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Specialist Physiotherapist - Rotational

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
Specialist Physiotherapist - Rotational

Department: Therapies

Band 6, �35,392 - �42,618 per annum pro rata

Hours: 37.5 per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

Our Therapy Department is currently looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join our cohort of rotational band 6's on a fixed term contract basis.

The rotations are 8 months in length and cover the following areas:
  • Respiratory - Respiratory medicine including NIV, General surgery including ERP programme and ICU
  • MSK Outpatients including hydrotherapy
  • Inpatient Orthopaedics - Trauma and Elective
  • Acute Stroke Unit
  • Acute assessment and frailty team
  • MSK outreach and domiciliary service

Working as part of a dedicated and skilled Therapy Services team you will be providing a holistic therapy approach to patients in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. There is a strong expectation to collaborate with all members of the MDT to ensure the complex needs of patients are always at the centre of your care.

A programme of leadership development sessions is available as well as the opportunity to be involved in the education of the MDT, appraisal mentor and service development projects.

We have a dedicated Therapy practice education team whose role is to support staff and student development.

Interview: w/c 08.12.23

Main duties of the job

Previous experience as a Band 6 or 5 Physiotherapist is essential. An ability to demonstrate a proactive flexible approach and to be able to work well on own initiative is essential. Demonstrable skills in service development are desirable, along with a keen interest in educating fellow healthcare colleagues.

If you have the desire to be part of a team that will be developing Therapy Services in Milton Keynes and a strong commitment to compassionate care, we would love to hear from you.

The post holder will participate in the respiratory on call rota (including weekends and bank holidays as required). The post holder will also work within a 7 day service whilst on rotation with the Acute Assessment & Frailty Team, and cover weekend shifts whilst on rotation on the Acute Stroke Unit.It is essential you have current HCPC registration as a Physiotherapist.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Adam Baddeley , Inpatient Therapy Service Lead, via Physiotherapy reception on 01908 995432 or alternatively email

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide advanced physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions, to provide a diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme

To be responsible for own case load within a defined clinical area, or a particular patient type, working without direct supervision but with support available from a senior physiotherapist, as required

To utilise the expertise of senior staff in order to develop skills and knowledge and consolidate learning

To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner

To train and develop junior staff

To undertake evidence based audit to further own and teams clinical practice. Make recommendations to Manager / Team Leader regarding changes to practice and/or service policies and protocols. May lead the implementation of specific changes to practice or contribute to service protocols

To represent therapies as a visible, knowledgeable, confident, supportive and high performing professional group.

Please refer to the attached Job Description for more details.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Physiotherapy Degree/Diploma or equivalent professional qualification
  • Registered with UK Health and Care Professions Council
  • Awareness of NHS & Trust systems, policies, procedures & current changes
  • Sound therapeutic & clinical knowledge
  • Knowledge of physiotherapy best practice for a range of conditions


  • Membership of CSP
  • Membership of specialist interest groups



  • Relevant experience in hospital setting at band 5 or 6 level
  • Active member of multi-disciplinary team
  • Supervision & training of assistants, junior members of staff and students
  • Able to independently manage caseload


  • Undertaken project within area e.g. best practice project, guideline development, benchmarking or audit



  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to prioritise appropriately
  • Timely management of patient medical records
  • Practice Evidence Based therapy
  • Ability to do clinical and non-clinical supervision sessions and appraisals with band 5, assistants and students
  • Ability to appropriately apply a range of treatment approaches
  • Ability to be aware of clinical & non-clinical complications & risks
  • Ability to thrive in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Enthusiasm for IST including presentation of IST
  • Basic management skills-to be able to help organise caseload & others
  • Recognition of need for timely and accurate data
  • Understanding of audit & outcome measurement
  • IT literacy / presentation


  • Awareness of HR processes and experience of sickness absence management
  • Experience in recruitment processes

Personal and people development


  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of appraising others and developing objectives with staff
  • Experience of managing and developing colleagues



  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to influence others
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
  • Able to work on a 7-day rota when on rotation to the Stroke Team and Acute Assessment and Frailty Team with unless exclusions apply
  • Able to work an extended hours shift pattern when on rotation to MSK out-patients unless exclusions apply
  • Able to work as part of the Respiratory on-call and weekend rota

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Inpatient OT (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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