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Band 6 Community Neuro Physiotherapist

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£37,162 to £44,629 per annum pro rata inc HCAS
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a specialist neurological physiotherapist or an experienced Band 5 Physiotherapist looking to progress and build further knowledge and skills in Neuro Rehabilitation?

We are looking to recruit a Full Time Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our Community Neuro Team in Guildford and Waverley. Based at Milford Hospital, with a satellite office in Guildford. We are a friendly and experienced team of Neuro Physiotherapists, Neuro Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Assistants. You will be supported with regular clinical supervision and in service training from Clinical Specialists within the field. You will assess and treat people in their own homes, out-patient clinics and using telephone and video calls, and will manage your own caseload of patients. You must be well organised and an excellent communicator and be willing to work flexibly. Remote working is part of this role, you will require a willingness to learn to use IT applications to carry out this job effectively. It is essential that you are a car driver and can travel independently between sites and to patient's homes.

Main duties of the job

You can expect to build links with Tertiary, Secondary and Voluntary sectors as you support patients with Neurological diagnoses e.g. local spasticity clinics. You will work closely and effectively with the wider Multidisciplinary team in the community, this may include Orthotists, Wheelchair services and Social workers.

The Community Neuro Team aims to provide high quality, responsive physiotherapy services, for patients with a wide range of complex neurological impairments including Parkinson's disease, Stroke and MS. Patients may require active rehabilitation, as well as disability management. We are a forward thinking service who welcome service development for the benefit of our patients, we welcome candidates who are like minded. The post holder will be expected to contribute to the on-going development of clinical practice, standards, research, as well as policies, protocols, guidelines and service development. The post holder will have professional responsibility for themselves and those who they supervise.

Currently the team operates a five day service, but in accordance with other services, seven day working is a possibility in the future. The Neuro team is part of the wider Community Therapy Team, and in exceptional circumstance the neuro team may be expected to support Rapid Response Services along with all other therapy teams.

About us

Royal Surrey is a compassionate and collaborative acute and community Trust. Recognising that our 5000 colleagues are our greatest strength, we offer a comprehensive health and wellbeing program along with a commitment to developing and advancing your career. Our diverse and welcoming Royal Surrey family will ensure you that you feel valued from your initial interview through your entire tenure.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC.

Royal Surrey has a strong reputation and history to build on. We are proud of our achievements and we are investing in our colleagues through our commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than �45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years. There has never been a better time to join us.

Although it isn't the Trusts normal practice, adverts may close early, so you are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description for full details the successful candidate will be required to undertake.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy e.g. BSc Hons degree in Physiotherapy by recognised awarding body e.g. Chartered Society of Physiotherapists.
  • Must satisfy the criteria for full membership of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


  • An approved Physiotherapist supervisor for Physiotherapy
  • Post graduate qualification/study or equivalent experience e.g. MSc module, Bobath course

Knowledge and Experience


  • Knowledge of the role of Physiotherapy for people with a wide range of neurological conditions.
  • Able to assess for and fit basic equipment to facilitate independence at home.
  • Knowledge of relevant NHS and SS legislation
  • Experience in spasticity management


  • Experience of working in a community setting.
  • Able to assess for and fit complex equipment and teach patient/carer in the safe use of these.
  • Experience with community/mental health conditions
  • Experience in the review and provision of lower limb orthotics and/or Functional Electrical Stimulation
  • Experience in postural management

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust


Milford Hospital



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