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Rotational Senior Physiotherapist

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
Would you like to work in a large Integrated Therapy Division within the beautiful countryside of Suffolk?

Opportunities exist for rotational Band 6 post within Ipswich Hospital and East Suffolk Community Services. This is a fixed term role to cover maternity leave.

Rotations include, but not limited to:

Surgery, Critical Care Unit, Medical and Acute Respiratory, Complex Elderly, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Acute Stroke, Sub-acute Neuro-Rehab, Respiratory Outpatients, Spinal rehabilitation, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. These rotations are the current rotational areas but are subject to change.

This job offer is also open to Band 5 on a developmental role to Band 6.

Our therapy teams are well established and enthusiastic about delivering high quality services. We have regular In-Service training sessions, clinical supervision and opportunities to get involved with Quality Improvement projects.

Main duties of the job

To participate in the annual Band 6 rotational scheme.

To perform advanced physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions, and deliver an individualised treatment programme from a range of options.

To undertake comprehensive assessments of patients, including those with diverse or complex presentations/multi-pathologies use advanced clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to assist in diagnosis, and choose from a range of treatment options to achieve the desired goal. To formulate treatment plans and recommend best course of intervention, considering patients' personal goals and objectives, to develop comprehensive discharge plans.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health & Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

Find out about living and working with us -

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification

Personal Skills


  • oCommitment to Continuous Professional Development
  • oWillingness to work off site


  • oTeaching skills



  • oBSc / MSc Physiotherapy
  • oMCSP
  • oHCPC Registered Physiotherapist


  • oInformation technology
  • oValidated post registration courses
  • oNon-clinical courses
  • oLEO / leadership
  • oStudent educator course



  • oExperience of working with assistants / technicians
  • oExperience of multi-disciplinary working
  • oComprehensive range of junior rotations including inpatient respiratory
  • oIn-service training and reflective learning
  • oAbility to work as an autonomous practitioner
  • oRespiratory on-call


  • oSupervision of more junior members of staff
  • oSupervision of students in any environment
  • oClinical Audit



  • oBroad knowledge of respiratory, neurology, elderly and trauma and orthopaedic conditions and their management.
  • oPrinciples and practices of rehabilitation


  • oFalls re-education
  • oClinical Governance
  • oRole of CSP

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital



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