Skip to main content

This job has expired

Rotational Band 6 Physiotherapist

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
3 May 2024

View more

Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced Physiotherapist to join our well established Band 6 Rotational Scheme.

A Band 5-6 Development post may be considered for candidates with a minimum of 12 months experience at Band 5 level

This position currently offers rotations through the specialist areas of Critical Care, General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Integrated Care of the Older Person team, Integrated Therapy Team Emergency Department & Frailty, Orthopaedics, MSK, Acute Stroke Rehabilitation Unit, Community Neuro (off site), Rehabilitation at Clifton Hospital (off site).

This full time post (37.5 hours per week) will require you to work across a 7 day period, working weekends on a rota basis.

As a Band 6 clinician you will need to have an enthusiastic, problem solving approach to patient management and be forward thinking. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and demonstration of the ability to support other team members are important. The successful candidate will gain experience in assessing and treating a wide variety of clinical conditions and develop managerial skills by teaching and supervising Physiotherapy staff and students.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 6 Physiotherapist you will play a key role in the provision of a high quality physiotherapy service. The employee will be guided and supported through the rotations by clinically specialised staff. The rotations build on previous experience enabling further development of clinical and managerial competencies.

As a Band 6 Physiotherapist we offer the following support to you:
  • Professional support via the Therapies Manager, Clinical Team Lead & Clinical Specialist colleagues
  • Protected CPD time
  • An individualised Job Plan which includes - protected service development / audit time and regular Clinical Supervision
  • Opportunity for Leadership training
  • Opportunity to contribute to wider departmental developments via Working Party groups

If you are seeking a new opportunity to develop your career and are excited by a dynamic team and working environment then this role is definitely for you.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a large, integrated provider of acute and community services to the 445,000 population of the Fylde coast health economy and the estimated 11 million visitors to the seaside town of Blackpool. With patients and families at the heart of all we do, we are committed to creating a culture that empowers our staff and inspires us all to deliver first class clinical care. We form a central part of the Healthier Fylde Coast Integrated Care Partnership and our progressive approach to partnership working in the area provides an enviable opportunity to redesign and deliver services that meet the challenges of today's health system.

We recommend that all individuals employed in patient facing roles, or those located on a ward or department where patients receive a service should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Working hours will vary dependent upon the specific rotation due to 7 day working and long day working. This may involve working evenings and weekends on a rota basis.
  • You will have supervision within the clinical rotation by the designated clinical lead which may involve an individual physiotherapist or collaboratively by a team of senior practitioners
  • As a Band 6 physiotherapist you will take part in rotational objectives and will be supported via the senior team members as required
  • You will take an active role within the physiotherapy respiratory on-call service.
  • Some rotations will involve travel to community bases and to patients place of residence.

Main duties include the ability to:
  • Work autonomously as part of the related MDT, to practise safely within and adhere to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) Code of Members Professional Values and Behaviour and The Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) standards of practice, The post holder will be required to comply with all relevant Trust policies and guidelines and undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.
  • Perform advanced physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions, to provide a diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.
  • Hold responsibility for own caseload and be responsible for a defined area of the service or a particular patient type, working without direct supervision. Supervision takes the form of regular formal training and clinical reasoning sessions, peer review, case conferences. Access to advice and support from a senior physiotherapist is available if required, clinical work is not routinely evaluated.
  • Supervise, educate and assess the performance of junior physiotherapists, assistants andphysiotherapy students this would be to a graduate standard and involve working with universities to ensure the standard of practice and teaching meets the standards set by the degree level qualification.
  • Undertake evidence-based audit and research projects to further own and the teams clinical practice within each rotation. Make recommendations to clinical lead/manager of service for changes to practice by the team. May lead the implementation of specific changes to practice or contribute to service protocols.

Band 5-6 Development posts may be considered upon completion of interview process.

For a full list of duties and responsibilities please see Job Description

Person Specification



  • Postgraduate NHS experience in general rotations, including respiratory.
  • Management and development and supervision of students, physiotherapy assistants.
  • Experience of teaching students and assistants
  • Experience of audit process.
  • Experience of service improvement projects
  • Ability to conduct Clinical Supervision sessions with Junior staff and Therapy assistants


  • Participation in an On Call Respiratory Service
  • Active participation with In-Service Training
  • Experience of Integrated working
  • Minimum of 12 months post graduate NHS experience



  • Degree / Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered
  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio, Including attendance at recent post graduate courses relevant to the speciality


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Personal Qualities


  • Committed to personal and departmental development.
  • Able to work well with others and pass on skills and knowledge
  • Able to maintain judgement under pressure
  • Motivation, drive and enthusiasm for delivering a quality service as part of the physiotherapy team
  • Confident
  • Ability to be empathic and discuss sensitive issues.

Other Factors


  • Clear vision of role and commitment to speciality.
  • Have good computer and telephone skills.
  • Current full drivers licence valid for UK use
  • Access to a car for work purposes
  • Ability to carry out moderate physical effort


  • Experience of virtual assessment platforms

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Whinney Heys Road



Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert