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Senior Physiotherapist

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Eston, Middlesbrough
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint aBand 6 Physiotherapist, 37.5 hours per week, on a permanent basis, within the Meadowgate Intermediate Care Centre based at Eston, Middlesbrough.

The physiotherapist will work as part of the Integrated Community Therapy Service providing effective and efficient physiotherapy either within the Meadowgate Centre or community setting as appropriate. The 40- bedded centre provides a structured programme of therapy-led, supportive, and enabling care to individuals to assist and enable the person to achieve and maintain an optimum level of health and mobility. The service aims to enable individuals to maximise their independence at home and to support timely discharge and prevent avoidable admission to hospital or long-term care.

The team is made up of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Therapy Assistant Practitioners. The service works Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm including bank holidays however each therapist will only be expected to cover one or two bank holidays over the 12-month period. The team are looking to introduce a 7-day roster for weekend working however the band 6 physiotherapist will only be expected to cover 1 in 5 weekends once the roster is in place. The team don't cover Christmas Day, Boxing Day, or New Years Day.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the delivery of Physiotherapy assessment and treatment to a high professional standard in accordance with Professional Standards and Code of Ethics laid down by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
  • To be responsible and accountable for all aspects of professional activities, adhering to local policies and procedures.
  • To autonomously manage, within appropriate professional guidelines, a case load of clients with complex needs within bed based and community environments.
  • Assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment.
  • To provide a high standard of physiotherapy to patients either within the Meadowgate Centre or community setting as appropriate within the patient's agreed plan of care and as appropriate to competency levels.
  • To respond to identified needs through critical thinking, consideration of a range of options using sound clinical reasoning and professional judgement and communicating these to patients in order to reach a decision, in collaboration with the patient (or his/her representatives) about how to meet those needs

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:o Explore leadership within the NHSo Promote Trust Values and Behaviourso Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skillso Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

We also offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • To hold a degree or relevant diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Current HCPC registration

Knowledge and Experience


  • Post graduate experience as a rotational junior in a broad range of clinical specialities
  • NHS experience
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team in the community
  • Knowledge and understanding of rehab and reablement


  • Previous community health and social care experience

Skills and aptitude


  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, communicating complex, sensitive and contentious information to patients, carers and colleagues
  • Demonstrate analytical skills and judgment when dealing with the physiotherapy management of complex patients
  • * Ability to work with indirect supervision in a variety of acute care/ and community settings
  • Ability to act appropriately in emotional or distressing circumstances
  • Able to independently travel in relation to this post throughout the localities

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Meadowgate Centre

Eston, Middlesbrough


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