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Specialist Physiotherapist Band 6 East Network

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Carlisle, Cumbria
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Physiotherapists x 2 posts available
  • We are looking to recruit dynamic and innovative band 6 rotational physiotherapists to join our team in North Cumbria.

Main duties of the job

You will have completed a range of core band 5 rotations and be able to demonstrate leadership skills and service development. You will be able to provide a range of rehabilitation interventions as well as having an understanding of prevention of admission and discharge processes, and the need to optimise flow through the system. Rotations are currently 9 months across all in-patient specialisms, and a range of community based roles including musculoskeletal/respiratory out-patients.

We are a supportive and friendly team who work flexibly alongside our system partners to ensure the best possible outcome and experience for our patients

For an informal discussion please contact Helen May Deputy Head of Physiotherapy 01228 814741

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

If you are applying under the Disability Confident Scheme or Armed Forces Covenant and you meet all the essential criteria for a post, you will be guaranteed an interview.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies.

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification

Other Requirements


  • Ability to travel between sites.


  • Driving licence.



  • Consolidation and development of undergraduate training through attendance at in service training and other CPD opportunities.
  • Portfolio of evidence of post-graduate learning e.g. ALERT, neurology, cardio-respiratory etc.
  • Key NHS drivers for change and implications for physiotherapy services.
  • NHS discharge policy
  • Confidentiality.
  • Use of clinical audit or outcome measures for service improvement.
  • Complaints procedure.
  • Equality issues.
  • Professional code of conduct.


  • Equality legislation and best practice.



  • Degree in physiotherapy or equivalent.
  • HCPC registration.


  • Clinical supervision / mentoring certificate or equivalent.



  • Rotations in a broad range of core areas, e.g. cardio-respiratory, ITU, elderly rehabilitation, acute medicine, orthopaedics, MSK, neurology and community rehabilitation.
  • Deputising for colleagues.
  • Involvement in service development through clinical audit, use of outcome measures etc.
  • Working to full band 5 outline.
  • Supervising e.g. students, newly qualified staff or technical instructors.
  • Delegation and caseload prioritisation
  • Working independently on call.


  • Work within a community setting.
  • Responsibility for an area of work, e.g. health & safety, in-service training.

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Able to work as a member of a team, using initiative appropriately.
  • Able to prioritise and manage competing demands, appropriately delegating work.
  • Able to make sound decisions based on clinical reasoning skills, without continued recourse to colleagues.
  • Developing leadership skills.
  • Able to communicate complex information.
  • Able to motivate others.
  • Able to give feedback to students.
  • Ability to demonstrate the compassionate values and behaviours needed for dignified care


  • Presentation skills.

Personal Circumstances


  • Flexible approach to work patterns
  • Able to participate in on-call duties.

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


East Network / The Cumberland Infirmary

Carlisle, Cumbria


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