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Specialist Stroke Physiotherapist

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the friendly and highly skilled Stroke Rehabilitation team on Lanyon Ward at Camborne and Redruth Community Hospital.

Lanyon Ward is seeking is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated B6 Physiotherapist to work within our Stroke rehabilitation team.

The desired candidate will have highly specialist assessment, treatment, rehabilitation and discharge planning skills of complex Stroke patients.

As a Senior physiotherapist on the ward, you will be required to hold and manage a complex stroke clinical caseload and facilitate appropriate discharge from hospital.

Part of your role will be to support Band 7 Therapy Team Lead in delivering therapy services and support/lead the team in their absence if required.

You will provide leadership, support, training and appraisals for Rehab Support Workers and students

You must confidently liaise with patients, relatives, members of the multidisciplinary team and other agencies, especially in complex situations and decision making.

Your role will be to successfully and safely facilitate discharge to the patients chosen discharge destination or another appropriate environment.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to hold and manage a varied clinical caseload supporting their early rehabilitation, facilitating early discharge from hospital and enabling patients to return to their chosen environment. You will also be responsible for the supervision and co-ordination of theband 5 physiotherapist.

To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of the practitioner's professional activities. To hold responsibility for own caseload, working without direct supervision.
  • To carry out a specialist assessment of patients as an autonomous practitioner including those with highly complex presentations. To use specialist clinical reasoning skills and knowledge of evidence based practice to determine appropriate diagnosis and care plan utilising a wide range of treatment skills and options.
  • To formulate accurate prognoses and recommend best course of intervention, developing comprehensive discharge plans.
  • To interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical information to form accurate diagnoses in a wide range of complex conditions with occasional guidance from a clinical lead in physiotherapy.
  • To reassess patients continually in order to progress and alter treatments effectively.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health.We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases.Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon.As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications and Relevant Experience


  • Formal and informal post graduate training in the rehabilitation and management of complex and long-term conditions
  • Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy


  • Membership of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Membership of appropriate clinical interest group (ACPIN, AGILE)

Skills and apptitude


  • High level of assessment and treatment skills of stroke patients
  • Skills in the planning and delivery of evidence-based treatment


  • Evidence of participation in audit and research

Employer details

Employer name

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Lanyon Stroke Rehabilitation Unit, CRCH

Barncoose Avenue



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