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Physiotherapist- Inpatient Neuro & Gen Med Rehabilitation

West London NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time Band 6 Physiotherapist within the Neurological Rehabilitation team at Clayponds Hospital to work in our skilled and friendly MDT in West London.

This role would suit a clinician who wishes to develop their clinical rehabilitation skills for both Neurological impaired patient and for those who require general rehabilitation.

As one of the Band 6 Physiotherapist you will be expected to carry a clinical caseload and be an active member of the multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team. You will work closely with the Band 7 and 6 Physiotherapist in Rosemary ward to ensure we deliver a high quality physiotherapy input to our patients.

The successful candidate would be part of a supportive and friendly AHP team including Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dieticians, Psychology, Therapy Technicians, as well as part of a bigger MDT of our Nurses, Doctors and Pharmacists.

Rosemary Ward is an integral part of the wider Intermediate Care team based at Clayponds Hospital. Patients have access to a variety of equipment in a large unique gym space and additional specific designated ADL rooms. Patients receive specialist therapy input until they are able to return their to preferred discharge destination (where appropriate) with support from our excellent community teams as needed.

Main duties of the job

  • To work within the clinical team, managing your own caseload including assessment, implementing and evaluating treatment and applying specialist skills to support patients presenting with varied and complex conditions
  • With senior support, to provide clinical expertise in the prioritisation and treatment of patients within the scope of the conditions referred to the integrated care service. To ensure that service provision supports the objectives of Ealing Community Partners and meets expectations regarding national guideline
  • Primarily to work on Rosemary Ward, which has a mix of both patients needing general and neurological rehabilitation, but may be asked to cover the other general rehab wards as required
  • The post holder will ensure the service provision supports the objectives of the Trust
  • To train and supervise junior staff in the team and support students on placemen
  • To work with the senior clinical team in the development of a robust service delivery model, to facilitate the effective use of resources and execute the appropriate changes in order to meet the current demand.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description

Job responsibilities

West London NHS Trust is delighted to have been awarded the contract to provide community services in Ealing over the next 10 years. We have formed a partnership (Ealing CommunityPartners) with Centraland North WestLondonNHS Trust (CNWL), The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust and a number of other partners to provide community services throughout Ealing.

Intermediate care within Ealing consists of bedded rehab and community admission avoidance, Discharge to assess Pathway one and Ealing Integrated Discharge Hub. Having these teams within one service allows us to support patient journeys effectively and support staff development.

The team is comprised of 183 members of staff and 38 contractors including, Medics, Nurses, Occupational therapists, Physiotherapists, SALT, Dieticians, Health care support staff, Psychologists, Admin and clerical and support teams inc. domestics and transport.

Within this, the in-patient therapy team is a small, friendly group of 25 including qualified and support staff. We work closely together as one larger team to support each other, as well as each therapy team integrating to their particular ward.

Our MissionPromoting hope and wellbeing, together

Our VisionOur vision is to be an outstanding healthcare provider, committed to improving quality, and caring with compassion.

Our ValuesAs a member of West London, you can expect to be a respected member of staff at all times. We work to a set of Trust Values and uphold these in all of our interactions. Our Values are like our moral compass, reminding us of the things that matter most when we are caring for people in need. Our Trust Values are:

Togetherness Responsibility Excellence Caring

If you feel you are a person who lives our Trust Values then wed like to meet you! You can watch videos on our website which shows what our Trust Values mean across our organisation:


We offer an extensive reward package to our staff alongside an exciting and fulfilling career with our Trust. Some of the benefits you can enjoy when you join our team are:
  • A competitive relocation package meaning you can claim up to �8k in expenses when moving over 40 miles to join the Trust.
  • Up to 33 days annual leave as well as the opportunity to buy even more days or sell some leave days that you dont need.
  • As a member of staff you will be able to request up to six shifts off work per rota
  • Support towards career development and promotion opportunities within the Trust.
  • A supportive environment to develop clinical skills.
  • Access to a comprehensive online library of training, development, and resources.
  • Discounted gym membership from �10 per month at our on-site gym! (St Bernards site)
  • Staff discounts at high street retailers.
  • Paid DBS application upon offer.

We welcome enquiries about this role before or during your application process. If you would like to know more about this opportunity and working at West London NHS Trust, please contact:

Beth Winterburn

Senior Physiotherapist

0203 830 5711

If you wish to have a discussion about other career opportunities within Ealing Community Partners email:

For further details / informal visits contact:

Betsy Galuga

Service Manager Intermediate Care

For further details regarding the role and responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Physiotherapy Degree or Equivalent
  • Health and Care Professions Council registration
  • Evidence of relevant Continuing Professional Development.


  • Active Member of clinical interest group
  • Member of CSP



  • NHS Experience
  • Varied comprehensive rotations at Band 5 and significant post-registration experience.
  • Experience in neurology, acute medicine, respiratory, elderly care, orthopaedics and musculoskeletal outpatients.
  • Experience of assessing complex disability using clinical reasoning skills.
  • Experience of manually handling patients and/or equipment safely to attain positioning necessary to perform safe and effective clinical assessments and treatments.
  • Highly developed manual and palpatory skills, physiotherapeutic handling and positioning skills, gait re-education and exercise programme development skills for patients with a range of complex presentations.
  • Experience of using cognitive, behavioural and communication strategies to ensure optimal treatment outcomes and rehabilitation goals are met.
  • Experience of supervision of students/ Rehab Technicians with development of basic supervision skills.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Knowledge and understanding of the rehabilitation process.
  • Understanding of community support agencies and other professions, and ability to work and liaise with them.
  • Computer skills.
  • Evidence of good organisational skills including prioritisation of workload and time management skills, and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of current legislative changes affecting the NHS especially those relevant to Occupational Therapy.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of Clinical Governance, standard setting, the audit process and evidence-based practice (understanding of principles of clinical governance).
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Ability to generate written communication, which is relevant, concise, accurate and legible.


  • Splinting skills, or prepared to develop these skills.
  • Understanding of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) & clinical indications for its use.

Employer details

Employer name

West London NHS Trust


Clayponds In-patient Therapy


W5 4RN

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