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Senior Physiotherapist - Ageing Well

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum (incl of HCAS)
Closing date
2 Mar 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Physiotherapist - Ageing well

As an experienced Physiotherapist with post graduate experience in rehabilitation and working as part of a community multidisciplinary team you will find yourself ideally positioned to join our team.

Your clinical skills, expertise and knowledge will enable you to support our urgent care response, rehabilitation, and community virtual ward pathways. You will work within the multi-disciplinary integrated team to jointly assess and plan the care of people who are referred to our ageing well rehabilitation services. The team you will join includes Geriatric Consultants, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Pharmacist, Senior Nurses, physiotherapists, Senior Multitherapy Assistants, and close liaison with District Nursing, Community Matrons, Older Peoples Mental Health teams, BHFT Community Wards, Specialist services and voluntary services. You will hold responsibility for the provision of education and clinical occupational therapy advice to staff within the ageing well services.

Main duties of the job

Assist in the supervision and training of physiotherapist students, Senior Multitherapy assistants and be involved in teaching of multidisciplinary staff.

Provide a high standard of physiotherapy for adults with a wide range of physical conditions, including respiratory, orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, neurological, falls, multiple pathology, social issues, and mental health conditions referred to the service. This service is provided in client's homes, residential homes, nursing homes, residential rehabilitation units.

Undertake the comprehensive physical and functional assessment of patients, including those with complex presentation involving physical and mental health components. Use investigative and analytical skills to formulate individualised management plans such as assessing for equipment, assessing transfers and for POC using expert clinical reasoning, utilising a wide range of treatment skills and options to formulate a specialised programme of care in agreement with the patient and/or carer.

The 4 must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • Qualified physiotherapist along with HCPC registration
  • Post graduate experience of working as part of a community multidisciplinary team
  • Post graduate experience in rehabilitation
  • Car owner/driver and possess full UK driver's licence or evidence of ability to travel to designated base and other sites.

About us

For our people who work here that means we want Berkshire Healthcare to be a great place to work where everyone can thrive and grow. Some of the benefits of joining our team:
  • Salary ranging from�45,753 - �52,067 per annum including HCAS
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
  • Annual leave - 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.
  • And so much more

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification



  • Qualified Physiotherapist
  • Relevant Degree
  • HCPC Registration
  • Qualification in Advanced history taking and examination or Frailty (Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment) or willingness to undertake the module once they start the post.
  • Non-medical prescriber (V300) or willingness to undertake the module once they start the post.
  • Mentorship qualification/equivalent or willingness to undertake


  • Relevant postgraduate Qualification
  • Membership of relevant Special Interest Group

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of CPD in a portfolio including attendance at recent postgraduate courses relevant to the clinical field / reflective practice in this clinical field.

Previous Experience


  • Post graduate experience of working as part of a community multidisciplinary team.
  • Post graduate experience in rehabilitation
  • Post graduate experience in NHS
  • Supervision of juniors/assistants/students

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Sound Knowledge in relevant area
  • Knowledge and understanding of Social Services and willingness to work closely with them.
  • Able to present information, written and orally, in a clear and logical manner.
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implications for services.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective time management
  • Drive and enthusiasm for clinical excellence and clinical development
  • Competent IT skills

Additional Requirements


  • Able to work flexibly across service areas to enhance quality of service provision
  • Ability to travel between multiple sites
  • Able to work bank Holidays, weekends, and unsocial hours to meet service need
  • Able to work in challenging environments

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


St Marks Hospital



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