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Rotational Physiotherapist

Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Rotational Physiotherapist Band 5 - 37.5 hours - permanent

There is a new opportunity to join our friendly acute inpatient physiotherapy team as a rotational band 5. The postholder will rotate through a number of specialist areas on a 6 monthly basis including Respiratory wards, Critical Care, Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, MSK, Stroke Rehabilitation, Medicine and Orthopaedics. As part of the role you will examine, assess and treat your own caseload of patients and participate in CPD, clinical audit and in-service training under the guidance of senior members of staff.

The post does contribute to the respiratory acute oncall physiotherapy rota and therefore the successful candidate must be a driver and have access to a car.

Main duties of the job

Main Duties and Responsibilities

o To be able to competently carry out an interview with a patient in order to establish base line data.

o To be able to effectively examine and assess a patient, identify their problems and needs.

o To be able to relate findings of assessment to presenting disease/pathology.

o To be able to set appropriate aims and objectives in conjunction with the patient.

o To be able to plan and carry out realistic regimes of treatment appropriate to each patient, using evidence based practice.

o To be able to give appropriate advice ensuring patient understanding, cooperation. To be able to adjust your approach if the patient has communication or cognitive problems.

o To be able to discharge the patient at an appropriate time and determine the outcome of Physiotherapy management of the patient.

o To plan and prioritise your own workload under supervision of a senior member of staff.

o To be able to select patients for inclusion on the weekend treatment lists.

o To contribute a fair share of duty on the on-call rota.

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of quality services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children. Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate & these are:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ people & Disabled people.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Communication and Leadership

To be responsible for maintaining accurate, contemporaneous and comprehensive treatment notes for each patient.

To be able to keep patients records adhering to Service Standard.

To write professional clinical reports under supervision of Senior Staff.

To be familiar with the Organisational Structures and communication linksand liaison with the Multidisciplinary Team.

To be able to establish a rapport and give effective advice to patients, staffand carers.

To be able to effectively communicate condition related information topatients and relatives.

To be able to impart unwelcome news to patients and relatives.

To maintain a calm, professional approach to their duties. To exhibit committedattitude to all aspects of their work.

Communicate with patients to gain consent to treatment and to agree/informexpected treatment outcomes.

To communicate with people with communication difficulties, e.g. deafness,dysphasia.

Person Specification



  • Graduate Diploma/ Degree in Physiotherapy or Masters degree in rehabilitation with a license to practice Physiotherapy
  • Health Professions Council Registration.
  • Driver's License



  • Interdisciplinary working

Skills & knowledge


  • Physiotherapy knowledge that is theoretical, practical and professional.
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures e.g. Safe Manual Handling
  • CPR
  • Clinical documentation, advice to carers, & letters to doctors
  • Clinical reports
  • Delivering unpleasant news.
  • Motivation, negotiation and persuasion to encourage reluctant & challenging patients
  • Handling sensitive situations
  • Basic analytical & problem solving skills - clinical reasoning skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


Tameside General Hospital

Fountain Street



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