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Senior Physiotherapist

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Therapy Service has a vision of developing and providing a high quality Home First Discharge service for our patients discharged home from the Acute Trust. The service will work in collaboration with the community & volunteer sector to provide safe and supported discharge followed up by a comprehensive person-centered holistic assessment, identifying recommendations to support regaining independence and improving health and wellbeing.

This fantastic developing service offers you the unique opportunity to develop a service and deliver person-centered assessments supporting patients' individual needs and recovery. You can expect to work in partnership with patients and their families to get the best possible outcomes that can be shared and celebrated, identifying how the service meets the Government Hospital discharge and community support policy and operating model from October 2021.

The Discharge to Assess Home First Therapy Team represents a new direction for NNUH and is in line with our commitment to provide the best care for every patient.

We will support you to develop current/ new skills with access to in-service training and professional development. You will receive supervision and annual appraisal have access to peer support and encouragement to take an active role within your own continuing professional development.

Interview Date: 22nd March 2024

Main duties of the job

As the Home First Therapy Team is a evolving integrated service for NNUH, this is an exciting opportunity to become part of a unique team in a highly patient-focused role. Therapists within the team will not only develop the service, working alongside patients and multi-disciplinaryteam colleagues, but also contribute to the shaping and development of the Norfolk and Waveney system Discharge to Assess programme of work.

Successful candidates will support the Discharge to Assess process by providing holistic and patient focused assessment and intervention for the first 2 weeks following a hospital admission.

As a Band 6 you will be expected to support Junior staff and assistants as well as contribute to the education of students and training within the wider department.

Assess risks relating to the discharge process to ensure a safe and timely discharge of patients to the most appropriate setting and to the level of competency relevant to the post, along with sign posting on to other services as necessary

Provide advice and information to patients/ carers including instruction and training regarding use of equipment issued

Contribute to 7 day working within the team at a frequency of 1 weekend shift every 4 weeks

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service,all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUHs PRIDE values of People focused, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence and demonstrate behaviours that support and encourage an inclusive culture.
  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work.
  • To maintain a high standard of clinical care for patients under your management.
  • To accept clinical responsibility for a defined caseload of patients and to organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time
  • To use communication tools (verbal and non-verbal) and assess understanding of treatment proposals to gain valid informed consent. With support, to work within a legal framework with patients who lack the capacity to consent to treatment.
  • To collect relevant patient information from a variety of sources e.g. radiology imaging systems, other investigations to assist with clinical prioritisation and patient management. This may also include ward handovers, observation charts, medical and nursing records etc.
  • To undertake the comprehensive specialist assessment of patients using investigative and analytical skills.
  • To make a clinical diagnosis based on presenting signs and symptoms.
  • To formulate an individual management and/or treatment programme using clinical reasoning and a wide range of treatment skills and options.
  • To be a clinical resource in the physiotherapy management of patients within the specialty and provide teaching and training to physiotherapy staff and other members of the MDT.
  • To have an active role in the planning, development, coordination, delivery and evaluation of the physiotherapy services provided by the team.
  • To provide support to the team leader/senior staff in the daily operational management for the team.
  • To undertake a delegator and supervisory role for other members of the clinical team including physiotherapists, support staff and students on placement.

Please see the attached job description for full details.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council (UK)



  • Significant postgraduate experience as a Physiotherapist in a post with broad-based rotational opportunities. Candidates should have experience in all core areas, however those offering less experience, but meeting all other criteria, will be considered on their merit
  • Postgraduate experience in areas relevant to the clinical specialty
  • Experience of working as part of a physiotherapy team and multidisciplinary team



  • Ability to take an active role in the development of physiotherapy services
  • Excellent command of the English language

Attitude, aptitude


  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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