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stroke physiotherapist

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (PLUS 5% HCAS) Pro Rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Working as part of the Stroke Hub Team to provide high quality, timely, specialist stroke rehabilitation for patients in the community.

Working with patients and their families or carers with a goal-centred approach, encouraging independence and self-management throughout the patients' pathway. Providing onward referrals to other community services including health and social care to ensure the safe management of the patient in the community.

The post holder will be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust's Values in their day-to-day work. These are the 5P's:
  • Putting people first
  • Prioritising quality
  • Being progressive, innovative and continually improve
  • Being professional and honest
  • Promoting what is possible - independence, opportunity and choice.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide Stroke Specialist physiotherapy assessment and intervention to patients in the community as part of the Early Supported Discharge service.
  • To provide support, specialist advice and clinical supervision within the physiotherapy service and to students on fieldwork placements.
  • To be an active member of the Stroke Hub Team and contribute to effective team working.
  • To ensure the provision of a high standard of evidence-based therapy input to stroke patients and their families, always adopting a goal-centred approach
  • To achieve the effective daily management of a caseload of patients including responding to urgent referrals, prioritising clinical work, and balancing other patient related and professional activities in accordance with department standards.
  • Supervise, initiate, and participate in evidence-based projects and be responsible for implementing changes and monitoring standards of practise.
  • To provide, rehabilitation and delivery of the National Service Frameworks.
  • To provide public health, health promotional programmes to improve the service and reduce inequalities.
  • To maintain up-to-date written and computerised records.

About us

COVID-19 Vaccination

We continue to encourage all staff to ensure that they have been double vaccinated and received their booster. We recognise that taking the vaccine provides the best defence against COVID 19 for our patients, our staff and their families.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focusing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (minimum payment of �1,192 and a maximum payment of �2,011 per annum pro rata).

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To maintain high professional standards of behaviour and appearance.
  • To perform a comprehensive assessment of patients including those with multiple pathologies using clinical reasoning skills and assessment techniques to formulate a treatment plan based on clinical findings of their condition, working without direct supervision as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To implement the treatment plan involving other health professionals and carers as appropriate, monitor progress and modify treatment plans as and when necessary.
  • To comply with trust and service guidelines, protocols and policies whilst adhering to CSP and HCPC requirements and to support more junior staff to do so.
  • To promote effective relationships with other members of the MDT, Social Services, Voluntary and Independent sectors.
  • . To develop skills and expertise to treat patients referred to the Stroke Hub Team and to and be able to handle emotional, motivational, psychological, and social issues.
  • To act as an expert in respect of physical function offering advice and support to relatives and carers, enabling individuals to achieve and maintain the highest levels of physical independence and ensure a consistent approach to the patients overall management.
  • Assess patient understanding of suggested physiotherapy treatment gain informed consent and to have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who are unable to consent to treatment.
  • To frequently cope with the physical demands of the post e.g. therapeutic and manual handling, prolonged standing, bending, lifting of equipment and awkward loads complying with the Trust manual handling regulations at all times and ensuring the staff you supervise do likewise.
  • To cope physically, emotionally, and mentally with a complex daily patient caseload, involving lifting, therapeutic handling.
  • To demonstrate a commitment to evidence-based practice by identifying, undertaking and contributing to audit, bench marking or research projects and other research opportunities relevant to physiotherapy, multi-disciplinary and multi-agency practice.
  • To frequently have to work effectively in an environment that is physically unpleasant e.g. cramped, overcrowded, unhygienic, used by pets or hot and requires the sharing of equipment such as computers or desk space.
  • To maintain a high level of mental focus frequently throughout the day when writing reports, using clinical reasoning and problem solving.

Person Specification



  • stroke experience
  • NHS Experience
  • 2 Year band5 experience



  • Valid UK driving License



  • sound knowledge about stroke rehabilitation

demonstration of Trust values


  • understanding of trust values

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


Brentwood Community Hospital

Crescent Drive



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