Band 6 Physiotherapist

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic physiotherapist with a special interest in the rehabilitation of older adults, often presenting with complex multiple pathologies, to join our In-Patient Rehabilitation Team. Our Inpatient Therapy Service covers a large geographical area within Birmingham and includes areas within an Intermediate Care Unit, Sub-acute Medical Wards, and Neuro Wards.

This is an ideal opportunity for a dynamic, pro-active clinician to be part of our team requiring innovation and creativity in the post to help shape the future delivery of therapy care.

This post offers an exciting challenge to work within the Discharge to Assess Model with a complex clinical caseload of general medical, trauma and orthopaedics and neurological conditions of older people, and focuses on client-centred practice within a holistic approach.

Good communication skills are essential.

You will be working within a well-established Inpatient Therapy Team offering strong clinical leadership.

This post offers:
  • A friendly and supportive team
  • CPD opportunities
  • In-Service training
  • Personal Development Review.

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Bureau check.

For more information or an informal visit, please contact:

Shwetha Radhakrishnan, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist - Email:

Tel: 0121-6759633

Main duties of the job

  • As part of the Multidisciplinary in patients' service, the post holder will work in partnership to assist in the facilitation of hospital discharge and the provision of rehabilitative treatment in line with the overall objectives of the service.

    The post holder will act as an experienced practitioner for physiotherapy providing evidence based specialist knowledge and skills within the Urgent Care division.

    The post holder will ensure access to complex and routine Physiotherapy assessment and intervention, provide and monitor treatment programmes and ensure safe discharge or referral on to other services as appropriate. They will work in partnership with patients, carers and other health and social care agencies to promote independence and develop individual plans of care relevant to patient need.

    The post holder will be expected to work multi professionally, support other team members' roles and contribute to the future development of the service providing professional advice and appropriate training to others in the multi-disciplinary service.

About us

Be Part of Our Team...

BCHC has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehab Centre and one of Europe's leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to 'Be Part of Our Team' and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you.

  • Please ensure you check your Trac account regularly as this is how we will communicate with you during the shortlisting and selection proces
  • Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including business email address, telephone contact details and postal address

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on the main responsibilities, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications / training


  • Degree or diploma in Physiotherapy.
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.


  • Practice Placement Educator



  • Relevant post graduation experience in either a neurological /rehabilitation or elderly rehabilitation setting
  • Experience of working with other agencies.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to plan and delegate daily workload


  • experience in D2A model



  • Knowledge of a range of appropriate assessment and treatment approaches for the client group and evidence of the ability to manage complex patients.
  • Awareness of recent Evidence of Continuing development and professional issues
  • Demonstrates understanding of Clinical Governance and clinical effectiveness.
  • Knowledge and application of Health and Safety issues and their relevance in the Community.


  • Knowledge of the use of orthotics.
  • Knowledge of the use of seating and cushions.

Personal Qualities


  • Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively in an appropriate manner, including where barriers to understanding exist.
  • Demonstrates ability to generate written communication that is relevant, concise, accurate and legible.
  • Demonstrates understanding of Clinical Governance and clinical effectiveness.

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT


In Patient Units-ASR


B13 8JL

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