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Rotational Physiotherapist

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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Band 5
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a band 5 physiotherapist. We are looking for enthusiastic Physiotherapists to join our Band 5 rotation to cover maternity leave for fixed terms of 9 and 6 months.

We can offer work in a variety of clinical areas within Physiotherapy including MSK out -patients, trauma and orthopaedics, respiratory care, surgical, medical, care of the elderly, paediatrics, and neurology.

In addition we have rotations with the Wirral Community Health and Care Trust within transfer to assess and community rehabilitation.

The successful candidates should have experience of working in the NHS acute settings as a student or qualified Physiotherapist .

They should have good clinical reasoning skills, good communication skills and a high level of awareness of patients' needs and patient centred care.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates would have the opportunity to work in a supportive environment whilst maintaining their CPD portfolio, including the WUTH preceptorship programme lasting 12 months post qualification and named mentor with regular supervision sessions.

About us

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as competent and caring staff by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral's only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of �337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible with excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see Job overview & attached Job description for further information about the Rotational Physiotherapist position available with WUTH.

Person Specification

Qualifications, Specific Experience & Training


  • Graduate Diploma or BSc Physiotherapy or equivalent qualification recognised by HCPC (or student physiotherapist with qualification pending)
  • HCPC registration (or pending)
  • Appropriate experience as a student or qualified physiotherapist
  • Previous care experience
  • Student placements in a range of core areas: o Respiratory (including HDU/ICU) o Orthopaedics o Musculoskeletal Outpatients o Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Experience working as part of multidisciplinary team


  • Member of Charted Society of Physiotherapy or similar
  • Active collection of relevant CPD in portfolio
  • High level of clinical reasoning with excellent theoretical knowledge underpinning practice
  • Demonstrate a good awareness of needs of patient and appropriate action to take
  • Demonstrate awareness of the roles of others in providing patient care and ability to work as an effective team member

Knowledge and Skills


  • Basic computer skills
  • Well developed theoretical knowledge under pinning physiotherapy practice
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good analytical, problem solving and clinical reasoning skills


  • Knowledge and experience in hospital computer system
  • Ability to communicate within difficult circumstances and demonstrate empathetic approach to patients
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), analytical, problem solving skills and clinical reasoning
  • Understanding of national issues and relating them to own clinical practice

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in order to support others and needs of the service
  • Good organisational skills


  • Ability to show initiative but understanding when to refer to trained staff
  • Ability to organise own workload and administrational procedures

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Wirral University Teaching Hospital


CH49 5PE

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