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Senior Physiotherapist Surgery and Amputee rehabilitation

Barts Health NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inc
Closing date
19 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
A new opportunity to join our therapy team who proudly demonstrate WE CARE values under the vision of:

To be the Y of NEL, empowering people to live their best life, committed to innovative development of our staff and services with transparency. Think of us as part of your caring family as we are proud to be one.

We are looking for an experienced B6 or B7 PT who can lead the Surgery & Amputee service at Whipps Cross Hospital. This is a new post and will co-lead the integrated team of PTs, OTs & support workers on the Surgical Wards & lead the Amputee Outpatient Service. The Surgical Division includes Critical Care, Surgery, Orthopaedics & Amputees under one Clinical Lead. The successful candidate will work with the other B7 therapists in the Surgical Division to further develop therapy provision & standards.

Applicants will need to hold current HCPC registration, have broad clinical skills including recent acute surgery & prosthetic amputee experience in the NHS or similar health service at senior level. There is a strong commitment to staff training, service improvement and support for leadership.

There is a rostered service to ensure 7-day provision between 8am - 6pm. The postholder would be rostered for weekend working but no more frequent than 1 in 4 weekends with time off in lieu during the week.

Main duties of the job

To co-lead the therapy service on the Surgical Wards and lead the Amputee Rehabilitation Physiotherapy service ensuring provision of a high standard physiotherapy service to patients, as well as contributing to weekend and on call service provision. The co-leading for the surgical wards is with the band 7 OT. The wider team incorporates critical care and that physiotherapy provision is lead by the B7 PT in Critical Care. All three band 7s work in harmony together

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below

Person Specification



  • oExtensive post registration experience working in an acute hospital setting in the NHS or similar health service
  • oRecent experience in surgery, tracheostomy management, and amputee rehabilitation at senior level, with other acute clinical settings including critical care, orthopaedics and neurology
  • oDocumented evidence of CPD, in accordance with HCPC recommendations
  • oProvision of advice, supervision, appraisal, training and support to more junior staff, support staff and students.
  • oExperience of audit / research / QI
  • oExperience of sole working as part of an out of hours emergency respiratory service



  • oGood knowledge of current best practice in physiotherapy in surgery, tracheostomy management, amputee rehabilitation and Critical care
  • oIn-depth knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to client group



  • oSpecialist clinical skills in Surgery & Amputees including Critical Care
  • oUnderstanding and application of risk management
  • oUnderstand legal responsibilities of the profession and the associated code of ethics
  • oSupervisory & appraisal skills of other staff including junior staff / support staff / students.
  • oAbility to pass on knowledge and deliver training both internally within the profession and externally to other staff groups.
  • oCommitted to lifelong and self-directed learning
  • oAbility to present information both orally and written in a clear and logical manner.
  • oIM& T skills.
  • oDemonstrate understanding and previous participation in activity to support the clinical governance agenda
  • oAbility to cope with working in a stressful environment and with emotional or aggressive patients/carers
  • oAfter induction, to be able to actively participate as an appraiser to the Trust Appraisal system



  • oDiploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • oMember of the Health Professions Council


  • oMember of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy



  • oAbility to work early and late shifts and as part of the weekend rota
  • oCommitted to personal and team development
  • oAble to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day and carry out concurrent activities
  • oCommitment to non-discriminatory practice.
  • oUnderstanding and compliance with Data Protection


  • oMember of a relevant specific interest group
  • oCommittee membership eg Risk Management

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Whipps Cross Hospital


E11 1NR

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