Physiotherapist- Intermediate Care

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an expert and supportive therapy team at Ascot House Intermediate Care Unit, which is an integrated, multi-professional and multi-agency Intermediate Care service based in Sale, Trafford.

You will be an integral member of the multidisciplinary team who work together to deliver an effective and safe Intermediate Care service.

We will rely on you to provide timely specialist physiotherapy assessments and treatments to patients who are admitted to the unit.

You will follow agreed protocols for ensuring appropriate and timely input and ensure pathways of care and communications with all agencies working with the service to deliver effective patient care.

Together our hospitals and community services across Manchester and Trafford are innovating with digital solutions and using our knowledge, skills and resources to provide even better patient care for the diverse communities of our thriving city and beyond.

We want talented people from all backgrounds to choose to join our diverse team, supporting you with your work life balance and well being.

Wherever your interests lie, we'll support you to develop your skills to become an expert in your field. Let us tell you more about what the job involves and why this could be your next and best career move if you have the right skills, experience, and attitude to wow us and of course, to meet the needs and demands of the role.

Main duties of the job

To undertake physiotherapy assessments and formulate appropriate, patient specific treatment plans

Completion of detailed falls assessment and management plan in line with NICE guidance

Delivering rehabilitation to patients to help them recover from their hospital admission and safely return to their home address

Working in partnership with OT's and support workers to deliver functional rehab in order to promote independence and facilitate timely discharge planning

Completion of clinical triage of referrals to determine if patients are suitable for admission

Completing moving and handling assessments of patient on admission, post fall or due to a change in condition

Prescribing and completing exercise programmes with patients

Delegating interventions to support and junior staff

Completing home visits when required and discharge home visits for all patients

Providing supervision and peer to peer support to junior and support staff

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Knowledge, experience, skills and education


  • Knowledge and ability to implement current best practice in rehabilitation
  • Evidence of specialist treatment applications
  • Good clinical knowledge base
  • Evidence of working with people with multiple needs
  • Knowledge of issues relating to Clinical Governance
  • Awareness and understanding of specialism specific local and national guidelines
  • Evidence of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of working with clients with complex rehabilitation needs
  • Evidence of supervision of junior staff/ students
  • Appropriate level of skill in handling patients with rehabilitation needs
  • Communication skills verbally and in writing to address physical / psychological and socio-economic needs
  • Demonstrate ability to manage time effectively
  • Self-reliant and self-motivated and be able to seek support and help when appropriate
  • Ability to undertake appropriate therapy assessments relevant to the clinical speciality
  • Able to use clinical reasoning to make appropriate decisions and formulate patient specific treatment plans
  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Student Accreditation
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Full working visa (including Health and Social Care Visa, Skilled Worker visa)
  • Relevant NHS experience


  • Attendance on leadership course
  • Evidence of developing a service
  • Evidence of involvement with specialised interest groups relevant to Intermediate Care and Rehabilitation

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Ascot House Intermediate Care Unit

Ascot Avenue


M33 4GT

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