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Rotational Physiotherapist

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit new graduates that may have just graduated or graduating in the summer.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic band 5 Physiotherapist to join our team . You will work as part of our Therapies team providing high quality care to patients at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital. This post currently offers four monthly rotations covering the following areas: medical respiratory including ITU and HDU, acute paediatrics, out patients, Emergency Care and Acute Medicine, orthopaedics/surgery, neurology and Complex Medical Wards. Our service cover is 7 days a weeks and weekend working and late shifts.

You must be eager to learn, organised, and be able to work effectively as part of a team. You will be supported in this role by a friendly and knowledgeable colleges. The Therapies Department at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital is a dynamic and evolving department and you will be encouraged to actively participate in service development and evaluation.

We would consider part time working and return to practice applicants.

Please note that there will be a practical assessment and interview for which you will need to be physically present for, virtual assessments will not be possible.

Acute Nhs experience is essential for applying this position.

Main duties of the job

1. To perform therapeutic assessment of patients with diverse and variedphysical and psychological conditions, to determine a diagnosis and formulate and deliver an appropriate individualised treatment programme.2. To hold responsibility for own caseload and be responsible for a specific area or ward, working without direct supervision. Access to advice and support from a senior physiotherapist is available when required. Clinical work is regularly evaluated by a senior physiotherapist.3. To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.4. To supervise work experience students on observational placement, ensuring confidentiality is maintained at all times.5. To contribute and participate in evidence-based audit and research projects to further own and team's clinical practice and improve service delivery within each rotation.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please read the full attached Job Description and personal specification before applying for this role.

Please note that interviews for this post will be face to face.

Person Specification

Qualifiactions and training


  • Diploma/Degree in Physio ( or completing)
  • HCPC registration
  • CPD evidence


  • Member of CSP



  • broad based undergraduate experience
  • evidence of working in an NHS acute hospital setting
  • MDT working


  • experience working with acute respiratory patients



  • effective time management
  • ability to be organised and work under pressure


  • awareness of the wider local and national agenda

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Luton and Dunstable Hospital



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