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Band 6 Specialist Physiotherapist - Acute Frailty Therapy Team

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum Inclusive
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you someone who is looking to consolidate and develop their skills as a physiotherapist and has a specialist interest in Frailty? Would you be part of a progressive and continually developing service? We are looking for a motivated and dynamic Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our Acute Frailty Therapy Team (AFTT).AFTT is an innovative team who specialise in working with the frail and elderly in the acute setting to facilitate safe and rapid discharges. We work in a fast-paced environment across a range of acute clinical areas and assess and treat a wide variety of patients with diverse presentations and complex needs and conditions. You will be required to demonstrate strong leadership skills and be confident to work as an autonomous practitioner, focusing on early assessment and discharge planning with rapid and robust decision-making essential for efficient patient flow.We have a range of exciting initiatives in our team including opportunities to participate in audits and service improvement opportunities. We strongly support continuing professional development and you will be well supported by the wider team of therapists. We are committed to providing specialist education and training and working to develop an enhanced therapy role for our staff.If you have the skills outlined in the job description and want a rewarding opportunity where you will be encouraged to influence and develop services whilst being valued and supported, then apply today.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of physiotherapy service, facilitating and maximising patient potential within the service boundaries

To fulfil a teaching and supervisory role with peers, Junior staff and Students on placement

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process, assistance with completion of the application form or if you require any adjustments (for applicants with a disability) please contact Amanda Vickers, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5926. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification



  • 1.Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • 2.H.C.P.C. Registration
  • 3.Evidence of recent and relevant CPD
  • 4.Recent experience of working within an acute hospital
  • 5.Evidence of completion of statutory and mandatory training


  • 1.Post graduate clinical training
  • 2.CSP Membership
  • 3.Clinical supervisors training



  • 1.Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • 2.Ability to work without supervision
  • 3.Ability to demonstrate knowledge of limitations of own clinical practice and identify appropriate solutions
  • 4.Ability to demonstrate skills in assessment and treatment of acute patients in line with current practise and research
  • 5.Understand the legal responsibilities of the profession and their implications for practice
  • 6.Understand clinical governance and its implications for service delivery and demonstrate evidence of its clinical application i.e. audit
  • 7.Ability to communicate complex and sensitive information (verbal, non verbal and written) in an accurate, clear and logical manner
  • 8.Supervision of other staff i.e. assistants and technical instructors
  • 9.Ability to work at moderate to intense physical effort throughout the day
  • 10.Ability to cope working in a stressful environment and with emotional or aggressive patients and carers


  • 1.Competent IT skills
  • 2.Presentation skills



  • 1. To have recent broad clinical experience during Band 5 rotations in an acute hospital setting
  • 2. Active participation of in service training
  • 3. Evidence of recent working within an acute hospital setting and treating patients with complex needs


  • 1.Previous band 6 acute experience
  • 2.Recent clinical experience working in Emergency Department or Frailty Unit
  • 3.Training of physiotherapy students on placements.
  • 4.Participation in weekend rotas

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


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