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Rotational Band 6 Physiotherapist

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
Fixed Term Band 6 Physiotherapist in Adult Community Therapy Team ( six months)

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Physiotherapist to join our dynamic friendly Integrated Therapy Team at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust.

You will work as part of the band 6 rotational physiotherapy service in the Adult Community Therapy Team.

We are looking for individuals who are proactive, forward thinking and resilient. People who use their initiative and have the ability to work on their own and as part of a team. Excellent communication, organisational skills and strong leadership skills are required, as well as being adaptable to our ever changing and pressurised environments.

Main duties of the job

You will work as part of an integrated team to rehabilitate and improve the quality of the patient journey. Your caseload will be variable and comprise of some complex conditions therefore applicants must have a broad range of previous experience including working in an acute NHS setting.

In the return for your skills and dedication to the team and our patients we endeavour to provide a supportive environment to learn and develop your new skills. We have a strong commitment to support all staff members with CPD opportunities. We are fortunate enough to have a number of clinical leads to support you and provide clinical supervision time. We have a robust in-service training programme. You will have the opportunity to support and develop band 5 therapists within the team and support other band 6 staff with clinical education to students.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
  • Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • NHS pension scheme membership
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
  • NHS Staff discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
  • Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will work within the Adult Community Therapy Team. They will be responsible for providing a high standard of physiotherapy to all patients.

They will be an autonomous practitioner, both professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of their professional and clinical work. A driving license is essential for this position.

They will assess, diagnose, plan and deliver treatment programs to patients in their care.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • 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 and organise safe and timely discharge.
  • To be responsible for your own caseload and a defined area of the service, working without direct supervision. Supervision takes the form of regular formal training, team in service training and 1-1 supervision with the team leader.
  • To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.
  • May undertake evidence-based audit and research projects to further own and teams clinical practice Make recommendations to clinical team leader for changes to practice. May lead the implementation of specific changes to practice or contribute to service guidelines.
  • To provide regular supervision to junior physiotherapy and assistant staff on the team.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of �41.90. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of �13.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Degree in Physiotherapy
  • State Registration (member of HCPC)


  • Membership of CSP
  • Membership of special interest groups
  • Evidence of CPD and attendance at post graduate courses in relevant clinical area/s



  • Specialist level knowledge of required assessment, diagnostic and clinical / interventions for core specialities and complex presentations
  • Demonstrate understanding of the legal and proficiency standards of the profession
  • Up to date in professional practice, national standards and research for core specialities
  • Knowledge gained through experience of clinical audit processes for quality improvement
  • Knowledge gained through experience of discharge planning processes and admission avoidance


  • Knowledge and experience of NHS risk governance



  • Experience of managing student and / or assistant development including supervision
  • Experience providing regular clinical education for staff using a variety of methods
  • Minimum of 2 years experience of acute UK hospital Band 5 rotation scheme including the following specialities: Orthopaedics, Medicine, ICU, Respiratory, Neuro, Older people, Outpatients, intermediate care and discharge to assess.
  • Significant experience using complex or specialist assessment, diagnostics and interventions

Skills & Abilities


  • Competent in supervising and developing members of staff in clinical specialities
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance and others
  • Ability to build effective relationships, have good interpersonal skills and demonstrate ability to lead inclusively
  • Specialist skills in assessment and treating complex clinical presentations independantly

Work Related Circumstances


  • Valid UK driving license and insurance to allow use of vehicle for business purposes

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stockport NHS Foundation Trust (Acute and Community Locations across Stockport)

Stepping Hill Hospital, Poplar Grove



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