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Highly Specialist Physiotherapist

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year p.a. pro rata for part time
Closing date
14 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you an established Physio looking to be part of an experienced team that have recently been awarded with significant investment? Our Dorset Stroke and Neuro Service would love to hear from you where ideas are shared, and visions are supported.

You will provide highly specialist advice with a high-quality person-centred approach to care delivery which always considers people's safety, privacy and dignity. Our integrated community stroke and neuro team is AHP lead and will provide various pathways including supported self-management, advice with signposting, intensive rehabilitation (ESD), complex management and reviews. You will be working in a multidisciplinary team including social work, neuropsychology, rotations across the acute and community pathway and opportunities for advanced practice. You will have access to a wide range of specialists with many years of experience who can help to increase your opportunities for learning and development of skills.

The highly specialist physio post is a part time role of 30 hours. Hours can be met flexibly with consideration of condensed hours. Our service is a 6-day service and we promote hybrid working with mixed caseload of community, base and working from home

North Dorset (base at Yeatman Hospital) covering Shafestbury, Gillingham, Sherbourne and Blandford.

Main duties of the job

We have recently been awarded significant investment in Dorset to develop Stroke and Neuro Services across Dorset to meet the National Stroke Service model published by NHS England last year (particularly with regards to Integrated Community Stroke Services- ICSS).

To provide a high quality person centred approach to care delivery which always considers people's safety, privacy and dignity.

To provide highly specialist care and interventions, assessments, treatments and managing patients on a caseload, as part of the wider multi-disciplinary care team.

To provide highly specialist advice to others regarding the management and care of patients / service users.

To devise highly specialist programmes of care for other professionals to deliver and ensure they are delivered appropriately.

To plan, implement and review health improvement programmes in a range of settings.

Provide supervision, mentorship, training and clinical support to students and trained practitioners.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification



  • Relevant physiotherapy degree
  • HCPC and RCP registered

ability to travel


  • Has driving licence and access to car

problem solving


  • Evidence of independent, timely clinical decision making/problem solving to lead self in development and learning and managing a complex caseload



  • Advanced skills in leading self
  • Evidence of emerging skills or evidence of leading others as a leader and clinician
  • Evidence of supervising junior staff
  • Evidence of leading on a student placement
  • Understanding of need to continue to develop self in leadership/evidence of leadership courses completed and willingness to undertake further learning as needed
  • Evidence of leading/taking responsibility beyond level of control or authority



  • Evidence of advanced skills in clinical management demonstrating competence in own abilities
  • Demonstrable evidence of enhanced organisation and time management skills
  • Demonstrates ability to work flexibly and adapt to needs of the service/team/caseload
  • Evidence of involvement in pathway/policy development to meet needs of the service
  • Evidence of leading on project work and showcasing independent learning

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Yeatman Hospital

Hospital Lane



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