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Barts Health NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inc
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting a Band 6 Physiotherapist for our rotation at Whipps Cross Hospital (WXH) to be part of our Therapy vision for our Physiotherapy service:

To be the heart 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 a friendly place to work, hold wellbeing activities, are an inclusive and diverse department with a band 6 professional development teaching programme supporting you to gain band 6 knowledge and skills as you begin your leadership journey.

Our general and specialist rotations include:
  • Stroke Rehabilitation & Community Stroke Service
  • Acute Older Peoples Services
  • Critical Care with Surgery
  • Surgery, Amputee Rehabilitation & Critical Care
  • Acute Medicine with the following specialties: endocrinology, neurology & respiratory.
  • Orthopaedics
  • Emergency Therapy Team - Frailty unit, Accident & Emergency, Acute Assessment Unit

HCPC registration and previous NHS experience is essential for this post.

All interviews will be conducted face to face

For further information contact:

Modupe Bolarin Practice Development physiotherapist ( 020 8539 5522 Ext. 6678 email:

TherapyDepartment, Whipps Cross University Hospital, Whipps Cross Road, Leytonstone, London E11 1NR

Closing date 2 weeks following publication.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard physiotherapy service to patients served by the Emergency Therapy and Older Peoples' Services, Critical Care, Surgery, Medicine, Orthopaedic and Stroke Teams as part of the Band 6 senior rotational scheme contributing to weekend and emergency respiratory on call service provision.

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



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registered as a Physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)


  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy



  • NHS experience as a Physiotherapist
  • Relevant recent post registration experience as a Physiotherapist.
  • Post registration experience in relevant clinical settings: Respiratory, Neurology, Surgery, MSK.
  • Experience of sole working as part of an emergency respiratory out of hours service
  • Documented evidence of CPD, in accordance with HCPC recommendations
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of audit/research.


  • Advice, training, and support to more junior staff, assistants, and students.
  • Member of specific relevant interest group
  • Committee membership eg Risk Management



  • Understand legal responsibilities of the profession and the associated code of ethics
  • Broad knowledge of current best practice in PT in acute physical, community and rehab setting.
  • Detailed knowledge risk management
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and its implication for services
  • Understanding and compliance with Data Protection & Confidentiality



  • Application of Risk Management
  • Ability to deliver training both internally within the profession and externally to other staff groups.
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible patient notes
  • Ability to apply current best practice in physiotherapy in acute physical and rehab settings.
  • Ability to maintain respiratory competency to be able to perform emergency on-call physiotherapy duties
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to supervise other staff e.g. more junior staff / assistants / students.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and reliability.
  • Ability to gain patient's trust
  • Ability to engender confidence & feeling of safety in patients about their care
  • IM& T skills.
  • Ability to present information both orally and written in a clear and logical manner.
  • Able to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day and carry out concurrent activities



  • Commitment to non-discriminatory practice.
  • Ability to work early & late shifts between 08:00 and 18:00, weekend working and out of hours respiratory on call.
  • Committed to lifelong and self-directed learning
  • Sufficient to perform the duties of the post with any aids and adaptations

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Whipps Cross Hospital


E11 1NR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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