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Senior Rotational Physiotherapist

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic individual to join our team at ESNEFT within the field of Physiotherapy. You may be an experienced band 5 who is ready to transition into a rotational band 6 post or an established Band 6 who is looking for a new challenge.

The current rotations in North East Essex consist of Critical Care, Acute Respiratory Care Unit, Surgical Wards, Medical Respiratory adult and Paediatric, Oncology, General Medical wards, Elderly wards, Emergency Medicine, Stroke and Trauma & Orthopaedics at Colchester Hospital, along with community rotations inNeuro rehabilitation, MSK outpatients, Community hospitals and Community Respiratory. A rotation into the new Elective Orthopaedic centre (ESEOC) will also start when the centre opens in August 2024.

All staff are expected to participate in 7 day working & work on the inpatient respiratory on-call rota.

We are an integrated therapy team with Physiotherapists & Occupational Therapists that work extremely closely in integrated teams to provide excellent and rapid assessment and discharge planning to our clients. Therapy services are held in high regard within the trust.

You will need to have experience in discharge planning and skills in identification of needs for adaptive equipment.

The vacancy in the rotational scheme for this financial year (2024-25) is in the OP Neuro-rehabilitation team and therefore a UK driving licence and access to a vehicle that can be used for work is required.

Main duties of the job

You will complete competency framework to enable participation in the annual Band 6 rotational scheme. This includes rapid assessment, facilitating discharge, specialist rehabilitation, falls prevention and specialist inpatient services in Critical Care, Stroke and Neurology and Respiratory care.

You will be expected to perform safe, evidenced based physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions, and deliver an individualised treatment programme from a range of options

You'll undertake comprehensive assessments of patients, including those with diverse or complex presentations, using clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques to assist in diagnosis and choose from a range of treatment options to achieve the desired goal. To formulate treatment plans and recommend best course of intervention, considering patients' personal goals and objectives, to develop comprehensive discharge plans.

You will be responsible for your own caseload, and for a defined area of the service, initially with supervision of senior staff then progressing towards working without direct supervision. Supervision involves regular formal training and clinical reasoning sessions, peer review and one to one assessments.

You'll be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of your own work, including issues around consent and capacity.

To manage clinical risk within own patient caseload.

About us

One of the largest Trusts in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is thatTime Mattersto everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • BSc / MSc Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registered Physiotherapist
  • Member CSP


  • Appropriate leadership course
  • University Clinical education course
  • Relevent Post registration courses



  • Wide range of rotational experience at Band 5
  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner
  • Experience in discharge planning


  • Experience of working with and delegating to assistants / technicians
  • Experience of evidencing and auditing practice.
  • Experience of supervision students clinically.
  • Experience of working in an integrated therapy team
  • NHS experience as student or staff.



  • Broad knowledge of respiratory, neurology, elderly, trauma and orthopaedic conditions and their management.
  • Application of current evidence based practice and critical appraisal
  • Teaching / leading of IST


  • Falls re-education
  • Knowledge of local community services and value of inter- agency working

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital



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