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Senior Physiotherapist

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Part Time
Fixed term contract/secondment opportunity until 4th June 2025

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Pelvic and Maternal Health Physiotherapy team. As post holder you will work with Physiotherapists and assistant staff undertaking a variety of clinical and non-clinical tasks to support the delivery of physiotherapy services to our patients. Clinical focus will be on the delivery of our obstetric musculoskeletal out-patient service and the gynecology and obstetric wards at NNUH. You will support junior staff and students, and will work alongside and delegate to assistant staff and have a significant role in the team with teaching opportunities.

You will receive supervision and annual appraisal and take an active role within your own personal development via internal and external training opportunities .

Participation in the out of hours rota for weekend and Bank Holiday working is a requirement of the post.

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported.

Main duties of the job

As post holder your duties will include:
  • To assess, prioritise, treat and manage own caseload of musculoskeletal obstetric out-patients. To determine clinical diagnosis and treatment indicated and maintain records as a legally autonomous practitioner. Patient presentation may be complex.
  • To work on the gynaecology and obstetric wards at NNUH as part of the wider MDT to provide post-operative and post-natal physiotherapy advice and treatment. Work on these wards will also include treatment of patient outliers from other specialities and discharge planning. This provides opportunity for the post-holder to draw on experience from other clinical settings to improve patient flow through the hospital.
  • To work closely with the MDTs to ensure high quality patient care and participate on behalf of the Physiotherapy team in MDT meetings.
  • To train, supervise and monitor other physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistant practitioners, assistants and to performance manage students.
  • To have an active role in the planning, development, coordination, delivery and evaluation of the Physiotherapy service provided to patients within and out-reaching from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Excellent communication, time management and people management skills are essential for this role.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service,all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUHs PRIDE values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence and demonstrate behaviours that support and encourage an inclusive culture.
  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work.
  • To maintain a high standard of clinical care for patients under your management.
  • To accept clinical responsibility for a defined caseload of patients and to organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time
  • To use communication tools (verbal and non-verbal) and assess understanding of treatment proposals to gain valid informed consent. With support, to work within a legal framework with patients who lack the capacity to consent to treatment.
  • To collect relevant patient information from a variety of sources e.g. radiology imaging systems, other investigations to assist with clinical prioritisation and patient management. This may also include ward handovers, observation charts, medical and nursing records etc.
  • To undertake the comprehensive specialist assessment of patients using investigative and analytical skills.
  • To make a clinical diagnosis based on presenting signs and symptoms.
  • To formulate an individual management and/or treatment programme using clinical reasoning and a wide range of treatment skills and options.
  • To be a clinical resource in the physiotherapy management of patients within the specialty and provide teaching and training to physiotherapy staff and other members of the MDT.
  • To have an active role in the planning, development, coordination, delivery and evaluation of the physiotherapy services provided by the team.
  • To provide support to the team leader/senior staff in the daily operational management for the team.
  • To undertake a delegator and supervisory role for other members of the clinical team including physiotherapists, support staff and students on placement.

Please see the attached job description for full details.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council (UK)



  • Postgraduate experience as a Physiotherapist in a post with broad-based rotational opportunities. Candidates should have experience in all core areas, however those offering less experience, but meeting all other criteria, will be considered on their merit.
  • Student or physiotherapy assistant direct supervision



  • Ability to take an active role in the development of physiotherapy services
  • Excellent command of the English language

Attitude, aptitude


  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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