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Senior Physiotherapist Acute & Emergency Medicine

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
The Luton and Dunstable Hospital Therapy Department would like to present an exciting opportunity to join an established team in the Acute and Emergency Medicine Therapy Department.

The team provide therapy input, with a 7 day extended hours service, across all our Front door areas such as Emergency Department, Emergency Assessment Units, Medical Short Stay units and Frailty Unit.

Our Emergency Department is proud to be the best performing in the country and are keen for further development within the Therapy team to maintain high clinical standards and services in the pursuit of excellence. The therapy team works closely with the MDT to enable efficient discharges with the patient at the heart of each decision. We are involved in many quality improvement initiatives to drive service provision forward.

Applications are invited from suitably motivated and innovative individuals to join an energetic and evolving Therapy Team within a reputable Trust. The post holders are required to be enthusiastic and passionate about the field of therapy and must be able to work flexibly across weekends and extended hours.

We will consider flexible working and job shares for the appropriate candidates. The department has a strong commitment to CPD and supports staff members with development.

For further discussion or to arrange an informal visit please contact Fran Maydom or Ikera Williams on 07811997205.

Main duties of the job

To perform advanced physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations, to determine a diagnosis and formulate and deliver an appropriate programme

To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.

To supervise physiotherapy students on placement within the Acute and Emergency Medicine therapy team.

To participate in the development and delivery of education and training.

To undertake generic work in Acute and Emergency Medicine within the field of occupational therapy to a competent standard, supported by clinical supervision from non-physiotherapy senior staff.

To hold responsibility for own caseload and be responsible for patients with physiotherapy problems on the Acute and Emergency Medical wards, working without direct supervision. Clinical work is evaluated through regular clinical supervision with a Band 7 clinician, but day-to-day clinical work is not routinely reviewed.

Supported by the Band 7 Acute and Emergency Medicine physiotherapy lead, to design and undertake evidence-based audit and research projects to improve service delivery. Make recommendations and occasionally implement changes to practice or service protocols, as agreed with the Band 7 lead.

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 refer to job description and personal specification for detailed information.

If any further questions please contact Fran Maydom or Ikera Williams on 07811997205.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of Physiotherapy Degree
  • Evidence of HCPC registration


  • Evidence of CSP membership
  • Evidence of clinical interest group



  • Experience in supervising students/band 5 therapists
  • Experience of working within an acute hospital environment
  • Experience of a broad range of postgraduate rotations
  • Experience of working within an MDT
  • Experience of working in a fast paced environment


  • Evidence of participation/teaching in in-service training
  • Evidence of involvement in service improvement project or audit
  • Experience of working within Acute and Emergency Medicine
  • Experience of working within the NHS



  • Evidence of good understanding of complex medical conditions
  • Evidence of knowledge for a broad range of physiotherapy assessment & treatment techniques relating to the clinical setting
  • Understanding of clinical governance and the implications, including experience of audits and quality issues
  • Experience of clinical audits


  • Awareness of the wider local and national agenda around physiotherapy and NHS developments
  • Knowledge of the workings of community physiotherapy services and intermediate care services.

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Luton and Dunstable University Hospital



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