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Stroke & Neuro Physiotherapist

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We have an exciting opportunity to recruit a part time band 6 Physiotherapist to join our Integrated Stroke & Neuro Rehabilitation Therapy Team.We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate with a special interest to work in the field of stroke & neuro rehabilitation. The roll will include working 1 day per week in the Acute Stroke Pathway at Royal Blackburn Hospital and 3 days per week working in the Neuro Rehabilitation Pathway at Rakehead Rehab Unit.

The successful candidate will be a HCPC registered Physiotherapist with sound knowledge and experience of specialist neurological assessment and treatment procedures for this client group. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required together with good organisational and time management skills. Flexibility in working patterns to meet the needs of the service is essential. You will be required to support the physiotherapy service in clinical and service development projects, alongside working under pressure managing your clinical caseload.

This is a great opportunity for someone who is keen to work on the inpatient rehabilitation pathway across stroke & neuro rehab.

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for providing clinical care to a defined caseload of stroke & neuro patients in acute stroke and inpatient neuro rehab. The position will require you to complete highly specialised assessment, planning and intervention skills working as an autonomous practitioner in a variety of clinical settings.

As part of the assessment process, you may be required to select and apply appropriate evidence-based assessment tools and outcome measures to identify clinical benefit within practice, treatment planning and intervention. You will also be expected to formulate patient centred goals along with individualised management and treatment plans, where appropriate, including effective discharge planning and onward referrals to community agencies.

As the stroke/ neuro physiotherapist you will be expected to use a variety of evidence-based interventions to a specialist level according to the needs of the individual patient to ensure we drive high quality, effective and efficient care. Within clinical practice you will provide comprehensive risk assessment and clinical/ governance reports outlining clinical findings.

Part of the role may require you to work flexibly to support other areas of the pathway in times of clinical pressure such as community and outpatient stroke & neuro rehab settings.

About us

Established in 2003 East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen.

Our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 700,000 patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements.

As a Physiotherapist working across stroke & neuro you will be based at Royal Blackburn Hospital working on Acute Stroke and based the other 3 days per week at Rakehead Rehab Unit. All our therapy teams are integrated therefore flexibility working on both inpatients and in community is essential. Our integrated therapy team has a strong link with UCLAN employing an AHP Professor in neurorehabilitation and stroke as such we are actively involved in a variety of research projects.

We have a robust supervision and annual appraisal structure along with offering in house training to support the clinical development of our staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide a high standard of specialist physiotherapy input to the designated physiotherapy team.

Perform advanced physio therapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions, to provide a diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualized treatment programme.

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 takes the form of regular formal training and clinical reasoning sessions, peer review, case conferences. Access to advice and support from a more senior physiotherapist is available if required, clinical work is not routinely evaluated.

In the absence of the senior clinician, supervise, educate, and assess the performance of physiotherapy students and junior staff this would be to a graduate standard and involve working with universities to ensure the standard of practice and teaching meets the standards set by the degree level qualification.

Undertake evidence-based audit and contribute to research projects to further own and teams clinical practice. Make recommendations to clinical lead/manager of service for improvement to practice by the team. Lead the implementation of specific changes to practice or contribute to service protocols as agreed with the team leader.

Person Specification

Essential & Diserable


  • oDiploma/degree in Physiotherapy Registered with Health Professions Council
  • Access to a vehicle to work across the community setting
  • Experience of working in stroke or neuro
  • Minimum of 2 years post grad experience working in physical health setting
  • IT literacy including Email and Internet.
  • Use of specialist physiotherapy assessments and treatment methods relevant to stroke or neuro


  • Member of specialist interest group
  • Quality Improvement/Practice Improvement training or equivalent experience
  • Student or physiotherapy assistant supervision.
  • Involvement in audit, research and understanding quality issues.
  • Previous courses and training in specialist area of stroke or neuro
  • Student accreditation course

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


Rakehead Rehabilitation Unit, Burnley General Hospital

Casterton Avenue


BB10 2PQ

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