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Specialist Physiotherapist

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata/per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you passionate about supporting patients in their own homes, and committed to improving their quality of life? Do you feel ready for a new challenge and to make a difference to others alongside a fun, supportive and friendly team?

We are seeking a Band 6 Specialist Physiotherapist to join York Community Response Team - to deliver high standards of Holistic and Physiotherapy interventions to patients within their own place of residence to prevent avoidable admissions to acute care and to support discharges.

Our well-established team covers the historical city of York as well as the rolling countryside within South Hambleton and Ryedale areas. The team consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses and Support Workers and works alongside Primary Care and Partners to provide Urgent Care Response, Frailty Hub as well as short term reablement/rehabilitation programmes with effective short term goal setting.

This role will involve using health coaching skills to effectively engage with the patient and their family to ensure expectations are appropriately managed.

The ability to transport yourself and equipment across the locality during the course of a normal working day is required for this vacancy.

Main duties of the job

  • To undertake specialist physiotherapy assessment and management of patients referred to the York Community Response Service.
  • To determine clinical diagnosis/need and deliver physiotherapy intervention as indicated.
  • To provide support, specialist advice and training to more junior members of staff and students.
  • To act as a resource within the department and Trust, providing specialist information and advice regarding patients.
  • To maintain records as an autonomous practitioner in accordance with legislation, professional and service policy.
  • Provide support to other colleagues when dealing with this group of patients.
  • To be responsible for a defined area of service working without direct supervision. Clinical work is not routinely evaluated, however clinical work will be evaluated in line with Trust and service objectives. Access and advice is available from senior professional colleagues if required.
  • Initiate evidence-based audit and projects to evaluate and improve clinical practice. Initiate and evaluate user involvement and where appropriate make local service changes.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • Degree in Physiotherapy and HCPC Registered Physiotherapist
  • Evidence of relevant specialist post graduate CPD activities


  • Evidence of post graduate qualification or accreditation within specialist area
  • Practice placement supervisor qualification

Experience & Knowledge Required


  • Experience in a relevant junior role, including the management of a range of conditions, with evidence of additional knowledge acquired through formal and informal training and supervision.
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical presentations.
  • Experience in delivering clinical treatment within specialist area.
  • Car owner/driver/access to a motor vehicle (role will involve travel to other sites that cannot be easily accessed by public transport means)


  • Developed / Specialist clinical skills within relevant area.
  • Experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area
  • Delivery of relevant research projects

Skills & Attributes


  • Ability to demonstrate appropriate engagement with others and understanding of the impact of good and poor communication
  • Ability to work as an effective member of multidisciplinary team


  • Evidence of personal development in relevant area

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Community Response Team / White Cross Rehabilitation Unit


YO31 8FT

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