Rotational Physiotherapist (Band 6)

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated physiotherapist to join our band 6 Physiotherapy rotation. East Sussex Healthcare Trust is the largest combined acute and community trust in the South East of England. Our Band 6 rotation gives the opportunity to work within the acute sites in Eastbourne and Hastings, our intermediate care Units and within community rotations.

The Rotational post would be suitable for someone seeking to develop their physiotherapy clinical and leadership skills at Band 6 level in a wide range of specialities.

Rotations available include respiratory and acute neurological rehabilitation, trauma and orthopaedics, MSK outpatients, stroke (acute and stroke rehab unit), acute discharge services, amputee/vascular services, intermediate care rehabilitation and joint community rehabilitation.

Main duties of the job

We will offer the successful candidates the opportunity to broaden their clinical practice in a variety of settings, whilst developing leadership skills and supporting physiotherapy students and apprentices on placement. Promoting the role of physiotherapy within the Trust and more widely is an essential part of the role.

Successful candidates will join the evening on call respiratory rota which runs up to 10pm every day.

The physiotherapy department is part of the Community Health and Integrated Care division, we are committed to professional development and evidence-based practice. This is demonstrated through regular departmental training, the commitment to new initiatives and a constant review and improvement of services. Our excellent appraisal programme demonstrates our commitment to our staff.

All applicants must have current HCPC registration.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission, rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • A BSc in Physiotherapy/post grad MSc Physiotherapy
  • Health Professions Council Registered
  • Diploma / degree in physiotherapy
  • Post-graduate qualification or proven equivalent experience / training in a relevant field
  • Evidence of continued professional Development


  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Post graduate qualifications in a relevant topic



  • Broad range of clinical experience as a physiotherapist that could include acute, intermediate care and community
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Competent to take part in on call and/or weekend physiotherapy rotas


  • Experience as a band 6 physiotherapist
  • Experience supporting/supervising students
  • Experience of supervising other staff/ assistants
  • Completed clinical educator training



  • Confident with core physiotherapy skills
  • Will have the ability to carry out physiotherapy assessment and intervention incorporating manual physiotherapy techniques, therapeutic handling and safe use of equipment, using the skills of highly developed dexterity, co-ordination and palpatory senses

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust




BN21 2UD

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