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Senior Physiotherapist - EAU/ED

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

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Band 6
Full Time

Job Details

Due to maternity leave cover an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Integrated Rapid Assessment team. This is a fixed term/secondment position until the end of August 2025 and is full time.

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative and enthusiastic individual to join our team at ESNEFT. You will be a registered Physiotherapist with demonstrable expertise in unplanned and urgent care supporting to safely and effectively discharge patients in a timely manner.

It is expected that you will have excellent communication skills, enjoy working with a variety of service users of different age groups, and have good self-management skills and an ability to prioritise your case load. You should ideally have experience of working in a variety of clinical settings with knowledge of the challenges of working in an urgent care setting.

We are an integrated therapy team with Physiotherapists & Occupational Therapists and Nurses that work closely together to provide excellent and rapid assessment and discharge planning to our clients.

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

Main duties of the job

Your main duties will include rapid assessment, facilitating discharge, specialist rehabilitation, falls prevention and specialist inpatient services in respiratory care.

You will be expected to perform advanced 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 will be expected to supervise less experienced, junior physiotherapists and assist staff in clinical areas of practice. You will supervise, educate and assess physiotherapy students to a graduate level, being involved in working with the universities to ensure the standard of practice and teaching meets the standards of the degree level qualification.

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

You will manage clinical risk within own patient caseload.

About us

We are ESNEFT and we provide hospital and community health services to almost one million people across east Suffolk and north Essex. Our dedicated staff deliver care from acute hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, community hospitals, surgeries, community clinics and in patients' own homes.

We are one of the largest NHS organisations in England, employing more than 12,000 staff.

We pride ourselves on supporting our staff. We offer a wide range of training and development opportunities, as well as flexible working options.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (where 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.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which cause time delays for our staff and patients.

We are investing in our commitment to Time Matters with a partnership with leading electronic patient record (EPR) supplier Epic. This digital transformation will bring what's widely regarded as the world's best EPR system to ESNEFT, transforming life in hospital for staff and patients.

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

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Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • oBSc /MSc Physiotherapy
  • oMember CSP
  • oState Registered Physiotherapist


  • oValidated post registration courses
  • oLEO / leadership
  • oAccredited wheelchair assessor
  • oNon-clinical courses



  • oProven post registration experience
  • oRange of acute care experiences in core specialities - surgery, medical, respiratory, neuro/stroke and elderly rehabilitation.
  • oAbility to work as an autonomous practitioner


  • oExperience of working with assistants / technicians
  • oAbility to build effective working relationships with patients/carers/colleagues
  • oSupervision of students in any environment
  • oExperience of evidencing and auditing practice



  • oIn-depth Knowledge of relevant diagnoses and their management
  • oCurrent evidence based practice


  • oFalls re-education
  • oClinical Governance/ CQC

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Colchester Hospital

Turner Road



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