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Front Door & Acute Medicine Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, dedicated and innovative Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to join our highly experienced and supportive Acute Medical and Front Door Team. This post will provide specialist patient care and treatment on the acute medicals wards and front door areas.

We are looking for an OT or Physio with a special interest in acute and emergency care patients, and experience in the assessment and treatment of these patients. You will have outstanding interpersonal skills and a passion for delivering excellent patient centered care to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Active involvement in training and development of yourself and others is a key requirement. You will participate in service improvement, new models of working, clinical audit, and continued professional development.

Within Acute Therapies we will offer professional support and an individualised job plan which includes protected service development time and regular clinical supervision. There will be opportunities to contribute to wider departmental developments via working party groups and signposting and support for continuous professional development.

If you are seeking the opportunity to develop in an acute therapy setting and are excited by a dynamic team and working environment then this role is definitely for you.

You will be expected to contribute to the weekend working service and, our emergency respiratory on-call rota.

Main duties of the job

Provide clinical/ treatment to acute patients within the scope of Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy.

Assist in planning, monitoring and implementing clinical service policies and patient care pathways.

Be actively involved in developing teaching and training programmes for therapy staff.

Keep up to date with developments in acute medicine and emergency care, supporting audit to evaluate practice and participating in research as appropriate.

Work with all team disciplines to develop flexible inter-disciplinary / multi-agency work practices which enhance outcomes for patients.

Undertake a clinical case load, to a high professional standard, using knowledge from theoretical and practical experience.

About us

Established in 2003 East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) is a large integrated health care organisation providing high quality acute secondary healthcare for the people of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen. We are committed to delivering the best possible healthcare services to the local population while ensuring the future viability of our services. This will be achieved by continually improving the productivity and efficiency of services. Our core focus has enabled demonstrable improvement in our key access, quality and performance indicators.

Our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide high quality services and treat over 700,000 patients a year from the most serious of emergencies to planned operations and procedures. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work and achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will take an active involvement in the development of the services which includes development of clinical protocols and guidelines, appraisal, training and development.

You will be expected to participate in the supervision of junior Occupational Therapists/Physiotherapists, Integrated Therapy Assistants and students.

Good problem solving skills, time management skills and self motivation are essential. The roles will involve you undertaking work in a 7 day service working within a rolling rota and evening working on a rota.

As part of the weekend service you may be required to support additional areas.

As a Physiotherapist, you will be expected to work as part of the emergency on-call respiratory service.

We offer IST, Professional Supervision, PDR and CPD opportunities.

All applicants must be HCPC registered

As this post requires travel across the East Lancashire area the applicant must hold a current driving license with access to their own transport.

The successful applicant will be required to provide a degree of flexibility in terms of specific areas of work, the remit of their role and their base subject to service requirements.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Health Professions Council Registration


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Involvement in Special Clinical Interest Group



  • Experience in all core rotations eg, Medicine, Surgery, Orthopaedics, Older People, Neurology and musculoskeletal conditions
  • Experience of working as part of a physiotherapy team and/or multi-disciplinary team
  • Student or physiotherapy assistant supervision
  • Contribution to clinical education of less experienced staff or students or assistants
  • Experience of working with patients with dementing illness, confused patients and patients with severe physical limitations to mobility/neurological deficit



  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • Ability to cope working in a stressful environment and with emotional or aggressive patients and carers

Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust


Royal Blackburn Hospital

Haslingden Road



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