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Acute Specialist Physiotherapist

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Newport, Isle of Wight
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are excited to offer an opportunity for an experienced Physiotherapist to join #TeamIOWNHS. The post holder will work as part of a rotation across varied inpatient settings including areas such as ED, acute wards and critical care. As part of a team of Physiotherapists, assistant staff and the wider MDT, you will be responsible for providing immediate and targeted physiotherapy to our patients as they move through the hospital.

You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

This role requires flexibility and dynamism, and offers excellent learning and development opportunities for the right candidate

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The key elements of the role are:
  • Provide a high standard of physiotherapy across the acute inpatient setting including but not restricted to Emergency department, Acute wards and critical care.
  • To manage a caseload of patients with varying diagnosis and/or complex needs, using evidence based/patient centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions in a defined clinical area.
  • Act as a source of expertise on the management of medical and surgical conditions across the Trust and wider healthcare community, working collaboratively with all members of the multidisciplinary and management teams.
  • To act as a resource and support to a wide range of other disciplines, agencies and carers by developing specialist knowledge and skills, including contribution to education and research programmes as required.
  • To act at all times in the best interest of the patients under your care.
  • To perform 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 hold responsibility for own caseload and be responsible for a defined area of the service or a particular patient type, working without direct supervision. Supervision taking the form of regular formal training and clinical reasoning sessions, peer review, case conferences. Access to advice and support from a senior physiotherapist will be available if required, clinical work is not routinely evaluated
  • To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To participate in On Call and weekend working
  • To assist in the supervision, education and assessment of the performance of physiotherapy students this would be to a graduate standard involving working alongside and in liaison with universities to ensure the standard of practice and teaching meets the standards set by the degree level qualification.
  • To undertake evidence-based audit and research projects to further own and teams clinical practice within each rotation. Make recommendations to clinical lead/head of service for changes to practice by the team.
  • To deputise for the Physiotherapy Team Leader in operational management.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of relevant and recent experience working within Acute Wards in NHS services
  • Continued Professional Development Diary including evidence or reflective practice, in service training, specific courses attended and clinical experience gained.
  • Broad range of experience at junior level and senior rotations
  • Specialist knowledge of physiotherapy in relevant area
  • Remains up to date with professional practice and new research.
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance and the implications for physiotherapy services including experience of quality issues and audit.
  • Ability to comprehend and work within the Trust's policies of data protection, equal opportunities and Health and Safety to meet the differing needs of the patient.


  • In depth knowledge of national and local clinical guidelines in relevant area
  • Student supervision / clinical education
  • Participation in On Call rotas and weekend working



  • Degree / Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration


  • Relevant post graduate accredited training or masters level applicable modules

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Marys Hospital

Parkhurst Road

Newport, Isle of Wight

PO30 5TG

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