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Neurological Outpatient Physiotherapist

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Band 6 Neuro Physiotherapist to join our Neuro Outpatient team located in our new rehabilitation gym at Great Western Hospital.

We are looking for physiotherapist who wants to consolidate and further develop their specialist Neurological skills towards advanced practice. This rolewould be suitable for a Secondment.

We are a truly caring and dynamic team based at Great Western Hospital, therapists are supported by highly experienced clinical specialists. We have excellent links with our Consultant colleagues, specialist nurse practitioners and local rehabilitation teams.

You will have an interesting and wide ranging case load of neurological conditions including MS, MND, FND, and stroke. We provide a specialist vestibular service, you will be trained and supported to develop clinical skills in this area

We are a team that is developing and modernising and we are looking for an innovative therapist to join us on this journey. Great Western Hospital is engaged in a Way Forward Programme which is an exciting opportunity to develop future rehabilitation services.

For more information contact Nicola Harris on 01793 605093 or

Main duties of the job

The role of the Band 6 Physiotherapist is to develop and deliver a highly specialised and highly skilled level of neurological physiotherapy including advanced assessment and treatment of patients who may have complex disabilities due to neurological conditions. To be responsible for your own specialist caseload and that of the team under your direct supervision, including Band 5's and assistants and to assist in the day-to-day organisation, development and monitoring of the specialised neuro team, working alongside other senior staff and Clinical Specialists to provide a comprehensive and high quality physiotherapy service.

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

ServiceWe will put our patients first

TeamworkWe will work together

Ambition We will aspire to provide the best service

Respect We will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To treat a complex caseload in the Neuro Outpatient Department, and other locations as service requires using advanced and highly developed skills.
  • To accept clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients and to organise this effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.
  • To undertake the comprehensive assessment of patients, including those with a complex presentation, using highly specialised assessment and clinical reasoning skills to formulate individualised management and treatment plans, utilising a wide range of treatment skills and options to formulate a specialised programme of care.
  • To be professional, legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work. To ensure a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management and support Band 5s to do the same.
  • To assist in the running of the Neuro Out Patient Department, and to deputise for the Clinical Specialist if required, including attending meetings, MND Forums and others as required.
  • To take part in working parties/forums, developing policy changes within Neuro Out Patient Department which will impact on all service users.
  • To work with the Clinical Specialist in developing and implementing the strategic and operation management of the physiotherapy service.
  • To communicate effectively and sensitively with patients and those involved around patient care using a variety of skills and written information to maximise rehabilitation potential and to ensure understanding of condition. There may be barriers to communication such as sensory loss impairments, cognitive deficits and dysphasia.

  • See attached JD for full responsibilities.

    Person Specification



    • Degree in Physiotherapy
    • MCSP
    • HCPC
    • Manual handling training


    • Post Graduate neurological training



    • Demonstrable CPD in neurology
    • Sound understanding of Clinical Governance
    • Experience of neurological patients, including assessment and treatment of a variety of neurological conditions
    • Experience of supervising students


    • Experience of assessment and treatment of complex neurological patients
    • Experience of assessment and treatment of vestibular conditions



    • Analytical approach to assessment and treatment
    • Demonstrate appropriate knowledge in assessment, handling, treatment skills and competencies in neurological physiotherapy
    • Knowledge and effective use of exercise therapy


    • Experience in use of outcome measures
    • Knowledge of national plans/frameworks

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


    Rehabilitation Therapy Outpatients, Great Western Hospital

    Marlborough Road


    SN3 6BB

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