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Static Consultant General Physiotherapist

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro rata, per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Physiotherapist to join our Consultant General Team based at The Rotherham General Hospital.

The Consultant General team at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a progressive and dynamic team comprising of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapist and Support workers.

Within this team we have sub-specialities such as Orthopaedics (Upper limb peripheral, post-operative hips and shoulders) Hand Therapy, A& E, Pelvic Health, Occupational Health, Rheumatology and Occupational Therapy.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will have a caseload biased towards the assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of Orthopaedics (Upper limb peripheral, post-operative hips and shoulders) and Hand Therapy. You must have a broad range of postgraduate experience and personal development, including recent work within the musculoskeletal / orthopaedic specialities.

We assess, treat and rehabilitate Conservative and Non-Conservatively managed patients that have been referred from Orthopaedic Consultants, Out of area (Cons and AHP) and fellow AHPs.

We actively support and encourage continuous professional development. You will be expected to have an active role in your own development alongside contributing to the provision of supervision and peer support for Physiotherapists, Therapy support staff and Physiotherapy students.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community Trust serving a population of over 260,000 with over 4,500 staff. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham. We are working successfully with partners across South Yorkshire as part of the Integrated Care Board where we are leading and collaborating in several key work streams and service areas, including workforce development. We combine our patient first approach with innovation and care against a backdrop of system working, as encapsulated in our Trust values

AMBITIOUS - We set high standards for the services we deliver. We aim to be an outstanding Trust and we are enthusiastic about delivering excellent health care for our patients.

CARING - We embrace the importance of giving the highest possible quality of care for our patients. We also care for each other as colleagues and for the community, our resources, our environment and our future.

TOGETHER - We value the importance of working together with patients, carers and families to ensure that we provide high quality patient centred care. We are committed to working with partners and stakeholders across Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to develop sustainable services for the population we serve. Getting the right leaders in the Trust is critical to achieving.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, for both our patients and our workforce.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the Job description and person specification for full details about the role and responsibilities.

Person Specification

Physical and Practical


  • Able to demonstrate advanced patient
  • assessment skills e.g. manual therapy techniques
  • Dexterity and accuracy in undertaking
  • clinical skills, use of equipment and
  • documentation
  • Ability to utilise technology for the recording and collection of data and to support clinical care
  • Produce timely, accurate written/electronic records and documents



  • Evidence of clinical expertise and knowledge to Post graduate Diploma level developed through CPD and experience
  • Knowledge and experience of using standardised assessments and development of relevant outcome measures
  • Demonstrates knowledge of equipment available and able to assess and fit where applicable
  • Knowledge and understanding of national legislation, guidance and regulatory framework including NSF, NICE, Information Governance, Equality and Diversity, Data Protection, Safe Guarding, Professional and Clinical Guidelines.
  • Knowledge of Clinical Governance and implications for patient care
  • Knowledge and evidence of participation in clinical audit and evidence gathering methods
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement through benchmarking and sharing and utilising best practice


  • Knowledge and evidence of participation in clinical audit and evidence gathering methods
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement through benchmarking and sharing and utilising best practice
  • Membership of Regional /National Specialist groups/forums



  • Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Current HCPC Registration
  • Post graduate experience in the treatment and management of acute and chronic upper limb injuries


  • Membership of Professional body Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of post grad qualification relevant to
  • neuromusculoskeletal / orthopaedic physiotherapy
  • Completed recognised IT course e.g. ECDL/Elite/MOST
  • Full UK drivers license

Planning and organizing


  • Demonstrates an ability to prioritise own, junior and support staff workload and meet required timescales
  • Responds appropriately to urgent and emergency situations



  • Clinical experience of working within musculoskeletal / orthopaedic outpatients and orthopaedic inpatients.


  • Experience of management of resources

Analytical and Judgement


  • Ensures the collection of data and analyses data in order to inform decision making within therapy services
  • Ability to identify need for service development
  • Proven ability to prioritise and delegate


  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance and that of others

Communication and relationships


  • Able to present and receive information within a multi professional team.
  • Ability to convey sensitive information in
  • an empathetic manner to patients/clients,
  • Relative/carers and staff.
  • Demonstrate effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Skills and ability to motivate and support others
  • Ability to adapt skills to ensure effective communication at all levels
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


The Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

Moorgate Road


South Yorkshire

S60 2UD

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