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Senior Physiotherapist

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
A rare opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and experience physiotherapist to work with the breast care unit at York Hospital.

We are seeking a physiotherapist who has excellent communication skills to work alongside the highly specialist physiotherapist and be part of the breast care team.

The team aim to provide a holistic and flexible patient centred approach to meet the needs of this patient s group through different stages of their treatment.

The role give and excellent opportunity to develop specialist skills in the management of this patient group.

The post is for 10 hours per week and you will be required to work on a Tuesday and Thursday.

Main duties of the job

You will be given the opportunity and support to develop specialist skills in the physiotherapy assessment and management of patients following a breast cancer diagnosis.

The role involves working with patients following breast cancer surgery providing advice on shoulder movement, risk reduction strategies related to lymphoedema, management of cording and scar massage.

Part of the job will involve developing skills in the assessment and management of breast cancer related lymphoedema. Aiming to provide patient education, information, and support to optimize their ability to self-care and manage their condition. Ongoing training and support will be provided to enable you to develop skills to manage this patient group. This will include working alongside the highly specialist physiotherapist post holder, observation, supervision, service development and attendance of external courses. Treatments include simple lymphatic drainage, manual lymphatic drainage, exercise management and compression hosiery advice.

The service works towards developing and improving physiotherapy practice in this area line with local and national guidelines. Involvement in service development and audit is required. The service is primarily an outpatient based service.

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
  • HCPC Registered Physiotherapist
  • Evidence of relevant Specialist post graduate CPD activities
  • Evidence of theoretical learning relevant to role


  • 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
  • Developed / Specialist clinical skills within relevant area
  • Delivery of relevant audit and service improvement.
  • Evidence of ability to manage complex clinical presentations
  • Able to demonstrate application of theoretical learning to clinical practice within a wide range of situations.
  • Experience in assessment and provision of specialist equipment
  • Experience in delivering clinical treatment within specialist area
  • oUnderstanding of current issues in health care Standards of Professional Practice


  • Experience in the use of outcome measures to evaluate clinical treatment
  • Experience of training/supporting others (including students) within specialist clinical area
  • Delivery of relevant research projects

Skills & Attributes


  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • 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
  • Car driver with valid UK licence
  • Ability to contribute to required Out of Hours or Flexible working practices as required by the role.


  • Ability to use different communication methods and styles, relevant to specialty
  • Evidence of personal development in relevant area
  • Membership of or contribution to Specialist network/ professional interest groups.

Aptitude & Personal Qualities


  • Flexible & adaptable
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Demonstrates professional demeanour at all times

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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