Neurospecialist rotational physiotherapist

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
JOINT ADVERT ON BEHALF OF DORSET STROKE AND NEURO SERVICES (Dorset County Hospital and Dorset Healthcare Trusts)

Are you a motivated, dynamic and passionate physiotherapist? Are you inspired to provide excellent rehabilitation for those with stroke and neurological disorders?

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. Our team expansion includes nursing, social work, neuropsychology and voluntary sector roles, as well as apprentices, rotations across the acute and community pathway and opportunities for advanced practice.

Rotations include:
      • Hyperacute / acute stroke and neurology (based at Dorset County Hospital)
      • Stroke and neurology inpatient rehabilitation (currently based at Yeatman community hospital- Sherborne)
      • Integrated Community Stroke (and neurology) Service (ICSS) - including Early Supported Discharge (ESD) and complex rehabilitation and condition management for stroke and neurology. The service covers West and North Dorset

Contribution to the therapy weekend rotas is expected on a basis of no more than 1:5 weekends.

Main duties of the job

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

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

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

To devise 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.

We would welcome applicants for this band 6 position, or those willing to pursue a band 5-6 accelerator programme over 12-18 months (on completion of competencies). Car driver with car and business use essential. Stroke/ neurological experience required, but most of all we're looking for candidates with a dedication to improvement, a passion for high quality neuro rehabilitation who thrives within a team.

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, forwardlooking 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



  • Professional qualification in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of up to date CPD portfolio and recent development courses



  • Relevant experience at band 5 and band 6 level in community with stroke and neuro patients
  • Experience working with complex patients within stroke and neuro



  • Evidence of using clinical systems and IT systems within previous roles including microsoft office



  • Has driving licence and access to car

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Forston Clinic

Herrison Road



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