess subtle changes in muscle tone and variations in both speed and co-ordination

  • For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

    Person Specification



    • Excellent knowledge of the clinical stroke speciality
    • Sound knowledge of NHS and professional issues and an understanding of clinical governance


    • Resource management



    • Minimum of 2 years post registration experience
    • Evidence of experience in relevant field
    • Supervision and development of staff and students

    Skills & Abilities


    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats
    • Able to carry out the physical aspects of the role
    • Able to cope with working in a stressful environment
    • Leadership skills
    • Ability to challenge poor behaviour


    • Computer literate



    • Diploma/Degree in physiotherapy
    • Health and Care Professions Council registration
    • Relevant post-graduate neurology courses
    • Evidence of relevant CPD
    • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


    • Member of CSP
    • Post Graduate qualifications

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


    Princess of Wales Community Hospital

    Stourbridge Road


    B61 0BB

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