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Band 6 -Community Rotational Physiotherapist

Whittington Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year Please set London Weighting at 5/7 Inner and 2/7 outer
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
As an autonomous practitioner to provide a high standard physiotherapy service to patients as part of a six-monthly rotation through Whittington's Adult Community Services in Islington and Haringey and as part of 7 day working services with extended working hours in some teams

To supervise and teach Band 5 Physiotherapists, Therapy Assistants, Technicians, and students and be involved in teaching colleagues from other disciplines.

To deputise for team leaders in operational management in their absence.

Main duties of the job

As an autonomous practitioner, to assess and treat own caseload of patients, including those with complex presentations. In each rotation treatment decisions will be underpinned by specialist knowledge gained from post graduate study of evidence-based treatments and from previous experience.

To carry out assessment of patients, including those with complex presentations, drawing on a wide range of information sources and using clinical reasoning skills to determine an accurate diagnosis and to identify an appropriate physiotherapy care plan from the many treatment options available.

To utilising a wide range of treatment skills in delivery of treatment plans having the highly developed physical skills necessary for provision of effective physiotherapy treatment

To formulate and deliver physiotherapy treatment programmes in a variety of settings and as part of 7 day working service including extended hours. Settings include community, patients' home, home visits, as part of a team, as a sole practitioner.

To work collaboratively to prevent inappropriate hospital admissions and to facilitate hospital discharge to minimize hospital stays.

About us

Whittington Health serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work with patients and their carers when appropriate in such a way as to promote their self-management strategies.

To represent the service at the multi-disciplinary team meetings. This will include discussion of patient care, progress and involvement in discharge planning and continued rehabilitation needs.

To keep accurate treatment records, which fulfill legal and statistical requirements, and which are in accordance with HPC/CSP/Trust/departmental standards.

To provide comprehensive progress and discharge reports to GPs, consultants, patients, members of the multi-disciplinary team and other patient services.

To manage clinical risk within own patient caseload at all times.

To work flexibly to provide cover in other clinical areas when required due to staff shortages.

Person Specification



  • Holds a recognized degree or diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Current HCPC registration
  • IELTS Level 7.00 or above (overseas candidates only)

Knowledge and Experience


  • Demonstrable previous clinical and work experience at Band 6 or a minimum of Band 5 level in settings relevant to the post.
  • Demonstrable clinical knowledge of a broad range of diagnoses and conditions in line with the rotational areas of the post.
  • Awareness of relevant clinical guidelines and legislation and their application in practice.
  • Demonstrable knowledge HCPC standard of practice and of professional registration requirements.
  • Experience of completing profession specific assessments, standardized and non-standardized and formulating treatment plans to support rehabilitation and discharge planning.
  • Worked in the NHS or equivalent setting and can show understanding/familiarity of the NHS system and the clinical role of an autonomous Physiotherapist
  • Experience of delivering formal and informal training to others


  • Evidence of supervision/appraisal of less experienced staff, students, and assistants.
  • Experience of service improvement, including productivity and patient experience.



  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly to a variety of professionals and to patients and their families, overcoming barriers to communication including language, confusion, and anxiety.
  • Demonstrable skill in clinical reasoning and problem solving for complex case management.
  • Proven organizational skills including time management and prioritisation to manage clinical and administrative workload.
  • Confident user of computers and IT databases. Proficient in Word, Excel, and Power point.
  • Understanding of information governance and of the processes for sharing patient information across agencies.
  • Understanding of the issues pertaining to clinical risk management, and ability for formulate plans to reduce risk.


  • Presentation and teaching skills to support in-service training for junior grade staff and rotation training requirements.
  • Ability to use audit and research in clinical practice

Personal Qualities


  • Self-motivated, personally, and professionally responsible.
  • Flexibility and ability to handle change positively.



  • Physical fitness to move and handle patients within Trust guidelines and to travel to patients' homes independently.
  • Understanding of working with diversity and how to incorporate this into own practice.


  • Membership of a specialist section.

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


Hornsey Rise Health Centre


N19 3YU

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