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Rotational Physiotherapist

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title -Rotational Physiotherapist

Hours per week-37.5 Hours Per Week

Perm/Fixed Term- Permanent

Salary-�28,407 to �34,581 per annum

Closing Date: 10th December 2023

Interview Date:18th December ( STC)

This post is also open to Physiotherapists who are graduating this year.

This post may close early due to high numbers of applications so you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.


Main duties of the job

We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking, motivated Physiotherapists with excellent clinical, communication, organisational and time management skills to join our rotational Band 5 therapists, which works across the acute setting, including:
  • Medicine
  • Respiratory
  • Critical Care
  • MSK out-patients/Hands
  • Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Stroke (in-patients)
  • Neuro out-patients

A flexible approach to day to day tasks is essential, in order to meet the demands of the service especially as some of our services work over 7 days per week. Applicants will be expected to travel when necessary to participate in providing community services as well as being an active participant on the on-call and weekend respiratory rota.

This is post is open to registered AND those waiting for HCPC approval within the next 2 months

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive services delivered by inspiring, friendly and compassionate staff who share our corporate values which underpin everything we do. Our values are not just words on a piece of paper, they bond us together, reflect our ambition and shape who we are:

Effective Open Communication

excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner

To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of patients in your care and to ensure a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management

To hold responsibility for your own caseload, working without direct supervision. Supervision takes the form of regular formal training and caseload review sessions. Access to advice from senior Physiotherapist is available if/as required clinical work is not routinely evaluated

To undertake comprehensive assessments of patients with symptoms requiring analysis and interpretation, using clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques, to provide an accurate diagnosis of their condition

To interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical data to form an accurate diagnosis and prognosis in a wide range of conditions in order to select and recommend the best course of intervention, and to develop comprehensive discharge plans

To formulate and deliver individual physiotherapy treatment programmes based on a sound knowledge of evidence-based practice, considering the range of possible options

To evaluate patient progress, reassess and alter treatment programmes if required

To accept clinical responsibility for designated caseload of patients and to organise this effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical priorities and time availability

To use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively with patients to progress rehabilitation and treatment programmes. This will include patients who may have difficulties in understanding or communicating, such as those who are sensory impaired, dysphasic or have some degree of confusion or dementia

To use persuasive, motivation and reassurance skills to achieve the outcome required To demonstrate highly developed dexterity, co-ordination and palpatory senses for assessment and manual physiotherapy treatment of patients

To assess patients understanding of treatment protocols, gain valid consent, and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack the capacity to consent to treatment

To enable patients to come to terms with chronic disability on a daily basis To provide specialised advice, teaching and instruction to patients, relatives, carers and other professionals to promote understanding of the aims of physiotherapy and to ensure a consistent approach to patient care

To manage clinical risk within own patient caseload

To work within the Trust and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Clinical Guidelines, to have a good working knowledge of national and local standards, and to monitor own practice

To be responsible for maintaining accurate and comprehensive patient treatment records in line with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Standards of practice

To supervise support workers within your area of service

To have specialist knowledge and skills in the use and application of relevant equipment and to be responsible for your own safe and competent use of all that equipment, aids and appliances and that of support workers within your team

To liaise with medical and nursing staff, therapists, social workers and other members of the multi-disciplinary team, to ensure a co-ordinated package of patient care

To be an active member of the overnight and weekend physiotherapy service rota

Please find attached job description and person specification for further details.

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge


  • Varied clinical placements as a student


  • Evidence of previous employment/voluntary work

Qualification and Professional


  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registration with HCPC


  • Relevant external courses
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Skills and Abilities


  • Understanding of Clinical Governance and its implications for services
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • Able to prioritise
  • Well organised
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to carry out moderate physical effort throughout the working day and carry out concurrent activities
  • Able to deal with distressing situations and working conditions in a sensitive and sensible manner


  • Driving licence and access to car

Personal Qualities


  • Able to work in moderately physical demanding role
  • Able to work as a team member
  • To follow the Trusts values of EXCEL and COMPACT
  • Motivated and enthusiastic



  • Able to commit to flexible working and weekend working

Trust Values


  • Effective Open Communication
  • Excellence and Safety in all that we do
  • Challenge but Support
  • Expect Respect and Dignity
  • Local Healthcare that Inspires Confidence

Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust


George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street


CV10 7DJ

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