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Band 5 Physiotherapist

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year pro rata
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Band 5 Physiotherapist

18.75 hours - Inpatients, Rehabilitation and Neurology

We are looking for an enthusiastic and well-rounded HCPC registered Physiotherapist with experience of working in the NHS, to join our therapy team.

You will provide a patient centred approach to care, under pinned by sound clinical knowledge in evidence based assessment and management.

Main duties of the job

To undertake assessment of patients with a wide range of conditions and to work as autonomous clinicians, under the guidance of Specialist Therapists as required. Using accurate analytical skills and clinical reasoning to interpret assessment findings, identifying patient problems, setting goals, and providing an appropriate treatment plan and progression.

To work collaboratively with the patients, members of the multidisciplinary team and multiagency team to achieve the best possible outcome for the patient.

The candidate will need to have experience of working in the NHS either as a student or qualified physiotherapist.

There will be a requirement to join the on-call rota once competencies have been gained, with the full support of the senior Physiotherapy respiratory team.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work autonomously to manage a defined patient caseload whilst working as part of a multidisciplinary team, referring to a senior clinician who is available on a daily basis as required.

To contribute to the delivery of the service in a variety of defined clinical settings, which may include in-patient wards, out-patient and community clinics and the patients home.

To utilise effective communication skills to ensure clinical advice and treatment programmes are delivered sensitively, taking into consideration the needs of carers.

To maintain professional practice within the context of the Health & Care Professions Council. This includes standards of proficiency, conduct and performance, ethics and continuing professional development.

To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team, contributing to decisions with regard to patient care programmes through attendance at ward rounds, case conferences and other multidisciplinary meetings.

To maintain accurate clinical documentation in line with professional standards, and local policies and procedures.

To provide accurate and timely information and reports to referring agents and other agencies where appropriate.

To maintain competency to practice through CPD activities, producing a personal portfolio which reflects professional development.

To record and submit clinical activity data as required by the Trust in an accurate and timely manner.

To contribute innovate ideas to enable the development and implementation of service improvements.

To contribute to the supervision, education and assessment of the performance of students, providing timely verbal and written feedback as required.

Person Specification



  • Experience of working within the NHS including as student



  • Good clinical experience



  • Must be HCPC registered Physio or Occupational Therapist


  • Must be self-motivated with excellent communication skills
  • You must be able to provide a patient centred approach to care, under pinned by sound clinical knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


MCHT, Leighton Hospital

Middlewich Road



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