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Band 6 Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy Development Post

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Physiotherapist, Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a therapist looking to progress to a Band 6 occupational therapy orphysiotherapy role specialising in adults living with frailty but not feeling quite ready?

We are excited to be able to offer a new developmental post, which will provide training and support to an experienced band 5 occupational therapist or physiotherapist who feel ready to progress their career. The successful candidate will have acute experience they will start at a Band 5 level and transition to Band 6 following successful completion of competencies within a 12-month timeframe.

You will be joining a friendly, well established integrated therapy service, workingalongside experienced colleagues on the acute medical and HSEP (Health Servicesfor Elderly People) wards. You will be a key member of a large multi-disciplinaryteam, working together in the best interests of the patients. Support and training willbe provided via a highly structured programme of learning by experienced senioroccupational therapists and Physiotherapists.

You will have the opportunity to develop skills in inter-disciplinary working for theholistic management of our patients living with frailty and will become proficient innavigating the complexity of patient care to enable a safe and effective discharge.

*** Previous applicants need not apply. ***

Main duties of the job

We would welcome applications from experienced Band 5 occupational therapists and physiotherapists who are keen to enhance clinical, leadership and management skills. Excellent communication skills, a solution-focused approach, and a commitment to continuing professional development are essential to this position.

Successful candidates are required to demonstrate the Trust values, theresponsibilities of the job description and person specification. It is a requirement forthis post to participate in the 7-day working roster and bank holiday cover.The successful candidate will be expected to manage their own clinical caseload, onan acute ward, supported by highly skilled and experienced Band 6 and Band 7 staff.

We have a strong emphasis on supportive supervision, providing an active learningenvironment. There is a focus on staff welfare and teamwork using the Whatmatters to you? framework. We have a varied and comprehensive programme oftherapy in-service training, you will also have the opportunity to join the SPACEprogram (Supporting Progression and Care Excellence) which incorporatesdevelopment opportunities across the four pillars of practice.

Our catchment area spans diverse communities, and we are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them. Enthusiasm for advancing equality for LGBT+, BME and people with disabilities is essential.

About us

You will be joining an experienced multidisciplinary therapy team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dietitians and Therapy Support Workers, supported by a Clinical Lead Therapist and Frailty Lead Therapist/Advanced Clinical Practice Trainee.

We offer a range of work-based learning opportunities including a regular in-service training programme and clinical supervision in all areas. We also offer a structured leadership programme and support for appropriate external training courses. We are a very friendly, welcoming and inclusive department where staff wellbeing is a high priority.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Please note, this position is based on the Barnet Hospital site.

Person Specification

World Class Values


  • Demonstrate ability to met the Trust Values

Education & Qualifications


  • HCPC Registration
  • Diploma / Degree in Physiotherapy


  • Member of Special interest group
  • Evidence of attendance at relevant postgraduate courses



  • Experience in the specialist area


  • Experience working with patients living with frailty
  • Experience of working at band 5 level in the NHS

Skills & Aptitudes


  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to document information accurately
  • Able to demonstrate sound clinical reasoning skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to participate fully in weekend and bank holiday rota
  • Evidence of delegation
  • Problem solving skills
  • Computer literate


  • Involvement in audit research and understanding of quality issues
  • Presentation skills

Personal Qualities & Attributes


  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current physiotherapy in relevant area
  • Awareness of evidence based practice
  • Understanding of legal responsibilites of the profession such as confidentiality, consent and documentation
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implication for services, including experience of quality issues, risk assessment and audit
  • Evidence of desire to work with patients living with frailty


  • Experience supervising volunteers or therapy support workers

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Barnet Hospital

Wellhouse Lane



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