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Senior Specialist Physiotherapist Neuro-Oncology

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
PART TIME - 18.75 Hours per week

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced, dynamic and enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join our Neuro-Oncology Team at South Tees Foundation Trust.

The post holder will be expected to have experience at managing patients with neurological conditions. The post holder will be required to have relevant post graduate study, ideally at Masters level. The post holder will be required to demonstrate advanced specialist skills and knowledge in the assessment and treatment of patients with neurological conditions.

The Physiotherapy Service is a well-established large, progressive and dynamic service, which continues to develop within the Trust. The team is friendly and supportive and mentorship for this role will be available from other clinicians, the AHP Service Lead and from the Head of Physiotherapy.

This post offers development in clinical and leadership skills and the post holder will be supported to attend relevant post graduate courses. We have an established and comprehensive training programme and our staff are encouraged and supported in their CPD through workshops, clinical supervision and the appraisal process. There is also an expectation to actively participate in audit and research.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be part of a specialist multidisciplinary team involved in the care of patients with neuro-oncology conditions and will be employed as a Senior Specialist to lead in the provision and development of physiotherapy services for patients with neuro-oncology conditions, providing clinical expertise at a local and regional level.

The post holder will provide clinical assessment and support with the rehabilitation both acutely and in the community of neuro-oncology patients. They will lead clinical developments and research opportunities to proactively move neuro-oncology rehabilitation Services forward to the benefit of patients and staff within the Trust and at a regional network level.

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching hospital trusts in the country, close to the North Yorkshire Moors and within easy reach of Newcastle and Leeds. It comprises two acute hospitals, The James Cook University Hospital and Friarage Hospital, Northallerton and a number of community hospitals. The James Cook University Hospital is a major trauma centre and provides a wide range of district general hospital services and specialist services such as neurosciences, renal medicine, spinal injuries, major trauma, cardiothoracic, vascular surgery and cancer services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to

Explore leadership within the NHS

Promote Trust Values and Behaviours

Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills

Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • BSc or Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Completed or willing to work towards a post graduate course at masters level(if available or relevant to the post)



  • Experience at band 6 level including working with pateints with neurological conditions
  • Demonstrates experience of supervision and teaching more junior staff, students and other members of the MDT.
  • Experience working as an autonomous practitioner at a band 6 level within the NHS

Skills, Knowledge & Aptitude


  • To display effective communication skills, communicating complex, sensitive and contentious information to patients, carers and colleagues
  • Evidence of taking a lead role in MDT working

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The James Cook University Hospital

Marton Road



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