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Specialist Physiotherapist

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a qualified NHS Physiotherapist looking for your next career step? Want to enhance your experience across different patients and care settings and develop as a clinical leader in one of the UK's largest hospital Trusts?

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Specialist Physiotherapist to work on a yearly rotation between our Integrated Community Team - Therapy (ICTT) in the West of Sheffield, and our Acute Medicine Therapy Team based at the Northern General Hospital.

We're looking for someone who enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team to deliver the best possible care for patients, has excellent communication skills, and ideally has post-registration experience within an acute or community setting. You'll also need access to a car due to community working.

Main duties of the job

Your first rotation will be spent with the Acute Medicine Therapy team working alongside a team of other Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and support staff, to deliver acute and ongoing care, including around early rehabilitation, assessment, urgent respiratory care, intervention, and discharge planning. Covering a variety of different wards across the hospital, this is great chance to work with wide range of patients and develop your experience of different specialties, including Geriatric Medicine, Frailty, Parkinson's disease and palliative care.

Second rotation will be spent with the ICTT team out in the community, where you'll provide excellent physio care and support to patients with Respiratory, Musculoskeletal, Orthopaedic, and Neurological conditions. The service works closely with colleagues across health, social care and voluntary services, to provide integrated care which promotes quality of life, independence and meets the needs of patients with long-term conditions, while reducing demand on hospital services. With therapies mainly delivered in patients own homes, you'll be able to be able to spend part of your time working from home or hotdesking from the community base.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes a firm commitment to professional development of it's staff together with the provision of an excellent health and well-being support service.

Throughout your time on both rotations, you'll have the guidance and supervision of our clinical specialists and wider team, to offer you support, help you manage your caseload and complex patients, and help develop your specific area of interest and skills to further your career.

We also offer excellent in-service training programmes to support staff to continue with postgraduate training and developing clinical and leadership skills, including developing and delivering education, supervision, mentorship, and service developments. There's also the chance to get involved in service improvement and research projects, new innovations and the latest digital technologies, and more. We're also proud to be a friendly, caring, and supportive team, who help each other to manage caseloads, deliver the best for our patients, and enjoy catching up over a good fuddle, social lunch, and the odd bake-off.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification



  • BSc in Physiotherapy or equivalent
  • HCPC registration
  • Short Specialist post-registration training programmes



  • Post-registration NHS experience as a Physiotherapist.
  • Post-registration knowledge and skill to manage a complex specialist caseload in the relevant clinical speciality applied for.


  • Clinical Governance or Health & Safety, link worker
  • Member of special Interest Group
  • Fieldwork educators Course
  • Clinical Effectiveness course/Project

Further Training


  • Evidence of continuous personal & professional development
  • Good post-registration theoretical and practical knowledge of therapy practice in chosen field


  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Clinical Governance

Special skills/apptitudes


  • Competency in Physiotherapy clinical reasoning, processes & practices
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and team working skills
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to act on own initiative, organise and prioritise work and manage multiple tasks
  • Able to maintain accurate written records & statistics
  • Calm approach to changing work situations
  • Able to teach and motivate others


  • Understanding of therapy in an acute hospital
  • IT literate
  • Understanding of stress and ability to help others cope under pressure

Other Factors


  • Flexible and reliable approach to working practices
  • Positive, proactive attitude to patient care and teamwork
  • Car driver with full UK drivers licence

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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