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Rotational Physiotherapist

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you enthusiastic and forward thinking about therapy? Do you want to work for a Trust that values AHPs and their contribution to the patient journey and holistic care?

Come and join our vibrant Therapy service at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.

We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join our friendly, busy departments at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust. You will be working on the Band 5 rotational scheme covering the acute wards (RCHT) and outpatients / inpatients (CFT) providing rehabilitation / respiratory / orthopaedics / surgical / neurology and musculoskeletal intervention to a broad case mix of inpatients. The rotational post incorporates weekend working. You will be required to be part of the on-call respiratory service.

This is a full time (37.5 hours per week) entry level post. Flexible working across seven days will be required, with commitment to the respiratory weekend and on-call rota for the rotational posts.

International applications are welcome and we can offer remote interviews. We will consider people returning to practice.

Main duties of the job

We can offer you opportunities to engage in research, training, coaching and career development. We have links to the local higher education institutions, and have also developed local learning opportunities. In particular, we offer an excellent 'AHP Future Leaders Programme', which has been praised by Suzanne Rastrick, Chief AHP Officer (see YouTube).

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has an active 'Improving Working Lives' team who offer a range of services and activities to support staff an encourage health and well-being of our workforce and in the latest NHS Staff Survey 86% of our staff said that they think the organisation takes positive action on health and well-being.

At the Therapy Department at Royal Cornwall Hospital we value our staff and their contributions. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent service and we constantly strive to improve quality of all that we do. In our latest staff survey 91% of staff stated that the training, learning and development they have accessed has helped them to do their job more effectively.

Cornwall Therapy Services are fully committed to the AHPs into Action agenda and is currently leading the plans for the first national AHP Appreciation Day. Come and join us aboard the #AHPsDay campaign bus!

In addition to working in an aspiring and outstanding Therapy Department, Cornwall offers exceptional opportunities to explore the countryside and coast, with a huge variety of activities available.

About us

Sustainability is integral to the Trust achieving the NHS Net Zero target. All staff are therefore actively encouraged and supported to implement new ways of working within their field of expertise.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide a high standard Physiotherapy service to patients at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust and those seen under the rotational scheme.To provide assessment, treatment, and goal setting of patients on the wards or in an out-patient setting. Some patients may have complex and / or chronic presentations.To determine clinical diagnosis and physiotherapy treatment indicated.To maintain records as an autonomous practitioner.You will develop specialist skills under the guidance of the senior staff.This is an entry-level post.Flexible seven day working: - respiratory on call and weekend working as essential requirements.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent
  • HCPC registered / or pending.


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists



  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team, an understanding of their roles and respect for the other professionals within the team
  • Experience of working in a team of people


  • Experience working in an NHS setting in the following clinical areas: Trauma and Orthopaedics, Medical, Respiratory, Neurology, Mental Health.

Practical/Intellectual Skills


  • Up-to-date clinical skills
  • Entry level assessment skills
  • Well developed communication skills - empathy, negotiation, and motivation, presenting of complex facts in an understandable way, re-assurance, and support particularly to anxious people.
  • Good understanding of roles with a multi-disciplinary team
  • Computer literate
  • Presentation skills
  • Evidence of clinical audit / research activity

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospital



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